Seven Churches Prayer
Jesus’ letters to the seven churches of Revelation 2-3 describe every kind of church and Christian throughout church history. In these letters Jesus gives us insight to our own hearts and He sheds light on our own church.
Each of the seven churches describes some Christians that are attending our church. Knowing this gives us some insight on how to minister to people at church. We learn things to share that they need to hear, and how we can pray for them.
Spend time praying for people within our church who are in the conditions of each of the churches. Pray for the people you lead according to their spiritual condition. Pray that Jesus’ message to the churches will speak clearly to their hearts, and that they would have ears to hear. Pray that they would respond to the correction and encouragement that Jesus gives in His letters.
Pray for those in the body who work hard for the Lord, but have lost their passion for Him in their own personal relationship. Pray that they would repent and be set on fire again in the presence of the Lord.
Pray for those in the body who are faithful, but are suffering. Pray for those who are heading into a season of hardship and difficulty. Pray that they would be faithful until death.
Pray for those in the body that are involved in idolatry, immorality and other things that God hates. Pray that they would repent from those activities and turn back to God.
Pray for those in the body that are believing/teaching/allowing false doctrine. Pray that they would repent and hold fast to the Word of God. Pray for those in the body that are involved in idolatry and immorality. Pray for those who are involved in fornication. Pray for those who involved in adultery, or on the road to it. Pray for those who are living in disobedience to God. Pray that they would repent and not be cast into the great tribulation.
Pray for those in the body that are spiritually dead even though it looks like they have life. Pray for those who have the outward acts and words of Christianity (religion), but not the inward life of the Holy Spirit. Pray that they would remember and repent, and not be found sleeping when Jesus returns.
Pray for those in the body that are faithful to walk with the Lord. Pray that they would persevere in that relationship, in His Word, and in His call. Pray that they would be counted worthy to escape the coming judgment.
Pray for those in the body that are lukewarm and complacent in their relationship with God. Pray for those who are lukewarm because of compromise. Pray for those who are lukewarm because they fear man more than God. Pray that they would be zealous and repent, that the fire would be re-kindled, and that they would not be spewed out of the Lord’s mouth at His return.