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.

Day 191: Prayer for a renewed consecration (2)—giving ourselves as vessels to the Lord

December 29, 2020

Pray that at the beginning of the new year the saints would have a genuine, proper consecration, offering themselves as vessels to let the Lord fill them, occupy them, and be expressed through them (Gen. 2:7 and notes 71 and 76; Rom. 9:23; 2 Cor. 4:7).

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Day 190: Prayer for a renewed consecration (1)—responding to God’s need with consecration

December 28, 2020

Pray that as we enter into a new year all the saints would see God’s need to give Himself to us and dispense Himself into us for the building up of the church, and that they would respond to God’s need with a fresh consecration (Luke 14:16-17 and note 161; Rom. 12:1). 

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Day 189: Prayer for the saints to be earnest in preaching the gospel of the kingdom to hasten the Lord’s coming and end the age

December 27, 2020

Pray that the saints would be earnest in preaching the gospel of the kingdom to hasten the Lord’s coming and end the age (Rom. 11:25-26; Matt. 24:14).

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Day 188: Prayer for the saints’ gospel preaching to become shoes for their walk

December 26, 2020

Pray that saints’ preaching of the gospel would become shoes for their walk (Isa. 52:7a; Rom. 10:15; Eph. 6:15)

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Day 187: Prayer for the saints to be encouraged to labor in gospel preaching by the resurrection life

December 25, 2020

Pray that the saints would be encouraged to labor in preaching the gospel by the resurrection life within them, knowing that their labor is not in vain in the Lord and that their fruit will be a reward for their preaching (1 Cor. 15:58).

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Day 186: Prayer for the saints to aspire to have the joy and crown of those whom they have saved as a reward for their gospel preaching

December 24, 2020

Pray that the saints would aspire to have the joy and crown of those whom they have saved as a reward for their gospel preaching and that they would be received by the saved ones into the eternal tabernacles (Phil. 4:1a and 11; 1 Thes. 2:19-20 and 201; Luke 16:9).

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Day 185: Prayer for the saints to labor in preaching the gospel to receive the reward

December 23, 2020

Pray that the saints would diligently labor in preaching the gospel in order to receive the reward—to receive wages, to gather fruit unto eternal life (John 4:35-37).

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Day 184: Prayer for the saints to experience joy as a reward for preaching the gospel

December 22, 2020

Pray that the saints would experience joy as a reward for their preaching the gospel, reaping in joy (Psa. 126:5-6; Luke 15:6-7, 9-10, 23-24; John 15:11 and 111).  

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Day 183: Prayer for the saints to realize that preaching the gospel has a reward and for them to run in order to lay hold of the prize

December 21, 2020

Pray that all the saints would realize that preaching the gospel has a reward and that they would run in order to lay hold of the prize (1 Cor. 9:16-17, 23-24).

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Day 182: Prayer for the churches to make a turn from barrenness to fruitfulness, having at least one-fifth of the saints working to gain the increase of the church

December 20, 2020

Pray that all the churches would make a turn from barrenness to fruitfulness, raising up at least one-fifth of the saints in each locality to labor to gain the increase of the church, the solid members for the solid building (Acts 2:47; 5:14; 6:7; 8:4; Hymns, #923, ss. 1, 4).

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