>Day 16 & 17

>Sorry, folks, I didn’t get around to posting yesterday’s prayer points. The entire staff went up to a Pastor’s Appreciation Brunch, and we were gone for a good portion of the day. I’ve been learning some key lessons about prayer and especially about the love of God lately, but I’ll have to save that for a later post. 

Here are the prayer points:

Day 16: Sexual Purity

  • Pray for those who are struggling with various forms of sexual sin; that they might be set free from bondage by the power of the Holy Spirit.
  • Pray for the healing of those who have been sexually abused in their past and struggle with the consequences of that abuse; that they may be able to forgive their perpetrators.
  • Pray for those in our church who are secretly involved in pornography, or sexual affairs (heterosexual or homosexual); that they may come to repentance and take the steps necessary for change.
  • Pray that our children may be taught that sex within marriage is a wonderful gift of God and that it can be celebrated and deepen the unity of the relationship.
  • Pray for those couples who are living together – that they might see the goodness of God’s plan for marriage.
  • Pray that men and women in CF with treat each other with respect as brothers and sisters, and not see one another as objects of lust or fantasy.
  • Pray that we will be consumed with an overwhelming desire for God so as to please Him in thoughts and actions.

Day 17: Community Groups
  • Pray that the Lord continues to gives CF a vision for Biblical community.
  • Pray that the Lord continues to help us as a church see the significance of our relationships with one another.
  • Pray for the 50+ Community Group leaders who regularly open their homes and their lives as they share the gospel – that they would have endurance, wisdom, and compassions to care for people.
  • Pray that the Lord gives all the Community Group leaders a renewed passion to follow Jesus in all they do.
  • Pray for the newly established Community Group Leadership Team that will help further the growth of Community Groups and Community Group leaders at CF.
  • Pray that the Lord continues to draw people to himself through all the Community Groups and for spiritual transformation.

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