Prayer Points for July 2018

1. Lord Jesus, thank you for providing a way for us to satisfy the law. You are the lawgiver and you alone are the “law liver.” I trust you to live your perfect life through me. Then I know that you will keep the law through me, and my faith in you will result in the law being established in me! (Rom. 3:31)

2. Dear God, I am grateful that you have only good plans for me. You do not intend to harm me, but to prosper me. You want the best for me, so I can trust you with my life. My hope is in you, Lord. Therefore, I entrust my life to you and look forward to the bright future you have in store for me. (Jer. 29:11)

3. Oh Lord, life is such a mystery. But then you have provided us with the solution to the mystery. The secret is the indwelling Christ. That is why I must receive you, Lord Jesus, so that you can come and live in me. I ask you, Lord, to express your glorious life through me. (Col. 1:27)

4. Dear Lord, there is so much to know, but knowing you is the most important thing of all. The apostle Paul made it clear that it is not enough just to know about you. You desire us to know you personally and intimately so that we can experience your life. Grant me an experiential knowledge of you in my life. Cause your character and conduct to be expressed through me. (Phil. 3:10)

5. Fathers who are absent from the family physically or emotionally can create in daughters a hunger for masculine attention that one day may lead them astray. Pray that fathers will show love to their daughters in a Christ-honoring way. (John 4:18)

6. Men tend to be far less verbal than women. Pray that God will encourage husbands and fathers to frequently use encouraging and uplifting words with their wives and children. (Prov. 25:11)

7. The responsibility of being the provider for the household can be burdensome on men. Pray that men give their cares to God and share the joy of God’s faithfulness with their families. (Ps. 118:24)

8. Pray that the husband and father who doesn’t have a personal relationship with Jesus will repent of his sin and confess Jesus Christ as his Savior. (John 3:16)

9. Pray for the husband who is struggling with the temptation to stray from his wife. Pray that God will draw his heart, mind and body to his wife. (1 Cor. 10:13)

10. Men often feel lonely and isolated. Pray for men to develop trusting relationships with other men in which they can be honest and transparent with their struggles, as in the Bible story of David and Jonathan. (1 Sam. 18)

11. Godly mentoring is a huge need today. Pray for men to be intentional about pursuing mentoring relationships with other men and to be regular in their times of interaction. (2 Tim. 2:2)

12. Pray for men to yield to the invitation of Jesus to take his yoke. Pray they will understand that the best thing men can do for their wives and families is to learn gentleness and humility from him. (Matt. 11:29)

13. Jesus always sent the disciples on various errands in twos, never alone. Pray for men to find a faithful brother who can walk this journey with them in transparent, godly brotherhood. (Mark 6:7)

14. Pray for men to find and be faithful to Christian men’s fellowships. The Bible says that as iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another (Prov. 27:17). It is essential that we be encouraged by others and willing to offer spiritual encouragement as well. (Heb. 10:25)

15. God wants everybody to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. If you don’t believe this to be true, just look up 1 Tim. 2:4. Praise God that he has saved you by grace alone!

16. Give thanks to God that he is not looking for errors in our lives. On the contrary, he is looking for sinners who are willing to humble themselves, repent and invite Jesus into their lives as their Savior and best friend. (John 1:12)

17. Are you actively participating in fulfilling the Great Commission? If not, ask for God to burden your heart with the need for reaching the world. Tell him today that you, like Isaiah, are willing to participate. (Isa. 6:8)

18. Are you hesitant and fearful in sharing the gospel with your family and friends? If so, you can always ask God for courage (Eph. 6:10). And if you don’t know how to act and what to say, you can ask God for wisdom (2 Tim. 1:7).

19. The evil one will always do his utmost to prevent you from sharing the good news with other people. Remember that Jesus Christ has defeated the enemy on the cross. You are on the side of the victor. As long as you are in Christ, you have nothing to fear – you are out of the devil’s reach. Give thanks to Jesus and praise his name! (Col. 3:3).

20. Self-sufficiency and pride block our relationship with God because “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble” (James 4:6). Let’s pray, like David, for the Lord to search us, to know our hearts, to see if there are any offensive ways in us and to lead us instead in the way everlasting. (Ps. 139:23-24)

21. Pray for the Lord to help you fully understand and keep the first and greatest commandment: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind” (Matt. 22:36-38).

22. Pray for the Lord to help you fully understand and apply the second part of the greatest commandment: “Love your neighbor as yourself” (Matt. 22:39). Remember who the closest person in your life is, and demonstrate to her your love.

23. The Holy Spirit has been given to all who believe in the Lord Jesus (Eph. 1:13). Therefore, be a man of faith who in the power of Christ overcomes sin. Pray that you are sensitive and willing to listen to the prompting of the Spirit in you. In the name of Jesus, resist the weakness of your flesh and the temptation of the world.

24. Because you belong to Jesus, all of heaven’s resources are at your disposal. Believe the Lord when he says: “Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete” (John 16:24).

25. Life can be very unfair. We cannot explain why suffering and hard times overtake us. Be a man of faith and trust his Word: “We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” (Rom. 8:28). Whatever your circumstances, put the Lord first.

26. The Bible says that in the end times, the nations will be in anguish and perplexity (Luke 21:25). We are living these times. Pray earnestly for the men and women in authority in your city and country. Pray for God to grant them wisdom and discernment. Be personally ready to redeem the time by being a witness of the gospel of Christ.

27. TWR is challenging Christian men to become true disciples of Jesus Christ. Through the website and TWR360, men on all continents have access to the monthly Champions Arise prayer calendar and audio programs as well as the discipleship and leadership course Every Man A Warrior. Pray for a real awakening among Christian men in our days. (1 Tim. 2:8)

28. For Christian men to be able to lead their families in God’s way, they need to stand firm in the faith. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 4:6-7).

29. Thank the Lord for the tremendous listener response to the TWR360 platform. Lately, total monthly visits to the website and app surpassed the 1 million mark. Thank the Lord for the new developments of TWR men’s ministry in Korea and Japan. Praise the Lord for the great acceptance of the Every Man A Warrior curriculum in Brazil. (Matt. 5:16)

30. Pray for Lonnie Berger, the global director of TWR men’s ministry. He has recovered from his cancer surgery and is now moving to the TWR central office in North Carolina. Lonnie’s passion is to see Christian men fully equipped as spiritual leaders in home and society. Pray for wisdom and skill as he works with TWR leaders worldwide to implement this vision. (Ps. 147:15)

31. If you want to change a culture, it has been said, you need to start with the men. Pray for a spiritual revival in Christ’s Church around the globe. Pray for men to hunger and thirst for a living relationship with the Lord. And pray for men to accept their responsibility for spiritual leadership, love their families, lead them in reading Scripture together and set aside time for prayer in their homes. (Deut. 6:4-9)