Thank you for taking time to pray over Antioch Georgetown’s land. We want to start off the year strong by seeking God and praying BIG!
As you pray, here are 10 things to serve as a guide as you spend time with the Lord.
1. Give thanks.
Start by giving thanks to God for His goodness and grace. Thank Him because His plans for Antioch Georgetown are good!
Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.”
2. Confess sin.
Aren’t you glad our sins have been forgiven by the blood of Jesus! Even still, we should daily confess our sins to our heavenly Father, recognizing our desperate need for His cleansing.
James 5:16 “Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.“
3. Humble yourself.
We shouldn’t approach God with in a spirit of pride or self-righteousness. God hears the prayers of the humble and answers their request.
2 Chronicles 7:14 “and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
4. Ask for courage.
Often, the purposes God calls us to will stretch us beyond our comfort zone. Pray that God will give us strength and courage to fulfill the mission He has given our church to lead people to follow Christ in a life-changing way.
Joshua 1:7-9 “Only be strong and very courageous; be careful to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, so that you may have success wherever you go. This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
5. Ask for direction.
We don’t want to build on a church facility without the Lord’s direction. Ask Him to guide us and give wisdom to those in leadership positions. Pray that He will go before us, and we will follow close behind.
Psalm 127:1 “Unless the Lord builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the Lord guards the city, The watchman keeps awake in vain.”
6. Ask God to bless.
God invites us to make bold requests of Him. Ask Him to bless us beyond anything we could think or imagine. Ask Him to meet every need that comes across our path.
1 Chronicles 4:10 “Now Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, “Oh that You would bless me indeed and enlarge my border, and that Your hand might be with me, and that You would keep me from harm that it may not pain me!” And God granted him what he requested.“
7. Pray for salvations.
Pray specifically for people you know who need Jesus. Call them by name and ask God to save them. Pray that we will continue to see people take the first step of giving their lives to follow Jesus.
Acts 2:41-43. “So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls. They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and ]to prayer. Everyone kept feeling a sense of awe; and many wonders and signs were taking place through the apostles.”
8. Pray for debt to be paid off.
We believe God brought us to this particular property, and we believe He will provide the funds to pay for it. Ask Him to do “far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think!” Pray that we will pay off the land this year!
Ephesians 3:20-21 “Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.“
9. Pray for our city
God has placed us in our city for a purpose. Pray that God will bless our city, and that He may use us to make a difference in the lives of those we call neighbors. Pray over our city leaders, teachers, law enforcement, and first responders.
Jeremiah 29:7 “Seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf; for in its welfare you will have welfare.“
10. Pray believing.
Do you really believe God will answer the prayers you’ve been praying? Spend your last few minutes simply telling God you believe in Him and you believe Him. Thank the Lord that He can be fully trusted.
Mark 11:24 “Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you.”