On Sunday evening, October 20, we gathered together for our third quarterly prayer night. The theme for the evening was prayer for spiritual gifts in our church family. Prayer points and scripture readings from the meeting are below for your continued use.

2019 Quarterly Prayer Meeting

“Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.” – 1 Corinthians 12:4-7

Pray for Our Heart Attitude Toward the Gifts

  • Humble dependence that recognizes apart from God we can do nothing
  • Expectant eagerness for God to grant us spiritual gifts
  • Courage to step out and serve in new ways, even if it’s uncomfortable
  • Gratitude for all the gifts, including those that are less visible or spectacular
  • Confidence that our human weakness is no match for the supernatural power of God
  • Contentment with the gifts the Lord gives and doesn’t give in his perfect wisdom

“For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are on body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them…” – Romans 12:4-6

Pray for our Stewardship of the Gifts

  • That we would use our gifts to make much of Jesus, not ourselves
  • That we would love and edify God’s people in all we say and do
  • That we would practice spiritual gifts in the Spirit’s power, not our own
  • That we would exercise spiritual gifts according to the measure of faith God has assigned
  • That we be faithful to grow in skillful stewardship of the gifts
  • That we would be diligent and not lazy in fulfilling the ministry God has given us

“…Speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.” – Ephesians 4:15-16

Pray for Good Fruit as a Result of the Gifts

  • That our church would grow in spiritual unity and maturity
  • That fellow believers would experience the Lord’s care in deeply personal ways
  • That non-Christian friends would experience the grace of conviction
  • Attentiveness and sensitivity to what the Lord is doing in a given moment
  • Biblical discernment in the way we process and respond to the exercise of spiritual gifts
  • Wisdom in discipling younger believers in identifying and exercising their spiritual gifts

 

Matthew grew up attending KingsWay and joined the pastoral staff in 2009. God has blessed him and his wife, Aliza, with three rambunctious boys. Matthew did his undergraduate work at the University of Richmond in chemistry and political science, spent a year at the Sovereign Grace Pastor’s College, and received his Masters of Divinity from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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