- The Lord redeemed us and invite us to participate in His Kingdom work not because we are good, but because He is good (Deuteronomy 9:3-4). He chose us not because we are numerous and powerful (in fact we are small in number and we are powerless), but because He loves us and that He is the God who keeps His promise (Deuteronomy 7:7-8). As we stand on this place of undeserved privilege, let us be grateful of what the Lord has done for us. Let us joyfully look forward to sharing God’s ultimate glory (Romans 5:2).
- Jesus says whoever believes in Him will do the work He has been doing, and they will do even greater things (John 14:12-13). He could have done the work Himself, but He chooses to delegate this Kingdom task to us and He wants to use us to accomplish His will. Pray that we would dare to ask in His name so that we would give God glory. Ask the Lord to grant us our city and our state as His possession. Ask the Lord for Kingdom-sized things that only He can achieve. For the Lord promises us that He would do anything in His name if we would dare to ask (John 14:14).
- The God who calls us today is the same God who called Moses, David, Elijah, Peter and Paul in the past. We might not be as faithful and mighty as some of these great men in history, but surely our God is the same and His powerful arms are with us today as they were with these people (Deuteronomy 7:18-19). Pray to God to help us step into our calling with full confidence in Him, knowing that He would finish what He has started.
- Pray for daring leadership in us. Pray for daring faith in us to take risks and show up without knowing what’s next. Pray for endurance in hardship and resilience to get back up when we fall.
- In urban settings the relational network among different people groups tend to be more fragmented. Pray that God would give us better strategies to deal with urban areas. Pray that we would be more intentional to break cultural and socioeconomic barriers. Pray that we would be able to identify more people of peace who can represent their respective culture and people groups. Pray that our network would reflect Kingdom diversity.