Prayer Emphasis: April 2015-A Hunger for the Bible
During the month of April 2015, we invite you to join with us in praying for a hunger for the Bible. On the back of this bookmark, is a brief teaching and prayer on this topic.
Our desire is that you would place this bookmark someplace so that you will see it each day. Pick it up and read the scripture above, the teaching on the back, and pray the prayer that is there or a prayer of your own on this topic.
The Prayer Team feels that it is important that our church have a prayer focus each month so that all of us can be praying for the same thing.
Thank you for participating in this prayer emphasis.
To go along with the theme of this month, I'd like to encourage you to follow the link below. It will take you to a site that will help you understand how to read the Bible and understand it on your own. The teaching is provided by John Piper, a respected preacher and teacher
Look at the Book - Bible Study Labs
Pray for a Hunger for the Bible
If the goal of the church is Christlikeness, then the diet for the church must be the Bible. After all, it is the Bible that God uses to make the child of God more like the Son of God (John 17:17). Therefore, we can pray that the church would be filled with people who hunger for hearing from God in their private devotions, public gatherings, and conversations with other believers. Imagine the impact of a church full of people who wake up eager to come and hear the Word preached on Sunday morning. Imagine a church that longs to open the Bible each morning to discover anew the truth of God’s character and conquests. Imagine hearts so overflowing with the Bible that their text messages, conversations, and meditations just drip with the Scriptures. Everything pivots on what we do with the Bible.
Our Father, give our church—give me—an abiding delight in your Word. Cause me always to hunger for the truth while being ever satisfied with the truth. Lord, make our church a Bible-saturated church. Amen.
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