1. Pray for a Hunger for the Bible.
Imagine a church that longs to open the Bible each morning to discover afresh the truth of God’s character. Imagine hearts so overflowing with the Bible that our text messages, conversations, and prayers just drip with the Scriptures.
Our Father, give our church delight in your Word. Help us always to hunger for your truth. Lord, make our church a Bible-saturated church.
2. Pray for Thankfulness.
Being unthankful is not what God wants for us! The Apostle Paul identifies being unthankful as the beginning of unbelief (Romans 1:21). One way we can be praying for our church is to plead with God that we would be thankful.
God, make us to be a church that is thankful to you and for you!
3. Pray for Gospel Growth.
Jesus commissioned us as missionaries (Matthews 28:19) and churches have been preaching the gospel ever since. This cannot happen, however, with churches full of people unmoved by the gospel.
God, make us more and more impressed with Christ every day. Help us to grow in the gospel and walk in a manner worthy of it.
4. Pray for Holiness.
Peter calls us to be holy because God Himself is holy (1 Peter 1:15).
Our holy God, help us to want and to pursue Your holiness.
5. Pray for Unity.
The gospel brings people together. What’s more, it brings sinful people with various backgrounds together. The gospel takes selfish people and helps us to love one another. We are told to preserve unity (Ephesians 4:2) by walking in a manner that is worthy of the gospel.
Father, You are one in three persons. There is such a loving, happy unity in the Trinity. Make our church feel this happiness. Help us to be united together, as a church, and in love.