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Prayer Guide: January 7, 2018 - 1 John 5:13-17
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

As we near the end of our study through 1 John, the Apostle encourages us to pray. Because of the finished work of Jesus, we have access to God and are invited to approach His throne of grace. When we pray according to His will, we can be confident that God will answer our prayers.  As we kick off focus week, let’s seek the Lord together, asking Him to accomplish great things through us, all for His glory.

Pastor Nate

Prayer Guide: Jan 7, 2018 – 1 John 5:13-17

1. Praise God for the forgiveness of sins and the hope of eternal life found in Jesus Christ.

2. Thank God for the privilege of prayer; that He listens to us and cares about what matters to us.

3. Ask God to strengthen your confidence in His ability to answer prayer and to make you a more faithful and committed prayer warrior.  

4. Ask God to refine your desires as you delight in Him so that you will be more concerned about what matters to Him and less concerned about the things of this world.

5. Pray for contentment in life. Confess to God that too often you seek after your own will and not God’s will.

6. Pray for people you know (family, friends, etc.) who are straying from Truth. Plead with God to get their attention so that they will repent.

7. Ask God to do His work of salvation and sanctification amongst us today.

8. Ask God to make you sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit as you consider in whom to invest and invite to Trinity Baptist Church.


Prayer Guide: Jan 14, 2018 – 1 John 5:18-21
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

In the closing verses of 1 John, the Apostle reminds his readers of some of the truths that He previously covered in the letter. He wants us to be confident that God’s grace is sufficient throughout our whole lives, and that He is protecting us against the evil one. He assures us that life is found in the Son of God, and warns us against seeking life in anyone or anything else. Please use this prayer guide to prepare your heart to receive God’s Word as well as to intercede on behalf of others.

Pastor Nate

Prayer Guide: Jan 14, 2018 – 1 John 5:18-21

1. Thank God for His grace in regeneration – For causing us to be born again through the work of the Holy Spirit.

2. Praise God for His provision of protection – How the influence of the Holy Spirit, the intercession of Jesus, and the power of the Father keeps us from ultimately stumbling.

3. Confess to God your tendency towards misdirected priorities and misplaced loyalties. Ask Him to help you to pursue Christ and reject idols.

4. Ask God to give you (and our church family) a greater burden for the plight of those apart from faith in Christ and a greater passion to share the gospel.

5. Pray for those you know who are being blinded by the evil one. Ask God to open their eyes to see the beauty of Jesus and the hope of the gospel.

6. Ask God to do His work of salvation and sanctification amongst us today.

7. Ask God to make you (and our church family) sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit as you consider in whom to invest and invite to Trinity Baptist Church for the sake of the gospel and the glory of God.


Prayer Guide: January 21, 2018 - 2 John
Posted By: Derek Hall

This week, we turn our attention to a short but powerful letter by the apostle John. In 2 John, the elder writes to a church to encourage them to love one another because many false teachers are trying to penetrate the church. He demonstrates that as they love one another they will be able to stand firm in the truth of the gospel. Join us in praying this week that God will increase our love for him and one another.

Pastor Derek

Prayer Guide: Jan 21, 2018 – 2 John

1.Thank God that the Holy Spirit abides in us, leading us into truth and conforming us into the image of Christ.

2.Thank God that the Holy Spirit will complete the work he begins in us and abide with us forever.

3. Praise God for the grace, mercy, and peace he gives to us through his Spirit.

4. Ask God to give you (and our church family) a greater love for one another.

5. Ask God to help us demonstrate our love through our obedience to his commands.

6.Pray that God would continue to keep our church tied to the Word of God and dependant on his Spirit.

7. Ask God to do His work of salvation and sanctification amongst us today.


Prayer Guide: Feb 11, 2018 – Matthew 28:16-20
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

    Prior to ascending to the right had of the Father, Jesus gathers his disciples and charges them to go and make disciples. On the one hand, the Great Commission is a familiar text. On the other hand, unfortunately, it is also a widely forsaken text. Too many professing Christians practically dismiss this text when it comes to personal priorities and agendas. This ought not be the case. Join with your church family this week as we confess our misplaced priorities and ask God to make us passionate to live according to His mission—the Great Commission.

    Pastor Nate

    Prayer Guide: Feb 11, 2018 – Matthew 28:16-20

    1. Thank God for graciously calling you to Himself as His disciple. Worship Him as the exalted Lord who has all authority

    2. Ask God to purify your devotion to Him and find great joy in living on mission for Him.

    3. Confess to God your tendency to forsake His calling on your life in favor of comfort and ease.

    4. Pray that the Lord will give you courage and confidence to proclaim Christ considering His all surpassing authority.

    5. Ask God’s Spirit to help you see opportunities to engage others with the gospel as you go into your world. Pray that you God would lead you to people to invest in and invite to TBC for the sake of the gospel.

    6. Thank God for Trinity Baptist Church – for those who have invested in your life and helped you to understand God and His word more fully.

    7. Ask God to use you to build up your Christian brothers and sisters in Christlikeness.

    8. Ask God to do His work of salvation and sanctification amongst us today.


Prayer Guide: Feb 18, 2018 – Acts 2:14-41
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

As the Spirit descends on Jesus’ disciples, they begin to speak in known languages that they previously didn’t speak. Many who observed this were confused and perplexed. Peter takes the opportunity to explain this phenomenon by connecting it to OT prophecy and to Jesus. In what is the first sermon of the church, we learn some keys to faithfully sharing the gospel. Please join us in praying for our church family and our time together this weekend!

Pastor Nate

Prayer Guide: Feb 18, 2018 – Acts 2:14-41

1. Praise Jesus as the crucified yet risen Lord and Savior. Thank God for His wisdom in salvation.  

2. Ask God to help you become a better listener so that you can more effectively build bridges into the lives of people in order to share the gospel.

3. Ask God for wisdom to know how to transition everyday conversations to gospel conversations. Pray for wisdom to ask the right questions as you seek to move conversations in a spiritual direction.

4. Pray for creativity and wisdom as you consider ways to invest into the lives of others.

5. Thank God for the people who have invested (who do invest) into your spiritual life.

6. Ask God to do His work of salvation and sanctification this week at TBC!


Prayer Guide: Feb 25, 2018 – Acts 3-4
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

As we seek to live on mission with Jesus by engaging others with the gospel and making disciples, we will face opposition. While such opposition will come in a variety of ways, Scripture makes it clear that we should expect it. Scripture also makes it clear that we are not powerless or alone when we face difficulty. God has promised to be with us, giving us His Spirit in order to strengthen and equip us to proclaim Christ. The church family is also a means of grace whereby God blesses His people. As we study Acts 3-4 this weekend, will you join us in prayer as we seek God’s transforming grace.

Pastor Nate

Prayer Guide: Feb 25, 2018 – Acts 3-4

1. Worship the Lord and give thanks to Him for enduring hardship and death on our behalf in order to secure our salvation.   

2. Ask God to make you sensitive to the people all around you who are hurting and need to know God’s love in Jesus.

3. Pray that God’s Spirit will so work in your life to make you a bold witness of Jesus.

4. Confess to God that fear often keeps you from being a faithful witness for Jesus and ask God to give you greater faith in His ability and power.

5. Thank God for your church family. Ask Him for grace to more fully invest into such relationship for the sake of encouragement and growth in Christ. Pray that your church family would be faithful to proclaim Christ and make disciples.

6. Ask God to do His work of salvation and sanctification this week at TBC!


Prayer Guide: March 11, 2018 – Acts 8:26-40
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

Philip is a great example of someone who is ready and willing to proclaim Christ and live on mission. In Acts 8:26-40, Philip responds obediently to God’s leading and finds himself in a position to lead an Ethiopian man to faith in Jesus. In God’s wisdom and grace, He orchestrates this meeting between Philip and the Ethiopian. Because Philip understood his servant identity and embraced his commissioning and empowering, a man was gloriously saved from the wrath of God. Please join with your church family this week in prayer, asking God to help you be sensitive to His prompting and faithful to proclaim Christ.

Pastor Nate

Prayer Guide: March 11, 2018 – Acts 8:26-40

1. Worship the everlasting God who is both infinitely majestic and actively involved in our lives for our good.

2. Praise God for His Spirit and His Word. Give thanks to God that He does not leave us to our own wisdom but has revealed Himself and His ways.

3. Ask God to help you to be sensitive to His promptings in life. Confess to Him that too often you live in selfish stubbornness rather than selfless submission.

4. Pray that God would give you grace to more fully embrace your servant identity and His commission on your life.

5. Pray for courage, boldness and discipline when it comes to engaging in personal evangelism. Ask God to remind you of your need of His Spirit.

6. Pray for people you know who are apart from faith in Jesus. Ask the Spirit to open their eyes to the truth of the gospel.

7. Ask God to do His work of salvation and sanctification this week at TBC!


Prayer Guide for Sunday, March 18, 2018
Posted By: Kelly Caldwell

No one is beyond the reach of God’s grace. The account of Saul’s encounter with the risen Lord Jesus proves this. In Acts 9:1-19, we see the transformative power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the conversation of Saul of Tarsus. The man who once persecuted Christians, by the grace of God, become a Christian. The one who sought to destroy the church would become one who lived his life to build the church for the glory of God! Please join us in asking God to work in us and through us for His glory.

Pastor Nate

Prayer Guide: March 18, 2018 – Acts 9:1-19

1. Praise God for His marvelous grace and the matchless gift of eternal life. Confess your unworthiness to experience His kindness and love. 

2. Confess to God your tendency to judge others based on external appearance and ask Him to help you to see others as He sees them.

3. Thank God for the transforming power of the gospel—that you are no longer enslaved to sin but are free to live in righteousness.

4. Pray for strength and endurance in light of the threat of opposition and persecution for the sake of the gospel.

5. Ask God for grace to live passionately for His glory, ready to fulfill the good works that He has prepared for you to walk in.

6. Thank God for the Holy Spirit. Ask for grace to walk by and depend on the Spirit.

7. Ask God to do His work of salvation and sanctification this week at TBC! 



Prayer Guide: March 25, 2018 – Acts 13:1-12
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

In our last sermon in the Proclaiming Christ series, we turn our attention to Act 13 and to the birth of missions from the church in Antioch. As the church leaders gathered to worship, the Holy Spirit made clear His will to send Barnabas and Paul on a missionary journey.  As we study this passage together, we are going to identify several characteristics of people who are committed to evangelism and missions. Please join us as we ask God to give us ears to hear His Word this weekend.

Pastor Nate

Prayer Guide: March 25, 2018 – Acts 13:1-12

1. Spend time thanking God for His matchless worth and perfection. Worship Him as the sovereign God who is above all else.

2. Praise God for His grace in life and salvation. Ask Him to increase your love and devotion to Him and to be more aware of His presence in your life.

3. Confess to Him your struggle to obey and follow His ways. Ask God to make you humble and ready to follow Him more closely.

4. Ask God to make you more sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit and more courageous to follow the Spirit’s guidance.

5. Thank God for His Word. Ask Him for grace and wisdom to understand it more fully and to confidently speak Truth to those who are struggling.

6. Pray for a greater compassion for your lost friends and family members. Ask God to open doors for you to proclaim Christ.


Prayer Guide: April 1, 2018 – John 12:20-36
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

He is risen! As we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, please join with your church family in prayer. Pray that God would draw men, women, boys, and girls to Himself during this Easter season. Pray that the people we have invited to church and pursued with the gospel would respond.

Pastor Nate

Prayer Guide: April 1, 2018 – John 12:20-36

1. Praise Jesus for His victory over death. Worship Him as the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords.

2. Thank God for His grace in calling you to be part of His family and His Kingdom.

3. Ask God to give you a burden for the hurting and lost all around you. Ask Him to give you eyes to see how you can encourage others in Christ.

4. Ask God to open doors for you to effectively communicate the gospel. Pray that the people you invite to church would respond.

5. Pray for an undeniable outpouring of the Holy Spirit this weekend. Pray that people would see Jesus in a saving way!


Prayer Guide: April 8, 2018 – Daniel 1
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

This morning we begin a study in the Book of Daniel, a series we are calling Servant of the Sovereign God. The Book of Daniel contain two of the most well-known and loved stories in the Bible—the Lion’s Den and the Fiery Furnace. Readers of the book have come to love Daniel and his three friends for their awe-inspiring acts of faithfulness in the face of great danger. That said, the Book of Daniel was not written so that we could marvel at Daniel or his faithful friends. The Book of Daniel was written so that we would see the goodness of the Sovereign God and bow before Him. Will you join with your church family in prayer as we humble ourselves before the Almighty God?

Pastor Nate

Prayer Guide: April 8, 2018 – Daniel 1

1. Praise God as the all-powerful and all-knowing God who is worthy of all honor and glory.

2. Thank God for His providential care—for His promise to work all things for the good for those who love Him and are called according to His purpose.

3. Worship Jesus as the Savior and the king of the eternal kingdom. Thank Him for His sacrifice that secures our salvation.

4. Confess to God your tendency to want to make decisions out of convenience. Ask Him to help you to live by godly convictions, being faithful in both the little things and the big things.

5. Pray for grace to live according to your identity in Christ and to stay focused on God’s glory in a world of distractions.

6. Ask God to give the members at Trinity Baptist Church hearts to invest in and invite people to Trinity Baptist Church for the sake of the gospel. Plead with God to do His work of salvation amongst us.


Prayer Guide: April 15, 2018 – Daniel 2
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

In Daniel 2, God speaks to the King through a dream. In doing so, we see that God is sovereign the foolishness of trusting in that which cannot save us and the futility of all earthly kingdoms.  As we prepare to gather and worship Jesus this week, use this prayer guide to help prepare your heart to hear from God.

Pastor Nate

Prayer Guide: April 15, 2018 – Daniel 2

1. Worship the Sovereign God who makes known His will to His people.

2. Give thanks to Jesus, who is the author and finisher of our faith and the King of God’s eternal Kingdom.

3. Thank God for His invitation to approach His throne in prayer to receive grace and mercy. Ask for grace to rest in the provision of the God for whom nothing is impossible.

4. Confess to God your struggle with the temptation to put your hope in things that cannot save and to live for the glory of kingdoms that are fading away.

5. Pray that God’s Spirit would stir the hearts of our church family to live fully for the glory of King Jesus. Pray that such living would result in holiness, worship, and evangelistic faithfulness.

6. Ask God to give the members at Trinity Baptist Church hearts to invest in and invite people to Trinity Baptist Church for the sake of the gospel. Plead with God to do His work of salvation amongst us.


Prayer Guide: April 22, 2018 – Daniel 3
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

Daniel’s three friends are confronted with the choice to bow down and worship the king’s image or to face certain death in the fiery furnace. Courage in the face of fire is uncommon. Clearly Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were living for the glory of another. Their faith in the Almighty God and trust in His perfect plan allowed them to remain faithful. In preparation for our corporate gathering on Sunday morning, seek God’s grace to live for fully for His glory.

Pastor Nate

Prayer Guide: April 22, 2018 – Daniel 3

1. Praise the Triune God as the only True God—the only God who can save us from our sin.

2. Confess to God your battle against serving two masters and living with divided loyalties.

3. Ask God for grace to live faithfully for His glory during hardships and trials. Pray for eyes to see His mercy and a mind to perceive His presence even when He seems distant and life seems difficult.

4. Pray that God will use you to encourage other Christians who are facing difficulty; ask God to provide you with the same spiritual encouragement.

5. Ask God to give the members at Trinity Baptist Church hearts to invest in and invite people to Trinity Baptist Church for the sake of the gospel.

6. Plead with God to do His work of salvation amongst us.


Prayer Guide: May 6, 2018 – Daniel 4
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

In Daniel 4, we read that King Nebuchadnezzar is troubled by bad dreams once again. What becomes clear is that God is trying to get the king’s attention and ultimately humble Nebuchadnezzar. Humility is essential. God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble (James 4:6). Please join with your church family asking God to make us humble and ready to live for His glory.

Pastor Nate

Prayer Guide: May 6, 2018 – Daniel 4

1. Ask God to help you to see Him for who He is. Confess to God your tendency to think less of Him than He reveals Himself to be.

2. Repent of imagining yourself as greater and more important than you are. Confess that you often live with an exalted view of yourself that leads to relational chaos and strife.  

3. Pray that God would mercifully humble you. Ask for eyes to see His hand at work and grace to repent of both pride and the vices associated with it in your life.

4. Pray for compassion for the lost. Ask God for courage to speak the Truth in love should God give you opportunity to help someone see and turn from sin.

5. Ask God to give the members at Trinity Baptist Church hearts to invest in and invite people to Trinity Baptist Church for the sake of the gospel.

6. Plead with God to do His work of salvation and sanctification amongst us.


Prayer Guide: May 13, 2018 – Daniel 5
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

Pride and self-sufficiency go hand in hand. This deadly combination was evident in King Belshazzar’s life (Daniel 5). In brazen defiance, the wicked king blasphemes the Most High God. His arrogance is met with swift judgement. Join with your church family as we plead with God to work in us and through us!

Pastor Nate

Prayer Guide: May 13, 2018 – Daniel 5

1. Praise God for His sovereignty and superiority over everything. Confess His is worthiness to be praised and revered.

2. Repent of personal pride and delusions of self-sufficiency.

3. Ask God to help you respond positively to his gracious discipline and merciful warnings.

4. Pray for grace to recognize the foolishness of turning to anyone or anything other than God in moments of despair and crisis.

5. Ask God to give the members at Trinity Baptist Church hearts to invest in and invite people to Trinity Baptist Church for the sake of the gospel.

6. Plead with God to do His work of salvation and sanctification amongst us.


Prayer Guide: May 20, 2018 – Daniel 6
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

Expectations matter. They matter in every area of life. Unrealistic expectation lead to disappointment, frustration, and even worse. But the truth is, even realistic expectations that go unfulfilled can result in feelings of distress. As we turn our attention to Daniel 6, we gain insight into what we should and shouldn’t expect in the Christian life. Join in prayer with your church family as we ask God to refine our expectations and seek to live in light of Truth.

Pastor Nate

Prayer Guide: May 20, 2018 – Daniel 6

1. Give thanks to God who is our Rescuer. Praise Him for His grace and His love which accomplishes our eternal salvation.

2. Ask God to help you live faithfully in a world that is opposed to righteousness and truth.

3. Confess to God the aspects of your life that are characterized by unfaithfulness.

4. Pray for the discipline to consistently pursue God via the spiritual disciplines (prayer, Scripture meditation, etc.).

5. Ask God to shine His light through your life and that others would see the glory of Jesus through you.

6. Plead with God to do His work of salvation and sanctification amongst us.


Prayer Guide: June 3, 2018 – Daniel 8
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

As we continue in our study of the Book of Daniel, we come to chapter 8. This chapter is filled with prophetic predictions. We can take comfort in the fact that not only does God know the future, He controls the future. As we’ll see, our hope comes in clinging to the God who is sovereign. Please join with your church family in prayer as we prepared ourselves to hear God’s Word on Sunday.

Pastor Nate

Prayer Guide: June 3, 2018 – Daniel 8

1. Pray that God will give us clarity and understanding as we look to His Word.

2. Pray that God will enlarge our view of His glory and goodness.

3. Pray that God will help us to see His omniscience and to trust His plan.

4. Ask God to help you live a faithful life no matter the present circumstances or future outlook.

5. Thank God that He is in control and that we have no reason to fear because He has already secured the victory in Christ.

6. Plead with God to do His work of salvation and sanctification amongst us.


Prayer Guide: June 10, 2018 – Daniel 9:1-19
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

Daniel 9:1-19 record Daniel’s prayer of confession and plea for God’s mercy on His exiled people. While Daniel does not deny God’s just dealings with His rebellious people, he does appeal to God on the basis of God’s own reputation. Daniel’s prayer teaches us a lot about the praying in such a way that God hears.

Pastor Nate

Prayer Guide: June 10, 2018 – Daniel 9:1-19

1. Acknowledge that God is glorious and perfect in all His ways.

2. Confess to God that you regularly stray from His perfect paths and are guilty of thoughts, attitudes, words, and actions that are dishonoring to Him. Ask for forgiveness and grace to repent.

3. Pray that God would be glorified in the way that you live your life. Ask Him for a greater passion to know Him through His word.  

4. Pray that He would accomplish His plan of calling sinners to Himself for His own glory. Ask Him for courage to proclaim Christ.

5. Pray for our mission team in Thailand. Ask God to be at work in and through them.  

6. Plead with God to do His work of salvation and sanctification amongst us.


Prayer Guide: June 24, 2018 - Daniel 10
Posted By: Derek Hall

In Daniel 10, we find Daniel weary and mourning. He is humbly seeking the Lord and wanting answers. It seems Daniel's faith is being to weaken and possibly falter. So, God sends a messenger to Daniel with a vision (which is recorded in Daniel 11). This heavenly messenger gives Daniel the strength he needs to endure what is still to come. Likewise, through numerous means of grace, God strengthens our faith when we do not think we can endure. Pray that God will encourage our hearts to press deeper into the gospel this Sunday and that we will take another step forward in our faith journey.

Pastor Derek

Prayer Guide: June 24, 2018 – Daniel 10

1. Praise God that He knows what is happening in our lives and will hold us fast until the end.

2. Pray for God to strengthen those whose faith is weak and faltering.

3. Ask God to help our church focus on Christ and his finished work above all things.

4. Pray that God will help us remember we are greatly loved in Christ.

5. Pray that God's peace would settle on those who are walking through difficulty and hardship.

6. Plead with God to do His work of salvation and sanctification amongst us.


Prayer Guide: July 8, 2018 – Daniel 12
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

Prayer Guide: July 8, 2018 – Daniel 12

 

As we finish the book of Daniel we conclude a vision concerning end times and the hope of resurrection. The path for the believer has inescapable pain, but the end is eternal, blessed, and sure. While those who do not know Christ can expect judgment we follow our Savior to a heavenly rest.

 

Prayer Guide: July 8, 2018 – Daniel 12

 

1.      Praise God for the undeserved gift of salvation. Praise Him that we have eternal security.

2.      Confess our tendency to live more focused on present realities instead of future resurrection.

3.      Ask the Lord to grant an eternal mindset.

4.      Pray earnestly the Lord would save those in our midst.

5.      Pray that those who have the hope of eternal life would be more diligent to share that with others.

6.      Pray that believers with have the strength to stand firm in persecution.

 

*Special thanks to Dawson Tolley who will be writing our prayer guides for the next several weeks!


Prayer Guide: July 15, 2018
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

Prayer Guide: July 15, 2018

 

This weekend we walk through Psalm 67. This Psalm is one that pleads for the mercy and blessing of God to be on His people. In Christ, the people of God are surely blessed. The peace and blessing of Christ motivates our worship, spurs us on towards evangelism, and ultimately brings God great glory as the lost put their hope in Him.

 

1.      Praise God for his common grace in all aspects our lives.

2.      Give thanks for the mercy of God shown in Christ Jesus!

3.      Pray the Spirit would bring peace and comfort, especially to those in a season of suffering.

4.      Pray that our lives would continually be presented as living sacrifices of worship before the Lord.

5.      Pray that we might engage in evangelism so that our neighbors and the nations might know Jesus.

6.      Pray that God might be glorified in our humble obedience to his Word.

 

*Special thanks to Dawson Tolley for writing this prayer guide.


Prayer Guide: July 22, 2018
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

Prayer Guide: July 22, 2018

 

As we look at Psalm 1 this weekend, we look at the lives of the righteous and the wicked. We see how those who follow the Lord and His ways have a life full of great blessing and eternal security while those who do not know the Lord ultimately perish.

 

1.      Praise God that He has revealed himself in the written word and also the Living Word, Jesus Christ!

2.      Confess our tendency to follow the way of the world over the Lord’s way.

3.      Pray for those rejecting the Lord, that He might reveal their need for salvation.

4.      Ask the Lord to give you fresh delight and desire to read his word.

5.      Ask the Lord to change you, making you more like Jesus as come to read and know his word.

6.      Pray that as you are grown into maturity by the Lord, He would use you to share the gospel and disciple others.



Prayer Guide: July 29, 2018
Posted By: Derek Hall

Prayer Guide: July 29, 2018

 

As we look at Isaiah 41:1-13this week we learn about trusting God. Often, we have placed idols in our life that we believe will sustain us and bring joy, but in reality, they always fail us. This passage shows us that God and his promises are always true, and ultimately, trusting in God leads to blessing from God.

 

  1. Thank God for who He is, namely His unchanging and unfailing character.
  2. Confess your tendency to have control and not trust God.
  3. Pray that people would come to trust in God for salvation through the preaching of the Word.
  4. Ask that God would grow your faith as you relinquish control, even when we do not see the reason for God's plan.
  5. Pray that people would trust and follow the leadership of our pastors.
  6. Pray that we would be sensitive to the Spirit's leading in seeking opportunities to share the gospel with those around us.

Prayer Guide: August 5, 2018
Posted By: Derek Hall

Prayer Guide: August 5, 2018

This weekend Tom Bohnert will be preaching Colossians 1:1-14. Paul opens the letter with a prayer for blessing upon the church at Colossae. He praises their faith in Jesus and love for each other, while offering a prayer for spiritual maturity. This will be a great text to encourage us to live with gospel intentionality for the glory of Christ!

1.     1. Take a moment to praise God for all the blessings in your life.

2.     2. Thank God for the undeserved blessing of knowing Jesus!

3.     3. Ask God to reveal blind spots of sin and spiritual apathy in your life, and ask Him to grow your faith and understanding.

4.     4. Pray that the Lord might graciously save some through the preaching of the Word.

5.    5.  Pray that the Spirit would fill our church body with wisdom and understanding as we seek to follow the Lord’s will.

6. Pray that the Spirit would bear fruit, as we abide with Jesus, that is visible in our homes and communities.

Prayer Guide: August 12, 2018 – Psalm 3
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

Psalm 3 contains both the heartfelt emotions of a man broken by his circumstances and the steadfast confessions of a man who is confident in His God. As we survey the past and present circumstances of our own lives, it’s not difficult to hear our own voices in this Psalm. While life sometimes hurts, we know that our God is in control. Please pray over this Psalm and ask God to wok in your life as we prepare to worship our Great God and King this Sunday.  

Pastor Nate

Prayer Guide: August 12, 2018 – Psalm 3

1. Give thanks to God for His faithfulness and grace in all times.

2. Confess to God your tendency to take your eyes off God and succumb to fear during life’s trials.

3. Ask God for grace to remain steadfast in trusting Him and living for His glory.  

4. Pray that God would give you compassion and concern for your enemies and that even though they rise against you, you would have grace to love them.

5. Praise God for His salvation and ask Him for the discipline to regularly dwell on His power.   

6. Plead with God to do His work of salvation and sanctification amongst us at Trinity Baptist Church.



Prayer Guide: August 19, 2018 – 1 Peter 1:1-2
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

On Sunday, August 19, we begin a new sermon series through the Book of 1 Peter as we kick off Celebrate Missions Week. Writing to Christians who are suffering through trials and persecution, Peter reminds his readers of the hope that they have in Christ Jesus. He wants his readers to know that God is trustworthy and that those who are in Christ are secure. Please join with your church family in prayer as we humble ourselves before God and ask Him to work in us and through us for His glory.

Pastor Nate

Prayer Guide: August 19, 2018 – 1 Peter 1:1-2

1. Pray that members of Trinity Baptist Church will faithfully proclaim Christ in their daily lives and be willing to go with the gospel wherever God calls.

2. Pray that members of Trinity Baptist Church will intentionally invite others to worship with us this weekend as we kick of Celebrate Missions Week.

3. Confess to God your fear and reluctance to live as Jesus’ witness.

4. Pray that our church family will be welcoming and friendly as we anticipate guests Sunday morning.

5. Thank God for graciously electing us and calling us to Himself, thus putting value and significance on our lives.

6. Praise God for the Holy Spirit’s transforming presence in your life. Pray for grace to live and love like Jesus.

7. Plead with God to do His work of salvation and sanctification amongst us at Trinity Baptist Church.



Prayer Guide: August 26, 2018 – 1 Peter 1:3-5
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

After opening his letter by emphasizing the role of the Triune God in salvation, Peter quickly transitions to praising God for His salvation and pointing his troubled readers to the hope they have through Jesus Christ. As we anticipate joining together to worship our Great God this Sunday, please be praying for our time together.

Pastor Nate

Prayer Guide: August 26, 2018 – 1 Peter 1:3-5

1. Humble yourself before Almighty God and praise Him for His perfect character and wisdom.

2. Thank Him for His grace and mercy – that He did not leave us to our sin – but took on flesh and become one of us in order to redeem us from the curse of sin.

3. Praise Jesus for His perfect life, His substitutionary death, and His resurrection through which we were born again into a living hope!

4. Confess to God your battle to live for things that are fading away rather than to live according to your inheritance in heaven.

5. Praise God that He protect us by His grace for a salvation that is ready to be revealed at Jesus’ coming. Thank Him that He causes us to persevere in the faith.

6. Ask God to remind you of the hope that you have in Christ during times of difficulty and struggle.  

7. Plead with God to do His work of salvation and sanctification amongst us at Trinity Baptist Church

Prayer Guide: Sept 2, 2018 – 1 Peter 1:6-12
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

Having focused on the great hope that believers have in Jesus Christ, Peter transitions to addressing the trials that they are experiencing. He wants these struggling followers of Jesus to be confident in their standing and their identity in Christ. In light of their standing in Christ, believers can rejoice regardless of their immediate circumstances. Peter wants his readers to know that the trials that they are experiencing are not due to random forces. God is sovereign over all things and ordains such trials in order to build up and test the genuineness of our faith. Please pray with us as we prepare to hear from God this week!

Pastor Nate

Prayer Guide: Sept 2, 2018 – 1 Peter 1:6-12

1. Spend time thanking and praising God for His gracious gift of salvation.

2. Confess to God your struggle to rejoice in the midst of trials and difficulty. Repent of harboring attitudes and thoughts of ungratefulness and discontent.

3. Ask God for grace to trust Him and to remain faithful during trials.

4. Pray for the grace to discipline yourself to regularly reflect on God’s grace, mercy, and goodness in your life.

5. Ask God to give you eyes to see people around you who are suffering and in need of encouragement.

6. Ask God to work His salvation in the lives of people you know who are apart from faith in Jesus.



Prayer Guide: Sept 9, 2018 – 1 Peter 1:13-16
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

After emphasizing the great blessing of salvation through Christ, Peter begins to address how believers are to live in light of God’s grace. In vv.13-16, Peter begins with a call to holy living. To live a holy life is to live a life of devotion to God. Please join us in prayer as we prepare to gather on Sunday to worship Jesus and to be changed by His Word.

Pastor Nate

Prayer Guide: Sept 9, 2018 – 1 Peter 1:13-16

1. Thank God for His merciful intervention in your life – that when you were without hope and condemned by your sin, He caused you to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

2. Praise God that His love and acceptance of us is not based on our own performance or ability to live a holy life, but on the finished work of Jesus Christ.

3. Ask God for grace to live a life of devotion to Him. Pray that God would use you as a vessel for His glory and the good of others.

4. Confess to God your persistent struggle with sin and ask Him for grace to put sin to death in your life.

5. Pray for our many church members as we begin to study personal evangelism this week. Pray that the Holy Spirit will further equip us to be faithful ambassadors of Jesus Christ.    

6. Ask God to work His salvation in the liv-es of people you know who are apart from faith in Jesus.



Prayer Guide: Sept 16, 2018 – 1 Peter 1:17-21
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

Holiness matters. God expects that His children will live lives of devotion to Him. He expects that we will turn from the passions of our flesh and pursue righteousness. 1 Peter 1:17-21, Peter suggests that the fear of God ought to motivate believers to live a holy life. He reminds us again of God’s gracious salvation, noting that sinners were ransomed with the precious blood of the Lamb. Knowing the cost of our redemption should spur us on to live in such a way that is pleasing to God.

Pastor Nate

Prayer Guide: Sept 16, 2018 – 1 Peter 1:17-21

1. Confess to God that you could never save yourself or earn your freedom from sin and death. Praise Him that He chose to save you through the blood of Christ Jesus, the perfect Lamb.

2. Thank God for redeeming you from a futile, hopeless way of life and giving your life significance and hope in Jesus Christ.

3. Pray that you would learn to live in the fear of the Lord more fully – that you would see God for who He is and for what He has accomplished on your behalf.

4. Ask God for grace to grow in good deeds and practical holiness. Confess to Him your struggle with sin and your desire to put sin to death.

5. Ask God to give you a heart like His when it comes to lost sinners. Pray for opportunities to share the gospel and to point people to Jesus Christ.  

6. Ask God to work His salvation in the lives of people you know who are apart from faith in Jesus.



Prayer Guide: Sept 30, 2018 – 1 Peter 1:22-25
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

Love Matters. It matters more than intellectual knowledge or zeal for doctrinal fidelity. While doctrinal knowledge and fidelity is important, without love, such things lead to spiritual arrogance. Love matters because God is love and those born of God are to be like Him. In light of God’s grace in their lives, Peter calls his readers to excel in loving one another. He ties this command to their new birth in Christ through the living and abiding Word of God. Please join with me in praying that God will help us to grow in love for one another.

Prayer Guide: Sept 30, 2018 – 1 Peter 1:22-25

1. Thank God for the great love with which He loved us…the love that stands behind our spiritual birth.

2. Pray that God will humble you and cause you to grow in your willingness and capacity to love others.

3. Pray that our church family will be characterized more and more by love for one another in light of the grace that God has given to us. Pray that God will protect the unity of our church and motivate each of us to be intentional about serving each other.

4. Repent of selfish attitudes that oppose Christ-likeness and hinder our availability to earnestly love one another.

5. Pray that the way that Trinity Baptist Church loves one another would be cause those who are apart from Christ to take note and become interested.

6. Ask God to work His salvation in the lives of people you know who are apart from faith in Jesus.



Prayer Guide: Oct 14, 2018 – 1 Peter 2:1-3
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

Spiritual growth Matters. God saved us with our sanctification in mind. Through His Spirit, he intends for us to live and love more like Jesus – to grow up into salvation. We have a part to play. Peter calls us to put away that which corresponds to our sinful flesh and to earnestly desire God’s Word. While God uses many things to transform us into the image of Christ, Peter suggests that God’s Word is essential to such process. Please join with your church family in prayer as we prepare for corporate worship on Sunday.

Prayer Guide: Oct 14, 2018 – 1 Peter 2:1-3

1. Praise God for His gracious love and mercy which is the foundation of our new spiritual life.

2. Confess that God’s desire for your life is that you would grow in Christ-likeness by the power of God’s Spirit.

3. Ask God for grace to help you identity and battle against sinful habits and tendencies in your life that oppose love and hinder spiritual growth.

4. Pray that God will help you to see the value of knowing His Word and that He will help you discipline yourself to meditate on God’s Word.

5. Pray that Trinity Baptist Church would be increasingly characterized by members who are putting away sinfulness and longing for God’s Word.

6. Plead with God to send a movement of His Holy Spirit at Trinity Baptist Church that results in saving faith and baptisms, church growth, maturing believers, and glory to His name!



Prayer Guide: Oct 21, 2018 – 1 Peter 2:4-10
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

As we continue our study through 1 Peter, we come to 2:4-10. In these verses, Peter makes bold statements about Jesus, Jesus’ followers, and the nature of the church. We see very clearly that the church is living organism and not a building. It’s not that we go to church, it’s that the church comes together to worship God and offer spiritual sacrifices. Please join with your church family in prayer as we look forward to Sunday morning.

Prayer Guide: Oct 21, 2018 – 1 Peter 2:4-10

1. Praise God that He has revealed Himself to you and enabled you to come to Him for salvation.

2. Worship Jesus as the cornerstone of the church who is chosen and precious in the sight of God the Father.

3. Ask God to help you to increasingly value and love the church family so as to protect the unity that Christ died to secure.

4. Thank God for giving you direct access to Him through the finished work of Jesus Christ.

5. Pray that Trinity Baptist Church would be faithful to carry out our responsibilities to offer spiritual sacrifices to our Great God.  

6. Ask God to give you compassion for and opportunity to speak to those who are currently stumbling over the person of Jesus. Pray that God would do His work of salvation amongst us.



Prayer Guide: Oct 28, 2018 – 1 Peter 2:9-12
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

In 1 Peter 2:9-12, Peter elaborates on our identity in Christ. As those who have been saved by God’s grace are being built up into a spiritual house, we have been given a new identity in the people of God. When we understand our identity, we find confidence to face life’s trials. Additionally, knowing who we are and whose we are shapes to our priorities and our pursuits. Church family, join us as we pray for ourselves and each other – that we would live lives of worship before our Great God.  

Prayer Guide: Oct 28, 2018 – 1 Peter 2:9-12

1. Considering your privileged status in Christ, praise God for His gracious and extravagant salvation that does not depend on our ability to keep His Law.

2. Thank God for rescuing you out of the brokenness of sin through the cross of Jesus Christ.  

3. Pray for Christians that you know who are struggling with guilt and shame. Ask God to confirm to them both His affection and work in their lives.

4. Ask God to give you a greater sense of His power and His faithfulness to carry out His call on your life of worship and mission.

5. Plead with God to make you more aware of His blessings and His presence to the end that you would be a more grateful person, eager to recount His praises.

6. Pray for grace to live in sincerity and purity of heart – that you would walk in a worthy manner.  

7. Ask God to give you compassion for and opportunity to speak to those who are currently stumbling over the person of Jesus. Pray that God would do His work of salvation amongst us.



Prayer Guide: November 4, 2018 - 1 Peter 2:13-17
Posted By: Derek Hall

In 1 Peter 2:13-17, Peter lays out for us 3 specific principles for living a beautiful life in relation to governing authorities. This week, we will see how, as followers of Christ, we are sojourners and exiles in this world. Our citizenship resides in a different and far superior country. This must inform how we relate to the governing authorities in our lives. We must live as people whose ultimate allegiance is to God, His will, and His glory.

Prayer Guide: Nov 4, 2018 – 1 Peter 2:13-17

1. Pray that God will give you a deeper understanding of your "alien" status in this world.

2. Thank God for the new identity you have in Christ.

3. Pray that God will give you the grace to submit to the governing authorities He has placed in your life, whether you agree with them or not.

4. Pray for the leaders of our country, state, and city to lead with integrity. Pray that those who do not know Christ will hear and believe the gospel.

5. Ask God to help you dive deeper into your freedom in Christ that works itself out in obedience to His will. 

6. Ask God to remove the idol of politics and political power from Christians and His church.

7. Pray that everything we do Sunday will be for God's glory and not our own.


Prayer Guide: Nov 11, 2018 – 1 Peter 2:18-23
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

In 1 Peter 2:18-23, Peter continues the theme of submission. While there is a vast difference between our world and Peter’s world, the concept of submission is still relevant. As Christians, we are servants of Jesus Christ and we are called to submit for the sake of His glory, even when it’s difficult. Undoubtedly, there will be times when we will have to endure unjust treatment. Join with your church family as we seek God’s grace to respond righteously in such times.

Prayer Guide: Nov 11, 2018 – 1 Peter 2:18-23

1. Praise the God who took on flesh in order to serve (save) sinners by giving His life as a ransom.

2. Ask God for grace to increasingly embrace your servant identity in Jesus so that your life would be more devoted to Him.

3. Ask God for wisdom and humility so that you would willingly submit to authorities in your life for His glory.

4. Thank God for His grace which enables you to respond righteously when suffering unjustly.

5. Ask God to help you trust Him and to be able to entrust yourself to Him when facing difficulty.

6. Pray that the way that you respond to unjust suffering and difficulty would glorify God and be a powerful testimony of His goodness to the lost.

7. Ask God to do His work of salvation and sanctification as we gather to worship on Sunday morning.



Prayer Guide: Nov 18, 2018 – 1 Peter 2:24-25
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

As we move closer to Thanksgiving Day, there are many things happening at Trinity Baptist Church. This Sunday morning, we will be celebrating the Lord's Supper together in both of our Worship services. As we prepare for our corporate gathering, please join with your church family in seeking God’s grace as we live our lives for His glory.

Prayer Guide: Nov 18, 2018 – 1 Peter 2:24-25

1. Pray for our Student Ministry Discipleship Now week that begins Friday pm. Pray that the Holy Spirit would transform students’ hearts more into the likeness of Jesus.

2. Ask God to stir our hearts as we generously and lovingly provide food items for the Thanksgiving baskets. Pray that many families would experience the love and grace of God through the kindness of our members.

3. Pray that God would give us all generous hearts so that we would give willingly and sacrificially towards our March for Missions Offering. Our goal as a church this year is $175,000.

4. Thank God for His grace and mercy poured out to us in Jesus Christ.

5. Praise Jesus for His willingness to endure the wrath of God for our sin at the cross.

6. Ask God for a greater desire to live for His glory in all of life.

7. Ask God to do His work of salvation and sanctification as we gather to worship on Sunday morning.



Prayer Guide: Dec 2, 2018 – 1 Peter 3:8-12
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

On this first Sunday of advent 2018, we turn our attention to 1 Peter 3:8-12. We are reminded of the importance of unity and love in the church as well as trusting the Lord to defend us during mistreatment. Peter suggests that good behavior is necessarily associated with the experience of life and good days. We are reminded that Jesus is the promised hope in whom our righteousness rests. Please join with your church family as we prepare to gather for worship on Sunday.

Prayer Guide: Dec 2, 2018 – 1 Peter 3:8-12

1. As we enter advent season, ask God to turn our thoughts to God’s grace in the incarnation.

2. Recognizing that we have been adopted into God’s family through faith in Jesus Christ, ask God to raise up families who will consider foster care and adoption.

3. Pray that God would give us all generous hearts so that we would give willingly and sacrificially towards our March for Missions Offering. Our goal as a church this year is $175,000.

4. Pray for the unity of Trinity Baptist Church. Ask God to help us to have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, tender hearts, and humility. Pray that God’s grace and love would be evident in the way that we love one another.

5. Pray that God’s Spirit would convict each us when we fail to love and serve one another as He calls us to. Ask God to give us courage to reconcile with those from whom we are disconnected.

6. Pray for grace to entrust yourself to God, even in the face of injustice and mistreatment.

7. Ask God to do His work of salvation and sanctification as we gather to worship on Sunday morning.



Prayer Guide: Dec 9, 2018 – 1 Peter 3:13-17
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

On this second Sunday of advent 2018, we turn our attention to 1 Peter 3:13-17. The focus of the second candle is love. In 1 Peter 3:13-17, Peter reminds us that we are always to be ready to speak of the love of Christ, even when we are being mistreated. Please join with your church family as we prepare to gather for worship on Sunday.

Prayer Guide: Dec 9, 2018 – 1 Peter 3:13-17

1. Thank God for His great love and His gracious gift of salvation through Jesus Christ.

2. Pray for families in our church who are involved with foster care and adoption. Ask God to provide for their needs and to sustain them with His grace.

3. Ask God to give us a greater passion and love for the gospel that leads to faithfulness in personal evangelism and generosity towards our $175,000 March for Missions Goal.

4. Thank God for His protection on your life and ask Him to help you remain faithful to Him even when circumstances are difficult.

5. Ask God to help you recognize His mercy and majesty more fully.

6. Pray for God’s grace to be ready to respectfully and lovingly speak the gospel to others.

7. Ask God to grow our church and to save the lost.



Prayer Guide: Jan 6, 2019 – Philippians 1:12-18
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

As we kick off FOCUS Week 2019, we introduce TBC’s 12-Month Outlook. This year, we want to be the church that proclaims Christ and makes disciples who are prayerfully and purposefully seeking to reach at least one person with the gospel. Just imagine what it would be like if each of our members actively sought to reach a lost person with the gospel. Lives would be changed. Our Church would benefit. Our community would be better. Will you join us in prayer as we ask God to do in us and through us what we could never accomplish in our own strength?

Prayer Guide: Jan 6, 2019 – Philippians 1:12-18

1. Thank God for His glorious grace – the grace that gives us forgiveness of sin and eternal life.

2. Pray that God would give you a greater desire to be faithful to engage in personal evangelism.

3. Ask God for eyes to see the opportunities that we have each day to talk about Jesus with those who may not know Him. Ask God’s Spirit to lay on your heart at least one person to seek to reach with the gospel.

4. Pray for boldness and courage to proclaim Christ and engage in personal evangelism and invite people to church.

5. Praise God for people who you know that are faithfully proclaiming Christ and seeking to reach others with the gospel. Pray that God would bless their efforts.

6. Ask God to give us a greater passion and love for the gospel that leads to faithfulness in personal evangelism and generosity towards our $175,000 March for Missions Goal.



Prayer Guide: Jan 13, 2019 – 1 Peter 4:7-11
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

Peter tells the church that the end of all things is at hand and encourages them to live accordingly. Perhaps surprisingly, Peter’s instructions are anything but spectacular. He calls them to lives of prayer, love, and service. While Peter wrote these words over 2000 years ago, we recognize that we are living in the last days awaiting the return of Jesus. In order to help prepare your heart for Sunday’s worship service, please join us in prayer as we seek the blessing and empowerment of the Holy Spirit.

Prayer Guide: Jan 13, 2019 – 1 Peter 4:7-11

1. Thank God for His great love and grace which frees us to live for His glory and experience true connection with others.

2. Ask God to humble yourself, to recognize your need for His continued grace and empowerment, and to give you a greater desire to seek Him in prayer.

3. Thank God for His Word. Ask Him to help you to filter all of life’s circumstances according to the Truth.

4. Pray that God would increase our love for one another and that we would be gracious towards one another, not holding their offenses against them.

5. Praise God for His gift of the Holy Spirit. Pray that God would cause your service for His glory to be fruitful.

6. Thank God for His provision in the life of our church. Ask Him to use us to reach the lost with the gospel and to expand His Kingdom.



Prayer Guide: Jan 20, 2019 – 1 Peter 4:12-19
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

As we come to the end of chapter four, Peter again addresses the theme of suffering. He encourages us to rejoice when we suffer for Christ, suggesting that the way that we respond to suffering matters. Peter wants to broaden our perspective concerning trails and offers some essentials to enduring them in a way that honors God.

Prayer Guide: Jan 20, 2019 – 1 Peter 4:12-19

1. Confess to God your desperate need for His grace and His power amid the trials that you are facing.

2. Pray for the wisdom to see trials as a “normal” part of living in a fallen world. Ask God to give you confidence in His plan and purpose through the trials that you face.

3. Thank God for His Spirit who both indwells you and enables you to endure suffering for Christ’s name. Thank Him for His abiding presence!

4. Praise Jesus for going before us in suffering and modeling the way to endure it for God’s glory.

5. Thank God that Jesus paid our sin debt in full and that our salvation is secure in Him.

6. Pray for people you know who are suffering right now. Ask God to sustain them by His grace, to increase their faith, and to give them joy.

7. Spend some time praying for people that you know are still disconnected from God and under his judgement. As God for wisdom on how to reach them with the gospel in 2019. Pray that God will open their hearts to embrace the Truth about Jesus.



Prayer Guide: Jan 27, 2019 – 1 Peter 5:1-4
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

Chapter five begins with an exhortation to the elders of the church. Amid rising tensions and difficult suffering, Peter understand the importance of leadership. Thus, he encourages the church leaders to shepherd the church and to exercise oversight. Peter calls them to properly motivated, humble, servant-leadership. Please join with your church family as we pray for our church’s leaders and members.

Prayer Guide: Jan 27, 2019 – 1 Peter 5:1-4

1. Give thanks to Jesus for suffering and dying in our place in order that we might be reconnected to God and granted spiritual life.

2. Ask God to give our ministry staff wisdom as they lead the church in their specific areas of ministry and in the implementation and fulfillment of our mission statement.

3. Pray for each of our ministers. Ask God to increase their passion and love for Jesus and for the church.

4. Ask God to grant each of our staff members a greater humility and dependence on the Holy Spirit as they seek to carry out their God given responsibilities.

5. Pray that our church family would love, support, and follow the leadership of those who are leading our church.

6. Confess to God any sinful attitudes or actions that have undermined the leadership of our church in any way. As the Spirit leads, pray for courage to confess your sin to those you have sinned against.

7. Plead with God for grace to live as His servants who are concerned about the lost and carrying out our mission to proclaim Christ and make disciples.



Prayer Guide: Feb 3, 2019 – 1 Peter 5:5
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

This Sunday, we will host our annual Celebrate Community Sunday Service. As we celebrate God’s grace in calling us to Himself and bringing us together as a church family, we will be reminded of God’s call on our lives as we observe baptism, hear testimony, sing His praises, humble ourselves before His Word, and partake of the Lord’s Supper. We will remember that through Jesus’ humble sacrifice, we have been changed. We will be challenged to clothe ourselves with humility and thus guard the unity that He has secured.

Prayer Guide: Feb 3, 2019 – 1 Peter 5:5

1. Praise God for His gift of salvation and eternal life. Thank Him for His gracious call on our lives and the blessing that experience because of Jesus’ humility.

2. Ask God to help us to recognize pride and its many sinful expressions and manifestations in our lives. Confess such sin to God and ask for grace to turn from it.

3. Pray for humility. Ask God to help you to recognize your daily need for His grace and His Spirit.

4. Ask God to increase your gratefulness for His blessings, be they spiritual, physical, or relational.

5. Plead with God to protect the unity of Trinity Baptist Church – the unity which Jesus died to secure.

6. Ask God to do His work of salvation and sanctification as we gather this Sunday.



Prayer Guide: Feb 10, 2019 – 1 Peter 5:6-7
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

We continue with the theme of humility this week as we study 1 Peter 5:6-7. Because God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble, it makes sense that we humble ourselves before God. And when we do humble ourselves before God, we are humbling ourselves before the All-Powerful Creator who cares deeply for us. The One, True, and Living God invites us to cast our burdens to Him! Why wouldn’t we take Him up on His offer?

Prayer Guide: Feb 10, 2019 – 1 Peter 5:6-7

1. Take a few moments to confess to God that He deserves all glory, honor, and praise. Worship Him as the One who is both all-powerful and merciful, caring for our every need.

2. Give thanks to God for His promise to exalt those who have humbled themselves before Him.

3. Ask God to help you live faithfully before Him no matter what the circumstance.

4. Ask for grace to live in humility with regards to both Christians and non-Christians.

5. Thank God for the privilege to approach Him in prayer and to cast your anxieties to Him.  

6. Pray that God’s Spirit would move in us and through us so that we would be transformed and that souls would be saved.



Prayer Guide: Feb 17, 2019 – 1 Peter 5:8-9
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

As Peter nears the end of his letter, he calls the church to ready themselves for the attack of the enemy. As Christians, we will suffer trials and hardship. Peter has spent a great deal of time trying to help us understand the purpose of trials and suffering, yet here he identifies the ultimate enemy—the devil. Follower of Jesus must remain spiritually vigilant because the devil is intentionally seeking to destroy faith. And while Peter calls us to resist the devil, resistance isn’t a passive activity. We must draw near to God, pursue holiness, practice the spiritual disciplines, and flee temptations. Join with us as we pray for ourselves and our church family this week.

Prayer Guide: Feb 17, 2019 – 1 Peter 5:8-9

1. Thank God for granting you the gift of faith and calling you into His family.

2. Confess to God your need for His grace as you face the trials of life and the attacks of the enemy—the devil.

3. Pray for humility and grace to be sober-minded and watchful.

4. Ask wisdom to discern and avoid common sin traps and areas of temptation.

5. Thank God that He cares for you and supports you during spiritual warfare.

6. Plead with God for greater faithfulness in the spiritual disciplines to resist the devil.  

7. Thank God for His sanctifying work in our lives. Pray that He would do a great work of revival and salvation through Trinity Baptist Church.



Prayer Guide: Feb 24, 2019 – 1 Peter 5:10-14
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin
This Sunday, we will finish our study in 1 Peter. While Peter returns repeatedly to the themes of trials and suffering, he also highlights hope and grace throughout the letter. In fact, hope shines more brightly through the background of difficulty. In the final words of the letter, Peter points us once again to the God of all grace and calls us to stand firm in the true grace of God. Please join with your church family in pray as we prepare ourselves to gather for worship the Sunday.

 

Prayer Guide: Feb 24, 2019 – 1 Peter 5:10-14

1. Give praise to the God of all grace who Himself who is always faithful and works for the good of those who love Him.

2. Ask God for wisdom both to see trials and suffering from a biblical perspective and to remain faithful during difficulty.

3. Pray for a greater recognition of and appreciation for God’s graciousness in all of life.

4. Ask wisdom to discern and avoid common sin traps and areas of temptation.

5. Pray for people you know that are currently struggling through difficult trials.

6. Praise God for His sustaining grace and power which will keep us to the very end.

7. Ask God to do His gracious work of salvation in and through our church.



Prayer Guide: March 3, 2019 – Luke 23:34
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

For the next 7 weeks we will be camping out at the cross and studying Jesus’ dying words. The very instruments on which He would suffer and die becomes the pulpit from which He reveals His heart.  This week, we will give attention to the first word – a prayer – Father, forgive them for they know not what they are doing. Please join with your church family as we humble ourselves before God and ask Him to give us a heart like His.

Prayer Guide: March 3, 2019 – Luke 23:34

1. Spend time thanking God the cross, for loving even His enemies, and for the forgiveness of sin.

2. Ask God for a heart like Jesus’ heart – a heart to pray for and serve others.

3. Confess to God your self-centered agenda and your tendency to hold grudges against those who hurt you.

4. Ask God to give you boldness to reach at least one person with the gospel this year.

5. Ask God for wisdom concerning who you can invite to our Good Friday Musical and our Easter Sunday service.

6. Ask God’s Spirit to make us more like Christ as we gather with the people of God this weekend.

7. Pray that God will glorify Himself by giving spiritual life to spiritually dead hearts this Sunday.  


Prayer Guide: March 10, 2019 - Luke 23:43
Posted By: Derek Hall

As we continue our words from the cross series, we turn our attention to Jesus' words to a dying thief. Today you will be with me in Paradise. The gospels of Mark and Matthew tell us that this thief begins his day by reviling Christ. He is being executed in the same way as Christ, yet he feels the need to insult and mock him. However, something happens over 6 hours. Being in the presence of Christ changes this man. Join together as we pray and seek the face of God. Pray that as we behold Christ he would change us. 

Prayer Guide: March 10, 2019 – Luke 23:43

1. Spend time thanking God for the cross. Praise him that Jesus' sacrifice was sufficient to pay the penalty of sin.

2. Ask God to set your heart and mind upon Christ, and ask God to transform you more and more into the image of Christ.

3. Confess to God your inability to save yourself, and praise him for his work of salvation in your life.

4. Give thanks to God that he remembers those who belong to Him.

5. Ask God for wisdom concerning who you can invite to our Good Friday Musical and our Easter Sunday service.

6. Ask God’s Spirit to make us more like Christ as we gather with the people of God this weekend.

7. Pray that God will glorify Himself by giving spiritual life to spiritually dead hearts this Sunday.


Prayer Guide: March 17, 2019 – John 19:23-17
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

The third word from the cross is found in John 19:26-27. As Jesus is in the process of dying, He sees some familiar faces amongst those gathered on Skull Hill. After scattering with the rest of the disciples in the moments following Jesus’ arrest, the apostle John has made his way to the foot of the cross. Additionally, Jesus’ mother and a group of faithful women were at Golgotha that day. Jesus was filled with compassion for his mother, recognizing her soon to be vulnerability. Jesus’ third word from the cross helps us to understand that though Jesus was dying for the sin of the world, He was (and is) keenly aware of the individuals that He died to save. Let’s pray for God’s grace in our lives as prepare to worship Him together on Sunday.

Prayer Guide: March 17, 2019 – John 19:23-17

1. Worship the God who died to redeem you from your sin and save you from God’s righteous wrath.

2. Give thanks to the Sovereign King of everything that He both knows your name and cares for your needs.

3. Confess to God that too often you are calloused towards the needs of others instead of compassionate - judgmental instead of merciful. Repent and ask God for forgiveness.

4. Pray for those you know who are vulnerable and hurting. Ask God to help you know how you can serve them.

5. Pray that our elected leaders would honor the sanctity of human life in the legislation that they create and support. Pray that our nation would see the atrocity that is abortion, repent, and value life—from the cradle to the grave.  

6. Ask God to help us value our church family more passionately, so that we become more generous with our time, money, and talents when it comes to serving one another.

7. Pray that God will glorify Himself by giving spiritual life to spiritually dead hearts this Sunday.  

8. Pray that each of our members would be committed to reaching at least one person with the gospel in 2019.


Prayer Guide: March 24, 2019 – Matthew 27:46
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

Jesus’ fourth word from the cross is found in Matthew 27:46. In His anguish and pain, Jesus senses the weight of God’s wrath on sin and cries out, “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” The eternal Son of God experiences isolation for the sake of our restoration. What love! As we focus in on the Jesus’ anguish, join with us in praying that we would understand the seriousness of sin and the magnificence of God’s great love.

Prayer Guide: March 24, 2019 – Matthew 27:46

1. Give praise to the One who died and rose again in order to save us from God’s wrath!

2. Praise God that because Jesus endured abandonment from God, all those who are found in Jesus will never be abandoned.

3. Confess to God your struggle to love what is righteous and to hate what is evil. Ask God for grace to love Him more than sin.

4. Pray for wisdom and energy to invest into Christian relationships for the sake of encouragement, accountability, and genuine community.

5. Ask God to help you more fully comprehend the magnificent love of God and to be more secure in your relationship with Him.

6. Pray that God will glorify Himself by giving spiritual life to spiritually dead hearts this Sunday.  

7. Pray that each of our members would be committed to reaching at least one person with the gospel in 2019.


Prayer Guide: March 31, 2019 – John 19:28
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

Jesus’ fifth word from the cross is the only word that deals specifically with His physical condition. In the statement, I thirst we get a glimpse of Jesus intense suffering and a reminder of His humanity. Jesus suffered, died, and rose again as a human. In full obedience to the Father, and in submission to Scripture, Jesus secures our salvation paves the only way to reconciliation with God. Join us in prayer as we prepare our hearts for corporate worship this Sunday morning.

Prayer Guide: March 31, 2019 – John 19:28

1. Give thanks to the God who planned, accomplished, and secures our eternal salvation through Jesus Christ.

2. Thank the Lord for willingly enduring such hostility and brutality for your sake.

3. Just as Jesus knew and submitted to Scripture, as God to give you such resolve to read and meditate on Scripture in order to submit to it.

4. Just as Jesus submitted His will to the Father’s will, ask God to give you such resolve.

5. Knowing that Jesus is the Great High Priest who can sympathize with our weaknesses, ask God for greater faith to persevere during great difficulty.

6. Pray that God will glorify Himself by giving spiritual life to spiritually dead hearts this Sunday.  

7. Pray that each of our members would be committed to reaching at least one person with the gospel in 2019.


Prayer Guide: April 7, 2019 – John 19:30
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

It is finished—Jesus’ victory cry from the cross. Jesus’ sixth word from the cross comes with His last breaths. In this statement, Jesus declares that He has completed His mission, He has made atonement for sinners, He has appeased the wrath of God. Our salvation, our hope of eternal life is tied to Jesus’ obedience in life and in death. As we prepare for corporate worship this Sunday, please join with us in prayer.

Prayer Guide: April 7, 2019 – John 19:30

1. Consider the great price of your salvation and give thanks to Jesus for bearing your sin on the cross.

2. Praise Jesus because He has secured your eternal salvation and invited you to find rest in Him.

3. Ask God to help you grasp the gospel more fully so that you will be more ready to stand firm against the accusations and schemes of the devil.

4. Take time to repent of individual sins in your life—both sins of commission and omission. Ask God to heal the hurts of regret over things in your past, and to give you joy in Christ.

5. Ask God’s Spirit for wisdom and strength to consider yourself dead to sin and alive to God in Jesus Christ.

6. Pray for courage and faithfulness to live for God’s glory and walk in the good works that He has prepared beforehand for us to walk in.

7. Pray that God will glorify Himself by giving spiritual life to spiritually dead hearts this Sunday.  

8. Pray that each member of Trinity Baptist Church would be committed to reaching at least one person with the gospel in 2019.


Prayer Guide: April 14, 2019 – Luke 23:46
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

Jesus’ seventh and final word from the cross is ultimately a prayer of trust. Quoting from Psalm 31:5, Jesus says, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” Immediately following this, Jesus breathes His last. Throughout His seven last words, Jesus models for us what it looks like to live by faith for God’s glory. In this last word, Jesus models the way in which one who has been made righteous is able to face death. As we anticipate gathering for worship this Sunday, will you join with us in prayer?

Prayer Guide: April 14, 2019 – Luke 23:46

1. Praise God for His gracious revelation of Himself in the person of Jesus Christ. Thank Him for taking on flesh and bearing our sin burdens to Calvary.

2. Thank Jesus for His words from the cross – the words that reveal the heart of God for sinners and the love of God that ultimately led to the death of the Son of God.

3. Ask God to strengthen your faith so that you will face trials and difficulty in a way that is pleasing to God.

4. Take time now to pray for people you know who are hurting and trying to make sense of their situations in life.

5. In light of the fact that physical death is a transition to either eternal life in the presence of God or to eternal torment apart from the presence of God, ask God to give you opportunity to share the gospel with people you know who are not believers.

6. Pray that God will glorify Himself by giving spiritual life to spiritually dead hearts this Sunday.  

7. Pray that our church members would invite people to our Easter musical and our Easter services in order to hear the gospel, connect with our church family, and be encouraged in Christ.


Prayer Guide: April 21, 2019 – Luke 24:36-49
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

Resurrection Sunday! Jesus is alive. On this truth, our hope rests. Join us was we humble ourselves before God and ask Him to do abundantly beyond all we could ask or imagine.

Prayer Guide: April 21, 2019 – Luke 24:36-49

1. Worship the Risen Savior, the One who died for our sin and rose again on the 3rd day!

2. Pray for our choir and for the drama team as they lead us in worship this Friday night by sharing with us The Story of Grace. Pray that those who attend would grow to love Jesus more passionately. 

3. Ask God to bless the efforts of all those who have invited others to our Good Friday musical and Easter Sunday service. Pray that many people would worship with us during these two special opportunities and that God would add numbers to His Kingdom as the lost are saved.

4. Pray that our members would live as faithful ambassadors of Jesus Christ.

5. Pray for our Children's Minister Search Team. Ask God to give each member (Stephanie Collins, Kristy Gadry, Mike Jennings, Nate Magloughlin, Nathan Murphy, Jennifer Silhan, Nathan Stollings, and Heather Watson) wisdom and discernment as they pray through resumes and over candidates.

6. Ask God for grace during this interim period while we seek God’s will for our next Children’s Minister. Thank God for Melissa Raleigh and her willingness to serve in the interim role.


Prayer Guide: April 28, 2019 – Philippians 4:4-7
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

This morning, we are beginning a short series from Philippians 4:4-9 that we are calling The Renewed Mind: Gospel-Filtered Thinking. In this first sermon, we’ll see that Paul believes that the gospel leads to joy, reasonableness, and peace. In fact, the fact that God has loved us so fully and transformed us so thoroughly out to change our entire outlook in life. Pray with us this week as we prepare to hear from our Great God!

Prayer Guide: April 28, 2019 – Philippians 4:4-7

1. Give thanks to the great God of salvation, to the One whose love and grace has given us new life and a new outlook on life.

2. Ask God to make you increasingly joyful, no matter the circumstances you face, as you walk closely with the Lord.

3. Ask God to make you increasingly humble. Pray for grace to prioritize the needs of others and to respond to people in a way that is consistent with the grace that God has shown you.

4. Pray that God would strengthen your faith and trust in Him so that in times of difficulty and hardship, you will not be overcome with fear and anxiety.

5. Ask God to help you discipline yourself for the purpose of prayer.

6. Pray that God will give you opportunities this week to share the gospel with people who are not following Jesus.

7. Ask Him to do His work of salvation in the lives of people who heard the gospel during our Easter services.


Prayer Guide: May 5, 2019 – Philippians 4:7-8
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

As we continue our series The Renewed Mind: Gospel-Filtered Thinking from Philippians 4:4-9, we focus our attention on v.8. Here, Paul calls the church to meditate on a list of virtues that has been termed the briefest biography of Jesus Christ ever written. While Paul’s list of virtues is mostly taken from ancient Greek moral philosophers, Paul is clearly sanctifying them in connecting to the One true and Living God. As we humble ourselves before God, in order to battle anxiety, Paul wants us to pray and to meditate on that which is excellent and praise worthy. Please join with your church family as we pray for God grace to be at work in us and among us this weekend.  

Prayer Guide: May 5, 2019 – Philippians 4:7-8

1. Praise the God who reveals Himself as all-powerful, all-knowing, all-wise, and ever present.

2. Thank God for His grace and his kindness extended to you in the cross of Christ.

3. Ask God to give you grace to discipline your thought life and to meditate on what matters most.

4. Ask God to help you discern, seek, and love truth.

5. Pray for those who you know who are facing anxiety. Ask God to help them to recall the truth about who He is and who they are in Christ.

6. Ask God to comfort you as you recall His sovereign reign over everything and His providential care in your life.

7. Ask God to give you a heart for the lost and the hurting and for courage to engage others with the gospel.

8. Pray that God’s spirit would descend on our church in power to transform us and to give us a greater passion for His glory.


Prayer Guide: May 12, 2019 – Philippians 4:8-9
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

This Sunday morning, we will finish our series through Philippian 4:4-9. As we continue to make our way through the sanctified list of virtues in v.8, pray that God will give us grace to discipline ourselves to consider such things. Also, pray that our meditation on such things would lead to our practice of godliness for the glory of God and the good of His people.

Prayer Guide: May 12, 2019 – Philippians 4:8-9

1. Spend time worshipping Jesus, the One who is true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, commendable, excellent and praiseworthy.

2. Thank God for the grace and peace that He has given freely through faith in Jesus.

3. Ask God for a whole-hearted love and devotion for Him.

4. Confess to God that too often you fail to reflect on His character. Ask Him for grace to meditate on His glory and long for His will and His ways.

5. Ask God to help you to live consistently with what you profess to believe about who He is.

6. Pray for people you know who are struggling with anxiety and depression. Ask God for wisdom to know how you might be an encouragement to those people.

7. Ask God’s Spirit to give you a passion to reach others with the good news of the gospel. Plead with God to do His work of salvation in and through the people of Trinity Baptist Church.


Prayer Guide: May 19, 2019 – Exodus 19-20
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

The Ten Commandments are one of the most recognizable aspects of the entire Bible. While not everyone can name each commandment, certainly most people are familiar with what they are. This summer, we will be focusing attention on the Ten Commandments during our corporate worship times on Sunday mornings. This Sunday, we’ll begin the series in the Ten Commandments by asking several questions related to the topic. Join us Sunday as we look at the Ten Commandments – then and now.

Prayer Guide: May 19, 2019 – Exodus 19-20

1. Praise God for His gracious salvation, that we don’t have to perform to a certain level to earn God’s favor.

2. Praise God for clearly revealing Himself and His will to us in His Word.

3. Confess to God your struggle to fear and obey Him as you should.

4. Ask God to help you to love Him and others as He calls us to.

5. Pray that God’s Spirit would be at work in the life of the non-believers that you know so that they would be convicted of their sin and be comforted in the gospel.

6. Pray for grace to be increasingly motivated to obey Him because of who He is and what He’s done on your behalf.

7. Ask God to provide for every financial need of our church family as we enter the summer behind budget.


Prayer Guide: May 26, 2019 – Exodus 20:1-3
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

The 1st Commandment – You Shall Have No Other gods Before Me – is foundational to all the other commandments. The eternal, covenant keeping God is laying His claim on His people. To be in covenant relationship with God means to love and serve Him with full devotion. He will not share His glory with anyone or anything. He demands our allegiance. While we all fail in our obedience to this command, through faith in the One who kept this commandment fully and faithfully, we are secure in a covenant relationship with the One true and Living God.

Prayer Guide: May 26, 2019 – Exodus 20:1-3

1. Praise the God who is worthy of all glory and honor – the eternal God who is all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-wise.

2. Thank God for revealing Himself as the triune God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – who is always at work or His own glory and for the good of His people.

3. Ask God for grace to honor Him as He deserves and to embrace His call on your life for full allegiance.

4. Confess to God your battle with idolatry – to elevate God’s good gifts and blessings to places of priority in your life, places that only God deserves.

5. Give thanks to Jesus Christ who fulfilled the Law on your behalf and makes possible relationship with God.

6. Ask God’s Spirit to transform your desires and motivations so that you will you will be increasingly guided by God’s glory in everything that you do.

7. Pray for our church family as we enter the summer months: Pray for our VBS, our Missions’ Teams, our Church Finances, and our Children’s Minister Search Team.

8. Pray that God’s Spirit would move in marvelous and amazing ways in and through us – bringing spiritual and numerical growth to our church family.


Prayer Guide: June 9, 2019 – Exodus 20:7
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

The 3rd Commandment – You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain – is commonly misunderstood and oftentimes minimized. Clearly, our God is doing more than prohibiting the use of a few select words here. In fact, God is calling us to honor His name, not only with our words, but with our thoughts and with our lives as well. Please join with your church family in praying that God will make us 3rd Commandment Christians!

Prayer Guide: June 9, 2019 – Exodus 20:7

1. Praise the God whose name is worthy of all glory and honor as He is the sovereign creator, sustainer, and redeemer of life!

2. Ask God to give you discipline to guard your lips and your life from living in such a way that would bring dishonor to His name.

3. Thank God for His grace in revealing His name and His character to His creation.

4. Confess to God your struggle to live according to His Word and for His glory. Ask God for forgiveness for those time when you simply go through the motions of worship or live in blatant hypocrisy.

5. Give thanks to Jesus who fulfilled the 3rd Commandment perfectly, and who alone holds the name that is above every other name! Ask God for grace to worship Him accordingly.

6. Pray that God will put in our hearts a great desire to engage others with the gospel.

7. Please ask God to protect the unity of our church family. Continue to pray that God will raise up volunteers for VBS. Ask for grace for each of our Missions’ Teams. Plead with him on behalf of our Children’s Minister Search Team. Ask Him to spark generosity and faithfulness amongst our church in terms of giving to support the ministries and expenses of the church.

8. Pray that God’s Spirit would move in marvelous and amazing ways in and through us – bringing spiritual and numerical growth to our church family.


Prayer Guide: June 16, 2019 – Exodus 20:8-11
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

The 4th Commandment – Remember the Sabbath Day, to Keep it Holy – is both misunderstood and widely marginalized in our culture today. And it’s not just society at large that ignores this commandment, many professing Christians also question the validity of the 4th Commandment as well. This Sunday, we’ll focus our attention on what it means to remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy as followers of Jesus.   Please join with your church family in praying that God will do a great work in the life of our church family.

Prayer Guide: June 16, 2019 – Exodus 20:8-11

1. Humble yourself before God by declaring His worth, His authority, and His prefect wisdom.

2. Give thanks to God for securing your salvation through resting in the finished work of Jesus Christ.

3. Ask God to give you wisdom to understand and apply the 4th Commandment in a way that honors and glorifies His name.

4. Confess to God that all too often you struggle to rest in Jesus’ finished work and instead live with the mindset that you must do something to add to or ensure your standing with God.

5. Ask for forgiveness for the times when you have neglected the 4th Commandment and for the times when you’ve judged others concerning the 4th Commandment.

6. Ask God to increase your desire to worship Him as you serve and support Trinity Baptist Church.  

7. Please ask God to protect the unity of our church family. Pray that our Thailand 2 missions team would be strengthened by the Holy Spirit to lead singing at the conference. Please pray for Lisa Whatley and her team of VBS leaders and volunteers as they prepare to serve children in Jesus’ name. Pray that God would give our Children’s Minister Search team unity as we continue to seek God’s wisdom to select our next Children’s Minister.

8. Pray that God’s Spirit would move in marvelous and amazing ways in and through us – bringing spiritual and numerical growth to our church family for His glory.


Prayer Guide: June 23, 2019 – Exodus 20:12
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

The 5th Commandment – Honor your father and mother – is the leading commandment of the second table of commands. The first four commandments regulate our love to God. The last six describe our love for others. Loving others begins with honoring one’s father and mother because it is in the home where relationships begin. This Sunday, we will learn that honoring one’s father and mother doesn’t end when we turn 18 years old. This commandment endures and should be a guiding principle throughout life. Please join with your church family in praying that God will do a great work in the life of our church family.

Prayer Guide: June 23, 2019 – Exodus 20:12

1. Praise God for His Greatness and His Goodness revealed to us clearly in both in His Word and in Jesus, the Living Word.

2. Glorify our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who perfectly fulfilled the 5th Commandment and was uniquely qualified to die on the cross for our sins.

3. Pray that God would deepen your love and respect for your parents according to His will.

4. Confess to God your struggle to honor your parents both inwardly and outwardly. Ask for forgiveness for dishonoring your parents with disrespectful thoughts, words, actions, and inactions.

5. Pray for grace for the want to when it comes to honoring parents that have neglected God’s Word and hurt you with their actions and words.

6. Ask God to help you to joyfully submit to the authorities that He has put in your life.

7. Please ask God to empower our church to live on mission for His glory – reaching people with the gospel in Amarillo.

8. Pray that God’s Spirit would move in marvelous and amazing ways in and through us – bringing spiritual and numerical growth to our church family for His glory.


Prayer Guide: June 30, 2019 – Exodus 20:13
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

The 6th Commandment – You Shall Not Murder – seems simple enough. Most people will never physically murder someone in their lifetime. That said, Jesus gives the authoritative interpretation of this Commandment in the Sermon on the Mount when He associates anger with murder. Similarly, the apostle John associated hatred with murder as well (1 John 3).  And while many of us will never physically murder someone, all of us deal with emotions and attitude that lead to murder. Considering this, we desperately need God’s grace in our battle against sin and our living consistently with this commandment. Please join with your church family in praying that God will do a great work in the life of our church family.

Prayer Guide: June 30, 2019 – Exodus 20:13

1. Worship the Great and Merciful God who willingly forgives sinners and restores them to fellowship with Himself.

2. Praise Jesus who was murdered at the hands of sinful men so that God’s people might have life.

3. Ask God to strengthen you by His Spirit to love Him with all that you are and to love your neighbor as yourself.  

4. Confess to God your struggle with unrighteous anger. Seek forgiveness for the times when your anger has hurt others – your spouse, your kids, friends, co-workers, etc.  

5. Pray for grace to use words that encourage and build up rather than slander and tear down others.

6. Pray for our country and for our leaders. Ask God to raise up men and women who will promote and support the sanctity of human life at every level.

7. Pray for our Taiwan Mission Team. Ask God to move in them and through them for His glory.

8. Pray that God’s Spirit would move in marvelous and amazing ways in and through us – bringing spiritual and numerical growth to our church family for His glory.


Prayer Guide: July 7, 2019 – Exodus 20:14
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

Jesus authoritatively interprets the 7th Commandment – You Shall Not Commit Adultery – much more broadly than first expected. This commandment is not simply about the physical act of adultery but concerns the lust of the heart and sexual immorality (Matt 5:27-30). Furthermore, keeping this commandment means affirming God’s design for marriage and prioritizing the marriage relationship. In our sexually charged world, temptations to break the 7th Commandment have become increasingly persistent and powerful. Thus, please join with your family and your church family in asking God for grace when it comes to the area of sexual purity.

Prayer Guide: July 7, 2019 – Exodus 20:14

1. Spend time worshipping the Righteous One, Jesus, who alone is pure, perfect, and worthy to be praised.

2. Ask God for grace to live a life of purity in a world that prioritizes sinfulness and aims to defile you.

3. Ask God to give you a greater love for His Word and a greater dependence on His Spirit so that you will not carry out the deeds of the flesh.  

4. Pray for marriages in our church family. Ask God to graciously protect both men and women from temptations aimed to weaken or destroy their marriage covenant, bringing reproach upon the church and the name of God.   

5. Pray for parents who are seeking to shepherd their children towards godliness and sexual purity in a society where such things aren’t valued.

6. Ask God to give you a compassionate heart that is ready to forgive wrongs – just as He has forgiven you.

7. Pray that many children would attend our VBS, hear the gospel, and be saved. Ask God to grow our church family spiritually and numerically.  

8. Ask God to give you a passion to reach your neighbors, friends, family, and co-workers with the message of the gospel.  


Prayer Guide: July 14, 2019 – Exodus 20:15
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

On Sunday, July 14th, we will turn our attention to the 8th Commandment – You Shall Not Steal. Stealing (property, money, reputation, time, etc.) is wrong. Whether the stealing is from an individual, an employer, or the government, to steal is to break the law. Furthermore, at times, we can be guilty of stealing from God, which is profoundly wrong. However, as with the other commandments, this commandment does much more than prohibit the unlawful taking of another’s property. Not only shouldn’t we steal from others, we should love others and serve them with our possessions. Please join with your church family in praying for God’s grace this week.

Prayer Guide: July 14, 2019 – Exodus 20:15

1. Take some time to worship God. Praise Him for His perfect character and thank Him for His perfect provision.  

2. Pray that God would increase your trust and contentment in His provision.

3. Repent of using your resources selfishly and for failing to steward what God has entrusted to you in ways that are pleasing to Him.

4. Ask God to give you a greater desire to use what He has blessed you with to love and serve others. 

5. Pray that God would be glorified as we conduct VBS 2019. Pray that all our volunteers would serve in the strength that God supplies so that God would gain the glory. Also, pray that God would give spiritual life to many children and that many families would connect with our church as a result of VBS.

6. As the summer comes to an end, please pray that God would raise up volunteers to serve in ministries that will be starting back up again in August. Pray that God will raise up volunteers for our children’s ministry, especially in Sunday School.

7. Pray that our Children’s Minister Search Team would continue to seek the Lord and trust Him to provide the right candidate at the right time.

8. Ask God to give us a great passion for the gospel and that we would speak it regularly to those with whom we interact.


Prayer Guide: July 21, 2019 – Exodus 20:16
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

The 9th Commandment – You Shall Not Lie – is a universally broken commandment. From both the beginning of time and from the beginning of our lives, lying has been the norm. We can lie with our words, with our silence, with our body language, and with our lives. And while all this is true, lying is primarily a heart issue. As we dive into the study of the 9th Commandment this week, please seek God’s grace in prayer.

Prayer Guide: July 21, 2019 – Exodus 20:16

1. Give praise and honor to the God who is Truth! Thank Him for making His will and His ways known to us so that we might have life.

2. Ask God to give you a greater love for Truth and a greater passion to seek and meditate upon Truth.

3. Confess to God your struggle to walk in Truth and to practice falsehood for selfish reasons. Ask Him to forgive you and to cleanse you from all unrighteousness.  

4. Pray for courage to speak the Truth to others. Ask for boldness to humbly and lovingly share the gospel with others.   

5. Pray that God would bring many children to our VBS, and that each of them would be encouraged and challenged by the Truth of God’s Word.

6. Ask God to bless our upcoming block party – that many families would be served, that connections in the community would be made, and that He would be glorified.

7. Pray that our Children’s Minister Search Team would continue to seek the Lord and trust Him to provide the right candidate at the right time.


Prayer Guide: August 18, 2019 – Matthew 8:1-17
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

On Sunday, August 18, we will begin a series in Matthew that we are calling Walking with Jesus. As we look at His life, we’ll see the kind of King that Jesus is. We’ll see what it means to be Jesus’ disciple, what it looks like to love and to live like Him. As we consider the character of our Lord, may God change us so that we would more fully reflect Him.

Prayer Guide: August 18, 2019 – Matthew 8:1-17

1. Give praise to God for his up close and personal love. Praise the Savior who enters our world in order to restore what sin has broken.

2. Ask God to give you (and our church) a heart of compassion that seeks to serve the hurting and the broken with the love of Jesus.

3. Thank God for His sovereign authority in all of life. Confess to Him your failure to be properly motivated and comforted by this reality.

4. Ask God for grace to trust Him during the difficult times in life – during the seasons when it seems like nothing is going your way.   

5. Thank God for His sovereign power and the fact that His plans will not ultimately be thwarted!

6. Pray for our Children’s Ministry Search Team. Ask God to guide every step of the process as we continue to trust Him to provide for our church family.

7. Ask God to motivate our church family to be inviting family, friends, neighbors, classmates, and co-workers to visit Trinity Baptist Church and engage them with the gospel.

8. Pray for people who have been and will be visiting our church family over the course of the next several weeks as the new school year begins. Pray that our church family will be intentional about connecting with new people and helping them to feel welcome. Pray that many new people will make TBC their church home.


Prayer Guide: August 25, 2019 – Matthew 8:18-27
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

Continuing in our Walking with Jesus series, this Sunday (August 25), we’ll see Jesus laying out some expectations of discipleship. Jesus’ responses to 2 would-be disciples will perhaps challenge our understanding of what following Jesus involves. Please join with your church family as we pray for God’s gracious blessing over our worship services this weekend.

Prayer Guide: August 25, 2019 – Matthew 8:18-27

1. Spend some time praising and thanking Jesus for bearing the cross that we deserved for our sin. Worship the God of salvation who has done everything necessary in order to provide salvation for those who trust in Jesus.

2. Confess to God the sin of idolatry – how at times we long for the comforts and things of this world more than that we long for Him.

3. Ask God for grace to prioritize Him over the things of this world.

4. Pray for courage to say “no” to that which distracts us from finding our greatest joy in faithfulness to Jesus.

5. Give thanks to God for His faithfulness and provision in life. Ask Him to strengthen our faith so that even during difficult times, our lives will give testimony to God’s goodness.

6. Ask God to soften our hearts make us quick to submit to His authority.

7. Pray that God’s will increase our church’s passion for His glory and that we will experience a genuine movement of God whereby we are characterized by repentance, joy, and growth.

8. Pray for people who have been and will be visiting our church family over the course of the next several weeks as the new school year begins. Pray that our church family will be intentional about connecting with new people and helping them to feel welcome. Pray that many new people will make TBC their church home.


Prayer Guide: Sept 1, 2019 – Matthew 8:28-34
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

This week, we find ourselves in Matthew 8:28-34 and on the eastern shore of the Sea of Galilee. Jesus and His disciples are in the Decapolis, a primarily Gentile region consisting of ten cities. While there, Jesus encounters two demon-possessed men who have proven to be a menace to society. As we might expect, Jesus exercises His authority over the kingdom of darkness and rescues these men from the clutches of Satan. However, whereas we’ve grown accustomed to people being drawn to Jesus’ authority and power, the response of the people on the eastern shore is anything but expected. In this passage, we’ll see that God’s grace is far reaching and response provoking.

In preparation for Sunday, please join with your church family in prayer as we humble ourselves before God and seek His grace. Remember that we have an alternate worship schedule this weekend (9:15am Bible Study & 10:30am Worship). Remember also that our Children’s Minister candidate, Michelle Rose (and her husband Wesley), will be in town for an “in-view-of-a-call” weekend.

Prayer Guide: Sept 1, 2019 – Matthew 8:28-34

1. Praise God for the His matchless love and far reaching grace. Thank Him for pursuing us when we were in rebellion against Him.

2. Thank God for the work of Christ in which He does not hold our sins against us nor treat us as our sin deserves.

3. Ask God to give us hearts like Jesus to pursue the hurting and the broken – to reach out to others with the love of God – and to serve where there is a need.

4. Pray for grace to respond appropriately to God’s grace. Pray that we would live lives of worship and obedience for His glory. Pray that we would be eager to proclaim the goodness and mercy of our great God.

5. Pray for people you know that are living in rebellion against God. Ask God to soften their hard hearts so that they would embrace the gospel.

6. Pray for our church family as we get to know Michelle Rose this weekend and prepare to vote to extend a call to her to serve as our next Children’s Minister.

7. Pray that those who visit our church will experience the warmth of our church family and be spiritually encouraged in God’s Word. Ask God to be gracious to our church family and to grow our Body as He sees fit.

8. Pray for a mighty and undeniable movement of the Holy Spirit whereby sin is confessed and repented of, souls are saved, and people are sanctified.


Prayer Guide: Sept 8, 2019 – Matthew 9:1-8
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

What a great time we had worshipping together in one service last Sunday. Praise God for His goodness and mercy to our church family. We are so grateful for His provision for our Children’s Ministry in bringing Michelle Rose to us. We’ll look forward to her start, and trust the Lord to sell their house in Brentwood, TN.  

This Sunday, we begin Matthew 9. Matthew will introduce us to another aspect of Jesus’ authority – His authority to forgiven sins. We’ll see that our greatest needs are not physical in nature, but spiritual. Will you join with your church family as we pray for our corporate gathering this Sunday?

Prayer Guide: Sept 8, 2019 – Matthew 9:1-8

1. Give praise and honor to the Most High God. Worship Him as the sovereign God who possesses all authority.

2. Give thanks to Jesus who has met our greatest need through His perfect life, substitutionary death, and resurrection from the dead. Give thanks to the One who has met the righteous requirements of God’s Law and is able and willing to forgive those who place their hope in Him.

3. Ask God to give you greater confidence in and appreciation for Jesus’ authority so that you will live more fully for the joy that is to be found in obedience to God’s ways.

4. Confess to God your reluctance to live a life focused on exposing others to Jesus. Ask God for grace to courageously live as His witness.

5. Pray for people that you know who seem to be focused only on their broken external situations but fail to recognize their broken spiritual condition. Pray that God would give you opportunity to encourage them to find their healing in Jesus.

6. Praise God for providing for our church by sending Michelle Rose to us as our new Children’s Minister. Pray that Wesley and Michelle’s house in Brentwood would sell quickly.

7. Pray that those who visit our church will experience the warmth of our church family. Ask God to be gracious to our church and to grow our Body as He sees fit. Pray that our church members would find joy in inviting people to worship with us and that in God’s timing, both of our morning services would be overflowing with people!

8. Ask God to graciously save people this weekend during our worship services.


Prayer Guide: Sept 15, 2019 – Matthew 9:9-13
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

As we prepare for our corporate gathering on Sunday, Sept. 15, I want to encourage you to pray for our time of worship. Along with many of you, I sensed an incredible level of excitement connected to the grace and love of God this past Sunday. Let’s continue to call out to God and ask Him to instill within us a passion for His glory and a gratefulness for His grace that goes beyond what we currently possess.   

Prayer Guide: Sept 15, 2019 – Matthew 9:9-13

1. Spend time thanking the Sovereign and Merciful God for His heart for sinners. Praise Jesus for the great love with which He loved us – a love that led to His humiliation, suffering, and death.

2. As God to increase our passion for His glory and our pursuit of relational connection with Jesus. Pray that we would find our greatest satisfaction in Jesus and what He has accomplished for us.

3. Ask for God to help you in your battle against the things of the world. Ask Him for grace to host fast against the temptations that come your way.

4. Pray for wisdom and courage to be intentional about sharing the gospel, and that we would be committed to reaching at least one person with the gospel before the end of the year.

5. Thank God for the security and joy that we have knowing that Jesus has secured our eternal salvation. Praise God that He will finish the work that He began in us.

6. Ask God to make you humble and dependent on Him.

7. Pray that more and more people would find a church home at Trinity Baptist and that God would build up the Body of Christ as people exercise their spiritual gifts.

8. Ask God to graciously save people this weekend during our worship services.


Prayer Guide: Sept 22, 2019 – Matthew 9:14-17
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

As we gather to worship our great God and Savior this Sunday, I’m excited to celebrate with 3 more of our students who are trusting in Christ and will be baptized. Church family, let me encourage you make our Sunday morning worship service a priority each week as your presence matters. During our corporate worship times, God’s Spirit is at work creating unity and building up the Body as we humble ourselves before Him.

This week, we turn our attention to Matthew 9:14-17. As Jesus answers a question about fasting, we’ll see that Jesus is hinting at what it takes to be right with God. Please join with your church family asking God to do wonderful and marvelous things in us and through us at Trinity Baptist Church.

Prayer Guide: Sept 22, 2019 – Matthew 9:14-17

1. Spend time praising and thanking the God who came save us from our sin and to give us great joy.

2. Praise God for the perfect righteousness of Jesus which secures our standing with God forever.

3. Thank God for His gracious compassion and willingness to forgive us when we rebel against His will and His ways.

4. Ask God for grace to increasingly desire to live for His glory and according to Truth.

5. Praise God for doing His work of salvation in our church family and ask Him to astound us with works of His Spirit.

6. Plead with God for a discipline that drives us to pursue Him for fully and to believe the Truth that in His presence there is fullness of joy (Ps 16:11).

7. Pray specifically for people who you know are disconnected from God and stand in need of a Savior.


Prayer Guide: Sept 29, 2019 – Matthew 9:18-34
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

As we turn our attention to Matthew 9:18-34 this Sunday, take special note of the desperation that each of the people who approached Jesus was experiencing. While each of their situations were different, they all recognized their need and ran to Jesus. Join with your church family as we seek the Lord together in prayer. We can be confident that when we genuinely humble ourselves before God and seek Him, He will not leave us to ourselves, but will give us grace.

Prayer Guide: Sept 29, 2019 – Matthew 9:18-34

1. Worship the God who reveals Himself as a place of refuge and a very present help in times of trouble for those who seek Him.

2. Give thanks to God that He has made known His love and His grace in Christ. Thank Him that He receives sinners and broken people, and that whosoever will – regardless of place in society - may call upon Him and be saved.

3. Praise God that He gives not only gives life to the spiritually dead, but that He restores life to the spiritually broken.

4. Ask God to do a great work salvation and renewal in our church family and among those who attend our church regularly.

5. Ask God’s Spirit to give us a greater passion for seeking Him and His wisdom through His Word.

6. Pray that God would restore marriages and broken relationships in our church family. Ask God to give us compassion, love, and forgiveness for those who have wronged us.

7. Pray for the Life Action Thirst Conference. Ask God to raise both the curiosity and commitment levels of our church family so that we will make every effort to be part of this time of seeking God corporately.


Prayer Guide: Oct 6, 2019 – Matthew 9:35-10:23
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

Thus far in our study of the Gospel According to Matthew, all the attention has centered on Jesus. In Matthew 10, however, Jesus sends out His disciples on a short-term mission trip in order to proclaim the kingdom of heaven is at hand (10:7). He sends them out with both instruction and encouragement, preparing them for the opposition that they will face. Will you join with your church family this week praying that God would give us a passion for working the harvest in a way that is honoring to Him?

Prayer Guide: Oct 6, 2019 – Matthew 9:35-10:23

1. Praise the God of compassion who has accomplished our salvation, saving us from the tyranny of sin.

2. Thank Jesus for His commitment to the Father’s will, even though it meant suffering and death for Him.

3. Pray that God would raise up and send out laborers to work the harvest for His glory. Pray for missions and missionaries associated with our church; pray that each of us would see ourselves as missionaries sent by God and empowered by the Holy Spirit.

4. Ask God for a heart like Jesus’ to see the hurts of others, and to be moved with compassion to help where we can.

5. Pray for strong faith and courage in the midst of opposition and difficulty for the sake of Jesus’ name. Ask God’s Spirit to give you boldness for the gospel when facing temptation and trial.

6. Confess to God your struggle with sin and ask Him for grace to live a life consistent with truth and righteousness.

7. Pray for the Life Action Thirst Conference. Ask God to raise both the curiosity and commitment levels of our church family so that we will make every effort to be part of this time of seeking God corporately.

8. Pray that God would meet every financial need of Trinity Baptist Church so that our ministry wouldn’t be hindered in any way.

9. Ask God to do His work of salvation and sanctification this week!


Prayer Guide: Oct 20, 2019 – Matthew 10:24-11:1
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

What a great week we had at TBC with Life Action leading us in the Thirst Conference. May God continue to bear much fruit in our lives as we seek Him with all that we are. As we prepare to gather on Sunday, we invite you to pray with us as we seek live as Jesus’ disciples.

Prayer Guide: Oct 20, 2019 – Matthew 10:24-11:1

1. Praise the God of salvation, the One who has secured our eternal dwelling and given us His Spirit as a pledge of our inheritance.  

2. Thank God that He does not hold our sin against us or treat us as we deserve. Praise Him for lavishing His mercy and kindness upon us.

3. Ask God to give you courage when facing trials and difficulty.

4. Pray for grace to live in the fear of the Lord and to earnestly seek to align your life with His Word and His ways. Ask God to enable you to walk with the Spirit so that you would not carry out the lusts of the flesh.

5. Thank God for His providential care in your life. Worship Him as the sovereign God who is for you and not against you!

6. Confess to God your struggle to prioritize Him in every aspect of your life.

7. Ask God for grace to live your loyalty and allegiance to Him daily.

8. Ask God to make your life, your ministry, fruitful for His glory. Pray that God would be at work in every relationship that you have with others.


Prayer Guide: Oct 27, 2019 – Matthew 11:2-24
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

As we move towards the end of October and the end of the year, we continue to walk with Jesus through Matthew’s Gospel. John the Baptist sends a delegation of his disciples to Jesus to ask a question that we may find a bit surprising. And while we may find John’s doubts a bit surprising, it seems that most followers of Christ will go through periods of doubt and questioning during their lives. Doubt is not the same as disbelief. May God humble us and cause us to pursue Him, especially in seasons of doubt.

Prayer Guide: Oct 27, 2019 – Matthew 11:2-24

1. Spend time worshipping Jesus, the Messiah in whom there is reconciliation with God and the hope of eternal life.  

2. That God for His grace to the humble and His patience with sinners.

3. Confess to God your struggle to doubt His promises and to live in fear. 

4. Pray for greater faith to believe God’s promises and to live in dependence on and obedience to Him. Pray for people you know who are struggling with either the assurance of salvation or with simply believing the promises of God.

5. Repent of persistent sin in your life that is hindering you from experiencing God’s joy and peace.

6. Pray for people you know that are rejecting the gospel – rejecting Jesus – in disbelief. Ask God to give you opportunity to proclaim Christ to them.

7. Ask God’s Spirit to so work in your life so that you would bear fruit in keeping with repentance.

8. Ask God to take away your desires for that which is sinful and dishonoring to Him. Plead with Him to give you a passion for His glory and His righteousness.  

9. Pray that our church would continue to bear fruit associated with the Thirst Conference.

10. Pray for the Student Ministry’s Candy and Conversations Outreach on 10/31. Ask God to work through our students to shine the light of the gospel.

11. Pray for our Nominating Committee as they are in the process of prayerfully discerning people to approach to serve on various committees and ministry teams in our church.

12. As we enter the last few months of the year with a budget deficit, please pray that God would put it on the hearts of His people to give to support the ministries and expenses of the church.


Prayer Guide: Nov 3, 2019 – Matthew 11:25-30
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

This Sunday, November 3, we’ll be partaking of the Lord’s Supper, remembering the gracious sacrifice of our Savior. As we study one of the most encouraging and uplifting passages in Matthew’s Gospel, we’ll hear Jesus’ invitation to come to Him. This is the most important invitation that anyone has ever been given. How one responds to Jesus’ invitation has profound implications, not just for this life, but for eternity. Please join with your church family in prayer as we prepare to gather on Sunday to worship.

Prayer Guide: Nov 3, 2019 – Matthew 11:25-30

1. Praise God for who He is – the sovereign and gracious One who takes an interest in sinners like you and me!

2. Thank God for His wisdom in salvation – that while no one would arrive at God on their own, He has graciously revealed Himself to the humble.

3. Confess to God your tendency towards pride and self-sufficiency. Ask God to humble you and make you dependent on Him.

4. Thank God that salvation doesn’t depend on our ability to perform the Law, but that Jesus accomplished our salvation thru His obedience and sacrifice on our behalf.

5. Ask God for grace to take Jesus’ yoke upon us and to live our lives according to His will and His ways.

6. Ask God to give you opportunity to proclaim Christ to a non-believer and then to see that person respond positively to the gospel.  

7. Pray that Trinity Baptist Church would grow both spiritually and numerically.

8. Pray for the Student Ministry’s Candy and Conversations Outreach on 10/31. Ask God to work through our students to shine the light of the gospel.

9. Pray for our Nominating Committee as they are in the process of prayerfully discerning people to approach to serve on various committees and ministry teams in our church.

10. As we enter the last few months of the year with a budget deficit, please pray that God would put it on the hearts of His people to give to support the ministries and expenses of the church.


Prayer Guide: Nov 10, 2019 – Matthew 12:1-21
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

In Matthew 12:1-21, the Pharisees confront Jesus concerning the Sabbath. In the end, however, it’s Jesus who calls out the religious leaders for their failure to understand, interpret, and apply the Law of God correctly. While the legalism of the Pharisees is dangerous, we too need to be on guard against legalism (in any of its forms).

Prayer Guide: Nov 10, 2019 – Matthew 12:1-21

1. Praise the God whose disposition towards sinners is gracious and whose love for His Children is unending.

2. Give thanks to God who does not treat us as our sins deserve but offers forgiveness and hope in Jesus Christ. 

3. Confess to God any legalistic tendencies that cause you to think more highly of yourself or judge others harshly.

4. Ask God to help you love others and to treat them with the same kindness and grace with which God has treated you.

5. Pray that as you rest in Jesus’ finished work, you would have grace to set aside the guilt and shame that Satan would have you feel.

6. Ask God to give you opportunity to proclaim Christ to a non-believer and then to see that person respond positively to the gospel.  

7. Pray for Michelle and Wesley Rose as they transition to life in Amarillo and Michelle begins her ministry at TBC.

9. Pray for our Nominating Committee as they are in the process of prayerfully discerning people to approach to serve on various committees and ministry teams in our church.

10. Pray that God would raise up generous and faithful givers as we enter the final weeks of the year.


Prayer Guide: Nov 17, 2019 – Matthew 12:22-37
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

More than likely, we have all said things that we immediately regretted. Unfortunately, whatever it was that we regretted saying wasn’t just random, according to Scripture. Jesus tells us that what proceeds from the mouth, originates in the heart. In Matthew 12:22-37, in response to a blasphemous accusation by the Pharisees, Jesus makes it clear that there is no middle ground when it comes to our views of Jesus – we are either for Him or against Him. Furthermore, Jesus makes it clear that the fruit of our lives gives evidence of our true nature. As we prepare to join on Sunday to worship our great God and Savior, please join me in praying that we would experience God’s gracious hand upon us.

Prayer Guide: Nov 17, 2019 – Matthew 12:22-37

1. Praise the God who is both able and willing to save us from the curse of sin and to heal our hurts.

2. Thank Jesus, who for our sake, took on flesh, displaying both compassion and power.

3. Ask God to help you to live more fully for His glory in every aspect of your life.

4. Pray for opportunities to engage others with the gospel and to share with them the only message that will free them from bondages of sin.

5. Ask God for grace to discern truth from error and right from wrong.  

6. Pray that God’s Spirit would bear much fruit in our lives and that our lives would serve as testimonies to God’s greatness.  

7. Pray for Michelle and Wesley Rose as they transition to life in Amarillo and Michelle begins her ministry at TBC.

9. Pray for our Nominating Committee as they are in the process of prayerfully discerning people to approach to serve on various committees and ministry teams in our church.

10. Pray that God would help every member of our church to understand the importance of faithfully stewarding the resources that God has entrusted to them.


Prayer Guide: Nov 24, 2019 – Matthew 12:38-50
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

Perhaps recognizing greatness isn’t as easy as we might initially think. For the duration of Jesus’ public ministry, the vast majority of the people that Jesus interacted with missed the fact that He was the Messiah of God. While some people were indifferent to Jesus, the religious leaders of Israel actually hated Him. They accused Jesus of blasphemy and conspired to destroy Him. That said, some did recognize Jesus’ greatness. In Matthew 12:38-50, we see how recognizing Jesus’ true identity influences our lives. Please use this guide to join your church family in prayer.

Prayer Guide: Nov 24, 2019 – Matthew 12:38-50

1. Praise the God who is both all wise and all powerful. Worship Him as the God who is great and glorious.

2. Give thanks to Jesus for revealing to us the character of God as He is the image of the invisible God.

3. Pray that God would grant us a humility that enables us to see and draw near to Him.

4. Ask God to give us ears to hear His word and to listen to His counsel.

5. Ask God to make us humble and sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit.  

6. Pray that God would be glorified as we walk in His ways and bear fruit for His glory.  

7. Confess to God your desires and actions that are driven by the flesh and oppose the Holy Spirit that indwells you as a follower of Christ.

8. Ask God to continue to bring salvation to the lost through the ministry and witness of Trinity Baptist Church.

9. Pray for the Nominating Committee as they continue seeking the Lord and working to fill various ministry teams that serve our church in a variety of capacities. 

10. Pray that God would help every member of our church to understand the importance of faithfully stewarding the resources that God has entrusted to them.


Prayer Guide: Dec 1, 2019 – Matthew 12:1-23
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

On this Sunday following Thanksgiving Day, we want to take a few moments to recognize God’s blessings in our lives. We hope that you enjoyed your holiday and were encouraged with friends and family. As we continue our study in Matthew’s Gospel, we come to the Parable of the Sower. Let’s pray that we would have ears to hear and respond in faith and obedience to Jesus.

Prayer Guide: Dec 1, 2019 – Matthew 12:1-23

1. Take some time this morning to thank God for His gracious provision in your life. Be reminded that every good and perfect gift is from Him.

2. Spend some time asking God to increase your desire to read and meditate on His Word.

3. Pray that God would give you ears to hear all that He has for us and that we would be people who embrace and apply God’s Word in order to bear fruit.

4. Ask God for grace in the midst of difficulty and trial. Pray for endurance and a continued trust in Him.

5. Confess to God the temptation to live with divided affections. Ask Him to purify your heart.  

6. Pray that the things of the world would become less attractive in your eyes and that you would grow in your love for God and for holiness.  

7. Ask God to give you a passion to sow the seed of the gospel – to proclaim Christ to those in your life who are apart from faith in Him.  

8. Ask God to continue to bring salvation to the lost through the ministry and witness of Trinity Baptist Church.

9. Pray for the Nominating Committee as they continue seeking the Lord and working to fill various ministry teams that serve our church in a variety of capacities. 

10. Pray that God would help every member of our church to understand the importance of faithfully stewarding the resources that God has entrusted to them. Pray that our people would given generously to support the ministries and expenses of the church and to the March for Missions Offering.


Prayer Guide: Dec 8, 2019 – Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

As we enter the last few weeks of the year, we are reminded of God’s great love and grace in sending Jesus to be born of a woman. Joy to the world, the Lord has come! At Christmas, we celebrate the birth of the King – the King of kings. In Matthew 13, Jesus utilizes parables to teach us about His Kingdom. Join with your church family in prayer as we prepare for our worship gathering this Sunday morning.

Prayer Guide: Dec 8, 2019 – Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

1. As you consider the season that we are in, thank God for His great love and grace in sending to us the Savior, the One who rescues us from our sin.

2. Praise the One who reveals Himself as the Son of Man, the One who holds authority to judge as the King of the kingdom of heaven.

3. Ask God to increase your passion and joy in sharing the gospel – the good news of the kingdom.  

4. Pray for grace to walk by the Spirit in the midst of a world that is hostile to the things of God.  

5. Confess to God your tendency to be unloving and impatient with the people who surround you – both Christians and non-Christians. As God to give you a heart like His.

6. Ask God for wisdom to discern how He is at work in difficult times and in difficult relationships.

7. Ask God to provide for the financial well-being of our church.

8. Pray that we as a church would prioritize making kingdom investments and not be driven by pursuing self endeavors with our time and money.


Prayer Guide: Dec 15, 2019 – Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

Sunday, December 15, is the day that we have designated as March for Missions Sunday.  Our church’s goal for this combined mission’s offering is $165,000.  Our prayer is that we would recognize the great value of God’s Kingdom and thus be willing to make sacrifices to see it expand and grow. Please join with your church family as we prepare ourselves for our worship gathering this Sunday.

Prayer Guide: Dec 15, 2019 – Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52

1. Praise and honor our great God who is the King of the Kingdom and the One who alone possesses all authority.

2. Ask God to help you prioritize Kingdom work as you live in a world of distractions.

3. Pray for grace to live lives for the glory of the One who laid down his life for us.  

4. Plead with God to give us a heart for the lost – near and far. Ask God to continue to raise up missionaries amongst us and to increase our passion as a church to support missions and missionaries.  

5. Pray for TBC’s Adult Choir and the presentation of The Carols of Christmas. Pray for any visitors – especially non-believers – who may be with us during this holiday season that they would hear the gospel and respond in faith and repentance.

6.  Ask God to increase our faith in Him as we trust Him to provide for the financial needs of our church family.  


Prayer Guide: Jan 12, 2020 – Matthew 14:1-13
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

What a great start to 2020 at Trinity Baptist Church. Having completed Focus Week 2020, we’ll be back in Matthew’s Gospel this Sunday. Please use this guide to join with your church family as we pray for this upcoming year and this coming Sunday.

Prayer Guide: Jan 12, 2020 – Matthew 14:1-13

1. Praise God for His faithfulness to stir the hearts of His people to give so generously to both our March for Missions Offering and the general budget of our church!

2. Ask God to help each of us at Trinity Baptist Church to embrace the vision of prioritizing God’s Word by reading it, meditating on it, and memorizing selected verses in 2020.

3. Pray that our church body would be increasingly transformed into the image of Christ - intentionally living and loving like Jesus.  

4. Pray for grace and discipline to battle sin in our lives.   

5. Ask God for courage to live boldly for His glory in the face of a world that is hostile to truth and righteousness.

6. Pray that God will use Trinity Baptist Church to share the gospel with the lost, encourage the hurting, and equip the saints for the work of ministry.

7. Pray for our Small Groups ministry as it kicks off this Sunday night. Ask God to give our leaders and our members hearts to invite and invest in relationships.

8. Ask God to grow our church both spiritually and numerically.


Prayer Guide: Jan 19, 2020 – Matthew 14:13-21
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

As we continue to walk with Jesus through the Gospel of Matthew, we come to the significant miracle account of Jesus’ multiplying the 5 loaves and 2 fish. So significant is this miracle that all four Gospel writers include it. What a testimony to the goodness and compassion of Jesus. Please use this guide to join with your church family in prayer this week.

Prayer Guide: Jan 19, 2020 – Matthew 14:13-21

1. Give thanks to God for graciously revealing Himself to us and giving us His Word so that we might know Him and His will.  

2. Ask God for grace to stay disciplined and excited about prioritizing God’s Word by reading it, meditating on it, and memorizing selected verses in 2020.

3. Pray that our church would be characterized by the compassion of Jesus.  

4. Confess to God the sinful tendency towards selfishness that keeps us from serving and loving others.   

5. Ask God to help us trust in His provision and to steward our resources (time, energy, money) for His glory and for the good of others.

6. Plead with God to give grace to people you know whose marriages are struggling. Pray that rebellion would be confessed and repented of, and that healing and restoration would begin to take shape.  

7. Pray that we would seek first God’s Kingdom and His righteousness - and that we would be satisfied in Jesus.

8. Ask God to grow our church both spiritually and numerically.


Prayer Guide: Jan 26, 2020 – Matthew 14:22-33
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

Two themes are prevalent in Matthew 14:22-33 - the account of Jesus’ walking on the water. First, this text invites us to see Jesus for who He is – the God-Man.  Jesus fulfills the OT imagery of the One who has power over the sea; exercises power over nature as He walks on the water; and reveals Himself to His disciples as the I Am. Not only does this text invite us to see Jesus for who He is, it invites us to see our great need to stay focused on and connected to Jesus. The life of a follower of Christ is filled with ups and downs. Our only hope is God’s great grace! Please pray with us this week.

Prayer Guide: Jan 26, 2020 – Matthew 14:22-33

1. Take a few moments to thank God for His gracious provision in your life. He is the God who provides for our all our needs!

2. Ask God to help you listen to and apply His Word in life. Ask Him to increase your passion for reading, meditating on, and memorizing Scripture.

3. Thank God for the things in life that He sends our way that remind us that we are dependent creatures who regularly need His refreshing grace.  

4. Confess to God your tendency to neglect seeking Him in prayer. Ask Him to increase your desire for communion with Him.

5. Pray for grace to look to Jesus and to look for Jesus throughout the various circumstances that we face in life.  

6. Ask God to protect and increase the unity of Trinity Baptist Church.

7. Thank God for the many people who have visited our church for the first time in the past several weeks. Pray that those considering membership would embrace our mission to proclaim Christ and make disciples.

8. Pray that God would call men, women, boys, and girls to Himself through the witness of the members of Trinity Baptist Church. Ask God for the privilege of seeing many people saved and baptized in the coming months.


Prayer Guide: Feb 2, 2020 – Hebrews 3:12-14
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

I love being a member of Trinity Baptist Church. Our family has experienced such great fellowship here amongst this Body of believers.  And based on comments that I hear on a regular basis, I know that many people feel the same way that I do.  As we come together this Sunday, we do so to worship our God and to celebrate the community that He has established! Recognizing how dangerous sin is, this Sunday we will look to Hebrews 3:12-14 to see how God would have the church battle sin together. Please join with your church family as we prepare for Sunday together in prayer.

Prayer Guide: Feb 2, 2020 – Hebrews 3:12-14

1. Praise God for the grace that reconciles us to Himself and brings us into His family.

2. Give thanks to Jesus who accomplished our salvation through His life, death, and resurrection.

3. Ask God for grace to see Truth clearly and to walk in Truth carefully.

4. Pray that God will open our eyes to see our need for close friendships in order to battle sin in our lives.

5. Ask God for grace to be vulnerable and courageous as we love and encourage one another in holiness.   

6. Pray that God will grow our church both spiritually and numerically.


Prayer Guide: Feb 9, 2020 – Matthew 15:1-20
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

Matthew 15:1-20 records Jesus’ bold words directed at the Pharisees and the Scribes. Jesus’ response to these religious leaders ought to cause us to reflect on our own understanding of what it means to be right with God. Please join with your church family as we ask God to help us know Him and live for Him.

Prayer Guide: Feb 9, 2020 – Matthew 15:1-20

1. Spend time praising our Great and Gracious God who has cleansed us from all unrighteousness in Jesus Christ. Give Him thanks that He does not hold our sins against us.

2. Confess to God your on-going struggle against the flesh and your desire to walk with the Spirit.

3. Ask God’s Spirit to continue to purify your heart so that your greatest loyalty and devotion is to Jesus.

4. Pray for wisdom and grace to clearly communicate the gospel to people in your life who are still dead in their trespasses and sins.

5. Pray that God would increase our love for His people at Trinity Baptist Church and that we would be committed to stewarding all that He has entrusted to us (spiritual gifts, time, energy, money) for His glory and the good of His people.

6. Plead with God to do His work of salvation in our midst…to open the eyes of the spiritually blind and give spiritual life to spiritually dead people.


Prayer Guide: February 16, 2020 – Matthew 15:21-39
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

Perhaps for most of us, life seems to progress in what we might consider a rather routine fashion. Our daily lives seem mostly uneventful and perhaps even predictable. Every now and then, however, we encounter something quite unexpected. In such moments, it’s important to ask good questions about your circumstances. Rather than focus on the what of the circumstance, take time to focus on the why of a circumstance. This Sunday, we’ll do our best to make sense of the various unexpected things contained in Mathew 15:21-39. Please join with your church family as we pray together for the movement of God’s Spirit.  

Prayer Guide: February 16, 2020 – Matthew 15:21-39

1. Praise the God who hears our prayers and answer the cries of the humble.

2. Confess to God your great need for His grace and compassion in life. 

3. Ask God to help you to persist in humble dependence before Him.

4. During times of difficulty and trial, pray that God would increase and sharpen your faith. 

5. Pray for people you know who are struggling through the circumstance of life. Ask God to be near to them and attend to their needs.

6. Plead with God to grant you an eternal perspective and ask Him to help you believe that God rewards those who seek Him in faith (Heb 11:6).

7. Ask God to do His work of salvation and sanctification this week in and through Trinity Baptist Church.

8. Ask God to place on our hearts a spirit of generosity to support the ministries and expenses of the church. 

9. Pray for wisdom as we continue to plan for upcoming mission trips this year: Thailand, Taiwan, Peru, Cuba, and Israel.  Pray that the coronavirus outbreak would not hinder our plans, but that God would allow us to go with the gospel to the peoples who need to hear it.


How Scripture Meditation and Memorization Fuel Evangelism
Posted By: Kelly Caldwell

How Scripture Meditation and Memorization Fuel Evangelism

The most impactful spiritual disciplines that I have experienced in my young adult life are scripture meditation and memorization. These practices have strengthened my heart and mind in Christ through seasons of difficult circumstances, guarded me against temptation, increased my joy in worship and made me passionate about evangelism. The Lord has grown me the most through these disciplines and I regularly encourage students to also make scripture meditation and memorization part of their spiritual tool box.

My list of memorized verses isn’t long and the faithfulness at which I practice meditating and memorizing scripture has ranged in consistency over my life. Despite this both disciplines continue to bless me especially in regards to a love for evangelism. When the Word of God is at the forefront of our minds it changes the way we live, how we think, the things we talk about and even our willingness to talk about them. I still struggle with insecurities when the Spirit presses me to share and the conversations that I have are not always what I would describe as fruitful, but the many reminders of God’s love and immeasurable grace in His Word overwhelm my heart with joy in Him and compassion toward the lost.

I hope that you are experiencing many of the same ways scripture meditation and
memorization have impacted my life and more. Let us pray together that the Lord grows us in our faithfulness to practice these spiritual disciplines.

For His Glory,
Gary Hendrickson
Student Pastor

 


Prayer Guide: February 23, 2020 – Matthew 16:1-12
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

Because of who He is, it’s important that we hear and embrace what Jesus has to say. Unfortunately, all too often, we become distracted and run the risk of missing what God is trying to communicate to us. Matthew 16:1-12 records two episodes where two vastly different groups of people failed to track with Jesus. Let’s join together in prayer, asking God to make clear His will and His ways to us.

Prayer Guide: February 23, 2020 – Matthew 16:1-12

1. Praise the God who graciously makes Himself known to His creation. 

2. Ask God for grace to better discipline yourself to read, meditate on, and memorize His Word. 

3. Confess to God your propensity to become distracted and preoccupied with the things of the world.

4. Pray that God would make you humble so that you would depend on Him more fully. 

5. Ask God to rid you of any self-righteous tendencies making you blind or dull to spiritual Truth.

6. Pray for wisdom to both see your current circumstances from God’s perspective and to respond in a way that shows love for God and others. 

7. Pray that our church family will be faithful to proclaim Christ in the various contexts we find ourselves in each day. 

8. Pray that God would do His work of salvation and sanctification in and through our church family.


Prayer Guide: March 1, 2020 – Matthew 16:13-28
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

Matthew 16:13-28 records a highlight in Matthew’s Gospel. It is here that Peter confesses Jesus as the Christ, the Son of the Living God. If we are going to walk with Jesus, it’s imperative that we know who He is. And once we recognize who He is, we are in a better position to understand who we are. Please pray with your church family as we prepare for worship on Sunday morning.

 

Prayer Guide: March 1, 2020 – Matthew 16:13-28

 

1. Worship the God who gives grace to the humble and lowly.

 

2. Pray for grace to trust Him more fully, even when life is difficult and doesn’t seem to make sense.  

 

3. Ask God for grace to follow Him as He has called us to follow Him.

 

4. Take time to confess your self-centered agendas and pursuits to God. Ask Him to forgive you and to enable to deny yourself.

 

5. Praise Jesus for His great sacrifice on the cross – that through His death, you have life!

 

6. Thank God for His commitment to make us more like Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit.

 

7. Pray that God would raise up missionaries from our church who will boldly speak the gospel here in Amarillo and to the ends of the earth.

 

8. Pray that God would do His work of salvation and sanctification in and through our church family.


Prayer Guide: March 8, 2020 – Matthew 17:1-13
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

It’s likely that each of us have one – a significant “mountain top” experience that we reflect on often. And while such experiences are different for everyone, there are some common themes that seem to characterize all of them. We can be sure that God doesn’t give us mountain top experiences simply for the sake of the experience. He wants to use those experiences for our good – for our growth and development – as we follow Him.

Prayer Guide: March 8, 2020 – Matthew 17:1-13

1. Praise the Savior, Jesus, the God-Man who humbled Himself to the point of death, even death on a cross, in order to give spiritual life to sinners.

2. Ask God to give you a stronger desire to see Him more fully and know Him more intimately   

 3. Pray for a mighty movement of God’s Spirit at TBC that leads to strengthened faith and a life of consistent obedience.

 4. Plead with the God of salvation to give spiritual life to spiritually dead people through the ministries and people of TBC.

 5. Confess to God your propensity to put more hope in circumstances than in the God who is over the circumstances.  

 6. Pray that our church family would steward the resources that God has entrusted to us in a way that honors and glorifies Him.

 7. Ask God to give wisdom to our ministry staff as we consider various missions opportunities in light of the coronavirus outbreak.

 8. Pray for the many people who are currently visiting our church and seeking a church home. Ask God to grant them wisdom as to whether we are the right fit for them.


Prayer Guide: March 15, 2020 - Matthew 17:14-23
Posted By: Troy McConnell

The Scripture passage for this Sunday’s message deals with Jesus’ miraculous healing of a boy who had been possessed by a demon, and we will see the ineffectiveness of the disciples’ efforts contrasted with the awesome power and beautiful mercy of Jesus.  Jesus actually gives a word of rebuke to everyone connected with this episode because of their lack of faith.  The cure for weak faith is to have the eyes of our hearts enlightened (Ephesians 1:18) so that we understand and believe the greatness and graciousness of our God.

  1. Praise Jesus, who has authority over every spiritual power and who is infinitely greater than Satan and the demonic forces of darkness.
  2. Praise Jesus, who is compassionate toward those who suffer and who is so wise in the ways He meets our needs.
  3. Confess to the Lord areas of your life in which it is difficult for you to trust Him—areas where you have a hard time relinquishing control and resting in Him.
  4. Ask the Lord to enlighten the eyes of your heart concerning His greatness and graciousness, to remind you of how good and faithful and gracious and powerful He really is.
  5. Ask the Lord to help you trust Him more, to help you abide in Him, and in so doing to bear the fruit of the Spirit (John 15:5, Galatians 5:22-26).  
  6. Pray for those who will be leading us in congregational singing this Sunday morning, that our church would sing from our hearts to the Lord, giving ourselves to Him—presenting our bodies to Him as living sacrifices, which is our spiritual worship (Romans 12:1).

Prayer Guide: April 5, 2020 – Matthew 18:1-14
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

“The grass withers, and the flower falls, but the Word of the Lord remains forever” (1 Peter 2:24-25. In the midst of chaos, confusion, and uncertainty, we need to be reminded of the Truth that God’s Word always stands! It’s always True. It’s always relevant.  This week, while the Kingdom of this world continues to prove undependable and unworthy to build our lives on, the Kingdom of Heaven is a source of hope and peace. On Sunday, we will identify some values that matter in God’s Kingdom as we study Matthew 18:1-14. Please join with your church family in prayer as we prepare to hear from God’s Word.

 

Prayer Guide: April 5, 2020 – Matthew 18:1-14

 

1. Give thanks to God for His faithfulness during times of testing and trail. Ask God to increase your faith, sharpen your perspective, and mold your character during this time.

 

2.  Ask God to help you to be aware of the ministry needs around you so that you can love and serve others in Jesus’ name.

 

3. Pray that God would do a special work in the families of our church. Pray that moms and dads would be patience and tender with every member of the household.  Ask God to help us all be like Christ and not merely look out for our own interests, but also to the interests of others (Phil 2:4).

 

4. Ask God to give you a child-like humility, a desire to walk in righteousness, and genuine spiritual concern for others.

 

5. Pray for our government (Local, State, and Federal). Ask God to give our leaders wisdom to make the best decisions for the common good.

 

6. Pray for medical personnel and those involved in testing and developing medications to help fight the coronavirus. 

 

7. Ask God to give wisdom to our ministry staff as we consider the most effective ways to minister to people in these difficult times.  

 

8. Ask God to intervene during this global pandemic to the end that that He receives glory, His people are cared for, and sinners turn from their sin and put their hope in Jesus.


Prayer Guide: April 12, 2020 – Matthew 18:21-35
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

Forgiveness Matters! As we continue in Matthew 18, we see that forgiveness is an essential practice amongst God’s people. Join us as we prepare our hearts to worship the Lord on this coming Lord’s Day – Resurrection Sunday!

Prayer Guide: April 12, 2020 – Matthew 18:21-35

1. Praise the Risen Lord Jesus, the Righteous One, the Author of Life! Thank Him for His atoning sacrifice that secures our forever salvation. 

2.  Ask God to give you a heart of forgiveness and love. 

3. Pray for “at risk” relationships in your life. Ask God to bring about restoration and peace. 

4. Pray for Derek and Meredith Hall and their family. Ask God to heal Hudson of the Leukemia. Pray that Hudson’s doctors would have wisdom to treat this cancer the best way possible. Pray for Ben and Mabry to be guarded by God’s grace during this difficult time. Ask God to shower His love, grace, wisdom and mercy on Derek and Meredith as they love each other and their family and navigate situations that they never intended to be in.

5. Pray for our government (Local, State, and Federal). Ask God to give our leaders wisdom to make the best decisions for the common good.

6. Pray for medical personnel and those involved in testing and developing medications to help fight the coronavirus.  

7. Ask God to do an amazing work through the proclamation of the gospel by thousands of preachers who have turned to online worship services. May the gospel go to people and places that it would not have gone otherwise. May sinners behold the Resurrected Messiah and cry out to Him in humble submission.


Prayer Guide: April 19, 2020 – Matthew 18:15-20
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

Spiritual Pursuit Matters! Church discipline is ultimately about the loving pursuit of a professing Christian who has gone spiritually astray.  May we love each other enough to care for the spiritual well-being of our brothers and sisters in Christ. Please join with your church family this week asking God to increase your love for holiness and your distaste for sin in your own life, and to motivate you to pursue others who are in spiritual danger.

 

Prayer Guide: April 19, 2020 – Matthew 18:15-20

 

1. Praise God as the holy and perfect One who is above all and worthy of all praise.

 

2.  Admit to God your need for His grace in your battle to put sin to death in your own life.  Confess specific areas of sin and struggle in your life and ask God for forgiveness and restoration. Remind yourself of God’s promise to forgive you of sin and to cleanse you from all unrighteousness as you confess your sin to Him.

 

3. Plead with God to remove any hint of self-righteous hypocrisy from your life. Ask Him to give you a heart of humility and integrity.

 

4. Ask God to increase your compassion for those who are wandering from righteousness and to give you wisdom as to how you can pursue them spiritually.  

 

5. Pray for the various families in our church who are battling serious health issues, uncertain job / career situations, unsettled finances, and relational difficulties. Pray for those who are experiencing anxiety, loneliness, and fear during the uncertainty of the times.  

 

6. Ask God to show you how you can be a blessing to someone who needs encouragement today.

 

7. Pray for our government (Local, State, and Federal). Ask God to give our leaders wisdom to make the best decisions for the common good.

 

8. Pray for medical personnel and those involved in testing and developing medications to help fight the coronavirus.  

 

9. Pray for church leaders who are struggling to know how to best love and lead the churches that they serve.


Prayer Guide: April 26, 2020 – Matthew 19:1-12
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

As we begin chapter 19 of Matthew’s Gospel, we see the Pharisees putting Jesus to the test concerning the topic of divorce. Jesus answers their question, however, by first making clear God’s intention concerning marriage. Please join with your church family this week as we get ready to hear from God concerning marriage, divorce, and singleness. 

Prayer Guide: April 26, 2020 – Matthew 19:1-12

1. Worship the covenant keeping God who has graciously secured the salvation of His own. 

2.  Confess your spiritual infidelity, your propensity towards idolatry, and your stubbornness to walk in God’s ways. Ask for forgiveness and a renewed vigor to pursue Him with your whole heart. 

3. Plead with God to make you more like Christ.; that you would live and love like Jesus.  

4. If you are married, pray for your spouse. Ask God to do His mighty sanctifying work in your husband / wife. If you are married to someone who is not a believer, ask God to save your spouse.   

5. Pray for marriages that are falling apart or hanging by a thread. Pray that God’s Spirit would intervene and change the entire outlook for these couples.  Pray that individuals would have hearts to forgive and wills to pursue reconciliation. Pray that God would grant repentance and brokenness over sin.

6. If you are single, pray that God would grow you in both contentment and godliness. For people that you know who long to be married, pray that God would offer comfort, peace, and hope in Himself. Pray that God’s will would be done as it pertains to each heart’s desire. 

7. Pray for families that are being torn apart by divorce. Ask God to give grace to the hurting. Pray that God would provide for every need. 

8. Pray for our government (Local, State, and Federal). Ask God to give our leaders wisdom to make the best decisions for the common good.

9. Pray for medical personnel and those involved in testing and developing medications to help fight the coronavirus.  Pray that coronavirus plague would soon pass.

10. Pray for church leaders who are struggling to know how to best love and lead the churches that they serve. Pray that we would have wisdom to know when and how to best begin gathering for corporate worship again.  


Prayer Guide: May 3, 2020 – Matthew 19:16-30
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

In Matthew 19:16-30, we read the familiar conversation between Jesus and the man we have come to know as the rich young ruler. After the conversation ends, the disciples are astonished and say, “who then can be saved?” As we consider the answer to their question, join with your church family in praying that God would help us to see our own sinfulness, turn from our idols, and walk fully with Jesus. 

Prayer Guide: May 3, 2020 – Matthew 19:16-30

1. Praise the One, True and Living God, the one who qualifies us to share in the inheritance of the saints. 

2. Thank God for the finished work of Jesus Christ, the One whose righteousness has secured the eternal salvation for all who trust in Him. 

3. Ask God to reveal areas of self-righteousness and idolatry in your life. Pray for grace to turn from sin and walk closely with Jesus.

4. Pray for wisdom and grace to steward the resources that God has entrusted to you in a way that pleases Him. Ask God to help you battle against the idol of materialism and the love of money.

5. Pray that COVID-19 cases would decline in the Amarillo area and that our city leaders would have wisdom from above concerning the re-opening of the city.

6.  Ask God to help us stay focused on Him and not be distracted (and overcome by anxiety) by all the chaos around us.

7. Plead with God to do His work of salvation and sanctification this week. Pray for opportunities to share your faith and / or minister to those around you.  


Prayer Guide: May 10, 2020 – Matthew 20:1-16
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

Many followers of Jesus have cringed in response to Jesus’ parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard (Matthew 20:1-16.) But rather than cry unfair along with the first group of laborers, let us consider what Jesus wants us to learn. No doubt, Jesus is giving us a greater vision of the grace of the sovereign God. Additionally, Jesus is warning us against harboring any self-righteous thoughts that would lead to ungratefulness and envy. Join with you church family this week as we prepare our hearts to hear from God on Sunday, May 10

Prayer Guide: May 10, 2020 – Matthew 20:1-16

1. Humble yourself before the Almighty God who is worthy of all praise. Worship Him as the great God who is sovereign over all things.  

2. Thank God for His love. Thank Him for initiating and accomplishing our salvation. 

3. Thank God for His perfect character – that He is Good and that He is trustworthy. That He always fulfills His promises and that He works all things for the good for those who love Him and are called according to His purposes.

4. Ask God to give you a greater understanding of His grace and a more realistic understanding of yourself and your own need for His grace. 

5. Confess your struggle to rest in God’s grace and propensity to seek to earn His favor through good works.

6. Ask God to humble you and give you passion to walk with the Spirit, fulling the good deeds that He has created for us to walk in.

7. Pray that COVID-19 cases would decline in the Amarillo area and that our city leaders would have wisdom from above concerning the re-opening of the city.

8.  Pray for our nation. Pray that God’s people would be faithful to seek Him, to depend on Him, and to proclaim Christ. 

9. Ask God to do His work of salvation in the life someone for whom you are praying.


Prayer Guide: May 17, 2020 – Matthew 20:17-28
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

This Sunday, May 17, 2020, Jesus is going to be teaching us about what true greatness looks like. We’ll see that if we want to follow Jesus in greatness, then we need to follow Jesus in listening to the Father and serving God’s people. Use this prayer guide to help you prepare your heart to hear and embrace what God has for you this Sunday. 

Prayer Guide: May 17, 2020 – Matthew 20:17-28

1. Praise and worship Jesus, the One who obeyed the Father perfectly and willingly suffered and died in our place.

2. Give thanks to Jesus for His clear example of holiness and servanthood. 

3. Confess to God your tendency to prioritize your own desires and live only with your own well-being in mind. Ask Him to give you a heart to live and love like Jesus. 

4. Pray that God would give you wisdom and creativity to serve others in meaningful ways this week.  

5. Pray that God would give our church leaders wisdom as they plan for the incremental opening of the church. Pray that God would give our church family grace to joyfully follow the wisdom and direction of our church leadership in this season.

6. Pray for families and people you know who have been negatively affected by COVID-19. Ask God to be gracious to them as they recover.

7. Pray that COVID-19 cases would decline in the Amarillo area and that our city leaders would have wisdom from above concerning the re-opening of the city.

8.  Pray that people in our community would experience God’s love through Trinity Baptist Church Members and be curious to know more about our Great God and our church family.


Prayer Guide: May 24, 2020 – Matthew 20:29-34
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

Jesus is the powerful and compassionate Savior. He hears all those who humbly call upon Him for help. In Matthew 20:29-34, we see that Jesus gives sight to two blind men who plead for mercy. Their faith is in the ability of the Lord, the Son of David. In the passages, we will see the anatomy and fruit of saving faith. Join with us as we ask God for the grace to receive what He will say to us this coming Sunday. 

Prayer Guide: May 24, 2020 – Matthew 20:29-34

1. Worship the Almighty God who is both perfect in holiness and abundant in grace and compassion.

2. Give thanks to Jesus, the embodiment of grace and truth and the One who has secured our right standing with God. 

3. Ask God to increase and strengthen your faith in Him.  Pray for grace to be resolute before Him, even during difficulty, uncertainty, and opposition. 

4. Ask God to create in you a heart of compassion.  Confess to Him your struggle with self-centered callousness. 

5. Pray for wisdom to best know how to show others the love of Jesus during this time.

6. Plead with God for mercy concerning the COVID-19 pandemic. Pray that we would have wisdom in our personal and corporate choices. Ask God to magnify His name and power as we continue to look to Him as our refuge in this time of trouble. 

7. Pray for those you know who are suffering in some way due to COVID-19. 


Prayer Guide: May 31, 2020 – Matthew 21:1-17
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

As the time draws closer for Jesus to fulfill the mission for which the Father sent Him, Jesus becomes less concerned about hiding His identity.  In Matthew 21:1-17, Jesus begins to make His presence known in ways that anger those who are opposed to Him. Matthew wants us to see that Jesus is God’s anointed king and that Jesus possesses all authority. Join with your church family in prayer as we seek God’s wisdom and grace. 

Prayer Guide: May 31, 2020 – Matthew 21:1-17

1. Praise Jesus, the King of Kings who possesses all authority.

2. Ask God to give you grace to help you live more consistently with His will and His ways.

3. Confess to God your propensity to rebel against His authority, even in the small things. Ask for forgiveness; Thank Him for His cleansing grace. 

4. Pray for people you know who are apart from faith in Jesus. Ask God to soften their hearts and open their eyes so that they may see Jesus for who He is and respond in faith and repentance. 

5. Pray for our church leadership as they make the final touches on our church’s reopening plan. Ask God to protect both the physical health and the spiritual unity of our church body.

6. Pray that our church family will continue to immerse itself in God’s Word, focusing on reading, meditating on, and memorizing selected passages this year.


Prayer Guide: June 14, 2020 – Matthew 21:33-46
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

Our world is broken. Events of the last several weeks have made this abundantly clear. And our only hope is not political legislation or other societal reforms. Our hope is the gospel of Jesus Christ. Now, when I say that, I mean that only the gospel can change the sinful human heart, making one alive to God. Only the power of the gospel, which is at work in the follower of Christ, can enable us to love and live like Jesus. Church family, let’s pray that God would work in us. Let’s pray that God would be gracious to community, our city, and our nation.

Prayer Guide: June 14, 2020 – Matthew 21:33-46

1. Humble yourself before God and confess to Him any anxiety and distress you are feeling. Ask Him to re-assure you of His presence and His sovereign rule.

2. Plead with God to cleanse you from all unrighteousness. Confess to Him any sin in your life – whether word, thought, deed, or attitude.

3. Ask God to give you compassion and sensitivity to the plight of others around you. Ask God to strengthen you to love your neighbor, even when it is comes at great cost.  

4. Pray for discernment and wisdom to know what to say and when to say it. In our emotionally charged society, pray that we would be people who guard our tongues and our hearts well. 

5. Plead with God to heal our nation and to give our political leaders wisdom as they consider legislation, reforms, and initiatives meant to help.  

6. Pray that every believer of Jesus Christ that you know, including yourself, would desire to live for God’s glory above anything else. 

7. Pray that members of our church would prioritize proclaiming Christ and making disciples.


Prayer Guide: June 21, 2020 – Matthew 22:1-14
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

Receiving an invitation can be an exciting proposition. Whether it is a birthday party, a dinner party, or a wedding ceremony, receiving an invitation often means that that the host both appreciates and values you. While we may need to turn down some offers, some invitations in life are essential. In the parable of the wedding feast, to reject the invitation is to invite judgment upon oneself. In this parable, Jesus is teaching us about God’s gracious invitation and warning us not to reject it. Please join with your church family in prayer this week as we seek the Lord and trust Him with our lives. 

Prayer Guide: June 21, 2020 – Matthew 22:1-14

1. Praise the God who is above all, who is perfect in every way, and who is worthy of all glory and honor.

2. Thank Jesus for His submission to the Father, His substitutionary death, and His victory of sin and death. Thank Him for doing everything necessary to prepare for a celebratory wedding feast.

3. Praise God for giving you ears to hear and faith to believe the gospel message. Thank Him for the salvation that is found in Jesus Christ.

4. Ask God for grace to help you to grasp more fully your role to live as an ambassador of Jesus Christ. Pray that God would grant you unique opportunities to share the gospel with others.

5. Plead with God to heal our nation and to give our political leaders wisdom as they consider legislation, reforms, and initiatives meant to help.  

6. Pray that God would grant us the peace – not through complacency – but through the application of the gospel in our lives.  

7. Pray that members of Trinity Baptist Church would be careful to not let any unwholesome talk come out of our mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen (Eph 4:29).


Prayer Guide: June 28, 2020 – Matthew 22:14-46
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

Opposition to Jesus comes in many different forms and from many different faces. In Matthew 22:14-46, we see four encounters with Jesus that highlight the growing opposition against Him. As Jesus responds, we will see several implications for us as we live as His followers. Please join with your church family as we prepare ourselves for Sunday!

Prayer Guide: June 28, 2020 – Matthew 22:14-46

1. Pray that God would open your heart to hear from Him this Sunday morning. Ask God’s Spirit to do a new and powerful work in you as you humble yourself before Him.

2. Ask God to help you more fully surrender your life for His glory. Ask Him for grace to live faithfully before Him in your actions, words, decisions and thoughts.

3. Pray for wisdom and willingness to actively love your neighbor as yourself.

4. Pray for friends and acquaintances in your life who are apart from faith in Jesus and still dead in their sin. Ask God to give them eyes to see their need for Jesus and faith to believe that He is the Messiah of God in whose name there is salvation.

5. Pray for our city, state, nation and world. Pray for a grand movement of God’s Spirit to give spiritual life, the fruit of the Spirit, and peace during these anxious times.   

6. Pray for Police officers. Ask God to protect our Law Enforcement Officers and to give them wisdom during the intense situations that they are facing.    

7. Plead with God that Christians would have the mind of Christ (Phil 2). That we would not look only to our own interests, but to the interests of others.

8. Pray that members of Trinity Baptist Church would take seriously the call to be salt and light (Matt 5) in this dark and broken world.


Prayer Guide: July 5, 2020 – Matthew 23:1-36
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

In what are Jesus’ strongest words of condemnation, in Matthew 23 we see the danger of imitation religion. Religion that is characterized by hypocrisy, self-righteousness, and works-based salvation is wretched, for it cannot offer true hope or true salvation. Such religion distracts people from their need for Jesus and encourages people to put confidence in themselves. As we prepare to gather for worship this Sunday, let us focus our attention on God’s great grace and the hope that is found in and through Jesus Christ!

Prayer Guide: July 5, 2020 – Matthew 23:1-36

1. Ask God to graciously open the eyes of sinners to their need of a righteousness that they cannot provide for themselves. Plead with God that people you know who are apart from Jesus will see their sin and call out to Jesus for forgiveness.

2. Pray that every genuine follower of Jesus will be guarded by the grace of God and the power of the Holy Spirit so as not to experience undue guilt and shame upon reading / hearing Matthew 23. 

3. Pray that every genuine follower of Jesus who reads / hears Matthew 23 will take seriously the promptings of the Holy Spirit to confess and repent of sin.

4. Plead with God’s Spirit for grace to live in faithful submission to God’s Word.

5. Pray that the Uniting as One Prayer Service last Sunday evening would lead to the building of sustainable cross-cultural relationships for continued growth in Christ. 

6. Ask God to send His Spirit over our church, community, state, and nation bringing peace and healing.     

7. Ask God to be at work through the faithful witness and Christ-like example of the members of Trinity Baptist Church.


Prayer Guide: July 12, 2020 - Matthew 23:37-24:14
Posted By: Derek Hall

This week, we are looking at the beginning of Jesus' final major discourse in the book of Matthew. He is going to address the disciples questions about the destruction of the temple and signs of the end of the age. It can be very easy for us to get caught up in signs and trying to decipher exactly when Christ will come. In reality, Christ is trying to teach his disciples that what matters most is not when he will return, but how they live in light of his return. Let's pray that we will live faith lives of endurance for the glory of Christ. 

Prayer Guide: July 12, 2020 – Matthew 23:37-24:14

1. Pray that people will respond to Jesus, not by rejecting him, but by placing their faith in him as Savior.

2. Pray that every genuine follower of Jesus will not be deceived by false saviors in our world. 

3. Pray that Christians will not fear the turmoil and chaos of our world. Pray that we will understand chaos and turmoil are a part of the broken world we live in, and it is used by God to conform us more into the likeness of Christ.

4.Pray that God would prepare us for persecution and suffering.

5. Pray that Christians would endure all things in the hope of the gospel.

6. Ask God to send His Spirit over our church, community, state, and nation bringing peace and healing.     

7. Ask God to be at work through the faithful witness and Christ-like example of the members of Trinity Baptist Church.