April Prayer Guide

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April 14, 2019

2 Corinthians 8:10-24

10 And here is my judgment about what is best for you in this matter. Last year you were the first not only to give but also to have the desire to do so. 11 Now finish the work, so that your eager willingness to do it may be matched by your completion of it, according to your means. 12 For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has,not according to what one does not have.

13 Our desire is not that others might be relieved while you are hard pressed, but that there might be equality. 14 At the present time your plenty will supply what they need, so that in turn their plenty will supply what you need. The goal is equality, 15 as it is written: “The one who gathered much did not have too much, and the one who gathered little did not have too little.”  16 Thanks be to God, who put into the heart of Titus the same concern I have for you. 17 For Titus not only welcomed our appeal, but he is coming to you with much enthusiasm and on his own initiative. 18 And we are sending along with him the brother who is praised by all the churches for his service to the gospel. 19 What is more, he was chosen by the churches to accompany us as we carry the offering, which we administer in order to honor the Lord himself and to show our eagerness to help. 20 We want to avoid any criticism of the way we administer this liberal gift. 21 For we are taking pains to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the Lord but also in the eyes of man.  22 In addition, we are sending with them our brother who has often proved to us in many ways that he is zealous, and now even more so because of his great confidence in you. 23 As for Titus, he is my partner and co-worker among you; as for our brothers, they are representatives of the churches and an honor to Christ. 24 Therefore show these men the proof of your love and the reason for our pride in you, so that the churches can see it.

Lord, You are worthy of all honor and praise. You stand alone in the universe; there is no god like You. As we give ourselves and the money You have provided for us to steward, may our first priority and driving motive be to bring honor to You.

Pray for Missionaries: John & Bonnie Nystrom (New Guinea/FL)

Below are 18 Prayers for Missionaries that you can use as a guide:
1. For open doors to share the Gospel
2. For boldness in sharing the Truth
3. For clarity of mind and message
4. For a harvest
5. For language fluency
6. For cultural understanding & connection
7. For unity within their team
8. For shared vision & purpose with other local churches
9. For protection and/or deliverance from bad situations
10. For people to remember them in prayer
11. For the financial needs of the ministry to be met
12. For people to join their efforts and help
13. For their walk with God
14. For their marriages
15. For their children
16. For their parenting
17. For their friendship
18. For time to rest & renew


Posted by Jerry Barber