Prayer Guide: Jan 27, 2019 – 1 Peter 5:1-4
Posted By: Nate Magloughlin - 1/24/2019 1:00:00 PM

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.