First Baptist Church Naples Prayer Ministry
Scripture prayers: Be merciful to [us], O God, be merciful to [us], for in you [our souls take] refuge; in the shadow of your wings [we] will take refuge, till the storms of destruction pass by. Psalm 57:1 (ESV)
May the God of hope fill [us] with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit [we] may abound in hope. Romans 15:13 (ESV)
Our Mission Partners:
- Calvary Church: Thank you for your prayers regarding their community outreach event held on 7/26. All things went well and God was glorified. They have an outdoor Baptism Celebration and Worship Service scheduled for 8/6. Pray that those needing to follow in obedience of baptism come forward.
- ABWE: Please pray for the various projects they have in progress. There are too many to list and each one has many details involved to complete.
- Florida Baptist Children's Home: Pray they are able to meet all the school supply needs for those they are serving. They are anticipating over 3,000!
- GAiN (Global Aid Network): Please continue to pray for the health and safety of their team members as they are all over the world. Pray for God's wisdom over project obstacles.
- Nigeria: Pray for the safety and restoration of those injured in Barkin Ladi and Jos South from recent attacks. Pray for the thousands displaced by the attacks.
- Pregnancy Resource Center: Pray for God to continue to intervene and change the minds of young girls faced with difficult decisions. Pray that we are able to speak truth into their lives.
Watching and Praying for First Baptist Church Naples
As you pray for the Worship services and Bible & Life Groups, this acrostic may be helpful in praying for BLESSING:
B Bible studies in BLGs and Men’s and Women’s Ministries
L Lost that they might be convicted, saved and baptized
E Encouragement of the saints and opportunities to engage with others in ministry
S Sermons by the Pastor
B Bible exposition and clarification
D Delivery and communication as God leads.
E Edifying the saved and Enlightening the lost to the gospel
S Singing and worship
I Invasion of the Spirit and Insight into God’s activity in our midst
G Glory to God
Prayer Before and During the Services
Purityof Heart and Readiness of praying: “If I regard sin in my heart, He will not hear me” (Ps 66:18)
- Sincere and Genuine Worship
- Prepare to hear God with a clear mind and open heart
- Spiritual warfare against Satan’s interference or attack
Willingnessof all who hear to respond as the Holy Spirit leads, including outwardly responding by walking down the aisle to make a decision, to seek additional direction or counsel (Matt 13:4)
During the week seek to pray unitedly with others in the Prayer Ministry:
Sat/Sunday Seeking the Lord in Worship services and BLGs.
Monday Money - Praying for: the budget, FBA scholarships, building program, economy, jobs, missions.
Tuesday Transforming America in prayer for revival, for the President and his cabinet and other elected officials. Pray for other issues as the Lord leads: abortion, marriages, national defense, racial reconciliation, etc.
Wednesday Workers in ministry and various ministries.
Thursday Telling the lost. Praying specifically for the unsaved, as well as for missions and missionaries.
Friday Family – Praying for your family.