- Series: 2 Thessalonians
- Scripture: 2 Thessalonians 3:1-5
Prayer for Christian workers 2 Thess. 3:1-5
Colonel James Bowie’s mom
All who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. -2 Timothy 3:12
Two things to pray for Christian workers:
1. That as they share the gospel many souls will be __________ V. 1
2. That God may deliver them from Satanic ________________ V. 2
Three things to remember as we live and pray:
1. The _____________________________ of God V. 3
2 Cor. 1:8-11
The Greek word for despaired means “no passage,” “no exit.”
No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it. -I Corinthians 10:13
2. The _____________________________ of God V. 5
3. The _____________________________ of Christ V. 5
“Eighty-six years I have served Him, and He never did me any wrong. How can I blaspheme my King who saved me?” -Polycarp, Pastor at Smyrna, 155 A.D.
Prayer for a Non-Christian: Lord, I give you thanks for creating _____________. I pray for ____________ to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the Truth (I Timothy 2:1-4). In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.
Prayer for fellow believers: Heavenly Father, I pray that ____________ will know that the powerful Spirit of Christ dwells within now. I pray that ____________ will be rooted and grounded in God’s love, and able to comprehend the vastness of the love of Christ, filled with the fullness of God (Eph. 3:14-19). Lord, I pray that ____________’s love for God and others will abound more and more (Phil. 1:9-11). Lord, may Your name be glorified in and through ____________ (2 Thess. 1:11-12). May ____________ walk worthy of You, Lord, pleasing You, Lord. Strengthen ________________ with Your power and demonstrate through _____________ patient endurance, joy, and thanksgiving (Col. 1:9-12). Give ____________ more biblical knowledge and discernment (Phil. 1:9-11). Help ____________ to do nothing against the truth, but only what’s for the truth (2 Cor. 13:7-9). Help _____________ to choose excellent things over offensive things (Phil. 1:9-11). I pray that ____________ will do what’s honorable instead of what’s evil (2 Cor. 13:7-9). Lord, keep ____________ from the evil one in this world (John 17:5). Keep ___________ from giving in to temptation (Mark 14:38). Lord, I pray that ____________ will be empowered to love and do good toward haters (Matthew 5:44). Help ___________ not to lose heart (Luke 18:1). Lord, I pray for ____________ to prosper in all things including physical health (3 John 1:2). Fill ____________ with the fruits of righteousness (Phil. 1:9-11). Make ___________ fruitful in every good work (Col. 1:9-12). Open doors for ____________ to share the gospel with other people (Col. 4:3). Send ____________ out as a worker into the harvest (Matthew 9:38). In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.
Prayer for Christian workers: Lord, open doors for ____________ to share the gospel of Christ (Col. 4:3). Give ____________ the words to share and a spirit of boldness. Help ___________ to live honorably and with a good conscience in Your service (Heb. 13:18). As ____________ shares the gospel, may many be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth (1 Timothy 2:1-4). As ____________ shares the gospel, may the numbers of disciples be multiplied, bringing great glory to You (2 Thess. 3:1-2). As ____________ and others have ongoing interactions with new converts, help them teach those converts what they need to know (I Thess. 3:12). Put hospitable people in ____________’s path for encouragement and provision (Philemon 1:22). May ____________’s service to You be acceptable and honored by the saints (Romans 15:31-32). Please protect and deliver ____________ and those close to ____________ from unreasonable and wicked people who don’t have faith (2 Thess. 3:1-2). As ____________ faces troubles, despair, and dark thoughts deliver ____________ through our prayers (2 Cor. 1:8-11). In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.