May 7, 2009

National Day of Prayer

Today is the National Day of Prayer (NDP), so we've got prayer on our minds.

We all want to effectively pray for the ministries God gives us to lead. So here's a helpful prayer guide that assigns a different area to pray for each day of the week. And it just so happens that each day's prayer "assignment" begins with the same letter as the day of the week. It's easy to remember and helps us ensure that we've got it all covered.

Pray for the Bible studies, mentoring groups, book clubs and any other small groups that will meet in the coming week.

Ask for God's direction for yourself and those who lead with you. Pray for specific ministry needs.

Tuesday...To Do's
Need we say more? We all have a list. Let's pray about it.

Pray for the nations, the missionaries, the persecuted church and governments around the world.

Thursday...Those in Need
Lift up those who are hurting, lonely or poor. Pray for those who need a Savior.

Friday...Future Plans
We all have dreams. Let's commit the future of our ministries to God.

Saturday...Sunday Services
Pray for your pastor, for others who serve and those who will worship with you this week.