PRAY FOR THE CHURCH
For the church to awaken to the issue
Isiah 60:1-2, Matthew 5:13-14, Matthew 16:18
ISA 60:1-2 NIV – “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you.
MAT 5:13-14 NIV – “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.
MAT 16:18 NIV – And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.
For advocates and laborers to emerge
PSA 94:16 NIV – Who will rise up for me against the wicked? Who will take a stand for me against evildoers?
PRO 31:8 NIV – Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.
MAT 9:37-38 NIV – Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”
To unite against injustice
Psalm 133, John 17:23, Romans 15:5
PSA 133:1-3 NIV – How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron’s beard, down on the collar of his robe. It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion. For there the Lord bestows his blessing, even life forevermore.
JHN 17:23 NIV – I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.