Prayer for Ekklesia521

22 Aug

For those interested in praying with me that God would be gracious in bringing a spiritual awakening to our group (individually and corporately), here’s the prayer that I adapted from the prayer that John Piper promised to pray for his church while he goes on his 8-month sabbatical.  I adapted it to be more fitting for our group.  Here it is:

Prayer for an Awakening at Ekklesia521

O Lord, as you are often accustomed to do, show your great power in this group. Send a remarkable awakening that results in:

  • hundreds of people coming to Christ
  • old animosities being removed
  • wayward children coming home
  • long-standing slavery to sin being conquered
  • spiritual dullness being replaced by vibrant joy
  • weak faith being replaced by bold witness
  • disinterest in prayer being replaced by fervent intercession
  • boring Bible reading being replaced by passion for the Word
  • disinterest in global missions being replaced by energy for Christ’s name among the nations
  • and lukewarm worship being replaced by zeal for the greatness of God’s glory

Lord, when Gideon had thousands of men you said, “The people with you are too many for me to give the Midianites into their hand, lest Israel boast over me, saying, ‘My own hand has saved me’” (Judges 7:2). You stripped his army to 300, and with that you conquered the peoples of the East who covered the ground like locusts and whose camels were like the sand of sea (Judges 7:12).

O Lord, take the mighty “300” of Ekklesia521 and bless this church beyond anything we have ever dreamed. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Pray with me as I will pray this (or a form of it) everyday.

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One Response to “Prayer for Ekklesia521”

  1. Robin Kim August 22, 2010 at 12:30 AM #

    on it!!

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