Prayer Points for May 2019

  1. Champions stand against the enemy and anchor their prayers on God’s gracious goodness. “How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Your wings” (Ps. 36:7).
  2. In earlier centuries, promiscuous women were marginalized and thus less accessible to men unwilling to curb their sexual appetites. With modern technology, pornographers manipulate sex to ensnare us. We are instructed to pray for deliverance from avoidable temptation. Ask the Lord “to keep you from the evil woman, from the flattering tongue of a seductress” (Prov. 6:24).
  3. As we witness increasing turmoil in our world, nations and homes, we may question God’s sovereignty: Why does he allow so much evil? But the Bible reveals that we are in a spiritual battle. Prayerfully search the Scriptures and hear God’s words of reassurance as the prophet did. (Hab. 2:1).
  4. Prayer is vital to persevere in the face of persecution. The Lord Jesus prophesied, “But watch out for yourselves, for … you will be beaten in the synagogues … and the gospel must first be preached to all the nations (Mark 13:9-10).”
  5. Our prayer life is motivated by reverence for God combined with an awareness that he may answer in ways that we do not understand. “Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!” (Rom. 11:33-34).
  6. For a man’s love of his wife to have its full impact, he must first love the Lord his God with all his heart, soul and mind. Pray for God to draw men into a deeper relationship with him and, as a result, a deeper relationship with their wives. (Matt. 22:37)
  7. Paul encouraged the Corinthians to follow his example as he followed Christ’s example. Pray for fathers to live in such a way that they can encourage their children to follow their godly example. (1 Cor. 11:1)
  8. Abiding in Christ is the source of strength for husbands with difficult wives. Pray that these men will allow Christ to love through them, enabling them to honor their wives. (Prov. 27:15)
  9. Some men habitually resort to anger in tough situations. Pray that they will trust God with their concerns and replace aggravation with patience. (Prov. 15:18)
  10. Many husbands and fathers with divorced parents lack the assurance of being loved and valued. This void can result in harsh and unloving words and actions toward their wives and children. Pray that God will reveal to these men how deeply he loves them. (Rom. 5:8)
  11. God speaks through his creation to all mankind. “The heavens declare your glory, O God; the skies proclaim the work of your hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge” (Ps. 19:1-3).
  12. In the heavens you have pitched a tent for the sun. It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, like a champion rejoicing to run his course. It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is deprived of its warmth. (Ps. 19:4-6)
  13. Your law, Lord, is perfect, refreshing the soul. Your statutes are trustworthy, making wise the simple. Your precepts are right, giving joy to the heart. Your commands are radiant, giving light to the eyes. The awe and reverence we have for you are pure, enduring forever. (Ps. 19:7-9)
  14. Your decrees, Lord, are firm, and all of them are righteous. They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb. By your decrees, your servants are warned; in keeping them, there is great reward. (Ps. 19:10-11)
  15. But who of us can discern our own errors? Forgive our hidden faults. Also, keep your servants from willful sins; may they not rule over us. Then we will be blameless, innocent of great transgression. (Ps. 19:12-13)
  16. May these words of our mouths and this meditation of our hearts be pleasing in your sight, Lord, our rock and our Redeemer. (Ps. 19:14)
  17. When King David told his son Solomon that he should build a temple for God, he assured Solomon that God would always be with him. Thank God that he has also promised that he will always be with you as long as you keep close to him. (1 Chron. 28:20)
  18. Scientists tell us that our own galaxy consists of more than 100 billion planets. Very impressive indeed! Our God – the creator of those planets, that galaxy and the entire universe – is way more mighty and powerful than any human being can imagine. Praise him and give him thanks for caring so much about you and me! (Heb. 12:19)
  19. King Solomon was the wisest man that has ever lived and the wealthiest person of his time. However, despite all his wisdom and wealth, the king knew that he needed God. Be thankful that God, who cared so dearly for King Solomon and his father, Kind David, also cares for you. (Ps. 5:12)
  20. In Romans Chapter 1, you can read about what happens to those who fall away from God. God himself will at some point give them over to the sinful desires of their hearts, to all kinds of impurity. Pray that you will always stay close to God and that he will use you to bring other people closer to him. (Acts 20:24)
  21. The message of the Bible is the message of God’s grace and forgiveness for those who seek him. Through the death of Jesus Christ, he redeemed the world and gives life eternal to everyone who believes. Give thanks that Jesus is in heaven right now preparing a special place for you. (John 14:1-3)
  22. Because our old nature was crucified with Christ (Rom. 6:6), the believer is called to walk in newness of life and to become partaker of his divine nature (2 Pet. 1:4). Pray that today your thoughts, words and deeds will reflect Christ living in you.
  23. Because Christ lives in the believer, you have the option to let him determine your choices. This is contrary to our natural inclinations and requires a conscientious and persistent effort on our part. Thank the Lord that your diligence will be richly rewarded. (2 Pet. 1:10)
  24. The world bombards men with all kinds of immoral offers. But we are called to demonstrate moral excellence in our faith. Pray that your thoughts, words and deeds will reflect your high moral standard as an ambassador of Jesus Christ. (2 Cor. 5:20)
  25. Godly wisdom supersedes limited human knowledge. In the era of information, knowledge has become synonymous with power – and men love power! Pray for discernment, and remember that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of real wisdom. (Prov. 1:7)
  26. Self-control has to do with the mastery of one’s emotions and will. Men want to be free to determine their own destinies. Pray for the kind of freedom in your life that honors God and demonstrates the fruit of the Holy Spirit. (Gal. 5:22-23)
  27. When your dreams are shattered and your expectations unfulfilled, it’s hard to believe that God cares. That is the time when you are called to persevere. Instead of trusting your feelings, affirm your faith in God’s character and love. (Heb. 10:35)
  28. Men like to feel strong and physically fit. That’s great – if you are healthy and can face life with gusto. But remember: Even if you are blessed with health and fitness, God has more for you. Pray for godliness, which holds promise for the present life and for the life to come. (1 Tim. 4:8)
  29. In a world of “hardball” and competition, men can easily become steely and callous. Pray for a heart that is sensitive to the spirit of God and for a demeanor that reflects sincere brotherly kindness to the people you deal with. (2 Pet. 1:5-7)
  30. Men generally aren’t given to much emotional stuff. They prefer to be logical and objective. It takes time for us to understand that the very essence of God is love, the greatest of all emotions. Pray for a heart and mind that reflects godly character and is sensitive to true love. (1 Cor. 13)
  31. As the divide between people of different ideologies or political views seem to be widening by the day; as respect for elected officials and authorities is waning in all levels of society; as those who stand up for morals and absolute truth are being ridiculed; pray for steadfastness, and cling to Jesus and the Scripture. (2 Tim. 3)