Pray Without Ceasing Day 24 - Tuesday, February 1 - For the Spirit on your own Congregation

Sharon Metzger

WHAT TO PRAY. – For the Spirit on your own Congregation


Luke 24:47 (NIV)
47  and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.


Each one of us is connected with some congregation or circle of believers, who are to us the part of Christ's body with which we come into most direct contact. They have a special claim on our intercession. Let it be a settled matter between God and you that you are to labor in prayer on its behalf. Pray for the minister and all leaders or workers in it. Pray for the believers according to their needs. Pray for conversions. Pray for the power of the Spirit to manifest itself. Band yourself with others to join in secret in definite petitions. Let intercession be a definite work, carried on as systematically as preaching or Sunday school. And pray, expecting an answer.


HOW TO PRAY. – Continually


Isaiah 62:6 (NIV)
6  I have posted watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem; they will never be silent day or night. You who call on the LORD, give yourselves no rest,


Luke 18:7 (NIV)
7  And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off?


1 Thessalonians 3:10 (NIV)
10  Night and day we pray most earnestly that we may see you again and supply what is lacking in your faith.


1 Timothy 5:5 (NIV)
5  The widow who is really in need and left all alone puts her hope in God and continues night and day to pray and to ask God for help.


When the glory of God, and the love of Christ, and the need of souls are revealed to us, the fire of this unceasing intercession will begin to burn in us for those who are near and those who are far off.


James C. Blough

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