Week 2 Prayer Guide: Our Community

1. Pray for the well being of our community

“Seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper”. Jeremiah 29:7

“Through the blessing of the upright a city is exalted”. Proverbs 11:11

2.  Pray for churches to be outward focused/soul focused

The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.  Pray to the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send workers into the harvest.  Matt 9:38

3.  Pray for families and neighbors

Romans 12:18; If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.

4.  Pray for our schools and our children

Luke 2:52;  And he (Jesus) grew in wisdom, and in stature, and in favour with God and people.

5. Pray for our politicians, town councils and leaders

I Timothy 2:1-2

(Pray that God will give them wisdom, protection and that they would be in unity.  Pray that they would make decisions that please the Lord and bring prosperity to our region)

6. Pray for our police, first responders, doctors and nurses.

Pray that they would be protected from harm and from mental and emotional damage the stress of their vocation can bring.

7.  Pray for peace and safety in our community.

Pray that our community would be refuge, a place of safety where there is no fear;  that crime would be non-existent and peace would reign.

Mitch Rutledge