Church Family,

To grow personally and spiritually, I am constantly reading from a growing circle of gifted Christian authors, such as J.I. Packer, Tim Keller, Jerry Bridges, David Powlison, Ed Welch and Paul Tripp, to name just a few. One book that I have read and reread is, Revitalize: Biblical Keys to Helping Your Church Come Alive Again, written by my former pastor, Andy Davis. The following prayers are mostly gleaned from this book.

In Christ,

Pastor John

Over the next 4 weeks, use these points as a guide to pray,  meditate on scripture, and examine your heart. 

Ask God to renew our church’s desire to live on mission with Christ. Download a PDF of the prayer guide below. 

 

 

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Are you interested in expanding your prayer life into the conversations that facilitates a deep relationship with God?
This prayer guide will dive head first deep into the Book of Psalms, turning these scriptures into daily prayers.
Learn how to prepare your heart to read and pray specifically through each Psalm. 
 
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Andrew Davis’ book, An Infinite Journey,[1] gives us a road map toward spiritual maturity. He shows how Christian maturity consists of growing in Christlikeness in four major areas: knowledge, faith, character, and action (K-F-C-A).

Each week I use these four attributes to guide my prayers. I pray for myself, each member of my family, our church leaders and staff, and our church family using these prayers as a guide.

Let’s use this guide to pray these prayers together. Each week, we will pray daily to grow in our Christlikeness in each area. 
 
Download the KFCA Prayer Guide

In Christ,

Pastor John

[1] Andrew M. Davis, An Infinite Journey: Growing toward Christlikeness (Greenville, SC: Ambassador International, 2014). See pp. 448-452 for these prayers.
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Each week we gather in the faith and fellowship of the Gospel. At each gathering we use the New City Catechism’s questions and responses to confess that faith in worship. A scripture reference accompanies each statement of faith because our faith comes from the scripture. 

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Imagine if every believer could answer that question with the name of a person who is far from God- a person for whom they’re praying and with whom seeking to share the Gospel. That is the intention behind Who’s Your One.
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Operation World (OW), the definitive global prayer handbook, has been used by more than a million Christians to pray for the nations. Receive reminders to pray for the “country of the day,” research statistics on each country and read the in-depth prayer request and praise on reports given for each country of the world. Join the global prayer movement by visiting their website (http://www.operationworld.org) to sign up for emails or download the app on your smartphone.
 
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The Bible Project is a non-profit animation studio that produces short-form, fully animated videos to make the biblical story accessible to everyone, everywhere. Each video incorporates the Bible’s overarching themes, the particular book’s literary design, and the appropriate historical context. Explore the Bible’s unified story through videos, podcasts, and study guides found here: https://thebibleproject.com/explore/
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Bayside Baptist Prayer Network
 
Join with fellow believers in prayer through the Bayside Prayer Network. Led by Selmer Peterson, this vital ministry meets for 30 minutes twice a week via telephone conference in addition to emailing a weekly prayer list. Prayer times are Sundays at 7:00am and Tuesdays at 9:00pm. If you would like to be a part of the prayer ministry by becoming a member of the Bayside Baptist Prayer Network, please email Selmer Peterson at prayer@baysidebc.org. Have a prayer request? Email us at bbc@baysidebc.org. Please note if you would like your request to remain confidential. All confidential requests are shared with staff members only. 
 
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40 Days of Prayer
 
This 40 day devotional guide leads you in praying for revitalization within our church. Click here to download a prayer guide.
 
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Psalms of the Day Prayer Plan
 
We all want to pray, but sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. One helpful approach is to pray through the Psalms. Using the following resource, pick a new psalm to pray through each and every day. Don’t feel pressure to pray through every psalm listed for each day; simply choose whichever one seems most relevant in the moment. Click here to download a PDF of the prayer plan.