June 8, 2016

Persevere with Offense in Prayer

When praying offensive prayers, think of praying for something rather than against it. Our offensive prayers strengthen marriages and other relationships and promote the light and love of the Gospel.

What is offensive prayer?

•Positive prayer

•Praying for the advancement of light, love, and truth

•Praying for rather than praying against something

•Praying that as Christians we walk in love with God and others.

•It’s not just about praying against the gates of hell, it’s about praying to advance the Kingdom of God.

We need to ask God to:

•Open doors for the Gospel

•Bring workers into the harvest field

•Pour out His Spirit in revival for His Church

•Fill believers with His love and the knowledge of His will

•Help us use our gifts for His service

•Raise up a generation who will honor His name

Think of your marriage, your family, our city, our country, our church and ask yourself these questions:

•What is the most loving thing I can ask for right now?

•What could I pray for that would be overwhelmingly good?

•What could greatly advance God’s kingdom in my situation?

•What could I pray for that would be glorifying to God?

Offensive Prayers in Scripture:

•Colossians 1:9-12

•2 Thessalonians 3:5

•Philippians 1:9-11

Pray these Scriptures as prayers for yourself and others.