Every Christian needs intercessory prayer. That includes me. What are your burdens?
I’ve used my Facebook page a number of times in the past few years to present personal prayer needs, but for 2014 I’m choosing the MFC blog. The more fellow believers that know about my struggles with sin and are willing to pray for me in any frequency and capacity as a result…the greater likelihood that I’ll experience victory. This isn’t a “magic bullet” of course, but prayers are absolutely powerful and working. Based on reflections in 2013, and knowing what my besetting sins are in general, the list below is how you might intercede for me. Use the information how you deem best. If you would like to share anything that I can pray for in particular regarding the coming year, please don’t be shy and offer a responding comment.
How you can pray for me, Justin, in 2014
- That I would develop a more consistent prayer life. (I Thessalonians 5:17)
- Scripture memorization was basically non-existent for me in 2013. That needs to change in 2014. (Psalm 119:1)
- That I would do a much better job of putting into practice the principles I encounter in daily Bible reading. (James 1:23-25)
- That my words would build up, and love. (Ephesians 4:29)
- That I would strive for purity in all things and interactions, especially in mind. (Psalm 119:9; I Timothy 4:12; Philippians 4:8)
- This is very tough for me to confess, but I need to be a much better servant-leader at home…in basically every way. If you pray for any one thing, this is a biggie! Many struggles here. Lots of selfishness. So difficult to mortify! Desperate for grace! (Ephesians 5:25; Colossians 3:19)
Yes, a lengthy list, because I am a filthy sinner. Suggesting anything less would be self-deception. You can choose one, or the whole lot. It doesn’t matter to me. Please just pray for something. I would be eternally grateful for your labor of intercession! And by all means, at some point in 2014 feel free to ask me how any of these sin battles are panning out. Accountability is key!
See you in 2014, and thank you for your encouragement!
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