Prayer Points for August 2019

  1. When husbands and wives have disagreements, they often stop listening to each other’s perspective. Pray that God will stir husbands’ hearts to defend themselves less and seek deeper understanding by listening to their wives more. (Prov. 18:17)
  2. Men face many sexual temptations. Pray for God to strengthen their resolve to be faithful to their wives in their minds and with their bodies. (1 Thess. 4:3)
  3. Abuse of alcohol and other substances can create hardships for a man’s family. Pray that fathers will present a biblical image of sobriety for their children. (Eph. 5:18)
  4. Husbands, particularly in Western cultures, often overwork and neglect healthy rest and refreshing activities. Pray that God will increase their awareness of the necessity of rest. (Ps. 127:2)
  5. Pray for fathers to take the time to understand their children so they can share in times of rejoicing and sorrow as they face life’s challenges and successes together (Rom. 12:15).
  6. We come and sing for joy to you, Lord; we shout aloud to you, the Rock of our salvation. We come before you with thanksgiving and extol you with music and song (Ps. 95:1-2).
  7. For you, Lord, are the great God, the great king above all gods. In your hand are the depths of the Earth, and the mountain peaks belong to you. The sea is yours, for you made it, and your hands formed the dry land (Ps. 95:3-5).
  8. We come and bow down in worship, kneeling before you, Lord, our maker; for you are our God and we are the people of your pasture, the flock under your care (Ps. 95:6-7).
  9. We shout for joy to you, Lord, along with all the Earth. We worship you, Lord, with gladness and come before you with joyful songs. (Ps. 100:1-2)
  10. We know that you, Lord, are God. It is you who made us, and we are yours; we are your people, the sheep of your pasture. We enter your gates with thanksgiving and your courts with praise; we give thanks to you and praise your name (Ps. 100:3-4).
  11. For you, Lord, are good and your love endures forever; your faithfulness continues through all generations (Ps. 100:5).
  12. Jesus taught his disciples about the signs of the end of the age. False Christs and false prophets will appear, he said. They will perform great signs and miracles. Pray that you will stand firm and avoid being deceived by false Christs and false prophets. (Matt. 24:24)
  13. The best cure against false teaching is to study God’s Word. Jesus himself is the Word of God (John 1:1), and it is primarily through studying the Holy Bible that you will get to know him better. Pray that the Holy Spirit will help you understand the true meaning of God’s Word. (1 Tim. 4:13)
  14. God never intended you to live the Christian life in your own strength. Trying to do so will exhaust you, and you might in the end give it all up. But praise God, Jesus rose from the grave to live in and through you. Pray that he will fill you with his strength and use you according to his plans. (Eph. 3:19)
  15. The prophet Jeremiah describes how the Israelites sinned against God by turning away from him. Make sure not to follow in their footsteps, but instead, day by day, stay close to your Lord and Savior. Pray that God will help you to always stay close to him. (Jer. 2:13)
  16. Many men admit that reading is a difficult task for them not because they can’t read but because they have other priorities. Regular Bible reading is a must for a man of God. Pray that men will desire to read God’s Word and cultivate the knowledge of his Word in their hearts. (2 Tim. 3:16-17)
  17. As leaders of families and churches, men need strong faith to navigate life’s challenges. Pray for men to be intentional about their Bible reading in order to have their faith grow stronger. (Rom. 10:17)
  18. When the Word of God takes a back seat in our lives, sin takes a front seat. The Word of God will galvanize us against temptation. Pray: “Lord, help us as men to keep the Word of God a daily priority in our lives that we might not sin against you!” (Ps 119:11)
  19. Discerning areas of need in our own personal walk with the Lord is a result of spending time in God’s Word. Pray for men to be disciplined in exposing their souls to the living Word of God in order to be probed and healed by it. (Heb. 4:12)
  20. In this day of false teachings, discernment is necessary. Pray that men will be so full of God’s Word that they will have discernment to recognize false doctrine and be firm in the truths of God’s holy Scripture. (1 Tim. 1:3-5)
  21. Genuine love is redemptive and divine. God is love and gave himself in Jesus Christ for our salvation. Love is the hallmark of a true Christian. Pray for God to pour his love into your heart so that you can be a blessing to your family and friends. (John 15:13)
  22. Be alert and watch your motives and actions. The pressure of culture and the opinion of the majority can easily sweep you away. Be zealous of your quiet time before God, and pray for discernment and understanding of God’s will for you and those with whom he has entrusted you. (Luke 12:15)
  23. A Christian should be attentive to his surroundings and able to discern among the many offers and options what is of real importance and of eternal value. Pray that you will be able to always hear among the many voices the quiet and comforting voice of the Holy Spirit. (John 10:27)
  24. When Christ’s love motivates us, we become men who do what is right and are available to others. Pray that your focus would not be your own well-being first but that you would reflect the attitude of Christ, who didn’t come to be served but to serve others. (Titus 3:1)
  25. One trademark of real manhood is the willingness to stand up for our deepest convictions. Pray for humility in submitting to what is just and acceptable to God and for boldness in speaking and living truth in love, even if you have to suffer for it. (Rev. 12:11)
  26. With experience comes wisdom and caution; at least, this is how it should be. Pray that the impulsivity of youth and the natural inclination to selfishness will not be the driving force in your life; rather, strive to ponder carefully and selflessly. It will pay off! (Prov. 21:5)
  27. Christians should be known by their love. The Lord Jesus cared for the sick, poor and needy. Social work and caring for our neighbors are a biblical mandate. Pray for open eyes and a sensitive heart for the people God has put in your way, and demonstrate through acts of compassion the proof of your faith. (1 John 3:17)
  28. What makes life worth living? Is it what we have, know or do? As important as that may be, nothing compares to peace with God and a heart of gratitude. Pray that you will find in your relationship with the Lord and in his daily provision real contentment for your soul. (1 Tim. 6:6-10)
  29. Faith in God doesn’t equate to passivity – rather, it results in a conscientious relationship with him and a readiness to follow his leading. Pray for the overflowing joy of the presence of the Holy Spirit in your life and for his prompting as you courageously confront your daily challenges. (Rom. 12:21)
  30. God gives to his children the gift of free will. Pray for decisiveness as you contemplate the choice to surrender your will and life to him. Be a man who honors the Lord through your servant attitude and who puts God’s kingdom first, whatever the cost. (Phil. 3:8)
  31. Often, Christians have been perceived as arrogant and judgmental. That is so contrary to the attitude of Christ. He came to seek and to save the lost and was a friend of sinners. Pray that you will be a man who treats others with respect and esteem and who is genuinely concerned with the well-being of his neighbor. (Matt. 5:16)