prayer initiative - 2 or 3 for 31 in '18

Concept: 31 Days of Powerful, Effective, Prayer. 

Seeking God’s directives for the year 2018.

 

Template: Matthew 18:19-20 “...if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.” 

 

Agree, Strong’s #4856 from the Greek Sumphoneo. 

Sum, “together” and phoneo, to sound. Sumphoneo is to sound together, be in accord, to be in harmony. The word “symphony” comes from Sumphoneo. Metaphorically, the word means to agree together in prayer that is concordant.  

 

The idea is that members of the Church might use the first week of 2018 forming prayer partners groups of 2 to 4. Men with men or women with women. The goal for each group will be to come

together weekly:

 

1. To read the weekly scripture

2. To agree in prayer for the salvation of particular friends and

      loved ones. 

3. To agree in prayer with all groups concerning the direction

      and ministry of His children for this new year. 

 


WEEK 1 - January 1st

Scripture Assignment: Ephesians 4:17-32

 

Themes: Putting on a new man. Leaving behind the old. 

Practicing kindness and forgiveness. 

 

Helps

Remaining prayer and scripture assignments for the month will be released in print and online Sunday, January 7th.

 

Corporate Prayer Opportunities

•  P.U.S.H. Night: Every Wednesday in January @ 7:30 p.m.

•  Each Saturday Morning in the Prayer Room @ 9:00 a.m.

 

Access to building for the “2 or 3” groups available upon request by calling Church office in advance at 713-695-4582.

 

Church availability times by scheduling:

 

Mondays 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 7 - 9 p.m.

Tuesdays 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 7 - 9 p.m.

Wednesdays 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 6 - 9 p.m.  

Thursdays 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

Fridays CLOSED

Saturdays 9 - 11 a.m. 12 - 2 p.m.

Sundays 12 - 4 p.m.

 

These times and buildings availability are given as options. A group may prefer to gather in someone’s home for convenience. 

Telephone or facetime conference’s may be considered when schedules become difficult. 

 



WEEK 2 - January 7th

Scripture Assignment: Proverbs 6:20-23

 

Theme: Home and Family

 

God has given fathers and mothers the responsibility of molding a child’s ways thru the bonds of knitting their hearts and emotions to their own. Public schools and social media will not accomplish this, in fact most often will do the opposite. Faithful parenting is what a child needs most, without which, God’s gracious intervention is still there and able when no one else is.

 

This week pray for another family as well as your own:

1. Pray for marriages

2. Pray for the single parent

3. Pray for the children

4. Pray for financial blessings

5. Pray for a families health

6. Pray for reconciliation and peace

 



WEEK 3 - January 14th

Scripture Assignment: Acts 2:17-18,21

 

Theme: Spiritual awakening in the church

 

As the church goes so goes the next generation. Jesus declared

“I will build my church and the gates of hades will not prevail against it.” (Matthew 16:18)

The church was birthed in the worshiping, ministering power of the Holy Spirit to launch the spread of the gospel all over the world. Today as we approach the maturity of the New Testament church age, another Holy Spirit outpouring is to be sought for the work to be completed.

 

Pray for:

 

1. Holiness in the Church

     1st Thessalonians 3:11-13

      God does not just call us to abstain from sexual immorality but                

      has called us to the active power of holiness which is the

      emphasis of His Holy Spirit.

      Paul told the Thessalonians that to reject Holiness (as if it were

      something outdated to be ignored) is the same as rejecting God.

      The world would have you believe that if you don’t prefer mans

      pleasure over Gods you are then a hater of man.

      This fails to take into account it was not man but God who gave

      us life. It was not man but God who remained sinless so as to lay

      down the purity of that life for our cleansing and liberty from the

      bondage of sins contamination.

    

 

WEEK 3 - Continued

 

   His love and ways are far superior to human ways and reason. It is

   God therefore we should seek to know and please.

 

2. Pray for the spirit of servanthood in the Church

   Philippians 2:5-7

    Very few will last very long without discovering the satisfaction  

    and fulfillment in servanthood. If Christ Himself modeled

    servanthood as the identifying mark of Godly leadership surely we

    can follow His example.

 

3. Pray for commitment

    Ephesians 3:17-19

    A congregation full of church hoppers, chasing after the next

    sensational trend in church going will never take root in the

    deeper life of the Christian experience. Let us be established in

    the word and fellowship.

 



WEEK 4 - January 21st

Scripture Assignment: Acts 1:8

 

Theme: World ministries supported thru our church body

 

Pray for: 

Foreign Missionaries

 

Shirley Gould Kenya’s Kids Home

 

Demjens Cup of Cold Water

 

Dale Van Steenis Leadership Strategies International

 

Dave Roever Overseas Military and Veterans

 

John Bosman South Africa

 

John Stewart Latin America Radio

 

Gayle Grisbee Latin America Education

 

Home Missionaries

Hoogendoornes Campus Life U of H

 

Johnson Campus Life S. E. Region

 

Don Rodgers Youth Exchange

 

Pablo Cerna P.A.C. Church (Houston)

 

Trey Perry Service International

 

  

*Pray for our churches ongoing Harvey recovery efforts    

 




WEEK 5 - January 28th

Scripture Assignment: Revelation 22:20

“ . . . Surely I am coming quickly”

Amen, even so, come Lord Jesus.

 

 

1st John 3:2, 3

The expectation of our Lords’ return motivates our hearts to readiness. His coming again to receive us to Himself is mankind's blessed hope.

 

1. Pray for a refining fire in the last days. That it may purify our hearts as witnesses.

 

2. Pray for the revelation of Christ that we may long for

     Him more.

 

3. Pray for an end time harvest of souls.


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