Thanks for praying for Central City Church. 

Looking for ideas on how to spend your time in prayer. Here are some scriptures and prayer requests: 

  1. Pray for transparency: Pray God helps our community show up and let ourselves be seen. 
  2. Pray for compassion: Pray that we would love people beyond what reason allows. 
  3. Pray for excellence: Pray that God inspires our community to bring our best. 
  4. Pray for our boldness in evangelism: Pray God challenges us to share our faith and our life with people who are far from God. 
  5. Pray for diversity: Pray that we become a diverse church by becoming a safe place for diverse people.
  6. Pray for our new location.
  7. Pray for cooperation: Pray that god continues to open up doors for city-wide collaborations
  8. Pray for divine appointments: Do you believe God can bring the right person randomly into our life for a reason? We do. Would you pray that God does that for us and our church?
  9. Pray for our leaders: We'd love your continued prayers!
  10. Pray for extravagant generosity: Pray that God continues to bring people who can invest financially into this ministry. 

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6 ESV

If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. John 15:7 ESV

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. Mark 11:24 ESV

Pray without ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5:17

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. Romans 8:26 ESV

Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness. Stretch out your hand to heal and perform signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus.”
Acts 4:29-30 NIV

 

SIGNS AND WONDERS

“Signs and Wonders” were another one of the hallmarks of the early church.

Throughout Paul’s missionary journeys, God uses him to perform signs and wonders. If you’ve ever read the book of Acts you might become impressed with Paul and think there was something special or unique about him. Like many Christians before you, you might aspire to be like him or even think of him as a hero of the church. But I want to challenge you to recognize that Paul, himself, would tell you that he was a human, just like us. In fact, I don’t think there was anything terribly unique about Paul.

It is no coincidence that boldness and signs and wonders became the hallmark of Paul’s ministry. It wasn’t by accident. It wasn’t unintentional. It wasn’t simply because Paul was that kind of leader. Rather, I think these things became the hallmark of his leadership because it was something the early church prayed for. If we go all the way back to the beginning of Acts, listen to what they pray for:

“Now, Lord… Stretch out your hand to heal and perform signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” (Acts 4:29)

Before Paul was even a Christian, the early church was praying that it would be a church that performed signs and wonders. Paul came to Christ within a church prayed-up.

We can’t be the Church without God’s intervention. We trust that God will use our church to transform the lives of people, providing healing and hope where there was none. We are praying that God will do more than we could ever think or imagine. And when God works even the smallest details out, while we could easily explain them away, we will choose to give God all the praise and glory.

Will you pray that God would perform signs and wonders in our midst? Will you pray that God would work miracles in this new church start? Will you pray that God will be with us in a big way? Would you pray that God might work in ways we never thought possible?