Imagine what it would be like if no one prayed for you. Imagine what it would be like if prayers were not prayed in your home. Imagine what it would be like if prayers were prayed in your home to a false god. Imagine what it would be like if we did not pray to our God, have the Spirit within us or were not saved, delivered and set free from darkness by the power of the Gospel.
This is the life of the unbeliever. The lost. The one walking in darkness. This may be the life of your neighbor. This may be the life of the family behind closed doors, regardless of how beautiful those doors may appear.
As believers, we can love our neighbors well by praying for them to receive what we have been given – salvation, a new life in Christ and the promise of eternal life.
It Starts with My Heart
Prayer: God, I confess my need for you. I need you to break my heart for the lost. I need you to open my eyes so that I can see my neighbors through your eyes. Forgive me for being critical, judgmental, uncaring, unconcerned and unloving towards my neighbors. Change my heart towards my neighbors. Give me your love and your heart for my neighbors. Holy Spirit, speak to me, lead me and anoint me to pray for my neighbors. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
It’s exciting to be a part of a Christ community that is full of expectation at what the possibilities are for our city as we join together for a God-size and yet simple living gospel of praying and loving where we live…for the glory of Jesus!
This simple prayer guide is a tool to aid you in this special time of prayer April 19 through May 7, National Day of Prayer when we will join as a city May 7th via katyprays.org. We felt the Spirit leading us to Jesus’ words, “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” Matthew 16:19 As you utilize these Scripture-based prayers we believe our faith in God’s word releases the power from heaven that binds the enemy’s lies and plans over our community. Similarly, when we loose something on earth, we permit and release it as God’s truth and will over Katy & West Houston. This is how we want to come together in agreement for our city! Find time each day to do some spiritual breathing first— breathe out (confess) and breathe in, inviting God’s Spirit to fill and empower you. We suggest using this during your quiet time, or a walk, or mealtime, or even as your drive. Just print this little pamphlet out and carry with you and pray these over your neighbors beside you and across from you. Let’s believe together for these promises of God to happen in our day as we pray and love where we live!