Saturday, October 13, 2012

Day 16...Pray for our Deacons!

Day 16 Saturday, October 13, 2012

prayer for revival among Church leadership

Scripture for Reflection and Preparation

Philippians 2:5-7a “5 Make your own attitude that of Christ Jesus, 6 who, existing in the form of god, did not consider equality with god as something to be used for His own advantage. 7 instead He emptied Himself by assuming the form of a slave, taking on the likeness of men.
and when He had come as a man in His external form, 8 He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death—even to death on a cross.”

1 Timothy 3:8-13 “8 Deacons, likewise, should be worthy of respect, not hypocritical, not drinking a lot of wine, not greedy for money,
9 holding the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. 10 and they must also be tested first; if they prove blameless, then they can serve as deacons. 11 Wives, too, must be worthy of respect, not slanderers, self-controlled, faithful in
everything. 12 Deacons must be husbands of one wife, managing their children and their own households competently. 13 For those who have served well as deacons acquire a good standing for themselves, and great boldness in the faith that is in Christ Jesus.”

additional Scripture
Acts 6:3-4, 7


Effective deacon ministry must be Spirit-empowered.


• Praise God for who He is

• Confess your sinfulness and need for cleansing

• Allow His Spirit to draw you near

• Listen as He speaks to you

Ask God to...

• Fill each deacon with His Holy Spirit

• Remind every deacon of His great love for them

• Help them to see hindrances in their lives to their work with Him

• Help them understand how important they are for the health of the church

• Give them a deep thirst for the things of God

• Give them great wisdom as they minister to the church family, especially in the areas of the sanctity of human life and marriage

• Surround them and their families with His protecting angels


• Thank God for hearing you

• Trust that God is at work to accomplish His will

Copied from Pray and ACT 40/40, the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission

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