Many matters require the church’s prayer. The items of prayer listed below are offered as a help to focus and enrich the prayer of the saints and of the churches. They are not meant to be restrictive or exhaustive, nor are they meant to be legally adopted. In the end, it is the Spirit who intercedes for us, in us, and through us according to God and His will. The intercessors’ responsibility is to be one spirit with the Lord and one mind with Christ to discharge the inner burden with Spirit-inspired utterances. In light of the current world situation, let us persevere in prayer with a strong spirit.
Pray that we will prepare our wedding garment of “fine linen, bright and clean,” the fine linen being the righteousnesses of the saints, by living out Christ as our subjective and surpassing righteousness; that we will be beautified by Christ being wrought into us and being expressed through us as our beauty; and that we will fight the battle against God’s enemy and overcome him by speaking the word of God—Rev. 19:8; Phil. 3:9; Matt. 5:20; Eph. 3:17a; 5:26-27; S. S. 1:15; Eph. 6:11; Rev. 12:11; 19:13.Read more
Pray that we will prepare ourselves to be the bride of Christ by becoming His overcomers, the components of the bride, who grow until we are matured and perfected in the divine life and who are built up to be a corporate person, a building in which God and man become a mutual abode to each other by God building Himself into man and building man into Himself—Eph. 4:13-16; Heb. 6:1a; Col. 1:28; John 14:20; 15:4a; 1 John 4:15; Rev. 21:3a, 22.Read more
Pray that we will answer the Lord’s call to be an overcomer by being a vital person, a praying person, having close, intimate, thorough fellowship with the Lord and with the seeking saints, in order to conquer deadness, lukewarmness, and barrenness, and that we will understand the times and pray the age-turning prayer, no longer living to the earth but truly consecrating ourselves to answer God’s demands on behalf of the church so that God may have a way to come in and to turn this age of procedures into the age of His heart’s desire—Psa. 119:88, 159; 1 Thes. 5:17; 1 John 1:3; Rev. 3:1, 15-16; John 15:16; Judg. 5:15b, 16b; 1 Chron. 12:32a.Read more
Pray that in order to be today’s overcomers as God’s dispensational instrument, we will redeem the time, knowing God’s will, seizing and making the most of opportunities, and being faithful to live, grow, express, and propagate Christ in every respect for the building up of His Body—Rev. 2:7; Eph. 5:16; Psa. 90:12; Col. 1:9-10; Dan. 11:32b; Phil. 1:20-21a; Eph. 4:15.Read more