We live in a world that needs awakening. Millions of people do not know Jesus Christ. The church itself needs renewed zeal for the truth, for spiritual growth, and for missions. Scripture reveals how this awakening comes about: by a powerful movement of the Spirit of God. It also tells us that when just two men—Paul and Silas—prayed, the earth itself shook (Acts 16:25–26). So we are dedicating the entire year of 2020 to pray for awakening, and we hope you will, too.
To help as many people as possible, we produced this free prayer guide. Download it today at PrayForAwakening.com, find it in the PrayerMate app, or order the prayer booklet in packs of ten to share with your loved ones.
To use the guide, find the prayer that corresponds to the current week. Each week of the month focuses on a different group to pray for, starting with you and your family and expanding to the world and the global church. You can also share your desire to #PrayForAwakening on social media.
August PRAYER FOCUS:
- Week 1: Pray that you and your family will grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ. “Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” (2 Pet. 3:18)
- Week 2: Pray that your church will be faithful to structure its ministry according to the means of grace—the Word, fellowship, sacraments, and prayer—as God’s way of bringing renewal. “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” (Acts 2:42)
- Week 3: Pray that your city will not throw up obstacles to the spread of the gospel as God grants boldness to believers to proclaim His Word. “Now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness.” (Acts 4:29)
- Week 4: Pray that God will richly bless the church around the world so that unbelievers will see His saving power and be drawn to trust in Him. “May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, that your way may be known on earth, your saving power among all nations.” (Ps. 67:1–2)
We hope this prayer guide encourages you this year and in future years. Join us in praying fervently for a mighty movement of God’s Spirit today, thankful that He has graciously promised to hear us, and confident that He will answer our prayers according to His will.
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