In the weeks leading up to Easter, Friedens is hosting a prayer meeting on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30pm via Zoom. Each week, there is a time for giving God thanks and praise, praying for the specific needs of individuals in the church family, and praying for a “theme of the week.” This week’s theme is the USA. Regardless of whether you join tonight’s prayer meeting, I (Pastor Brandon) encourage you to pray for the people and topics listed below.
Here are a few relevant Bible passages:
2 Chronicles 7:14
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
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.
You [Christians] are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
1 Timothy 2:1-4
I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.
Suggested Prayer Topics
· That the people of America will turn to God in spirit and in truth.
· That there will be a winsome Christian influence among American’s primary cultural influencers, especially media and higher education.
· That our governmental leaders will have wisdom in leading, will be seeking and following God’s will, and will make decisions that are truly in the best interest of God and of the people they are governing.
· That Americans will grow in a desire to follow God’s will rather than what seems wise or pleasing from a human perspective.
· That where there is sin, Americans will be humble and repentant.
· That the Christian church in America will have wisdom and unity amid a challenging culture.
· That Christians in America will always be given freedom to speak and act in a way that is consistent with God’s teaching in the Bible. And that if those freedoms are taken away, that we will choose to obey God rather than people.