Bringing God’s Servants to the Occupied Throne of Grace

“(Our Father of mercy and God of all comfort) has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers.” 2 Cor. 1:10-11

Heavenly Father, reading this part of Paul’s story compels us to pray for missionaries, church planters, and pastors today. You spoke the world into existence with no assistance. You raise up and set down kings at your bidding. You are sovereign over every nation, nanosecond, and gnat. And you are pleased to use the prayers of your people to execute your sovereignty and benefit your beloved servants.

So, hear our prayers for your daughters and sons in various expressions of “deadly peril.” First and foremost, we pray the Gospel will remain precious to them, that your presence will be palpable, and that your peace will rule in their hearts.

For those who are weary in well doing, we pray for supernatural strength and encouragement. For those who are encountering demonic opposition and oppression, we submit ourselves to you on their behalf, trusting the devil will be compelled to flee from them (James 4:7).

For those who are “worn-down-and-out” by toxic divisiveness in the church, infighting among believers, and a shocking lack of civility and kindness… Father, we pray against despair, cynicism, and giving up. We pray for a powerful work of your Holy Spirit.

This would be a perfect time for Jesus’ promise of artesian springs of living water to well up in the hearts and in their midst (John 7:38). Please Father, grant it. So very Amen we pray, in Jesus mighty and merciful name.