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Prayer Guide

Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.

Psalm 139:7-10

Weekly Prayer Guide - June 25, 2017

Here’s how you can be praying this week as we consider Two Truths…

READ:
Ecclesiastes 1:12-18 “I, the Teacher, when king over Israel in Jerusalem, applied my mind to seek and to search out by wisdom all that is done under heaven; it is an unhappy business that God has given to human beings to be busy with. I saw all the deeds that are done under the sun; and see, all is vanity and a chasing after wind. What is crooked cannot be made straight, and what is lacking cannot be counted. I said to myself, "I have acquired great wisdom, surpassing all who were over Jerusalem before me; and my mind has had great experience of wisdom and knowledge." And I applied my mind to know wisdom and to know madness and folly. I perceived that this also is but a chasing after wind. For in much wisdom is much vexation, and those who increase knowledge increase sorrow.”

John 8:32 “and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”

PRAY:
· Pray that instead of seeking worldly wisdom alone, that the BAC community together will seek the truth and beauty found in the good news of Jesus Christ. Ask God to show us the places where we value wisdom and knowledge over our relationship with God and each other and then show us how we may better follow Jesus every day and everywhere with everyone.
· Pray for the new GROW initiative this summer. Ask God to shape us together to learn more about Jesus, to be with Jesus, and do the things that Jesus is calling us to do. Pray that the Holy Spirit will uncover the parts of our lives individually and as a church family where we may inadvertently only be pursuing one truth - things done under heaven without God - and then guide us to understand, abide in and act upon the second truth found in God’s perspective.
· Pray for the Congo mission team which is being commissioned on Sunday. Ask the Holy Spirit to empower this team for the work that they have been called to and for the ongoing ministry of our partner in the Congo. Also, ask God to move on the hearts of people within the BAC community to join the teams going to Columbia and Egypt later this year that are still in need of team members. Lastly, pray for the Brazil and South Africa teams as they prepare to go.
· Pray for the opportunity that BAC has to close this fiscal year well on June 30th. Ask God to provide a spirit of generosity and gratitude through the tithes and offerings of this community. Pray that God will provide discernment and stewardship to BAC’s leadership for the resources that He brings during this time that will help every person, every neighborhood, and every city to be revived and renewed by Jesus.

CONSIDER:
“The pursuit of wisdom divorced from the fear of God is a dead-end street.” (Alistair Begg)

“Truth is far more than a moral guide. Jesus… didn’t say He would show the truth or teach the truth or model the truth. He is the truth. Truth personified. He is the source of all truth, the embodiment of truth and therefore the reference point for evaluating all truth-claims.” (Randy Alcorn)

LISTEN:
Voice of Truth by Casting Crowns: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxEZ9p9E5qk

 

 

 

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