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Prayer Guide: January 23, 2022
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

Prayer Guide: January 23, 2022

1. Thank God for the gift of the Holy Spirit who enables you to understand Truth, who transforms you into the likeness of Christ, and who produces fruit in/through your life that is pleasing to God.

2. Pray for grace that your life would be increasingly characterized by the fruit of the Spirit.

3. Ask God for a greater desire and discipline to walk with the Spirit daily.

4. Pray for grace to take God at His Word and rely on His promises.

5. Pray that God will use you to be His witness among the lost people that you interact with on a regular basis.

6. Praise God for His financial provision for our church this year.

7. Ask God to open the doors for international missions.

8. Pray that God would protect our church family from COVID-19.

9. Plead with God to be gracious and provide a new Music and Worship Pastor and Student Pastor for our church.

10. Ask God to send visiting families to our church – families who will connect and becoming faithful members here at Trinity Baptist.

 

 


Prayer Guide: January 16, 2022
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

Prayer Guide: January 16, 2022

1. Thank God for inviting us to the throne of Grace and for hearing our prayers based on the finished work of Jesus.

2. Praise Jesus as the resurrected Savior who is Lord over all things.

3. Ask God to give you grace to be obedient to Him even in the small things.

4. Pray that you would come face to face with the reality of your impotence in such a way that you are driven to prayer and dependence on God.

5. Ask God for greater appreciation and insight into His Word, and that you would focus on it more fully in your life.

6. Ask God for grace as we continue to seek a Worship Pastor and Student Pastor.  


Prayer Guide: January 9, 2022
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

As we enter FOCUS Week 2022, please join with your church family in prayer.

Prayer Guide: January 9, 2022

1. Ask God to give you a heart like His when it comes to lost people. Pray that we would be a church that is bold when it comes to speaking and living the gospel.

2. Thank God for the mercy and grace that He has extended to you. Praise Him as the King who is worthy of all glory.

3. Ask God to humble us and help us to understand the importance and priority of prayer and dependence on His Spirit.

4. Thank God for His grace in meeting our March for Missions goal. Ask God the empower our Southern Baptist Missionaries around the world to reach the nations with the gospel.

5. Pray for the details as we begin/continue our search for a new Student Pastor. Pray also for Zach Scoggin who will lead during the interim period.

6. Pray for our Worship Pastor search process. Ask God to be gracious to us and send the right person in His time.

7. Pray that God will use our church ministries to build up the Body at Trinity Baptist.


Prayer Guide: December 19, 2021
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

On Sunday, December 19, 2021, we welcome Dr. Adam W. Greenway to Trinity Baptist Church. Dr. Greenway is the President of The Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX. What a blessing to have Dr. Greenway with us on the day that we will be collecting our March for Missions Offering. As we continue to consider Why Jesus Came, we see the that it had everything to do with love. As we prepare our hearts to hear from God this Sunday, will you join with your church family in prayer.

Prayer Guide: December 19, 2021

1. Take some moments to worship God for His gracious love that meets us in our desperation.

2. Pray for grace to understand and embrace the love of God anew and afresh. Plead with the Spirit of God to transform you more thoroughly so that you reflect the love of God more fully.

3. Pray for your friends and family members who are still dead in their trespasses and sins. Ask God to open their eyes and soften their hearts to the gospel during this season.

4. Pray that as a church we would meet/surpass our March for Missions goal of $175,000. Ask God to use these resources to reach and save souls for Jesus Christ.

5. Pray for Zach Scoggin as he begins serving as the Interim Student Pastor. Pray for the students during this interim period. Pray that families would stay connected and/or reconnect. Ask God to be gracious to us as we seek a new Student Pastor.

6. Ask God to grant wisdom and peace to both our Music and Worship Pastor Search Team and the candidate with whom we are currently engaged. Pray that during an upcoming visit, God would make His will clear to all parties involved.

 


Prayer Guide: December 12, 2021 – Mark 2:13-17
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

As we continue to answer the question Why Jesus Came in the month of December, we come to our next Advent theme – peace. Jesus traveled through Galilee and came into contact with all sorts of people. In Mark 2:13-17, Jesus sees and calls a tax collector named Levi to Himself. The call of Jesus is the call to peace. Through relationship with Jesus, we have peace with God. Will you join with your church family in prayer this week? Make plans to worship with your church family this Sunday!

Prayer Guide: December 12, 2021 – Mark 2:13-17

1. Give praise and thanksgiving to the only True God who has graciously called you to Himself and provided forgiveness, peace, and eternal life.

2. Confess to God your tendency towards self-righteousness and struggle to have compassion on others. Ask God to give you His heart of love and grace.

3. Ask God to give you a greater passion for His glory and for the gospel that results in a more generous and giving heart.

4. Pray that as a church we would meet/surpass our March for Missions goal of $175,000. Ask God to use these resources to reach and save souls for Jesus Christ.

5. Pray that we would reach families through the Angel Tree Ministry.

6. Ask God to grant us wisdom and unity as we prepare for our December Business Meeting when we will vote to approve the Finance Committee’s proposed 2022 Budget, the work of the Nominating Committee, and the necessary building improvements.

7. Pray for Worship Pastor Search Team. Pray that God will confirm the direction He has for our church. Pray for God’s will concerning the candidate that we are currently engaged with.

8. Pray for the Hendrickson family as they transition from Amarillo to Austin. Pray for God’s grace on our Student Ministry as we enter a time of change. Pray that families will stay connected and committed. Pray also that God would raise up leaders and provide for a new Student Pastor soon!


Prayer Guide: December 5, 2021: Luke 19:1-10
Posted By: Derek Hall

This Sunday, our advent theme is joy. The angels tell the shepherds that they bring good news of great joy. That news is that a Savior has been born. During the sermon, we are going to be looking at Jesus' interaction with Zacchaeus. Through this story we are going to see that an encounter with Jesus always ends in joy.

Prayer Guide: December 5, 2021 –Luke 19:1-10

1. Pray for God to give you the joy only found in Jesus.

2. Pray that God will help us not find joy in the things of the world but only in Him.

3. Confess your attitude of self-righteousness that robs you of joy.

4. Pray that our church members would seek Christ, and in seeking, find joy in Him.

5. Ask God to give our church a heart of generosity so that we might reach our March for Missions goal of $175,000 and that many people would hear the gospel and be saved. 

6. Pray for our Worship Pastor Search Committee. Pray that God would encourage their hearts as they continue to seek our next Worship Pastor.


Prayer Guide: November 21, 2021 – 2 Timothy 4:1-8
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

As we enter chapter 4 of Paul’s last letter, he gives Timothy a solemn charge – preach the word. Paul’s earthly end is near, and he gives Timothy some final instructions that will help him as he seeks to live for God’s glory. Please pray with your church family.

Prayer Guide: November 21, 2021 – 2 Timothy 4:1-8

1. Pray for grace to live for God’s glory today, tomorrow, and for as long as you shall live.

2. Ask God to help you to both recognize and have courage to proclaim Christ.

3. Confess to God your tendency to be apathetic towards the lost. Ask God to give you a greater compassion for those who are apart from faith in Jesus.

4. Pray that God would make clear to you what it looks like for you to fulfill the ministry that he has entrusted to you.

5. Ask God to give our church a heart of generosity so that we might reach our March for Missions goal of $175,000 and that many people would hear the gospel and be saved.

6. Pray that families will be encouraged in Jesus’ love as our church provides Thanksgiving meals. Pray that these families would be nourished both physically and spiritual through connection with our church family. 

7. As our Music and Worship Pastor Search team narrows to one specific candidate, pray that God will make His will clear to the team and to the candidate! Give praise to God for answering our prayers!


Prayer Guide: November 14, 2021 – 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

In 2 Timothy 3:16-17, the Apostle Paul reinforces the importance of the Word of God. He is reminding Timothy of the nature, usefulness, and necessity of the sacred writings as he faces opposition to his ministry in the church at Ephesus. Pray with us this week as we seek God’s gracious blessing.

Prayer Guide: November 14, 2021 – 2 Timothy 3:16-17

1. Ask God to increase our faithfulness to read, meditate on, and memorize the Word of God. Repent of times of apathy towards reading His Word and living according to His will.

2. Pray that the Holy Spirit would give us insight into God’s Word and that we would humbly submit to it.

3. Pray for the families who will be ministered to through the Angel Tree Ministry. Pray that God’s grace and God’s love would shine forth and that families would be saved because of the witness of our church and outpouring of love shown to them.

4. Ask God to increase the generosity of our church in the coming months as we consider our March for Missions Offering. Pray that God will be glorified as we give to support the gospel in Texas, North America, and around the world. 

5. Pray that families will be encouraged in Jesus’ love as our church provides Thanksgiving meals. Pray that these families would be nourished both physically and spiritual through connection with our church family. 

6. Plead with God to protect the unity of our church family. Pray that the Holy Spirit moves in such a way to convict individuals of sin and spur on repentance.

7. Pray that God would give clear direction this week as we trust Him for our next Music and Worship Pastor.


Prayer Guide: November 7, 2021 – 2 Timothy 3:10-15
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

As we enter the month of November, we near the end of our sermon series through 2 Timothy. While the series will end on November 28, there are several ministry initiatives that begin in November including Angel Tree, Thanksgiving Food Baskets, and our March for Missions focus. Will you join with your church family as we seek the Lord concerning the life and our church?

Prayer Guide: November 7, 2021 – 2 Timothy 3:10-15

1. Pray for grace to follow godly examples and to leave a godly example.

2. Pray for God’s mercy in the face of suffering and persecution. Pray for God’s grace to remain strong and faithful while being targeted because of faith in Christ.

3. Plead with God to move in a mighty and saving way amongst our church family. Pray that marriages would be reconciled, that families would be restored, that diseases would be healed, and the lost would be saved, and that love for Jesus would increase.

4. Pray for the families who will be represented during our annual Angel Tree Ministry. Pray that God’s grace and God’s love would shine forth and that families would be saved because of the witness of our church and outpouring of love shown to them.

5. Ask God to increase the generosity of our church in the coming months as we consider our March for Missions Offering. Pray that God will be glorified as we give to support the gospel in Texas, North America, and around the world.  

6. Pray that families will be encouraged in Jesus’ love as our church provides Thanksgiving meals. Pray that these families would be nourished both physically and spiritual through connection with our church family.  

7. Ask God to provide encouragement, steadfastness, and candidates as our church continues to pursue a Music and Worship Pastor.


Prayer Guide: October 31, 2021 – 2 Timothy 3:1-9
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

On Sunday, October 31, we continue our series through 2 Timothy as we focus our attention on 2 Timothy 3:1-9. In this passage, Paul draws Timothy’s attention to the difficult times that characterize the last days. While the news may seem bleak, we can be sure that God’s grace will win in the end.

Prayer Guide: October 31, 2021 – 2 Timothy 3:1-9

1. Please pray for our Student and College Ministries as they seek to shine the light of Jesus in our community on Sunday evening, October 31.

2. Please pray for our efforts to connect with and minister to families associated with Wolflin Elementary. Ask God to stir the hearts of the people to seek Him.

3. Ask God to help us understand the times that we live in so that we might depend fully on His strength as we seek to live faithfully for Him. Pray also for strength to stand firm in the face of temptation and trial.

4. Ask God to increase our love for Him, our passion for the gospel, and our compassion for those who are lost and apart from God’s grace.

5. Confess to God your tendency to prioritize your own comfort and pleasure out of self-love. Seek His forgiveness and pray for opportunities to love others in practical ways.

6. Pray that God will be gracious in our search for a new Music and Worship Pastor. Ask God to provide quality candidates for our team to consider. 

 


Prayer Guide: October 24, 2021 - 2 Timothy 2:22-26
Posted By: Derek Hall

In 2 Timothy 2:22-26, Paul gives Timothy numerous commands. Taken together they are a call to action. Paul is laying out for Timothy how to live and pastor in light of false teaching. However, he does not stop at commands. He gives Timothy the purpose behind this call to action. He wants Timothy to know how to live so the gospel will go forth in Ephesus. As followers of Jesus, this should be our aim and purpose as well.

Prayer Guide: October 24, 2021 – 2 Timothy 2:22-26

1.Ask God to help you flee sin and turn to him in repentance.

2. Pray that we would be people who pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace.

3. Ask God to help us depend on the Spirit and not our own strength as we pursue these things.

4. Pray that we would not be quarrelsome but kind, patient, and gentle.

5. Pray that the Spirit would use our kindness, patience, and gentleness to bring people to a knowledge of the truth of Christ.

6. Thank God for His provision while our Music and Worship Pastor search team continues to seek the Lord for our next Worship Pastor. Pray that God would lead the right candidates to our search team.

7. Pray for the Student Ministry’s Candy and Conversations Outreach. Pray that students would be bold to speak the gospel and to engage the lost with the good news of salvation.


Prayer Guide: October 17, 2021 – 2 Timothy 2:14-21
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

In 2 Timothy 2:14, Paul begins to address the situation at the church in Ephesus more pointedly. False teaching was wreaking havoc on the church and people were suffering. In the face of such turmoil, Paul instructs Timothy to focus on the Truth and to distance themselves from those who engage in irreverent babble. As we prepare our hearts for Sunday, join with your church family in prayer.

Prayer Guide: October 17, 2021 – 2 Timothy 2:14-21

1. Give thanks to the Lord who has accomplished salvation for His people. Praise the God who is always faithful and whose love never fails.

2. Pray that we would be a people characterized by a love for God’s Word that leads us to regularly read, meditate, and memorize Scripture.

3. Ask God to help us to be quick to repent when we veer from His Word. Pray for an increasing willingness to be submissive to His will.

4. Pray that our love for Truth always leads to a love for people, a compassion for sinners, and a heart to be like Jesus.

5. Thank God for His provision while our Music and Worship Pastor search team continues to seek the Lord for our next Worship Pastor. Pray that God would lead the right candidates to our search team.

6. Pray for the Student Ministry’s Candy and Conversations Outreach. Pray that students would be bold to speak the gospel and to engage the lost with the good news of salvation.


Prayer Guide: October 10, 2021 – 2 Timothy 2:8-13
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

On Sunday, October 10, we will be observing the Lord’s Supper in both of our morning worship services. As we prepare for Sunday, let’s focus our attention on Jesus, the One whom Paul implores Timothy to remember in 2 Timothy 2:8-13.

Prayer Guide: October 10, 2021 – 2 Timothy 2:8-13

1. Spend time worshipping the triune God whose wisdom is all surpassing, whose ways are inscrutable, and whose love goes deeper than we can imagine.

2. Humble yourself before God. Confess areas of sin and failure to Him. Admit to Him your need for His grace and His cleansing.

3. Thank God for Jesus Christ – for His suffering and dying in your place. Praise Him as the resurrected king through whom is life eternal.  Praise Him for His faithfulness in life.

4. Ask God for grace to live both for His glory and with an eye towards serving and blessing others.

5. Pray for our Maxwell’s Pumpkin Farm Outreach. Pray that non-TBC families who attend would connect with our church and experience the love and grace of God’s people. Pray that our church’s efforts in the Wolflin Community (Community Garden / partnership with Wolflin Elementary) would bear gospel fruit.

6. Pray for the Student Ministry’s Candy and Conversations Outreach. Pray that students would be bold to speak the gospel and to engage the lost with the good news of salvation.

7. Ask God to provide qualified candidates in our Worship Pastor Search Process.


Prayer Guide: October 3, 2021 – 2 Timothy 2:1-7
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

In 2 Tim 2:1-7, Paul instructs Timothy to engage in disciple-making, while recognizing that the Christian life is not easy. While all Christians are commissioned to live on mission with Jesus, we need God’s strength to accomplish anything of value.  

Prayer Guide: October 3, 2021 – 2 Timothy 2:1-7

1. Thank God for the grace that is found in Christ Jesus! Praise Him for His undeserved favor in your life.

2. Ask God to give you strength to live for His glory. Ask Him for grace to live and love like Jesus and to teach others to do the same.

3. Pray that God will increase your compassion for the lost and open doors for you to speak the gospel to those who are apart from faith in Christ.  

4. Confess to God your passivity when it comes to disciple-making and spiritual multiplication. Ask Him to give you a willing heart to be used to help others know and love Jesus more.

5. Ask God to give you single-mindedness, discipline, hard work, and faith as you live the Christian life.

6. Plead with God for grace and direction in our Worship Pastor search. Ask God to send us solid candidates for our team to consider. Pray for patience, for church members and committee members, and for greater trust in God’s timing.


Prayer Guide: September 26, 2021 - 2 Timothy 1:15-18
Posted By: Derek Hall

This Sunday, September 26, 2021, we continue our study through 2 Timothy. Paul charged Timothy to not be ashamed of the gospel or of Paul as a prisoner because of the gospel. In verses 15-18, Paul is going to give Timothy examples of two men who were ashamed and one who remained faithful. On Sunday, we will see two ways we can live: the way of shame or the way of faith.

Prayer Guide: September 26, 2021 – 2 Timothy 1:15-18

1. Ask God to give you the grace to love Christ more than anything else.

2. Confess to God the different ways you desire the approval of men more than devotion to Christ.

3. Ask God to help you serve others in sacrificial ways.

4. Ask God to loosen your grip on the things of this world and make Christ and the gospel more beautiful.

5. Praise God for the mercy he has poured out in your life.

6. Pray for the Music and Worship Pastor search process. Ask God to give the team clarity, wisdom, and unity over the course of the next few weeks.

7. Pray for members of our church family who are battling sickness and disease, as well as for those who are recovering from recent surgeries.


Prayer Guide: September 19, 2021 – 2 Timothy 1:8-14
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

This Sunday, September 19, 2021, we continue our study through 2 Timothy. Because God has graciously gifted Timothy with the Holy Spirit, Timothy has the power to obey Paul exhortation to remain loyal and fully devoted to Jesus and the gospel. As we look to the text this weekend, we’ll see that Jesus is worthy of our full devotion! Join us as we pray

Prayer Guide: September 19, 2021 – 2 Timothy 1:8-14

1. Praise God for His sovereign grace in your life. Thank Him for calling you to Himself and saving you from eternal death. Worship Him as the Savior who will keep you to the end and ensure your ultimate victory in Him.

2. Pray for grace to live boldly for the glory of God and for grace to live fully for the sake of the gospel.

3. Ask God to help you to stand firm in the face of difficulty by trusting in His providential care and remembering your future hope in Christ.

4. Ask God to give our ministry staff wisdom as they consider future ministry endeavors, seek to lead the Church in Truth, and deal with issues of unity and love in the church family.  

5. Pray for the Music and Worship Pastor search process. Ask God to give the team clarity, wisdom, and unity over the course of the next few weeks.

6. Pray for members of our church family who are battling sickness and disease, as well as for those who are recovering from recent surgeries.

7. Pray for grace to guard the good deposit entrusted to you by living and speaking the gospel faithfully.


Prayer Guide: September 12, 2021 – 2 Timothy 1:1-7
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

This Sunday, September 12, we begin a study through Paul’s second letter to Timothy. As we make our way through the letter, we’ll see evidence of Paul’s special relationship with Timothy. The Apostle was clearly a mentor and a trusted friend of Timothy, who himself was a leader int the early church. 2 Timothy is likely the last letter of Paul as he expected to be martyred (4:6-8). As he considers his near end, Paul writes to encourage Timothy to remain true to the gospel and steadfast in the faith. Paul knows that this will include suffering and opposition for Timothy. As we begin this study, let’s ask God to do a great work in our own lives and in our own church.

Prayer Guide: September 12, 2021 – 2 Timothy 1:1-7

1. Thank God for the promise of life that is in Christ Jesus! Praise Him for accomplishing our salvation.

2. Ask God for grace to live life with a clear conscience. Pray for discipline and desire to live for God’s glory every day.

3. Thank God for the people in your life who have played a role in your spiritual life and development.  

4. Pray for a greater awareness and dependence on the Holy Spirit in your life. Ask God to make you bold for the sake of the gospel. Ask God to make our church family bold for the sake of the gospel.

5. Ask God to graciously protect our church and community from the pain associated with COVID-19. Pray for others in our church who are facing other serious health concerns.

6. Pray for Christians and others who are being persecuted under the Taliban in Afghanistan. Pray that the gospel would go forth in power, that sinners would be transformed by its power, and that Christians would remain faithful to His name.

7. Pray for our nation’s leaders. Pray for humility and wisdom. Ask God to reveal Himself in a saving way to those who are currently dead in their trespasses and sins. Ask God to help our national leaders who are followers of Jesus boldness to live a live of faithfulness to God in the political arena.

8. Pray for our Worship Pastor Search Team. Pray that the team would be unified around the person that God has specifically equipped for our church family.


Prayer Guide: September 5, 2021 – Philippians 1:27-30
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

As we continue our 2-week stop in Philippians, we come to Philippians 1:27-30. Paul exhorts the church to live in a manner worthy of the gospel. Based on evidence from the letter, it seems that the church was struggling with divisions and disunity due to some of the members who had adopted self-centered agendas. As we look to the text this Sunday morning, we’ll see why living worthy of the gospel matters.

Prayer Guide: September 5, 2021 – Philippians 1:27-30

1. Worship the God of salvation; the God who has changed us by His grace.

2. Repent of living primarily with an earthly citizenship in mind. Ask God to help us to focus our hearts and minds on our heavenly citizenship and live for eternal things.

3. Pray that God would ignite a passion for His glory in our church family that would lead to a greater love for the gospel, for evangelism, and for discipleship.

4. Pray that God would strengthen the unity of our church as we love Jesus and submit ourselves to His Word.

5. Ask God to continue to give clear direction to our Music and Worship Pastor Search team. Ask Him to give the team unity around the candidate that He has for our church family.

6. Pray that our church family would remain faithful to God during the increasing pressures and challenges associated with living according to Truth and God’s glory.

7. Pray for Christians and others who are being persecuted under the Taliban in Afghanistan. Pray that the gospel of Jesus would go forth in power and that Christians would remain faithful to His name.


Prayer Guide: August 29, 2021 – Philippians 1:18-26
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

The Apostle Paul wrote the letter to the church at Philippi while under house arrest in Rome. While his circumstances were both difficult and uncertain, Paul was filled with joy because of his confidence in the Lord. In the uncertainty of our world today, it is easy to become anxious and confused. This Sunday, we will see how Paul followed Jesus in the face of uncertainty.

Prayer Guide: August 29, 2021 – Philippians 1:18-26

1. Pray that we would train ourselves to regularly reflect on God’s grace and love so that we would be increasingly confident of our standing in Christ and His care and provision over our lives.

2. Ask God for grace to learn to rejoice in the Lord, even when life is challenging, and the future seems uncertain.

3. Pray that would make it our priority to glorify God in all that we do.

4. Thank God for those who have contributed to your spiritual progress and joy. Ask God to give you a greater desire to love and serve others.   

5. Ask God to grant our church wisdom and strength in the disciple-making process. Ask God to grow us in our willingness and effectiveness in proclaiming Christ and sharing the gospel.   Confess to God that too often our unwillingness to serve is driving by a self-centered agenda.

6. Pray for Christians and others who are being persecuted under the Taliban in Afghanistan. Pray that the gospel would go forth in power.

7. Pray for God’s grace in our Music and Worship Pastor search process. Pray for unity and clarity.


Prayer Guide: August 22, 2021 – Luke 11:5-13
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

In Luke 11, Jesus gives His disciples some principles for prayer. As we move into the fall semester, please join with your church family as we humble ourselves and seek God’s grace.

Prayer Guide: August 22, 2021 – Luke 11:5-13

1. Please pray that members of Trinity Baptist Church would increasingly live and love like Jesus - that we would walk by the Spirit, that we would live according to Truth, and that we would desire God’s glory above all.

2. Please pray that our church family would reach out to members who have become disconnected during the pandemic to show love and support while seeking to encourage them about the importance of worshipping with the church family and being connected to others.

3. Please pray that our members would engage the lost with the gospel, that baptisms would become a “regular occurrence,” and that our church would experience growth as people are putting their trust in Jesus.  

4. Please pray that the Lord would strengthen, grow, and expand our Children and Student Ministries and that God would multiple the number of families with children and youth who call Trinity Baptist their church home.   

5. Please pray that God would prepare us for our next Music and Worship Pastor and that God would give wisdom to our Search Team as they continue the search process.

6. Please pray for our mission’s ministry and our missionaries who are serving around the world.

7. Please pray for marriages in our church family – that God would strengthen & restore hurting marriages and protect couples from attacks from the enemy.

8.  Please pray for families who are dealing with the failing health of aging parents.

9. Please pray for families who are struggling with kids who have walked away from the Lord and are living in rebellion against God.

10. Please pray for God’s grace on our community and on our church as it related to COVID-19.


Prayer Guide: August 15, 2021 – Acts 8:1-8
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

This Sunday, August 15, Dr. Adam Greenway, the President of The Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, will be preaching at Trinity Baptist Church. We are excited to welcome Dr. Greenway to Trinity Baptist and are looking forward to his ministry with us. Please join us as we seek the Lord grace on our lives.

Prayer Guide: August 15, 2021 – Acts 8:1-8

1. Worship the God who saves sinners from eternal destruction. Give thanks to Jesus, the One who has secured our salvation through His life, death, and resurrection.

2. Ask God to increase our faith and joy in Him in a society and culture that is becoming more and more opposed to Truth and righteousness.

3. Pray that we would be a people characterized by a love for the gospel and a desire to proclaim Christ.

4. Ask God to protect our church family from further COVID-19 related struggles. Also, pray that our ministry staff would have wisdom when it comes to leading in light of continued public health concerns and the various opinions of church members.

5. Pray that those who have been disconnected from Trinity Baptist over the past eighteen months would reengage, and that many new families and visitors would be drawn to TBC.

6. Ask God to increase the number of gifted and capable leaders/volunteers to serve in the various ministries of the church.

7. Pray for the Music and Worship Pastor Search Team. Pray that God would unify their hearts around the candidate with which He has chosen to bless us.

8. Ask God to do a mighty work through the preaching of Dr. Adam Greenway. Pray also for the ministry of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Pray that many men and women would be trained and sent out to ministry for God’s glory.

 



Prayer Guide: August 8, 2021 – Malachi 4:1-6
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

As we conclude our summer series through the Book of Malachi, let’s seek the Lord in prayer, asking Him to help us to fear Him and trust Him more fully. Let’s remember that He is gracious and kind, that He will not abandon His own, and that He will make all things right in the end.

Prayer Guide: August 8, 2021 – Malachi 4:1-6

1. Please pray for our Student Ministry Praise Team as they will be leading our singing on Sunday, August 8.       

2. Ask God to give our church a passion to see the lost come to Christ. Pray that our members would be intentional about sharing the gospel with unbelievers.

3. Continue to ask God to raise up Children, Youth, and Adult Sunday School teachers / leaders. Also, pray that our discipleship efforts would be fruitful and that relationships in our church would deepen.

4. Praise God for His gift of salvation. Thank God for Jesus’ sacrifice for us.

5. Pray that the seeds that were planted at VBS would take root in the hearts of the children and that families would be drawn to connect with our church because of their experience with us.  

6. Pray that God would be merciful to our city, our community, our church, and our families as COVID-19 numbers are on the rise again in Amarillo. Pray that we would not live in fear, but that we would be wise as we seek to lead heathy lives.

7. As the fall semester at Trinity Baptist Church begins in the coming weeks, please pray that God would bless our efforts, that His people would engage in ministry, and that adults and children would grow in  Christ!


Prayer Guide: August 1, 2021 – Malachi 3:13-18
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

As we move closer to the beginning of the fall semester, our church calendar is beginning to get busier. As you pray this week in preparation for Sunday, please remember that Sunday and Wednesday evening activities are about to begin. Pray that God would give our church family a willingness to serve and attend and be part of what is going on at TBC.

Prayer Guide: August 1, 2021 – Malachi 3:13-18

1. Pray for VBS every day this week. Ask God to draw boys and girls to Himself. Ask God to bless our church with growth with guest families who participated in VBS this week. Pray for our VBS focus on Sunday. Ask God to fill our church building with families from VBS.      

2. Ask God to give you the mindset that the Christian life is a marathon and not a sprint. Ask God to help you see the eternal value of following Jesus!

3. Pray for grace to trust God in both the good times and the bad times.

4. Ask God to help you to see God and fear God more fully.

5. Thank God for His compassion and His faithfulness. Worship Him as the One who will make all things right in the end!  

6. Pray that our Community Block Party (Sat., August 7) and our Community Garden would both be effective in reaching out neighborhood with the gospel. Pray that relationships would develop that will lead to kingdom conversations.

7. Pray for Education / Discipleship Ministries. Ask God to raise up families to meet needs in the areas of Children, Student, and Adult Bible Fellowship Groups (Sunday School).

8. Ask God to do a mighty work of salvation in our families.

 

 


Prayer Guide: July 25, 2021 – Malachi 3:6-12
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

The temptation towards idolatry is ever present. More often than we would like to admit, money can be a god that we worship. As Malachi speaks to the rebellious Israelites who have adopted a renegade religion, God calls the people to return to Him. One evidence of their straying from loyalty to God was in how they failed to obey the Law as it pertained to giving. A renegade religion dismisses biblical stewardship in favor of personal gain. Join us as we pray for our church and for one another in preparation for Sunday’s Worship Service.

Prayer Guide: July 25, 2021 – Malachi 3:6-12

1. Praise God for His unending faithfulness. Thank Him that He does not change, and that his steadfast love endures forever.     

2. Confess to God that He is good! Admit that what He does and what He allows into our lives is for our ultimate good. Ask God to increase your faith when trails come our way.

3. Pray that God would increase the generosity of our church family and that we would be faithful stewards of what God has entrusted to us.

4. Plead with God for grace to live a life of integrity and full devotion to Him, no matter the cost.

5. Pray for VBS. Pray that God will bring the children and families to our church who need to hear the gospel and be connected to a community of believers. Pray that children will put their faith in Jesus. Pray that relationships in our church family would grow.  

6. Ask God to bless our Community Block Party on Saturday, August 7. Pray for families in our community to see our church as a safe, beneficial, and important place. Pray that our people would see this as an opportunity to love our neighbors and reach others with the gospel.

7. Pray for Pastor Nate as he continues to seek the Lord each week in sermon preparation and delivery. Pray that he would not rely on his own strength / wisdom, but that he would depend fully on the Holy Spirit for every word he speaks. Pray that God’s Spirit would soften the hearts of all who listen to the message. Pray that God would cultivate our hearts and make us long for His glory. Pray that the Spirit would give faith and repentance.


Prayer Guide: July 18, 2021 – Malachi 2:17-3:5
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

It is the height of arrogance to accuse God of approving of sin and being unjust, yet that is essentially the charge that God makes against His rebellious people. To make mattes worse, the people were guilty of the very things with which they accused God.  Out of arrogance and contempt for God, those who practice a renegade religion fail to see their own sin while accusing God of injustice. Friends, let us humble ourselves, fear the Lord, and glory in our God. Pray with us!

Prayer Guide: July 18, 2021 – Malachi 2:17-3:5

1. Considering the pain and uncertainties of life, praise God as the One who cares for His own and who offers hope to the hurting.    

2. Express your confidence in God’s character and plan. Remind yourself that He is True to His word and that He will not let the wicked go unpunished.  

3. Pray for Pastor Nate as he prepares the remaining sermons from Malachi and as he seeks the Lord on a new sermon series after Malachi. Pray that he will be sensitive to the Spirit as He considers how God desires to speak to the church family.

4. Ask God to graciously humble us so that we fear Him, love Him, and love others.

5. Pray for all those who will be involved with VBS – both volunteers and participants. Pray that God’s grace would be magnified and that much glory would go to His name.

6. Pray for families in our church who have fallen away since the COVID-19 Pandemic. Pray that we would actively seek to reconnect with and restore to fellowship such families. Pray also that our church family would be motivated to invite friends and families from the greater Amarillo community to visit our church.

7. Pray for our Discipleship Pastor, Derek Hall, as he works to recruit and equip leaders for small groups and other discipleship ministries.

8. Pray for our Children’s Minister, Beth Edfeldt, as she continues to make preparation for VBS and as she begins the planning, recruitment, and equipping processes for fall ministries. Ask God to raise up leaders to serve and to help love children. Pray specifically that God will provide for more tribe leaders!


Prayer Guide: July 4, 2021 – Malachi 2:1-9
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

Renegade Religion belittles God’s Word. Malachi continues to address the priests of his day by warning them of God’s impending judgment for their failure to obey God’s Word and to seek God’s glory. As a church, let us do everything we can to honor God’s Word as we daily seek to submit to it.

Prayer Guide: July 4, 2021 – Malachi 2:1-9

1. Ask God to help you embrace your role and privileges as a member of the priesthood of believers. Pray for humility and faithfulness as you live your life as a living sacrifice to God, as you seek the Lord in prayer, and as you read, meditate on, and speak God’s Word.  

2. Pray that the Word of God would dwell richly in our church and that we would teach, admonish, and encourage one another with all wisdom (Col 3:16).

3. Pray that God would increasingly humble Pastor Nate so that He leans not on his own strength and understanding. Pray that he would be faithful to God’s Word and confident in its power.

4. Pray for our Student Pastor Gary Hendrickson as he, our student interns, and adult leaders prepare to take students to Summer Camp at Glorieta, NM (July 6-10). Ask God to do a great work in all those who are attending this camp from our church family.

5. As we continue to get closer to VBS, ask God to give us a heart to love, serve, and care for the children who will be involved. Pray for all those who are volunteering, that God would gird them up with strength from above.

6. Plead with God to prepare our church for the person God has for us as a new Music and Worship Pastor. Pray that our church would be more concerned about His will for our worship of Him than we are about our own personal preferences. Ask God to keep us from playing the “comparison game” and that He would motivate us to do everything we can to help ensure a smooth transition for the new staff member (whenever that happens).

7. Pray that God would raise up men, women, boys, and girls who will be faithful to work the harvest locally and to the ends of the earth.

8. Ask God’s Spirit to help us to receive and believe the Word of God. Pray that some might turn from sin and put their trust in Jesus this week.


Prayer Guide: June 13, 2021 – Psalm 136
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever” (Psalm 136). Our God is worthy to be praised for who He is (as we saw last week from Psalm 96) and for what He does – for His goodness and His love for His people. As we worship Him, will you join with us in prayer as we prepare to gather with God’s people this Sunday?

Prayer Guide: June 13, 2021 – Psalm 136

1. Humble yourself before the God who is worthy of all praise. Extol His name because of who He is and give thank to Him for all that He has done.   

2. Pray for our Student Pastor, Gary Hendrickson, as he preaches this Sunday. Ask for God’s Spirit to anoint Him to communicate God’s Word. Pray that those who are gathered would be encouraged and challenged in Jesus’ name. Plead with God to do His work of salvation.

3. Plead with God to be gracious as our church searches for a new Worship Pastor. Ask Him to send us qualifies candidates that would be a good fit for our church for our search team to consider.

4. Pray for the Southern Baptist Convention, its leaders, and messengers from member churches, who will be gathering in Nashville, TN, next week for the annual meeting.  Pray that Southern Baptists will make decisions that align with the Truth and teaching of Scripture and that Truth-based unity would be valued and established. Pray that repentance, humility, and love would be evident. Ask God’s Spirit to give our churches boldness and courage to live according to Truth.

5. Please pray for our missionary friend Emily who has been struggling with health issues over the past month. Ask God to give doctors wisdom to identify what is going on and what needs to be done about it.

6. Pray that college students and young families would connect with Trinity Baptist Church. Ask God to increase both our children’s ministry and student ministry.


Prayer Guide: May 30, 2021: 2 Thessalonians 3:6-18
Posted By: Derek Hall

The Apostle Paul’s closes his letter by commanding the Thessalonian believers to avoid those who are idol. Paul wants to make sure the believers in Thessalonica are displaying the character of God by their hard work. He also wants to guard the church and help them deal with the sinful attitudes and actions in some of their members.

Prayer Guide: May 30, 2021 – 2 Thessalonians 3.6-18

1.Pray that we would understand the goodness of work and strive to bless others with our work.

2. Praise God for his grace that helps us fight against sin.

3.Ask God to reveal sin in your life, and pray that as a church we will take holiness and righteousness seriously.

4. Ask God to encourage our hearts in the gospel and help us persevere in doing the good works He has called us to.

5. Pray for unbelieving family members and friends. Ask God to open their eyes to see the truth of the gospel.

6. Pray that the peace and grace of Christ would dwell in our midst.


Prayer Guide: May 16, 2021 – 2 Thessalonians 2.13.18
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

The Apostle Paul’s pastoral purposes are on full display in 2 Thessalonians 2:13-17. To the church that is struggling, Paul offers the comfort of God’s salvation. He wants them to focus on God’s love as a source of comfort amid difficulty and anxiety. We would be wise to heed Paul’s words and allow the Truth of God’s electing love and overwhelming grace to give us confidence in life. Please join us in prayer this week as we ready ourselves to hear from God’s Word this Sunday.

Prayer Guide: May 16, 2021 – 2 Thessalonians 2.13.18

1. Pray for our families and students and the school year is rapidly coming to an end.

2. Thank God for His providential care for as we continue to move through the Pandemic.

3. Ask God to be gracious to our church as we continue to seek a new Worship Pastor

4. Thank God for the comfort and hope afforded to us in His salvation. Ask Him to help us to remember His gracious work on our behalf in times of difficulty.

5. Pray for unbelieving family members and friends. Ask God to open their eyes to see the truth of the gospel.

6. Pray that we would take seriously God’s call on our lives to be sanctified (1 Thes 4:3), and thus do that which leads to sanctification.


Prayer Guide: May 2, 2021 – 2 Thessalonians 2.1.12
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

In 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12, Paul urges the church not to be shaken concerning the events associated with the End Times. Previously, Paul had taught them concerning such events, but now the church was now confused because of the influence of some false teachers. While we cannot know all the details of the End Times, certainty in that which we can know will give us confidence as we face life’s trials. Over the next two weeks, we will be studying Paul’s teaching on End Times from 2 Thessalonians. 

Prayer Guide: May 2, 2021 – 2 Thessalonians 2.1.12

1. Give praise and honor to the One True and Living God who is sovereign, omnipotent, and providentially oversees the affairs of humanity for His glory and the good of His people.

2. Ask God to help you to be confident in truth and not to be deceived by the lies of the enemy.

3. Pray for people you know who are dead in their sin and blind to the truth of the gospel. Ask God to soften their hearts and open their eyes to the hope of salvation in Jesus.  

4. Ask God for a strong and growing faith that keeps you closely connected to Him and His Word.

5. Pray that God would give us hearts to worship Him in Spirit and in Truth. Ask Him to make us humble and to help us to pursue His glory and not our preferences when it comes to our next Music and Worship Pastor.


Prayer Guide: April 25, 2021 – 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

In 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12, Paul includes a few words on the way in which he prays for the church in Thessalonica. Paul’s prayer for the church members is shaped by His desire for God to be glorified.  He understands that God’s glory is the good of His people. May that be our desire too!

Prayer Guide: April 25, 2021 – 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12

1. Confess to God that He is worthy of all glory. Admit that too often you fail to live according to this Truth.

2. Ask God for grace to live in such a way that adds to – and does not detract from – His glory in the eyes of others.

3. Thank God for calling you out of the darkness of spiritual death and into the light of His salvation.

4. Pray for both the want to and the power to live according to God’s Word and God’s ways.

5. Ask God to grow you in your discernment of how you ought to pray for others. Pray also that God would grow you in your consistency to intercede on behalf of others – for His glory.   

6.  Pray that Trinity Baptist Church would continue to be known as a church that stands on and values God’s Word. Ask God to increase the influence of our church in our city for His glory.

7. Ask God to continue to give unity to our Music and Worship Pastor Search Team as we wait on Him to lead us to the right candidate.


Prayer Guide: April 5, 2021 – Hebrews 4:14-16
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

He is Risen! Everything concerning the Christian faith depends on Jesus’ resurrection from the dead. And this week we celebrate Jesus’ victory over sin and death. And it is through our faith connection to Jesus that we have direct access to our God and a standing invitation to approach Him in prayer. So, let us pray, seeking his grace and mercy!

Prayer Guide: April 5, 2021 – Hebrews 4:14-16

1. Worship the risen Savior, Jesus, the Son of God who conquered sin and death forever.  

2. Praise God, the Sovereign King who orchestrated our rescue from sin and eternal death.

3. Thank Jesus for allowing us to stand before God in His perfection, recognizing our own unworthiness.  

4. Pray for grace to continue to believe and hold fast your confession.   

5. Ask God to grow our church with like-minded believers who embrace our mission to proclaim Christ and make disciples.  

6.  Ask God to do a great work of salvation through the people and ministries of Trinity Baptist Church.

7. Pray that many visitors would join us for worship on Easter Sunday. Pray that upon hearing the message of the gospel, unbelievers would repent and put faith in Christ.

 8. Pray for our Music and Worship Pastor search process. Ask God to send us quality candidates and to give our team unity as we seek our new worship pastor.


Prayer Guide: March 28, 2021 – James 2:14-26
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

Wrapping up our Love Like Jesus series, we turn our attention back to James 2. This morning, we are going to see that loving like Jesus means practicing our faith. James is clear, the evidence of saving faith is good works. Apart from works, faith is dead.

Prayer Guide: March 28, 2021 – James 2:14-26

1. Praise God that in His grace and mercy. Praise Him because He has taken an interest in your life, into your eternal destination.  

2. Give thanks to Jesus, the One who died and rose again to secure your eternal salvation.

3. Plead with God for grace to walk with the Spirit and thus live in the good works that God prepared for you to walk in.  

4. Confess to God your propensity to think too highly of yourself and spend too much energy on yourself.  

5. Ask God to make you a humble servant who is regularly seeking to serve and love others.

6.  Pray that God’s people at Trinity Baptist Church would continue to prioritize generosity and the support of the ministries and expenses of the church.

7. Pray that many law-enforcement officers would experience a blessing through our Law-Enforcement Marriage Event on Sunday night, March 28.  


Prayer Guide: March 21, 2021 – 1 Corinthians 11:17-34
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

Continuing our Love Like Jesus series, we turn our attention to 1 Corinthians 11:17-34. As Paul addresses the church at Corinth, he admonishes them for disunity and lovelessness. He states that when they come together it is not for the good, but for the worse. As we prepare to partake of the Lord’s Supper this week, we are going to give attention to what it takes and what it looks like to come together for the good. Let us pray for Trinity Baptist Church – that God would give us the desire and enable the follow through to love like Jesus!

Prayer Guide: March 21, 2021 – 1 Corinthians 11:17-34

1. Give thanks to the God of grace who predestined us for adoption as sons (children) through Jesus Christ (Eph 1:5).

2. Praise Jesus, the resurrected Son of God who sits on the throne of David forever.

3. Ask God for faith to walk according to His ways and to pursue peace in every relationship.

4. Confess to God aspects of your life that do damage to others and hurt the unity the Jesus died and rose again to secure.

5. Pray for the unity of our church family especially in this time of staff transition. Pray that we would all be proactive in loving like Jesus loves.

6.  Ask God to be gracious to the various church member families who are relocating from Amarillo and thus leaving Trinity Baptist Church. Ask God to help them connect quickly with another church.

7. Pray that God would care for our church by sending families to connect, worship, and serve at our church. Pray that God’s Spirit would do a work of salvation and sanctification amongst us.

8. Pray that God would send Worship Pastor candidates who are gifted men of humble character for our search team to consider.


Prayer Guide: March 14, 2021 – James 2:1-9
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

As a Church, our 2021 Focus is to live and love like Jesus. Over the next several weeks, we are going to dig a little deeper into some prevalent themes from the Book of Amos.  Repeatedly, God condemned His people for oppressing the poor and needy. God stands against injustice and partiality. In the New Testament, we see that showing partiality is also condemned. Join with us this week as we pray and seek God’s grace to love like Jesus – and fulfill the royal law!

Prayer Guide: March 14, 2021 – James 2:1-9

1. Praise the God who is faithful and Righteous. Worship Him as the One who shows no partiality yet offers grace and life to sinners.

2. Thank God for His purposeful and unending love.

3. Pray for a sanctifying work of God’s Spirit in your life that enables you to put aside every aspect of showing sinful partiality.

4. Plead with God for eyes to see people as God sees people.

5. In our worship pastor transition, ask God to be gracious both to the McConnells and to us at Trinity Baptist Church. Ask God to supply our church and search team with several qualified and willing candidates.

6.  Pray that God will give us wisdom as we discuss plans and details for our worship pastor interim plan.  

7. Ask God to do a great work of salvation in and through our church family.

 


Prayer Guide: March 7, 2021 – Amos 8-9
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

The theme of judgment that has been prevalent throughout Amos’s prophecy continues in chapters 8-9. Amos relays two more visions that point to God’s immanent and inescapable judgment. And while God’s judgment is real, all hope is not lost. The Book of Amos ends on a high note – an assurance of God’s gracious intervention on behalf of His people. As we close out our study through Amos, will you join us in prayer?

Prayer Guide: March 7, 2021 – Amos 8-9

1. Thank God for the grace of His Word - His warnings against sin and admonitions to walk in His ways.

2. Praise God that He is righteous and that His judgments are always true and just.  

3. Confess your sin to God – actions, attitudes, words, and thoughts that fail to align with His holiness. Ask God to forgive you and to cleanse you from all unrighteousness.

4. Praise God for His compassion, for His faithfulness, and for His abiding presence.

5. Ask the God of salvation to glorify His name in and through Trinity Baptist Church by giving spiritual life to those who are dead in their sin.

6.  Pray for the McConnells as they prepare to move to Mississippi and begin a new phase of ministry. Pray that their house in Bushland sells quickly without any hitches.

7. Pray for those who will lead our times of corporate singing while seek God for our next worship pastor.

8. Pray for the establishment and operation of a search team who will be tasked to lead the process of seeking God’s will for a new Music and Worship Pastor.

 

 


Prayer Guide: February 28, 2021 – Amos 7:1-17
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

The last major section of Amos’s prophecy begins in Amos chapter 7. Chapters 7-9 center on 5 different visions that God gave to Amos – all of which communicate God’s judgment on Israel. As we look to Amos 7, we will see several characteristics of living a godly life in a godless society. Please join with you church family in praying for our church and our hearts in preparation for Sunday morning.

Prayer Guide: February 28, 2021 – Amos 7:1-17

1. Praise the sovereign God whose judgments are always true and righteous.

2. Give thanks to Jesus who bore the wrath of God as He took our sin upon Himself on the cross in our place.  

3. Plead with God for grace to walk closely with the Spirit and to live obediently before Him.

4. Pray for people that you know to be apart from faith in Jesus Christ. Ask God to be merciful and to open their eyes to the truth.

5. Praise God for His faithfulness to us amid trials and difficulties. 

6. Pray for our Sunday Morning Bible Study leaders and classes. Pray that God will quickly grow the unity and the fellowship in these classes. Pray for those who have felt disconnected and for those who have stepped away from fellowship to return and find encouragement.

7. Pray for our Children’s and Student Ministries. Ask God to bless our church with more young families with children. Pray that children and students would come to know Jesus and be discipled in their faith.

8. Pray that God would do His work of salvation in and through our church family.

 

 

 


Prayer Guide: February 21, 2021 – Amos 5:18-6:14
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

As we continue in Amos, we see that Amos takes aim at the arrogance of the rebellious people of Israel. God’s judgment will come to the proud and the haughty.Let us humble ourselves before the Lord and plead with Him to continue His work of sanctification and salvation in us.

Prayer Guide: February 21, 2021 – Amos 5:18-6:14

1. Give praise to the Only True God, the One who is worthy of all our devotion.

2. Worship the God who is exalted above the heavens yet condescends to enter into relationship with us and meet our greatest need.

3.  Confess to God your battle with pride. Ask God to help you realize your weakness and make you humble - keeping you in a posture of dependence.

4. Pray for our Sunday Morning Bible Study leaders and classes. Pray that God will quickly grow the unity and the fellowship in these classes. Pray for those who have felt disconnected and for those who have stepped away from fellowship to return and find encouragement.

5. Pray for our Children’s and Student Ministries. Ask God to bless our church with more young families with children. Pray that children and students would come to know Jesus and be discipled in their faith.

6. Pray that our church leaders would have wisdom to know the best way to focus resources and ministries on serving people and reaching the lost locally.


Prayer Guide: February 14, 2021: Amos 5:1-17
Posted By: Derek Hall

This week, we will look at Amos 5:1-17. We will see the prophet again pronounce judgment on the people of Israel, only this time the form of the judgment will change. Amos is going to lament over the coming judgment, while he points out the sin that brings judgment. And this week, he will give the people the way through judgment. He will call them to seek the Lord and live.

Prayer Guide: February 14, 2021 – Amos 5:1-17

1. Ask God to help you grow your desire for biblical and godly lament.

2. Thank God that he has given us the way out of judgment, Jesus Christ.

3.  Ask God to show you areas of your life where you are just "going through the motions" of serving Him.

4. Pray that God would give you a compassionate heart for those who are treated unjustly and those who are oppressed.

5.  Ask God to cultivate in you a deeper desire to seek Him and find life.

6. Pray that God would help you to seek good and not evil.

7. Pray that the Holy Spirit would convict people of sin and help others to feel God's comfort this Sunday.


Prayer Guide: January 10, 2021 – Amos 1:1-2
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

This Sunday, we begin a new series through the Book of Amos. God called Amos from the pastures of Tekoa to speak a message of judgment to the Northern Kingdom of Israel. While Amos lived in the 8th Century BC, his message is relevant for us today. May God use these ancient words to set us on a course of availability to God and radically holy living.

Prayer Guide: January 10, 2021 – Amos 1:1-2

1. Worship the God who is eternally holy and perfect in every way.

2. Thank God for revealing Himself to us, His sinful and rebellious creation, and for desiring to show us grace and mercy.

3.  Confess to God your failure to live in righteousness and to walk in His ways. Draw near to Him and express your great need for forgiveness and grace.

4. Pray that God would give you a heart to be available and willing to serve according to His call.

5.  Ask God to give you a fruitful ministry amongst your circle of influence. Additionally, ask God to expand your circle of influence to include more people who need to hear the gospel and know Jesus.

6. Pray that God would enable you to live and love like Jesus in every sphere of your life.

7. Pray for relief from the COVID-19 virus. Pray for our church members and our community. Ask God to graciously care for His people.

8. Pray for our national, state, and community leaders. Pray that God’s righteousness would influence their decision making and agendas.


Prayer Guide: December 27, 2020 – Gal 5:22-23 / Titus 2:11-12
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

The Fruit of the Spirit is self-control. This Sunday, we will focus on self-control as we finish our series through the Fruit of the Spirit. Self-control is the Holy Spirit enabled ability to exercise control over our whole being. We need the fruit of self-control because of our propensity to sin and because of Satan’s desire to destroy our lives. By God’s grace, let us grow in the fruit of self-control.

Prayer Guide: December 27, 2020 – Gal 5:22-23 / Titus 2:11-12

1. Worship the God who is perfect in holiness and in whom there is no darkness.

2. Praise the Lord Jesus who always exercised perfect self-control, lived a sinless life, and then died on the cross for our sins.

3.  Thank God for His grace which teaches us to live self-controlled lives.

4. Pray for grace to exercise self-control over your body, thoughts, and emotions.

5.  Ask God to increase your love for His Word.

6. Pray that our church members would be characterized by generosity, that our church would end the year in good financial health, and that we would meet both our church budget goal and our March for Missions goal.

7. Pray for relief from the COVID-19 virus. Pray for our church members and our community. Ask God to graciously care for His people.

8. Ask God to be gracious to our country during the ongoing election turmoil. Pray that the truth surrounding the election would become abundantly clear and that our nation would move forward peacefully. Pray also for our elected officials. Ask God’s Spirit to move in an undeniable way giving our leaders wisdom.

 


Prayer Guide: December 13, 2020 – Gal 5:22-23 / Titus 3:1-2
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

The Fruit of the Spirit is Gentleness. This Sunday, we will focus on gentleness as we continue in our study of the Fruit of the Spirit. From Scripture, we know a lot about the person of Jesus. However, on one of the only occasions that Jesus describes Himself, He tells us that He is gentle and lowly of heart (Matt 11:29). Church, we are called to be like Jesus. God’s Spirit purposes to make us be like Jesus. Let us grow in the fruit of gentleness.

Prayer Guide: December 13, 2020 – Gal 5:22-23 / Titus 3:1-2

1. Worship the God who reveals Himself to be fierce like a lion and gentle like a lamb.  

2. Praise Jesus, the One who graciously invites sinners to Himself to find rest and salvation.

3.  Ask God’s Spirit to illumine to you a lack of gentleness in your life and give you grace to confess and repent. Pray that God will give you a strong desire to grow in this fruit and thus be characterized by gentleness.    

4. Pray that your family would be characterized by gentleness. Ask God to give you grace and discipline to respond to unmet expectations, unexpected circumstances, hurt, pain, and sin in a way that honors Him and values different members of your family.  

5.  Ask God to stir the hearts of every member and regular attender of Trinity Baptist Church to generously support the ministry and expenses of the church as well as March for Missions Offering.

6. Thank God for the promising news on the COVID-19 vaccine front. Ask Him to protect our church and our community from further spread and loss of life due to the virus.

7. Ask the Lord to raise up men and women who will be faithful to proclaim Christ and share the gospel (work the harvest). Pray that God would grow both our church family and a righteous influence here in Amarillo.


​Prayer Guide: December 6, 2020 – Gal 5:22-23 / Ps 31:23-24
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

The Fruit of the Spirit is Faithfulness. This Sunday, we will focus on faithfulness as we continue in our study of the Fruit of the Spirit. Faithfulness is what God desires (requires) of His servants. A faithful person is someone who can be counted on to do both what is expected and what is right. As with all the fruit of the Spirit, we must depend on God’s grace and God’s Spirit, and pursue faithfulness ourselves, if we are to see growth in this area. To that end, join with you church family as we pray and seek God’s grace in our lives.  

 Prayer Guide: December 6, 2020 – Gal 5:22-23 / Ps 31:23-24

1. Praise God that He is faithful, that His mercies are new every morning, and that He always keeps His promises.

2. Worship the God who sustains those who are faithful.

3.  Confess to God your struggle to live faithfully for His glory. Ask God to help you to seek His will and His ways.   

4. Ask God to make you faithful in every arena of your life – in your personal life, in your family, in your friendship, and in your workplace.

5.  Ask God to put it on each of our hearts to give generously to support the ministry and expenses of the church as well as March for Missions Offering.

6. Ask God to be gracious to our community and to our church family. Pray that people would develop wise personal habits and use wisdom in their interactions so as not to spread the COVID-19 virus. Ask God to protect and strengthen our health care workers. 

7. Pray for our country. Pray for an undeniable movement of the Holy Spirit that results in the lost being saved and the saved desiring to live righteously.


Prayer Guide: November 22, 2020 – Gal 5:22-23 / Hebrews 12:14
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

The fruit of the Spirit is peace. This Sunday, we will focus on the fruit of the Spirit known as peace. While Scripture speaks of peace in terms of relationship with God and internal tranquility, as with the other fruit of the Spirit, the peace spoken of here is relational and interpersonal. God’s desire is that His children strive for peace with each other.  He desires that the gospel so take root in our lives that believers live in unity and harmony. Please join us in prayer as we prepare to gather this coming Sunday.  

 Prayer Guide: November 22, 2020 – Gal 5:22-23 / Hebrews 12:14

 1. Worship the God who is high and lifted up, who is all-glorious, and who is the true source of all peace.

 2. Praise Jesus – the Prince of Peace – the One who gave His life to secure the sinner’s peace with God.

 3.  Ask for grace to strive for peace with everyone. Ask God to make you a peacemaker by the power of His Spirit.

 4. Confess to God that too often you live in self-centeredness, engaging in conversation and actions that jeopardize peace.

 5.  Pray for relationships in your life that are not characterized by peace. Ask God to give you a burden to resolve conflict and initiate reconciliation. Pray also for others who you know who are entangled in broken relationships that need God’s gracious touch.

 6. Ask God to be gracious to our community. Pray that people would develop wise personal habits and use wisdom in their interactions so as not to spread the COVID-19 virus. Ask God to protect and strengthen our health care workers. 

 7. As our country is so divided, pray that God’s people would be faithful to proclaim the gospel, the message of peace. Ask God to open ears and soften hearts so that many would respond to the gospel in faith and repentance.

 8. Pray for our church family. Ask God to give wisdom to our leadership as we seek to be faithful to our mission.


Prayer Guide: November 15, 2020 – Gal 5:22-23 / John 15:9-11
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

Prayer Guide: November 15, 2020 – Gal 5:22-23 / John 15:9-11

1. Praise the God who has saved us from certain eternal destruction and who desires our greatest joy.

2. Confess to God that obedience to His will and ways are key to our ongoing experience of joy. Repent of sinful attitudes, actions, words, and attitudes that dishonor God and hinder you from experiencing the fullness of joy that He desires for you.

3.  Pray for grace to trust God’s character and ways in the midst of trials and difficulty.

4. Pray for discipline to regularly remind yourself of gospel truths and God’s promises.

5.  Ask God to help you to exhibit joy that is consistent with what He has accomplish in your life.

6. Ask God to grow His church during these unpredictable COVID-19 days. Pray that members of Trinity Baptist Church would be faithful to proclaim Christ and make disciples. Pray that we would share the gospel with the lost and invite others to connect with our church family.

7. Pray for the unrest and unease in our country. Ask God to do a supernatural work of revival in our land. Pray that God’s people would live faithfully for His glory.


Prayer Guide: November 8, 2020: Galatians 5:22-23 / Ephesians 4:1-3
Posted By: Derek Hall

The fruit of the Spirit is patience. This Sunday, we will focus on the fruit of the spirit known as patience. Patience might be the fruit we all say is the most difficulty. However, as we think about God's patience toward us, and focus our hearts on humility, gentleness, and love, we will find the Spirit cultivating patience in our lives. As we continue our study in the fruit of the Spirit, let us abide in Christ, let us do our part, and let us trust God’s Spirit to increase our patience and satisfaction in Christ.

Prayer Guide: November 8, 2020: Galatians 5:22-23 / Ephesians 4:1-3

1. Praise God for his patience toward us. It is his kindness and patience that leads us to repentance (Romans 2:4).

2. Confess to God your impatience. Repent of your self-centered thinking and attitude that leads you to be impatience.

3. Pray for grace to be more patient when difficult circumstances and people come into your path.

4. Ask God to reveal situations in your life where you can practice patience.

5. Pray for those in our church family who have COVID-19 or are recovering from it. Pray for quick healing and renewed strength. Pray that the number of cases would rapidly decrease.

6. Thank God for His grace in our search for our next Children’s Minister at TBC. Pray for the Edfeldts’ transition to TBC.  

7. Ask God to grow His church during these unpredictable COVID-19 days. Pray that members of Trinity Baptist Church would be faithful to proclaim Christ and make disciples. Pray that we would share the gospel with the lost and invite others to connect with our church family.


​Prayer Guide: October 4, 2020 – Matthew 28:16-20
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

As we close out our study through Matthew’s Gospel, we come to one of the most well-known passages in the New Testament – The Great Commission. Here Jesus gives the church its primary purpose, the main reason for its existence. God’s desire is that follower of Jesus Christ make disciples. Join us in prayer as we seek God’s grace in preparation for corporate worship this week.

 Prayer Guide: October 4, 2020 – Matthew 28:16-20

 1. Give praise to Jesus, the One who possesses all authority as the resurrected Lord and Savior.

2. Repent of your lack of concern for making disciples. Ask God to give you a heart for the lost and a passion to share the gospel and make disciples.

3.  Pray for courage and boldness to live on mission with Jesus in a world that is becoming increasingly hostile to absolute Truth.

 4. Ask God for grace to model a life of obedience to God’s will and God’s ways.

 5.  Pray that God would be gracious to our church – that we would be people led by the Spirit and concerned about unity in the Body.

 6. Ask God to grant peace and hope in a nation that is so divided.

 7. Pray for our Children’s Minister search. Ask God to lead us to the right candidate in His time!


Prayer Guide for Sunday, September 27, 2020 by Gary Hendrickson
Posted By: Kelly Caldwell
Prayer Guide
Last Sunday we examined the crucifixion of Christ. In the wake of Jesus’ death His followers experienced great loss, heartache, confusion and even fear. While the Cross of Christ did not make sense to those who knew and loved Jesus, what would come next would be an even greater mystery. This Sunday as we examine Matthew 28:1-15 we will consider the resurrection and the love of God. Let’s pray together that God would prepare our hearts and minds to celebrate what He has done through Jesus our Lord.

Prayer Guide: September 27, 2020 - Matthew 28:1-15

1. Thank God for defeating sin and death through the life, death, and resurrection of His Son.
2. Praise God for accepting Jesus’ sacrifice on your behalf and for raising Him from the dead.
3. Confess to God your need for both the death of Christ as well as His resurrection.
Pray that God would help you to live a transformed life out of love for Him.
4. Ask God to increase the ministry and reach of Trinity Baptist Church so that more and more people would be discipled in Jesus’ name.

Prayer Guide: September 20, 2020 – Matthew 27:27-66
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

Daily, people are put into positions where they must make sense of the data they observe. Whether it is relationships or circumstances, the wise and discerning will prayerfully seek the Lord to gain comprehension. As we have been walking with Jesus, we have seen his power and authority. We have seen his tenderness and compassion. We have seen both positive and negative reaction to Jesus’ ministry and His claims.  We have seen Him betrayed with a kiss.  In Matthew 27:24-66, we will see Jesus crucified. This Sunday morning, we will focus our attention on making sense of the Cross of Christ. Join us in prayer as we plead with God for grace!

Prayer Guide: September 20, 2020 – Matthew 27:27-66

1. Thank God for His grace and mercy in sending Jesus, the Savior that we so desperately need.   

2. Confess to God your propensity to sin and rebel against His will and His ways. Humble yourself and admit that you are deserving of God’s wrath. Praise Jesus for His finished work - how He took your sin and shame and drank the fullness of God’s wrath on your behalf.

3.  Thank God that He is a faithful, just, and promise keeping God.

4. Praise God for His great love. Ask Him to make you more like Jesus in the way that you love others!  

5.  Pray for courage and faithfulness to proclaim the gospel, the message of God’s love for sinners. Ask God to use you this week to share the good news with someone who is apart from faith in Christ.

6. Ask God to increase the ministry and reach of Trinity Baptist Church so that more and more people would be discipled in Jesus’ name.


Prayer Guide: September 6, 2020 – Matthew 26:57-75
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

After being betrayed, Jesus was forced before the Sanhedrin. While the Sanhedrin was the highest and most respected court in Jewish society, everything about this interrogation was corrupt. Besides his mistreatment from the Religious Leaders of Israel, His closest friends have scattered, just as Jesus said would happen. Sadly, Jesus’ words concerning Peter’s denials also come to pass as he succumbs to fear. As we look forward to Sunday, please pray with your church family in preparation. 

Prayer Guide: September 6, 2020 – Matthew 26:57-75

1. Give thanks to Jesus who was mistreated and maligned for our sakes. Praise Him for the salvation that is found through faith in Him alone. 

2. Pray for grace to face being mistreated and maligned for the sake of righteousness in a way that honors our God. 

3. Ask God to help you walk by the Spirit, to pursue peace, and to keep you from causing others to stumble by your words or your actions. 

4. Pray for grace walk so closely with God’s Spirit that people who observe your life will know that you are closely associated with Jesus. 

5.  Plead with God to give you a greater vision of His holiness and power so that you would fear Him properly and be rightly motivated in life. 

6. Ask God to remind you today of His sovereignty and His goodness.

7. Ask God to send His Spirit upon our church family – that His people would give, serve, love, speak, and live like Jesus. Pray that many would be saved through the ministry of our church members.


Prayer Guide: August 30, 2020 – Matthew 26:36-56
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

The last week of Jesus’ life stands out as emotionally, relationally, and spiritually painful. And since we are followers of Jesus, we can expect that God’s plan for our lives will at times include hardship as well. However, as we saw with Jesus, God is always faithful and will provide grace, even when others are not faithful and even during difficulty. Please join with your church family as we pray and prepare for our corporate worship gathering on Sunday morning. 

Prayer Guide: August 30, 2020 – Matthew 26:36-56

1. Praise Jesus for His finished work in the cross and resurrection. Thank Him for submitting to God’s plan for His life, which is the basis for our redemption from sin. 

2. Thank God for the grace that He provides to you while you are facing difficulties in life. Ask Him to help you be discerning and wise as you seek to remain faithful. 

3. Pray for humility to draw near to God in prayer and to believe His promise that He is with you always. 

4. Ask God to help you cultivate closer friendships with fellow believers. Thank him for your current relationships.   

5.  Ask God to be gracious to our church as we search for a new Children’s Minister.

6. Pray that many would hear the gospel and come to faith in Jesus through the ministry of Trinity Baptist Church.

7. Pray for the Uniting As One service at Hodgetown on the evening of Sunday, August 30th. Pray that God’s people would humbly worship Him in Spirit and in Truth and that we would all be more concerned about living for His glory than anything else.  

 


Prayer Guide: August 16, 2020 – Matthew 26:6-16
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

As Mary anoints Jesus with expensive ointment, the disciples become indignant. While they see Mary’s act as a waste of money (money that could have been used to help the poor), Jesus calls it a beautiful thing. In fact, in His defense of Marry, Jesus rebukes the disciples for their lack of perception. Matthew 26:6-16 records the love and devotion that a follower of Jesus ought to have for the Savior! Please join with your church family as we prepare our hearts to gather for worship this Sunday.

Prayer Guide: August 16, 2020 – Matthew 26:6-16

1. Praise the God whose sacrificial love is the basis for our salvation and hope.  

2. Thank God for His gracious and efficacious defense of His own.

3. Confess to God your struggle to live your faith and devotion to Him with consistency. Ask for forgiveness and the discipline and desire to be faithful.

4. Pray for godly wisdom to discern the times. Ask God for grace to recognize the Spirit’s promptings in your life. 

5. Ask God to keep you from any distraction and deception that would interfere with your walk with God and witness for Jesus.

6. Pray for God’s protection on both the unity of our church family and the physical health of our church family.       

7. Ask God to make you faithful to proclaim Christ and make disciples. 

8. Plead with God to provide for us the right person to lead our Children’s Ministry (as Michelle Rose and her husband Wesley will be moving to Fort Worth in September).


Prayer Guide: July 26, 2020 – Matthew 25:1-13
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

While we know not the day nor the hour, we can be certain that Jesus is coming again! In Matthew 25:1-13, Jesus emphasizes the priority of living with the expectation of His return. Genuine followers of Christ will live faithfully, watching for Jesus’ return! Please join with your church family as we pray together for God’s blessing on our church, community, and nation.

Prayer Guide: July 26, 2020 – Matthew 25:1-13

1. Thank God for His gift of the Holy Spirit. Ask Him for grace to walk closely with Him in these trying times.  

2. Pray for your family, friends in your Bible Study Class and Small Group, and other followers of Jesus that you know to be reminded of the importance of living faithfully considering Jesus’ return. 

3. Spend time praying for families in our church who currently feel disconnected, alone, and afraid because of the circumstances in our society. Pray for those who may even be tempted to withdraw from the faith community. Ask God to keep relationships and unity strong in our church.

4. Pray for a passion to proclaim Christ to the lost and for eyes to see the opportunities all around us.

5. Pray for our church staff as we make decisions about the coming weeks and months of ministry at TBC.  

6. Ask God to give us a clear and constant focus on Him, on His sovereign authority over the world, and on His goodness. As God to help us set aside anything that distracts us from following Him fully.     

7. Ask God to be at work through the faithful witness and Christ-like example of the members of Trinity Baptist Church.


Prayer Guide: July 19, 2020 - Matthew 24:15-51
Posted By: Derek Hall

This week, Jesus is going to continue answering the disciples questions about the destruction of the temple and his return. He is going to give them specific signs and teach them not to be preoccupied with calculating dates. Instead, Jesus is going to teach them how to live in light of his return. 

Prayer Guide: July 19, 2020 – Matthew 24:15-51

1. Pray that we will be followers of Christ who are more interested in how we live than in studying "the signs of the times".

2. Pray that we will not fear but be assured of Christ's love for us. 

3. Pray that the members and regular attenders of TBC would be diligent in our pursuit of Jesus.

4.Pray that the members and regular attenders of TBC would be faithful to the mission of Jesus.

5. Pray that Christians would ground their hope in Jesus and nothing else.

6. Ask God to be at work through the faithful witness and Christ-like example of the members of Trinity Baptist Church.

7. Pray that the Holy Spirit would work in the hearts of both believers and unbelievers as we sing, pray, and hear the Word proclaimed this Sunday.


Prayer Guide: July 12, 2020 - Matthew 23:37-24:14
Posted By: Derek Hall

This week, we are looking at the beginning of Jesus' final major discourse in the book of Matthew. He is going to address the disciples questions about the destruction of the temple and signs of the end of the age. It can be very easy for us to get caught up in signs and trying to decipher exactly when Christ will come. In reality, Christ is trying to teach his disciples that what matters most is not when he will return, but how they live in light of his return. Let's pray that we will live faith lives of endurance for the glory of Christ. 

Prayer Guide: July 12, 2020 – Matthew 23:37-24:14

1. Pray that people will respond to Jesus, not by rejecting him, but by placing their faith in him as Savior.

2. Pray that every genuine follower of Jesus will not be deceived by false saviors in our world. 

3. Pray that Christians will not fear the turmoil and chaos of our world. Pray that we will understand chaos and turmoil are a part of the broken world we live in, and it is used by God to conform us more into the likeness of Christ.

4.Pray that God would prepare us for persecution and suffering.

5. Pray that Christians would endure all things in the hope of the gospel.

6. Ask God to send His Spirit over our church, community, state, and nation bringing peace and healing.     

7. Ask God to be at work through the faithful witness and Christ-like example of the members of Trinity Baptist Church.


Prayer Guide: July 5, 2020 – Matthew 23:1-36
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

In what are Jesus’ strongest words of condemnation, in Matthew 23 we see the danger of imitation religion. Religion that is characterized by hypocrisy, self-righteousness, and works-based salvation is wretched, for it cannot offer true hope or true salvation. Such religion distracts people from their need for Jesus and encourages people to put confidence in themselves. As we prepare to gather for worship this Sunday, let us focus our attention on God’s great grace and the hope that is found in and through Jesus Christ!

Prayer Guide: July 5, 2020 – Matthew 23:1-36

1. Ask God to graciously open the eyes of sinners to their need of a righteousness that they cannot provide for themselves. Plead with God that people you know who are apart from Jesus will see their sin and call out to Jesus for forgiveness.

2. Pray that every genuine follower of Jesus will be guarded by the grace of God and the power of the Holy Spirit so as not to experience undue guilt and shame upon reading / hearing Matthew 23. 

3. Pray that every genuine follower of Jesus who reads / hears Matthew 23 will take seriously the promptings of the Holy Spirit to confess and repent of sin.

4. Plead with God’s Spirit for grace to live in faithful submission to God’s Word.

5. Pray that the Uniting as One Prayer Service last Sunday evening would lead to the building of sustainable cross-cultural relationships for continued growth in Christ. 

6. Ask God to send His Spirit over our church, community, state, and nation bringing peace and healing.     

7. Ask God to be at work through the faithful witness and Christ-like example of the members of Trinity Baptist Church.


Prayer Guide: June 28, 2020 – Matthew 22:14-46
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

Opposition to Jesus comes in many different forms and from many different faces. In Matthew 22:14-46, we see four encounters with Jesus that highlight the growing opposition against Him. As Jesus responds, we will see several implications for us as we live as His followers. Please join with your church family as we prepare ourselves for Sunday!

Prayer Guide: June 28, 2020 – Matthew 22:14-46

1. Pray that God would open your heart to hear from Him this Sunday morning. Ask God’s Spirit to do a new and powerful work in you as you humble yourself before Him.

2. Ask God to help you more fully surrender your life for His glory. Ask Him for grace to live faithfully before Him in your actions, words, decisions and thoughts.

3. Pray for wisdom and willingness to actively love your neighbor as yourself.

4. Pray for friends and acquaintances in your life who are apart from faith in Jesus and still dead in their sin. Ask God to give them eyes to see their need for Jesus and faith to believe that He is the Messiah of God in whose name there is salvation.

5. Pray for our city, state, nation and world. Pray for a grand movement of God’s Spirit to give spiritual life, the fruit of the Spirit, and peace during these anxious times.   

6. Pray for Police officers. Ask God to protect our Law Enforcement Officers and to give them wisdom during the intense situations that they are facing.    

7. Plead with God that Christians would have the mind of Christ (Phil 2). That we would not look only to our own interests, but to the interests of others.

8. Pray that members of Trinity Baptist Church would take seriously the call to be salt and light (Matt 5) in this dark and broken world.


Prayer Guide: June 21, 2020 – Matthew 22:1-14
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

Receiving an invitation can be an exciting proposition. Whether it is a birthday party, a dinner party, or a wedding ceremony, receiving an invitation often means that that the host both appreciates and values you. While we may need to turn down some offers, some invitations in life are essential. In the parable of the wedding feast, to reject the invitation is to invite judgment upon oneself. In this parable, Jesus is teaching us about God’s gracious invitation and warning us not to reject it. Please join with your church family in prayer this week as we seek the Lord and trust Him with our lives. 

Prayer Guide: June 21, 2020 – Matthew 22:1-14

1. Praise the God who is above all, who is perfect in every way, and who is worthy of all glory and honor.

2. Thank Jesus for His submission to the Father, His substitutionary death, and His victory of sin and death. Thank Him for doing everything necessary to prepare for a celebratory wedding feast.

3. Praise God for giving you ears to hear and faith to believe the gospel message. Thank Him for the salvation that is found in Jesus Christ.

4. Ask God for grace to help you to grasp more fully your role to live as an ambassador of Jesus Christ. Pray that God would grant you unique opportunities to share the gospel with others.

5. Plead with God to heal our nation and to give our political leaders wisdom as they consider legislation, reforms, and initiatives meant to help.  

6. Pray that God would grant us the peace – not through complacency – but through the application of the gospel in our lives.  

7. Pray that members of Trinity Baptist Church would be careful to not let any unwholesome talk come out of our mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen (Eph 4:29).


Prayer Guide: June 14, 2020 – Matthew 21:33-46
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

Our world is broken. Events of the last several weeks have made this abundantly clear. And our only hope is not political legislation or other societal reforms. Our hope is the gospel of Jesus Christ. Now, when I say that, I mean that only the gospel can change the sinful human heart, making one alive to God. Only the power of the gospel, which is at work in the follower of Christ, can enable us to love and live like Jesus. Church family, let’s pray that God would work in us. Let’s pray that God would be gracious to community, our city, and our nation.

Prayer Guide: June 14, 2020 – Matthew 21:33-46

1. Humble yourself before God and confess to Him any anxiety and distress you are feeling. Ask Him to re-assure you of His presence and His sovereign rule.

2. Plead with God to cleanse you from all unrighteousness. Confess to Him any sin in your life – whether word, thought, deed, or attitude.

3. Ask God to give you compassion and sensitivity to the plight of others around you. Ask God to strengthen you to love your neighbor, even when it is comes at great cost.  

4. Pray for discernment and wisdom to know what to say and when to say it. In our emotionally charged society, pray that we would be people who guard our tongues and our hearts well. 

5. Plead with God to heal our nation and to give our political leaders wisdom as they consider legislation, reforms, and initiatives meant to help.  

6. Pray that every believer of Jesus Christ that you know, including yourself, would desire to live for God’s glory above anything else. 

7. Pray that members of our church would prioritize proclaiming Christ and making disciples.


Prayer Guide: May 31, 2020 – Matthew 21:1-17
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

As the time draws closer for Jesus to fulfill the mission for which the Father sent Him, Jesus becomes less concerned about hiding His identity.  In Matthew 21:1-17, Jesus begins to make His presence known in ways that anger those who are opposed to Him. Matthew wants us to see that Jesus is God’s anointed king and that Jesus possesses all authority. Join with your church family in prayer as we seek God’s wisdom and grace. 

Prayer Guide: May 31, 2020 – Matthew 21:1-17

1. Praise Jesus, the King of Kings who possesses all authority.

2. Ask God to give you grace to help you live more consistently with His will and His ways.

3. Confess to God your propensity to rebel against His authority, even in the small things. Ask for forgiveness; Thank Him for His cleansing grace. 

4. Pray for people you know who are apart from faith in Jesus. Ask God to soften their hearts and open their eyes so that they may see Jesus for who He is and respond in faith and repentance. 

5. Pray for our church leadership as they make the final touches on our church’s reopening plan. Ask God to protect both the physical health and the spiritual unity of our church body.

6. Pray that our church family will continue to immerse itself in God’s Word, focusing on reading, meditating on, and memorizing selected passages this year.


Prayer Guide: May 24, 2020 – Matthew 20:29-34
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

Jesus is the powerful and compassionate Savior. He hears all those who humbly call upon Him for help. In Matthew 20:29-34, we see that Jesus gives sight to two blind men who plead for mercy. Their faith is in the ability of the Lord, the Son of David. In the passages, we will see the anatomy and fruit of saving faith. Join with us as we ask God for the grace to receive what He will say to us this coming Sunday. 

Prayer Guide: May 24, 2020 – Matthew 20:29-34

1. Worship the Almighty God who is both perfect in holiness and abundant in grace and compassion.

2. Give thanks to Jesus, the embodiment of grace and truth and the One who has secured our right standing with God. 

3. Ask God to increase and strengthen your faith in Him.  Pray for grace to be resolute before Him, even during difficulty, uncertainty, and opposition. 

4. Ask God to create in you a heart of compassion.  Confess to Him your struggle with self-centered callousness. 

5. Pray for wisdom to best know how to show others the love of Jesus during this time.

6. Plead with God for mercy concerning the COVID-19 pandemic. Pray that we would have wisdom in our personal and corporate choices. Ask God to magnify His name and power as we continue to look to Him as our refuge in this time of trouble. 

7. Pray for those you know who are suffering in some way due to COVID-19. 


Prayer Guide: May 17, 2020 – Matthew 20:17-28
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

This Sunday, May 17, 2020, Jesus is going to be teaching us about what true greatness looks like. We’ll see that if we want to follow Jesus in greatness, then we need to follow Jesus in listening to the Father and serving God’s people. Use this prayer guide to help you prepare your heart to hear and embrace what God has for you this Sunday. 

Prayer Guide: May 17, 2020 – Matthew 20:17-28

1. Praise and worship Jesus, the One who obeyed the Father perfectly and willingly suffered and died in our place.

2. Give thanks to Jesus for His clear example of holiness and servanthood. 

3. Confess to God your tendency to prioritize your own desires and live only with your own well-being in mind. Ask Him to give you a heart to live and love like Jesus. 

4. Pray that God would give you wisdom and creativity to serve others in meaningful ways this week.  

5. Pray that God would give our church leaders wisdom as they plan for the incremental opening of the church. Pray that God would give our church family grace to joyfully follow the wisdom and direction of our church leadership in this season.

6. Pray for families and people you know who have been negatively affected by COVID-19. Ask God to be gracious to them as they recover.

7. Pray that COVID-19 cases would decline in the Amarillo area and that our city leaders would have wisdom from above concerning the re-opening of the city.

8.  Pray that people in our community would experience God’s love through Trinity Baptist Church Members and be curious to know more about our Great God and our church family.


Prayer Guide: May 10, 2020 – Matthew 20:1-16
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

Many followers of Jesus have cringed in response to Jesus’ parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard (Matthew 20:1-16.) But rather than cry unfair along with the first group of laborers, let us consider what Jesus wants us to learn. No doubt, Jesus is giving us a greater vision of the grace of the sovereign God. Additionally, Jesus is warning us against harboring any self-righteous thoughts that would lead to ungratefulness and envy. Join with you church family this week as we prepare our hearts to hear from God on Sunday, May 10

Prayer Guide: May 10, 2020 – Matthew 20:1-16

1. Humble yourself before the Almighty God who is worthy of all praise. Worship Him as the great God who is sovereign over all things.  

2. Thank God for His love. Thank Him for initiating and accomplishing our salvation. 

3. Thank God for His perfect character – that He is Good and that He is trustworthy. That He always fulfills His promises and that He works all things for the good for those who love Him and are called according to His purposes.

4. Ask God to give you a greater understanding of His grace and a more realistic understanding of yourself and your own need for His grace. 

5. Confess your struggle to rest in God’s grace and propensity to seek to earn His favor through good works.

6. Ask God to humble you and give you passion to walk with the Spirit, fulling the good deeds that He has created for us to walk in.

7. Pray that COVID-19 cases would decline in the Amarillo area and that our city leaders would have wisdom from above concerning the re-opening of the city.

8.  Pray for our nation. Pray that God’s people would be faithful to seek Him, to depend on Him, and to proclaim Christ. 

9. Ask God to do His work of salvation in the life someone for whom you are praying.


Prayer Guide: May 3, 2020 – Matthew 19:16-30
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

In Matthew 19:16-30, we read the familiar conversation between Jesus and the man we have come to know as the rich young ruler. After the conversation ends, the disciples are astonished and say, “who then can be saved?” As we consider the answer to their question, join with your church family in praying that God would help us to see our own sinfulness, turn from our idols, and walk fully with Jesus. 

Prayer Guide: May 3, 2020 – Matthew 19:16-30

1. Praise the One, True and Living God, the one who qualifies us to share in the inheritance of the saints. 

2. Thank God for the finished work of Jesus Christ, the One whose righteousness has secured the eternal salvation for all who trust in Him. 

3. Ask God to reveal areas of self-righteousness and idolatry in your life. Pray for grace to turn from sin and walk closely with Jesus.

4. Pray for wisdom and grace to steward the resources that God has entrusted to you in a way that pleases Him. Ask God to help you battle against the idol of materialism and the love of money.

5. Pray that COVID-19 cases would decline in the Amarillo area and that our city leaders would have wisdom from above concerning the re-opening of the city.

6.  Ask God to help us stay focused on Him and not be distracted (and overcome by anxiety) by all the chaos around us.

7. Plead with God to do His work of salvation and sanctification this week. Pray for opportunities to share your faith and / or minister to those around you.  


Prayer Guide: April 26, 2020 – Matthew 19:1-12
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

As we begin chapter 19 of Matthew’s Gospel, we see the Pharisees putting Jesus to the test concerning the topic of divorce. Jesus answers their question, however, by first making clear God’s intention concerning marriage. Please join with your church family this week as we get ready to hear from God concerning marriage, divorce, and singleness. 

Prayer Guide: April 26, 2020 – Matthew 19:1-12

1. Worship the covenant keeping God who has graciously secured the salvation of His own. 

2.  Confess your spiritual infidelity, your propensity towards idolatry, and your stubbornness to walk in God’s ways. Ask for forgiveness and a renewed vigor to pursue Him with your whole heart. 

3. Plead with God to make you more like Christ.; that you would live and love like Jesus.  

4. If you are married, pray for your spouse. Ask God to do His mighty sanctifying work in your husband / wife. If you are married to someone who is not a believer, ask God to save your spouse.   

5. Pray for marriages that are falling apart or hanging by a thread. Pray that God’s Spirit would intervene and change the entire outlook for these couples.  Pray that individuals would have hearts to forgive and wills to pursue reconciliation. Pray that God would grant repentance and brokenness over sin.

6. If you are single, pray that God would grow you in both contentment and godliness. For people that you know who long to be married, pray that God would offer comfort, peace, and hope in Himself. Pray that God’s will would be done as it pertains to each heart’s desire. 

7. Pray for families that are being torn apart by divorce. Ask God to give grace to the hurting. Pray that God would provide for every need. 

8. Pray for our government (Local, State, and Federal). Ask God to give our leaders wisdom to make the best decisions for the common good.

9. Pray for medical personnel and those involved in testing and developing medications to help fight the coronavirus.  Pray that coronavirus plague would soon pass.

10. Pray for church leaders who are struggling to know how to best love and lead the churches that they serve. Pray that we would have wisdom to know when and how to best begin gathering for corporate worship again.  


Prayer Guide: April 19, 2020 – Matthew 18:15-20
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

Spiritual Pursuit Matters! Church discipline is ultimately about the loving pursuit of a professing Christian who has gone spiritually astray.  May we love each other enough to care for the spiritual well-being of our brothers and sisters in Christ. Please join with your church family this week asking God to increase your love for holiness and your distaste for sin in your own life, and to motivate you to pursue others who are in spiritual danger.

 

Prayer Guide: April 19, 2020 – Matthew 18:15-20

 

1. Praise God as the holy and perfect One who is above all and worthy of all praise.

 

2.  Admit to God your need for His grace in your battle to put sin to death in your own life.  Confess specific areas of sin and struggle in your life and ask God for forgiveness and restoration. Remind yourself of God’s promise to forgive you of sin and to cleanse you from all unrighteousness as you confess your sin to Him.

 

3. Plead with God to remove any hint of self-righteous hypocrisy from your life. Ask Him to give you a heart of humility and integrity.

 

4. Ask God to increase your compassion for those who are wandering from righteousness and to give you wisdom as to how you can pursue them spiritually.  

 

5. Pray for the various families in our church who are battling serious health issues, uncertain job / career situations, unsettled finances, and relational difficulties. Pray for those who are experiencing anxiety, loneliness, and fear during the uncertainty of the times.  

 

6. Ask God to show you how you can be a blessing to someone who needs encouragement today.

 

7. Pray for our government (Local, State, and Federal). Ask God to give our leaders wisdom to make the best decisions for the common good.

 

8. Pray for medical personnel and those involved in testing and developing medications to help fight the coronavirus.  

 

9. Pray for church leaders who are struggling to know how to best love and lead the churches that they serve.


Prayer Guide: April 12, 2020 – Matthew 18:21-35
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

Forgiveness Matters! As we continue in Matthew 18, we see that forgiveness is an essential practice amongst God’s people. Join us as we prepare our hearts to worship the Lord on this coming Lord’s Day – Resurrection Sunday!

Prayer Guide: April 12, 2020 – Matthew 18:21-35

1. Praise the Risen Lord Jesus, the Righteous One, the Author of Life! Thank Him for His atoning sacrifice that secures our forever salvation. 

2.  Ask God to give you a heart of forgiveness and love. 

3. Pray for “at risk” relationships in your life. Ask God to bring about restoration and peace. 

4. Pray for Derek and Meredith Hall and their family. Ask God to heal Hudson of the Leukemia. Pray that Hudson’s doctors would have wisdom to treat this cancer the best way possible. Pray for Ben and Mabry to be guarded by God’s grace during this difficult time. Ask God to shower His love, grace, wisdom and mercy on Derek and Meredith as they love each other and their family and navigate situations that they never intended to be in.

5. Pray for our government (Local, State, and Federal). Ask God to give our leaders wisdom to make the best decisions for the common good.

6. Pray for medical personnel and those involved in testing and developing medications to help fight the coronavirus.  

7. Ask God to do an amazing work through the proclamation of the gospel by thousands of preachers who have turned to online worship services. May the gospel go to people and places that it would not have gone otherwise. May sinners behold the Resurrected Messiah and cry out to Him in humble submission.


Prayer Guide: April 5, 2020 – Matthew 18:1-14
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

“The grass withers, and the flower falls, but the Word of the Lord remains forever” (1 Peter 2:24-25. In the midst of chaos, confusion, and uncertainty, we need to be reminded of the Truth that God’s Word always stands! It’s always True. It’s always relevant.  This week, while the Kingdom of this world continues to prove undependable and unworthy to build our lives on, the Kingdom of Heaven is a source of hope and peace. On Sunday, we will identify some values that matter in God’s Kingdom as we study Matthew 18:1-14. Please join with your church family in prayer as we prepare to hear from God’s Word.

 

Prayer Guide: April 5, 2020 – Matthew 18:1-14

 

1. Give thanks to God for His faithfulness during times of testing and trail. Ask God to increase your faith, sharpen your perspective, and mold your character during this time.

 

2.  Ask God to help you to be aware of the ministry needs around you so that you can love and serve others in Jesus’ name.

 

3. Pray that God would do a special work in the families of our church. Pray that moms and dads would be patience and tender with every member of the household.  Ask God to help us all be like Christ and not merely look out for our own interests, but also to the interests of others (Phil 2:4).

 

4. Ask God to give you a child-like humility, a desire to walk in righteousness, and genuine spiritual concern for others.

 

5. Pray for our government (Local, State, and Federal). Ask God to give our leaders wisdom to make the best decisions for the common good.

 

6. Pray for medical personnel and those involved in testing and developing medications to help fight the coronavirus. 

 

7. Ask God to give wisdom to our ministry staff as we consider the most effective ways to minister to people in these difficult times.  

 

8. Ask God to intervene during this global pandemic to the end that that He receives glory, His people are cared for, and sinners turn from their sin and put their hope in Jesus.


Prayer Guide: March 15, 2020 - Matthew 17:14-23
Posted By: Troy McConnell

The Scripture passage for this Sunday’s message deals with Jesus’ miraculous healing of a boy who had been possessed by a demon, and we will see the ineffectiveness of the disciples’ efforts contrasted with the awesome power and beautiful mercy of Jesus.  Jesus actually gives a word of rebuke to everyone connected with this episode because of their lack of faith.  The cure for weak faith is to have the eyes of our hearts enlightened (Ephesians 1:18) so that we understand and believe the greatness and graciousness of our God.

  1. Praise Jesus, who has authority over every spiritual power and who is infinitely greater than Satan and the demonic forces of darkness.
  2. Praise Jesus, who is compassionate toward those who suffer and who is so wise in the ways He meets our needs.
  3. Confess to the Lord areas of your life in which it is difficult for you to trust Him—areas where you have a hard time relinquishing control and resting in Him.
  4. Ask the Lord to enlighten the eyes of your heart concerning His greatness and graciousness, to remind you of how good and faithful and gracious and powerful He really is.
  5. Ask the Lord to help you trust Him more, to help you abide in Him, and in so doing to bear the fruit of the Spirit (John 15:5, Galatians 5:22-26).  
  6. Pray for those who will be leading us in congregational singing this Sunday morning, that our church would sing from our hearts to the Lord, giving ourselves to Him—presenting our bodies to Him as living sacrifices, which is our spiritual worship (Romans 12:1).

Prayer Guide: March 8, 2020 – Matthew 17:1-13
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

It’s likely that each of us have one – a significant “mountain top” experience that we reflect on often. And while such experiences are different for everyone, there are some common themes that seem to characterize all of them. We can be sure that God doesn’t give us mountain top experiences simply for the sake of the experience. He wants to use those experiences for our good – for our growth and development – as we follow Him.

Prayer Guide: March 8, 2020 – Matthew 17:1-13

1. Praise the Savior, Jesus, the God-Man who humbled Himself to the point of death, even death on a cross, in order to give spiritual life to sinners.

2. Ask God to give you a stronger desire to see Him more fully and know Him more intimately   

 3. Pray for a mighty movement of God’s Spirit at TBC that leads to strengthened faith and a life of consistent obedience.

 4. Plead with the God of salvation to give spiritual life to spiritually dead people through the ministries and people of TBC.

 5. Confess to God your propensity to put more hope in circumstances than in the God who is over the circumstances.  

 6. Pray that our church family would steward the resources that God has entrusted to us in a way that honors and glorifies Him.

 7. Ask God to give wisdom to our ministry staff as we consider various missions opportunities in light of the coronavirus outbreak.

 8. Pray for the many people who are currently visiting our church and seeking a church home. Ask God to grant them wisdom as to whether we are the right fit for them.


Prayer Guide: March 1, 2020 – Matthew 16:13-28
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

Matthew 16:13-28 records a highlight in Matthew’s Gospel. It is here that Peter confesses Jesus as the Christ, the Son of the Living God. If we are going to walk with Jesus, it’s imperative that we know who He is. And once we recognize who He is, we are in a better position to understand who we are. Please pray with your church family as we prepare for worship on Sunday morning.

 

Prayer Guide: March 1, 2020 – Matthew 16:13-28

 

1. Worship the God who gives grace to the humble and lowly.

 

2. Pray for grace to trust Him more fully, even when life is difficult and doesn’t seem to make sense.  

 

3. Ask God for grace to follow Him as He has called us to follow Him.

 

4. Take time to confess your self-centered agendas and pursuits to God. Ask Him to forgive you and to enable to deny yourself.

 

5. Praise Jesus for His great sacrifice on the cross – that through His death, you have life!

 

6. Thank God for His commitment to make us more like Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit.

 

7. Pray that God would raise up missionaries from our church who will boldly speak the gospel here in Amarillo and to the ends of the earth.

 

8. Pray that God would do His work of salvation and sanctification in and through our church family.


Prayer Guide: February 23, 2020 – Matthew 16:1-12
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

Because of who He is, it’s important that we hear and embrace what Jesus has to say. Unfortunately, all too often, we become distracted and run the risk of missing what God is trying to communicate to us. Matthew 16:1-12 records two episodes where two vastly different groups of people failed to track with Jesus. Let’s join together in prayer, asking God to make clear His will and His ways to us.

Prayer Guide: February 23, 2020 – Matthew 16:1-12

1. Praise the God who graciously makes Himself known to His creation. 

2. Ask God for grace to better discipline yourself to read, meditate on, and memorize His Word. 

3. Confess to God your propensity to become distracted and preoccupied with the things of the world.

4. Pray that God would make you humble so that you would depend on Him more fully. 

5. Ask God to rid you of any self-righteous tendencies making you blind or dull to spiritual Truth.

6. Pray for wisdom to both see your current circumstances from God’s perspective and to respond in a way that shows love for God and others. 

7. Pray that our church family will be faithful to proclaim Christ in the various contexts we find ourselves in each day. 

8. Pray that God would do His work of salvation and sanctification in and through our church family.


How Scripture Meditation and Memorization Fuel Evangelism
Posted By: Kelly Caldwell

How Scripture Meditation and Memorization Fuel Evangelism

The most impactful spiritual disciplines that I have experienced in my young adult life are scripture meditation and memorization. These practices have strengthened my heart and mind in Christ through seasons of difficult circumstances, guarded me against temptation, increased my joy in worship and made me passionate about evangelism. The Lord has grown me the most through these disciplines and I regularly encourage students to also make scripture meditation and memorization part of their spiritual tool box.

My list of memorized verses isn’t long and the faithfulness at which I practice meditating and memorizing scripture has ranged in consistency over my life. Despite this both disciplines continue to bless me especially in regards to a love for evangelism. When the Word of God is at the forefront of our minds it changes the way we live, how we think, the things we talk about and even our willingness to talk about them. I still struggle with insecurities when the Spirit presses me to share and the conversations that I have are not always what I would describe as fruitful, but the many reminders of God’s love and immeasurable grace in His Word overwhelm my heart with joy in Him and compassion toward the lost.

I hope that you are experiencing many of the same ways scripture meditation and
memorization have impacted my life and more. Let us pray together that the Lord grows us in our faithfulness to practice these spiritual disciplines.

For His Glory,
Gary Hendrickson
Student Pastor

 


Prayer Guide: February 16, 2020 – Matthew 15:21-39
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

Perhaps for most of us, life seems to progress in what we might consider a rather routine fashion. Our daily lives seem mostly uneventful and perhaps even predictable. Every now and then, however, we encounter something quite unexpected. In such moments, it’s important to ask good questions about your circumstances. Rather than focus on the what of the circumstance, take time to focus on the why of a circumstance. This Sunday, we’ll do our best to make sense of the various unexpected things contained in Mathew 15:21-39. Please join with your church family as we pray together for the movement of God’s Spirit.  

Prayer Guide: February 16, 2020 – Matthew 15:21-39

1. Praise the God who hears our prayers and answer the cries of the humble.

2. Confess to God your great need for His grace and compassion in life. 

3. Ask God to help you to persist in humble dependence before Him.

4. During times of difficulty and trial, pray that God would increase and sharpen your faith. 

5. Pray for people you know who are struggling through the circumstance of life. Ask God to be near to them and attend to their needs.

6. Plead with God to grant you an eternal perspective and ask Him to help you believe that God rewards those who seek Him in faith (Heb 11:6).

7. Ask God to do His work of salvation and sanctification this week in and through Trinity Baptist Church.

8. Ask God to place on our hearts a spirit of generosity to support the ministries and expenses of the church. 

9. Pray for wisdom as we continue to plan for upcoming mission trips this year: Thailand, Taiwan, Peru, Cuba, and Israel.  Pray that the coronavirus outbreak would not hinder our plans, but that God would allow us to go with the gospel to the peoples who need to hear it.


Prayer Guide: Feb 9, 2020 – Matthew 15:1-20
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

Matthew 15:1-20 records Jesus’ bold words directed at the Pharisees and the Scribes. Jesus’ response to these religious leaders ought to cause us to reflect on our own understanding of what it means to be right with God. Please join with your church family as we ask God to help us know Him and live for Him.

Prayer Guide: Feb 9, 2020 – Matthew 15:1-20

1. Spend time praising our Great and Gracious God who has cleansed us from all unrighteousness in Jesus Christ. Give Him thanks that He does not hold our sins against us.

2. Confess to God your on-going struggle against the flesh and your desire to walk with the Spirit.

3. Ask God’s Spirit to continue to purify your heart so that your greatest loyalty and devotion is to Jesus.

4. Pray for wisdom and grace to clearly communicate the gospel to people in your life who are still dead in their trespasses and sins.

5. Pray that God would increase our love for His people at Trinity Baptist Church and that we would be committed to stewarding all that He has entrusted to us (spiritual gifts, time, energy, money) for His glory and the good of His people.

6. Plead with God to do His work of salvation in our midst…to open the eyes of the spiritually blind and give spiritual life to spiritually dead people.


Prayer Guide: Feb 2, 2020 – Hebrews 3:12-14
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

I love being a member of Trinity Baptist Church. Our family has experienced such great fellowship here amongst this Body of believers.  And based on comments that I hear on a regular basis, I know that many people feel the same way that I do.  As we come together this Sunday, we do so to worship our God and to celebrate the community that He has established! Recognizing how dangerous sin is, this Sunday we will look to Hebrews 3:12-14 to see how God would have the church battle sin together. Please join with your church family as we prepare for Sunday together in prayer.

Prayer Guide: Feb 2, 2020 – Hebrews 3:12-14

1. Praise God for the grace that reconciles us to Himself and brings us into His family.

2. Give thanks to Jesus who accomplished our salvation through His life, death, and resurrection.

3. Ask God for grace to see Truth clearly and to walk in Truth carefully.

4. Pray that God will open our eyes to see our need for close friendships in order to battle sin in our lives.

5. Ask God for grace to be vulnerable and courageous as we love and encourage one another in holiness.   

6. Pray that God will grow our church both spiritually and numerically.


Prayer Guide: Jan 26, 2020 – Matthew 14:22-33
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

Two themes are prevalent in Matthew 14:22-33 - the account of Jesus’ walking on the water. First, this text invites us to see Jesus for who He is – the God-Man.  Jesus fulfills the OT imagery of the One who has power over the sea; exercises power over nature as He walks on the water; and reveals Himself to His disciples as the I Am. Not only does this text invite us to see Jesus for who He is, it invites us to see our great need to stay focused on and connected to Jesus. The life of a follower of Christ is filled with ups and downs. Our only hope is God’s great grace! Please pray with us this week.

Prayer Guide: Jan 26, 2020 – Matthew 14:22-33

1. Take a few moments to thank God for His gracious provision in your life. He is the God who provides for our all our needs!

2. Ask God to help you listen to and apply His Word in life. Ask Him to increase your passion for reading, meditating on, and memorizing Scripture.

3. Thank God for the things in life that He sends our way that remind us that we are dependent creatures who regularly need His refreshing grace.  

4. Confess to God your tendency to neglect seeking Him in prayer. Ask Him to increase your desire for communion with Him.

5. Pray for grace to look to Jesus and to look for Jesus throughout the various circumstances that we face in life.  

6. Ask God to protect and increase the unity of Trinity Baptist Church.

7. Thank God for the many people who have visited our church for the first time in the past several weeks. Pray that those considering membership would embrace our mission to proclaim Christ and make disciples.

8. Pray that God would call men, women, boys, and girls to Himself through the witness of the members of Trinity Baptist Church. Ask God for the privilege of seeing many people saved and baptized in the coming months.


Prayer Guide: Jan 19, 2020 – Matthew 14:13-21
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

As we continue to walk with Jesus through the Gospel of Matthew, we come to the significant miracle account of Jesus’ multiplying the 5 loaves and 2 fish. So significant is this miracle that all four Gospel writers include it. What a testimony to the goodness and compassion of Jesus. Please use this guide to join with your church family in prayer this week.

Prayer Guide: Jan 19, 2020 – Matthew 14:13-21

1. Give thanks to God for graciously revealing Himself to us and giving us His Word so that we might know Him and His will.  

2. Ask God for grace to stay disciplined and excited about prioritizing God’s Word by reading it, meditating on it, and memorizing selected verses in 2020.

3. Pray that our church would be characterized by the compassion of Jesus.  

4. Confess to God the sinful tendency towards selfishness that keeps us from serving and loving others.   

5. Ask God to help us trust in His provision and to steward our resources (time, energy, money) for His glory and for the good of others.

6. Plead with God to give grace to people you know whose marriages are struggling. Pray that rebellion would be confessed and repented of, and that healing and restoration would begin to take shape.  

7. Pray that we would seek first God’s Kingdom and His righteousness - and that we would be satisfied in Jesus.

8. Ask God to grow our church both spiritually and numerically.


Prayer Guide: Jan 12, 2020 – Matthew 14:1-13
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

What a great start to 2020 at Trinity Baptist Church. Having completed Focus Week 2020, we’ll be back in Matthew’s Gospel this Sunday. Please use this guide to join with your church family as we pray for this upcoming year and this coming Sunday.

Prayer Guide: Jan 12, 2020 – Matthew 14:1-13

1. Praise God for His faithfulness to stir the hearts of His people to give so generously to both our March for Missions Offering and the general budget of our church!

2. Ask God to help each of us at Trinity Baptist Church to embrace the vision of prioritizing God’s Word by reading it, meditating on it, and memorizing selected verses in 2020.

3. Pray that our church body would be increasingly transformed into the image of Christ - intentionally living and loving like Jesus.  

4. Pray for grace and discipline to battle sin in our lives.   

5. Ask God for courage to live boldly for His glory in the face of a world that is hostile to truth and righteousness.

6. Pray that God will use Trinity Baptist Church to share the gospel with the lost, encourage the hurting, and equip the saints for the work of ministry.

7. Pray for our Small Groups ministry as it kicks off this Sunday night. Ask God to give our leaders and our members hearts to invite and invest in relationships.

8. Ask God to grow our church both spiritually and numerically.


Prayer Guide: Dec 15, 2019 – Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

Sunday, December 15, is the day that we have designated as March for Missions Sunday.  Our church’s goal for this combined mission’s offering is $165,000.  Our prayer is that we would recognize the great value of God’s Kingdom and thus be willing to make sacrifices to see it expand and grow. Please join with your church family as we prepare ourselves for our worship gathering this Sunday.

Prayer Guide: Dec 15, 2019 – Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52

1. Praise and honor our great God who is the King of the Kingdom and the One who alone possesses all authority.

2. Ask God to help you prioritize Kingdom work as you live in a world of distractions.

3. Pray for grace to live lives for the glory of the One who laid down his life for us.  

4. Plead with God to give us a heart for the lost – near and far. Ask God to continue to raise up missionaries amongst us and to increase our passion as a church to support missions and missionaries.  

5. Pray for TBC’s Adult Choir and the presentation of The Carols of Christmas. Pray for any visitors – especially non-believers – who may be with us during this holiday season that they would hear the gospel and respond in faith and repentance.

6.  Ask God to increase our faith in Him as we trust Him to provide for the financial needs of our church family.  


Prayer Guide: Dec 8, 2019 – Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin

As we enter the last few weeks of the year, we are reminded of God’s great love and grace in sending Jesus to be born of a woman. Joy to the world, the Lord has come! At Christmas, we celebrate the birth of the King – the King of kings. In Matthew 13, Jesus utilizes parables to teach us about His Kingdom. Join with your church family in prayer as we prepare for our worship gathering this Sunday morning.

Prayer Guide: Dec 8, 2019 – Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

1. As you consider the season that we are in, thank God for His great love and grace in sending to us the Savior, the One who rescues us from our sin.

2. Praise the One who reveals Himself as the Son of Man, the One who holds authority to judge as the King of the kingdom of heaven.

3. Ask God to increase your passion and joy in sharing the gospel – the good news of the kingdom.  

4. Pray for grace to walk by the Spirit in the midst of a world that is hostile to the things of God.  

5. Confess to God your tendency to be unloving and impatient with the people who surround you – both Christians and non-Christians. As God to give you a heart like His.

6. Ask God for wisdom to discern how He is at work in difficult times and in difficult relationships.

7. Ask God to provide for the financial well-being of our church.

8. Pray that we as a church would prioritize making kingdom investments and not be driven by pursuing self endeavors with our time and money.


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

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

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

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

2. Spend some time asking God to increase your desire to read and meditate on His Word.

3. Pray that God would give you ears to hear all that He has for us and that we would be people who embrace and apply God’s Word in order to bear fruit.

4. Ask God for grace in the midst of difficulty and trial. Pray for endurance and a continued trust in Him.

5. Confess to God the temptation to live with divided affections. Ask Him to purify your heart.  

6. Pray that the things of the world would become less attractive in your eyes and that you would grow in your love for God and for holiness.  

7. Ask God to give you a passion to sow the seed of the gospel – to proclaim Christ to those in your life who are apart from faith in Him.  

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

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

10. Pray that God would help every member of our church to understand the importance of faithfully stewarding the resources that God has entrusted to them. Pray that our people would given generously to support the ministries and expenses of the church and to the March for Missions Offering.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Prayer Guide: July 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: 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: 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 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 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: 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: 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 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 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: 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: 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 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 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: 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: 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 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 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 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: 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: 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 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 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: 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: 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.