PRAYING OUR WAY TO PENTECOST

We are joining 500,000 Nazarenes in USA and Canada in prayer from May 1–June 5, which is Pentecost Sunday. The purpose is to pray together for God’s PROTECTION, DIRECTION and REVELATION for the Church of the Nazarene. In these days of church decline and discouragement, we need a fresh outpouring of God’s Spirit! Join us as we PRAY EVERYDAY for God’s Protection, Direction and Revelation for our local church, district church and global church.

Or pick up a “prayer journal” at the Welcome Center at IndyFirst.

Prayer Requests


  • Karen Spangler: The doctors have determined that Brittany Page, Mark and Karen Spangler’s daughter, does have liver cancer. The best treatment is a liver transplant. Please pray for healing and for the Lord to lead.
  • Deb Vaughn is heading  back to work after 3 months off with knee surgery. She could use some extra prayers please.
  • Sue Chandler: Her Cancer surgery has been postponed until after the results of her second biopsy, scheduled for May 18th. Please pray for the results and wisdom to determine treatment.
  • Ginny Alexander: Please pray for my brother Glenn Jones' step daughter Amy, as they have removed a malignant tumor from her colon and will be facing chemotherapy
  • Please pray for Brittany Page, Mark and Karen Spangler’s daughter. The doctors have found a mass on her liver and are sending her to a specialist.
  • Mary Webster in Wales, UK - please pray for her failing health.
  • Brent Williams - Please pray for continued healing.


Praise Reports

  • James Whitham surgery went well and he is home. Thanks for all your Prayers!
  • Jane Hempel - Her legs are getting stronger and feeling is back in her feet! Thank you Jesus!!!!
  • Ginny Alexander - I want to praise God for his healing touch on my brother, Glenn Jones. The cancer is gone from his lungs and throat for now. He is still having breathing problems and needs continued prayers for his complete healing.

HAVE A PRAYER REQUEST OR PRAISE?







SEVEN PRAYER POINTS

1. GIVE PRAISE AND ADORATION TO GOD
1 Chronicles 29:10-13 (NLT2)  
 Then David praised the LORD in the presence of the whole assembly: “O  LORD, the God of our ancestor Israel, may you be praised forever and ever!  
  Yours, O  LORD, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty. Everything in the heavens and on earth is yours, O  LORD, and this is your kingdom. We adore you as the one who is over all things.  
  Wealth and honor come from you alone, for you rule over everything. Power and might are in your hand, and at your discretion people are made great and given strength.  
  “O  our God, we thank you and praise your glorious name!  

2. SEEK THE LORD FOR PERSONAL HOLINESS
Hebrews 12:14 (NLT2)  
 Work at living in peace with everyone, and work at living a holy life, for those who are not holy will not see the Lord.  

3. PRAY FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT KNOW CHRIST AS SAVIOR
Acts 26:18 (NLT2)  
The Lord said,…  to open their eyes, so they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God. Then they will receive forgiveness for their sins and be given a place among God’s people, who are set apart by faith in Me.  

4. PRAY FOR THOSE WHO NEED HEALING, ARE FACING TRIALS OR DIFFICULTIES
James 5:14-16 (NLT2)  
 Are any of you sick? You should call for the elders of the church to come and pray over you, anointing you with oil in the name of the Lord.  
 Such a prayer offered in faith will heal the sick, and the Lord will make you well. And if you have committed any sins, you will be forgiven.  
 Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.  

5. PRAY FOR OUR CHURCH.  FOR GOD’S PURPOSE & DIRECTION IN UNITY, MISSION AND MINISTRY.
1 Thessalonians 1:2-4 (NLT2)  
 We always thank God for all of you and pray for you constantly.  
 As we pray to our God and Father about you, we think of your faithful work, your loving deeds, and the enduring hope you have because of our Lord Jesus Christ.  
 We know, dear brothers and sisters, that God loves you and has chosen you to be his own people.  

6. PRAY FOR THE WORLDWIDE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST.   FOR GOD’S POWER AND PRESENCE TO PREVAIL  FOR UNITY AND PEACE AMONG THE BELIEVERS.
 Ephesians 6:18 (NLT2)  
  Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.  

7. PRAY FOR OUR COMMUNITIES, CITY, AND NATION, FOR GOD’S HELP AND DIRECTION.  FOR GOVERNMENT LEADERS, UPCOMING ELECTION.  
II Chronicles 7:14-15 (NLT2)  
 Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.
 My eyes will be open and my ears attentive to every prayer made in this place.