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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.