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Appendix 2: Kingdom Prayers

Focus your prayers on the bigger issues of the kingdom, knowing the coming of the kingdom is the will of God for the those in your group and their families—”Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Study the prayers of the New Testament and see how they involved kingdom issues: character-building in those who suffered, the glory of God in the midst of persecution, and the knowledge of Jesus in the world. Of course, pray specifically as well for healing, provision, etc. but always focus on kingdom prayers.

Examples Of Kingdom Prayers:

Pray in this way, using these verses:

  • for ____ to seek first God’s kingdom in her life. FYI: If there are monetary or physical needs involved, this is a condition necessary for God’s promise to supply to kick in. (Matthew 6:33-34)
  • for God to use this difficulty to produce endurance, completion, and blessing. (James 1:2-4, 12)
  • for ____ to trust that God gives good gifts, realizing that his gifts are better than those she wants. (James 1:17-18; 4:3)
  • for God to give ____ wisdom and the revelation of him in the midst of this time. (Ephesians 1:17-21)
  • for ____ to walk worthy and to show forth these qualities to others with whom she is having difficulty. (Ephesians 4:1-3)
  • for God to fill ____ with the knowledge of His will that she may walk worthy. (Colossians 1:9-12)
  • for God to give ____ the grace to set her mind on the things above rather than the circumstances. (Colossians 3:1-4)
  • for ____ to trust that God is at work in the midst of these difficulties for her good, not for her destruction. Pray that God will use this time to mold her more into the image of Jesus. (Romans 8:28-29)

And pray for God’s kingdom to come in your own heart and life, too.

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