Weekly Prayer – Monday

Guest Post: by Trista Pagel

Yesterday we talked about how and what to pray for daily. Now we will begin with what to pray for weekly, starting with Monday. On Mondays I pray for the lost – my unbelieving friends, family and acquaintances. Give each person their own note card that you would love to see begin a relationship with Christ and write down several verses from Scripture to pray over them. I have about 10 close family and friends who are unbelievers that I pray for every Monday to accept Christ, in addition to just praying for the lost in general. Here are some of the promises with verses I pray over those people:

  • For God to reveal Himself to them, rescue them from the dominion of darkness and bring them into His Kingdom Colossians 1:13-14
  • For God to reconcile them to Himself, that they would no longer be under His wrath Colossians 1:19-21
  • That they would call on the name of the Lord and be saved Romans 10:13

Also on Mondays, I pray for God to use my life to reach the lost. Here are some requests with verses I pray for myself:

  • That I will not be ashamed to declare the Gospel boldly to the lost Romans 1:16
  • That I will spread the Word and that the seed of the Gospel will fall on good soil and begin reproducing a crop 100x over Mark 4:20

How many of you have ever gotten stuck in a rut praying the same thing over and over again for people: “God, please be with so-and-so today?” I know I have. What exactly are we even asking of God when we pray that? Isn’t God always with us anyways? Don’t get me wrong, our motives behind asking God to “be with someone” are usually good, we just lack the ability to articulate what it is exactly we are asking of God. This is why praying over specific verses is helpful.

For those who are curious, here is what the rest of the weekly prayer will look like:

Tuesday – Ministry

Wednesday – Believing Friends

Thursday – Believing Family

Friday – Occupation

Saturday – Our country and the World

Sunday – The Church

 

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