January 3-23, 2018
Praying with a heart to know God.
“Some people pray just to pray and some people pray to know God.” Andrew Murray
1.03 “help me to grasp more deeply how much you love me” (Eph 3:18)
1.04 “let me see people like you see them” (Matt 9:36)
1.05 “less of me…more of you” (John 3:30)
1.06 “I want to know Christ” (Phil 3:10)
1.07 “guide my thought life” (Phil 4:8)
Pray with a heart for others.
“There is nothing that makes us love a person so much as praying for them.” William Law
“Rich is the person who has a praying friend.” Janice Hughe
1.08 “let me learn what friendship is from you, Lord” (John 15:13-15)
1.09 “I pray for the salvation of my friend _______in 2018” (Prov 11:30 NASB)
1.1 “pray for your pastors to be led of the Spirit & to stay pure”(Jn 20:22)
1.11 “I pray for those in authority over me” (1 Tim 2:2)
1.12 “pray for police officers, fire fighters, and first responders” (Ps 46:1)
1.13 “I pray for my family (name them by name to the Father)” (Ps 103:17)
1.14 *“pray for our Global Impact partners” (see below) (Isa 52:7)
Pray to walk in integrity.
“The infallible test of spiritual integrity, Jesus says, is your private prayer life.” Tim Kelle
1.14 “realizing you have set me apart, develop Godly character in me” (Ps 4:3)
1.1 “may I answer every character test with integrity” (1 Chron 29:17)
1.16 “pray for Anchor as we endeavor to make disciples of Christ” (Matt 28:18-20)
1.17 “pray for the marriages in our Anchor community” (Eph 4:2-3)
Prayer is an expression of dependence on God for our city.
“Prayer is not to much an act as it is an attitude – an attitude of dependency, dependency upon God.” Arthur W. Pin
1.18 “pray for racial reconciliation in Boston” (Gal 3:28; Eph 2:14)
1.19 “pray that every Gospel-centered ministry in Boston is blessed and led by the Spirit of God in 2018” (Rom 1:16)
1.20 “pray for the children in our city to be safe, secure, loved, and to know Jesus.” (Matt 18:6, 19:14)
Prayer is the best gift you can give your church.
1.21 “pray that Anchor walks in the victory Christ has already won” (Matt 16:18)
1.22 “pray for a sovereign move of the Spirit of God in Anchor” (Acts 1:8)
1.2 “pray that the spiritual gifts are active in Anchor” (Rom 12:6-8)
*Global Impact partners: Chris & Nanan Coughlin (International Graduate Students), Loralie & Dan Crabtree (N.E. church planters), Dan & Beth Johnson (UMass), Dan & Alicia Desrosiers (Europe), Brad & Christan Causey (N.E. church planters), Jason & Enghee Fuentes (Indonesia), Jerry & Karen Jacob (Pacific Islands), Patrick & Michelle O’Loughlin (Ireland), Zachary & Amanda Ray (India), Debby & Denny Seler (Costa Rica), Selwyn & Lori Bodley (Peru), Matt & Amanda Souza (GodSquad Gamers), Chris & Cyndi Stucchi (Africa)
First Wednesday Prayer
Join us for our next First Wednesday Prayer on February 14 at 7:00 p.m. We will have a special service on this Ash Wednesday, and the beginning of Lent.