Day Three: Longing for His Church to Prosper

Scripture to Pray Through: Acts 2

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41 Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day. 42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles.

44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

From the Proposed Covenant

Third, we promise in a particular manner to pray for one another and for the increase of the church, and for the presence of God in it, and the outpouring of His Spirit upon it, and for the protection of it for His own glory.

Prayers of Consecration

As you meditate on this story from Acts, ask God to bless our church with an unmistakable work of the Spirit. Take time to pray for blessings like:

  • new believers who are baptized and begin to follow Jesus with us (v. 41)
  • devotion to God’s Word and to one another (v. 42)
  • a sense of awe at the presence of God in our midst (v. 43)
  • extraordinary generosity to the work of God and especially to those in need (vv. 44–45)
  • joyful friendships that contribute to meaningful community (v. 46)
  • hearts of worship and thankfulness (v. 47)
  • impact in the neighborhood (v. 47)

Prayers of Supplication

Bring these matters before the Lord:

  • non-believing attenders to come to faith in Jesus
  • the proposed theological vision and covenant
  • our church’s financial predicament
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