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Fervent prayer was one of the hallmarks of the church throughout her history. Jesus was given to regular and fervent prayer (Luke ). The early church devoted itself to prayer (Acts ). The Apostle Paul enjoins believers to “pray without ceasing” (2 Thessalonians ). Due to the Bible’s emphasis on prayer, Phoenix United regularly prays for needs in and outside her ministry. Each week items for prayer are listed so that we can pray for each other and those who are outside our local fellowship. The following prayer list reflects various prayer matters for this week.
PURC Family Prayer List_ ~ _ April 24, 2016
Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable
in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depend on you,
live peaceable with all. Romans 12:17-18
Lift up all the students that are finishing up their studies this semester. Ask for strength, discipline and desire to finish well. Also, as they are making plans for the summer, pray they will discern God's paths for their lives.
Congratulations to Natalie Ward on graduating from Grand Canyon University this past Friday.
Pray for all the parents and grandparents in our church. Pray that they will diligently pursue the heart of their children, be consistent in disciplining and be filled with Your wisdom to know how to respond so that they may show what a good and faithful Father You are.
Call to pray for Persecuted Churches around the world. Remember those who are being forced to endure intense suffering because of their Christian faith. Pray for the persecuted and for the conversion of the persecutors.
Ask the Lord for a blessing upon the teaching of the Scriptures at PURC - not only from the pulpit but in various men's and women's studies in the church.
Remember to pray for the URCNA Missionaries: Rev. Mitch & Shabeeda Persaud are church planting in Scarborough, ON, serving in New Horizons. Praise God for an increase in church attendance since moving to their new church building. Pray for opportunities to share the gospel with the many nationalities in the surrounding areas. Lift up those who have attended New Horizons but have strayed from the faith.
Let us pray for Jason Walsh, president of Arizona Right to Life. Jason is at the forefront of mobilizing churches to bear witness to life in a culture of death. Pray for God's blessing upon his labors.
Lift up Michael and Ashley Spotts as each week they return to Southern California for Michael to finish his studies at Westminster Seminary. Pray for safe travels and the perseverance needed to finish his course work while simultaneously carrying his responsibilities at PURC.
Pray for Pastor Grotenhuis as he will lead worship at Coram Deo in Colorado today. Ask that he may be an encouragement to all the the brothers and sisters.
Remember to pray for New City Ministry and Pastor Dave Bennett. Ask the Lord continue to provide sufficient workers so that the gospel of Jesus Christ will be proclaimed in South Phoenix neighborhoods. Upcoming mercy projects - painting projects on May 9th. Helping our homeless friends on May 2nd.
Additional Matters for Prayer
Irene Van Hofwegen - healing from multiple myeloma-cancer
Pastor Carl Heuss (rehabilitation) and Coram Deo Reformation Church
Lloyd Gross - health and mobility
Louise Clark - healing
Carlos Quintero - health and work
PURC member under discipline - repentance and restoration
Andrew and Zyra Pinson - seminary
Military - men and women serving to protect our nation
URC church plants in the US and Canada
Government leaders and policy makers
PURC leadership (elders/deacons)