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Pray for the Relief of Suffering Churches and Persecuted Christians

Intercession 5.7 | NASB

For the relief of suffering churches and the support, comfort, and deliverance of all who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake.

I desire in my prayers to remember those who are in prison for the testimony of Jesus, as in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since I too am in the body. Hebrews 13:3(NASB) O send from on high and deliver them from those who hate them, Psalm 18:16-17(NASB) and bring them forth into a broad place. Psalm 18:19(NASB)

O let not the scepter of wickedness rest upon the land of the righteous, lest the righteous should put forth their hands to do wrong. Psalm 125:3(NASB)

Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD; awake as in the days of old, as in the generations of long ago, and make the depths of the sea a pathway for the redeemed of the Lord to cross over. Isaiah 51:9-10(NASB)

Because of the devastation of the afflicted and the groaning of the needy, arise now, O LORD, and set them in the safety for which they long. Psalm 12:5(NASB)

O strengthen the perseverance and faith of Your suffering saints, Revelation 13:10(NASB) that they may wait silently for the salvation of the LORD. Lamentations 3:26(NASB)

O let the year of Your redemption come, Isaiah 63:4(NASB) and the year of recompense for the cause of Zion. Isaiah 34:8(NASB)

O that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion; and when the LORD restores His captive people, Jacob will rejoice and Israel will be glad. Psalm 14:7(NASB)

O let not the oppressed return dishonored, but let the afflicted and needy praise Your name. Psalm 74:21(NASB)

Lord, arise and have compassion on Zion, and let the time to be gracious to her, yes, the appointed time, come; Psalm 102:13(NASB) yes, let the LORD build up Zion and appear in His glory. Lord, regard the prayer of the destitute and do not despise their prayer. Psalm 102:16-17(NASB)

O Lord GOD, please stop: How can Jacob stand, for he is small? Amos 7:5(NASB) O let Your face shine on Your desolate sanctuary, for Your sake, O Lord. Daniel 9:17(NASB)

Let the groaning of the prisoners come before You, and according to the greatness of Your power preserve those who for Your name’s sake are doomed to die. Psalm 79:11(NASB)

Let those whose teachers have been removed, again see their teachers, though they have the bread of privation and the water of oppression. Isaiah 30:20(NASB)

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Pray for the Defeat of the Enemies of the Church

Intercession 5.6 | NASB

For the breaking of the power of all the enemies of the church and the defeating of all their designs against her.

Let all who take their stand and take counsel together against the LORD and against His Anointed, who would tear their fetters apart and cast away their cords from them, devise a vain thing. Let Him who sits in the heavens laugh at them and scoff at them; speak to them in Your anger and terrify them in Your fury. Psalm 2:1-5(NASB) Give them, O LORD, what You will give them; give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts. Hosea 9:14(NASB)

O my God, make them like the whirling dust, like chaff before the wind; Psalm 83:13(NASB) fill their faces with dishonor, that they may seek Your name, O LORD, Psalm 83:16(NASB) and that they may know that You alone, whose name is the LORD, are the Most High over all the earth. Psalm 83:18(NASB)

Put them in fear, O LORD, that the nations may know that they are but men. Psalm 9:20(NASB) And wherein the proud enemies of Your church deal proudly, make it to appear that You are above them. Exodus 18:11(NASB)

May all who hate Zion be put to shame and turned backward; let them be like grass upon the housetops, which withers before it grows up. Psalm 129:5-6(NASB)

Let no weapon formed against Your church prosper, and let every tongue that accuses it in judgment be condemned. Isaiah 54:17(NASB)

Make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples, and let all who lift it be severely injured, though all the nations of the earth should be gathered against it; Zechariah 12:3(NASB) so let all Your enemies perish, O LORD, but let those who love You be like the rising of the sun in its might. Judges 5:31(NASB)

Lord, let the man of lawlessness be slain with the breath of Your mouth and brought to an end by the appearance of Your coming: 2 Thessalonians 2:8(NASB) And let those be undeceived who have long been under the power of deluding influences to believe what is false, and let them receive the love of the truth. 2 Thessalonians 2:10-11(NASB)

Let Babylon fall and sink like a millstone into the sea; Revelation 18:21(NASB) and let the kings of the earth who have given their kingdom and honor to the beast, Revelation 17:17(NASB) be wrought upon at length to bring them into the new Jerusalem. Revelation 21:26(NASB)

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Pray for the Health, Purity, and Holiness of the Church

Intercession 5.5 | NASB

For the amending of everything that is amiss in the church, the reviving of primitive Christianity and the power of godliness, and, to that end, the pouring out of the Spirit.

Lord, let Your Spirit be poured out upon Your churches from on high, and then the wilderness will become a fruitful field; Isaiah 32:15(NASB) then judgment will again be righteous, and all the upright in heart will follow it. Psalm 94:15(NASB)

Let what remains be set in order, Titus 1:5(NASB) and let every plant that is not of my heavenly Father’s planting be uprooted. Matthew 15:13(NASB)

Let the Lord whom I seek come to His temple like a refiner’s fire and fullers’ soap, and let Him purify the sons of Levi and all the seed of Israel, and refine them like gold and silver, so that they may present to the LORD offerings in righteousness, pleasing offerings to the LORD as in the days of old, as in former years. Malachi 3:2-4(NASB)

Let pure and undefiled religion in the sight of my God and Father, flourish and prevail everywhere: James 1:27(NASB) that kingdom of God among men, which is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Romans 14:17(NASB) O revive this work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make it known; Habakkuk 3:2(NASB) and let these times be times of reformation. Hebrews 9:10(NASB)

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Pray for the Conversion of Non-Christians who are Hostile to Christianity

Intercession 5.4 | NASB

For the conviction and conversion of atheists, deists, and infidels, and of all who are out of the way of truth, and of profane scoffers and those who disgrace Christianity by their vicious and immoral lives.

O teach transgressors Your ways, and let sinners be converted to You. Psalm 51:13(NASB)

O grant them repentance leading to the knowledge of the truth, 2 Timothy 2:25(NASB) the truth as it is in Jesus, Ephesians 4:21(NASB) the truth which is according to godliness; Titus 1:1(NASB) that they may escape from the snare of the devil. 2 Timothy 2:26(NASB)

Let those who are continually straying like sheep return to Jesus Christ, the Shepherd and Guardian of His people’s souls. 1 Peter 2:25(NASB)

Show those fools their folly and misery who have said in their hearts, “There is no God,” and who are corrupt and have committed abominable deeds. Psalm 14:1(NASB)

Lord, maintain the honor of the Scriptures, the law and the testimony, and convince those who do not speak according to that word, that it is because they have no dawn. Isaiah 8:20(NASB) Magnify that word according to all Your name; Psalm 138:2(NASB) make the law great, make the gospel great, and make both glorious. Isaiah 42:21(NASB)

Let those who will not be won by the word, be won by the behavior of Christians, 1 Peter 3:1(NASB) which I beg may be such in everything that those who do not believe may be convicted by all and called to account by all, may be brought to worship God and to declare that God is certainly among them. 1 Corinthians 14:24-25(NASB)

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Pray for the Universal Church

Intercession 5.3 | NASB

For the universal church, wherever dispersed, and for all the interests of it.

My heart’s desire and prayer to God for the gospel-Israel is for its salvation. Romans 10:1(NASB)

By Your favor do good to Zion; build the walls of Jerusalem. Psalm 51:18(NASB) May peace be within her walls, and prosperity within her palaces. For the sake of my brothers and my friends, I will now say, “May peace be within her.” Psalm 122:7-8(NASB)

O that I may see the prosperity of the gospel-Jerusalem all the days of my life and peace upon Israel. Psalm 128:5-6(NASB) And that, thus, I may have reason to answer the messengers of the nations, saying, “The LORD has founded Zion, and the afflicted of His people will seek refuge in it.” Isaiah 14:32(NASB)

Save Your people, O Lord, and bless Your inheritance; be their shepherd also, and carry them forever. Psalm 28:9(NASB) Give strength to Your people, and bless Your people with peace; Psalm 29:11(NASB) surround them with favor as with a shield. Psalm 5:12(NASB)

Grace be with all those who love the Lord Jesus Christ with love incorruptible; Ephesians 6:24(NASB) for You know those who are Yours, and give to all who name the name of Christ to abstain from wickedness. 2 Timothy 2:19(NASB)

I pray for all who believe in Christ, that they may all be one; John 17:20-21(NASB) and since there is one body and one Spirit and one hope of calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father of all, Ephesians 4:4-6(NASB) give to all Christians to be of one heart and one way. Jeremiah 32:39(NASB)

Let the word of the Lord spread rapidly in all places, and let it be glorified. 2 Thessalonians 3:1(NASB)

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Pray for Jewish Conversions, Churches Threatened by Islam, and Churches on the Mission Field

Intercession 5.2 | NASB

For the conversion of the Jews.

Let the branches which are broken off not continue in their unbelief, Romans 11:17(NASB) but be grafted in again into their own olive tree. And though a partial hardening has happened to Israel, yet let the fullness of the Gentiles come in, and let all Israel be saved. Romans 11:23-26(NASB)

Let them be made to look on Him whom they have pierced; Zechariah 12:10(NASB) and, that they turn to the Lord, let the veil which lies over their hearts be taken away. 2 Corinthians 3:15-16(NASB)

For all churches that are groaning under the yoke of Islamic tyranny.

Let the churches of Asia, that were golden lampstands, Revelation 1:11-12(NASB) which the Lord Jesus delighted to walk among, be made so again. Revelation 2:1(NASB)

Restore to them their liberties as at the first and their privileges as at the beginning; smelt away their dross as with lye, and remove all their alloy, Isaiah 1:25-26(KJV) and restore their captivity, as the streams in the South. Psalm 126:4(NASB)

For the churches on the mission field.

Be the trust of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest sea; Psalm 65:5(NASB) and let them have the blessing which came on the head of Joseph and on the crown of the One distinguished among his brothers, even to the utmost bound of the everlasting hills. Genesis 49:26(NASB)

Create peace to him who is far and to him who is near. Isaiah 57:19(NASB)

And let those who draw out the abundance of the seas and the hidden treasures of the sand, call peoples to the mountain, that they may offer righteous sacrifices. Deuteronomy 33:19(NASB)

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Pray for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Lands

Intercession 5.1 | NASB

For the propagation of the gospel in foreign parts and the enlargement of the church by the bringing in of many to it.

O let the gospel be preached to all creation; Mark 16:15(NASB) for how will men believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without preachers? And how will they preach unless they are sent? Romans 10:14-15(NASB) And who will send out workers but the Lord of the harvest? Matthew 9:38(NASB)

Let the people who are sitting in darkness see a great light, and upon those who are sitting in the land and shadow of death, let a light dawn. Matthew 4:16(NASB)

Add to Your church day by day those who are being saved; Acts 2:47(NASB) enlarge the place of its tent, lengthen its cords, and strengthen its pegs. Isaiah 54:2(NASB)

Bring Your offspring from the east and gather them from the west; say to the north, “Give them up!” And to the south, “Do not hold them back”: Bring Your sons from afar and Your daughters from the ends of the earth. Isaiah 43:5-6(NASB) Let them go with acceptance to Your altar, and glorify Your glorious house; let them fly like a cloud, and like the doves to their lattices. Isaiah 60:7-8(NASB)

In every place let incense be offered to Your name and offerings that are pure; and from the rising of the sun even to its setting, let Your name be great among the nations, Malachi 1:11(NASB) and let the offering of the Gentiles be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:16(NASB)

O let the earth be full of the knowledge of the LORD as the waters cover the sea. Isaiah 11:9(NASB)

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Introduction and Exhortation to Pray for the Whole Lost World of Mankind

Intercession 5.0 | NASB

The Lord Jesus has taught us to pray, not only with, but for others; and the apostle has appointed us to make supplication for all the saints, Ephesians 6:18(NASB) and many of his prayers in his epistles are for his friends. And we must not think that when we are in this part of prayer, we may let fall our fervency and be more indifferent because we ourselves are not immediately concerned in it; but rather, let a holy fire of love, both to God and man, here make our devotion yet more warm and lively.

We must pray for the whole world of mankind, the lost world; and thus, we must honor everyone, 1 Peter 2:17(NASB) and, according to our capacity, do good to everyone. Galatians 6:10(NASB)

I pray, as I am taught, for all men, believing that this is good and acceptable in the sight of God my Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth and of Jesus Christ, 1 Timothy 2:3-4(NASB) who gave Himself as a ransom for all. 1 Timothy 2:6(NASB)

O look with compassion upon the world that lies in the power of the evil one, 1 John 5:19(NASB) and let the ruler of this world be cast out, John 12:31(NASB) who has blinded their minds. 2 Corinthians 4:4(NASB)

O let Your way be known on the earth, Psalm 67:2(NASB) that barbarous nations may be civilized, and those who live without God in the world may be brought to the service of the living God; Ephesians 2:12(NASB) and thus, let Your salvation be known among all nations. Let the peoples praise You, O God; yes, let all the peoples praise You: O let the nations be glad and sing for joy; for You will judge the peoples with uprightness and guide the nations on the earth. Psalm 67:2-4(NASB)

O let Your salvation and Your righteousness be revealed in the sight of the nations, and let all the ends of the earth see the salvation of God. Psalm 98:2-3(NASB)

O give Your Son the nations as His inheritance, and the very ends of the earth as His possession; Psalm 2:8(NASB) for You have said, “It is too small a thing for Him to raise up the tribes of Jacob and to restore the preserved ones of Israel”; but You will make Him a light of the nations. Isaiah 49:6(NASB)

Let the kingdoms of the world become the kingdom of the Lord and of His Christ. Revelation 11:15(NASB)

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Thank God for the Performance of His Promises

Thanksgiving 4.41 | NASB

For the performance of God’s promises.

You have dealt well with Your servant, O LORD, according to Your word, Psalm 119:65(NASB) and You have been ever mindful of Your covenant, the word which You have commanded to a thousand generations. Psalm 105:8(NASB)

Not one word has failed of all Your good promise, 1 Kings 8:56(NASB) which You have promised to David Your servant and to Israel Your people. 1 Kings 8:66(NASB)

And now, what shall I render to the LORD for all His benefits toward me? Psalm 116:12 (NASB) Let my soul return to Him and repose in Him as its rest, because He has dealt bountifully with me: Psalm 116:7(NASB) I will lift up the cup of my salvation and call upon the name of the LORD; Psalm 116:13(NASB) for the LORD is good, His lovingkindness is everlasting and His faithfulness to all generations. Psalm 100:5(NASB)

I will bless the LORD at all times; yes, His praise shall continually be in my mouth; Psalm 34:1(NASB) I will sing to the LORD as long as I live; Psalm 104:33(NASB) and I hope to be shortly with those blessed ones who dwell in His house above and are still praising Him and who day and night do not cease to say, “HOLY, HOLY, HOLY is THE LORD GOD, THE ALMIGHTY.” Revelation 4:8(NASB)

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Thank God for Support Under your Afflictions

Thanksgiving 4.40 | NASB

For support under my afflictions, and spiritual benefit and advantage by them.

You have comforted me in all my affliction, 2 Corinthians 1:4(NASB) have seen my affliction and known the troubles of my soul; Psalm 31:7(NASB) You have made marvelous Your steadfast love to me when I was in a besieged city. Psalm 31:21(NASB)

When afflictions have abounded, comforts have much more abounded. 2 Corinthians 1:5(NASB)

Though all discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it has yielded the peaceful fruit of righteousness, and has proved to be for my good, so that I might share Your holiness. Hebrews 12:10-11(NASB)

I have had reason to say that it was good for me that I was afflicted, that I might learn Your statutes; Psalm 119:71(NASB) for before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep Your word. Psalm 119:67(NASB)

It has been but for a little while, and when it was necessary, that I was distressed by various trials; and I beg that all the trials of my faith may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ, Whom, though I have not seen, I love; though I do not see Him now, yet I believe in Him and greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, and am longing to obtain the outcome of my faith, the salvation of my soul. 1 Peter 1:6-9(NASB)