(prepared by Lilian Schmid)
Welcome to 2020
We continue to serve the church and the body of Christ across Australia and overseas. People are busy with their modern lives, but we need to keep the prayers of the saints alive. We encourage people to establish cell prayer groups wherever they are. Each one of you can be a witness to Christ, uphold your family, university, school, business and the whole marketplace in your prayers.
We have established many initiatives over the years including Adopt a Suburb, Adopt a Business. In Government: Adopt Politicians, and praying for the Australian Government Portfolios by dissecting every area and in prayer and fasting breaking strongholds of the enemy in Government. Tremendous breakthroughs have been seen across the years, and we encourage all churches, prayer groups and Christian organisations across all spheres of influence and across the world to adopt these types of strategies and encourage all members of the church to be a witness to the gospel. Basically everywhere, and everyone (adults and children) to pray and live out the gospel of Christ. Also check our daily prayer calendars for 2020.
Prayer Strategy for January
During January 2020 we are praying for the domain of Family, please pray:
- For all families in your neighbourhood
- For all families in your church, for the families of your clergy, pastors and ministers.
- For all families in your City – pray for the families in other churches also.
- For all families of people in Business.
- For all families of Politicians.
- For all families of people in Government and Military.
- For all families of people in Law and Justice.
- For all families of people who are in the sphere of Arts, Entertainment and Media.
- For all families of people who works in the sphere of Education.
- For all families in the area of Health and Science, including all surgeons and professionals academics in this field.
- For all families of people who are involved in Sport and Recreation
- For the families of all Christians who are involved in ministries across the world.
Prayer for Mercy and Grace in the sphere of Family
Lord Jesus Christ, we pray today that You shower us with Your mercy and grace in the sphere of Family and all the Families in the world, so that we may remain in You and You in them.
Through your mercy and grace may we become a vessel through which our families, friends and neighbours will know, love, serve, praise and glorify You. May our actions and words be a manifestation of Your mercy and grace. May your mercy and grace flow from You to us and deliver us from evil. Amen
- “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” [Philippians 4:6-7]
- “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” [Mark 11:24]
- “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” [Romans 12:12]
- “And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.” [Matthew 6:7]
- “The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.” [Psalm 145:18]
- “Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” [Hebrews 4:16]
- “But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” [Matthew 6:6]
- “About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.” [Acts 16:25]
- “But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.” [James 1:6]
- “But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.” [Luke 6:27-28]