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

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

Pastor Nate

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Pastor Nate

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Pastor Derek

Prayer Guide: Jan 21, 2018 – 2 John

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

    Pastor Nate

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Pastor Nate

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Pastor Nate

Prayer Guide: Feb 25, 2018 – Acts 3-4

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Pastor Nate

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Pastor Nate

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

Pastor Nate

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Pastor Nate

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Pastor Nate

Prayer Guide: April 8, 2018 – Daniel 1

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Pastor Nate

Prayer Guide: April 15, 2018 – Daniel 2

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Pastor Nate

Prayer Guide: April 22, 2018 – Daniel 3

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Pastor Nate

Prayer Guide: May 6, 2018 – Daniel 4

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Pastor Nate

Prayer Guide: May 13, 2018 – Daniel 5

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Pastor Nate

Prayer Guide: May 20, 2018 – Daniel 6

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Pastor Nate

Prayer Guide: June 3, 2018 – Daniel 8

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Pastor Nate

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Pastor Derek

Prayer Guide: June 24, 2018 – Daniel 10

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Prayer Guide: July 8, 2018 – Daniel 12

 

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

 

Prayer Guide: July 8, 2018 – Daniel 12

 

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

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

3.      Ask the Lord to grant an eternal mindset.

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

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

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

 

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


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

Prayer Guide: July 15, 2018

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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


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

Prayer Guide: July 22, 2018

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

Prayer Guide: July 29, 2018

 

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

 

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

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

Prayer Guide: August 5, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pastor Nate

Prayer Guide: August 12, 2018 – Psalm 3

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

Pastor Nate

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

Pastor Nate

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pastor Nate

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

Pastor Nate

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

Pastor Nate

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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