31 Scriptures To Pray For The Church And Missions

31 Scriptures To Pray For The Church And Missions
31 Scriptures To Pray For The Church And Missions

31 Scriptures To Pray For The Church And Missions is a collection of Scriptures that can be prayed for the church, the underground persecuted church, and missions in general.

If you feel you would rather only pray for one aspect like the persecuted church these Scriptures can also be used to put your prayers together, but I will also encourage you to get involved with a mission organization like Open Doors.

Jesus said in Matthew 16:18 “On this rock, I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.”

I put this article together in this way because I know a lot of people are not involved in a specific church, yet they love and serve the Lord with all their hearts.

This post is for them and others who want to pray and intercede for the church and missions in general, and I pray the Holy Spirit will minister to you as you read through these Scriptures.

In addition to these Scriptures add to your daily prayers to also pray for their protection and provision.

It is my prayer that you will hear the soft whisper of the Holy Spirit ministering to you while reading through these beautiful Scriptures.

31 Scriptures To Pray For The Church And Missions

1. Abstain From Sexual Immorality

“For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality;  that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor,  not in passion of lust, like the Gentiles who do not know God;  that no one should take advantage of and defraud his brother in this matter, because the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also forewarned you and testified.”

1 Thessalonians 4:3-6

2. Acknowledge God In All Their Paths

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.”

Proverbs 3:5-6

3. Ask For God’s Guidance

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will guide you with My eye.”

Psalm 32:8

4. Ask For God’s Wisdom

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” 

James 1:5

5. Be Like Christ

“But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you. To him who strikes you on the one cheek, offer the other also. And from him who takes away your cloak, do not withhold your tunic either. Give to everyone who asks of you. And from him who takes away your goods do not ask them back. And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise.”

Luke 6:27-31

6. Be Strong And Courageous

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Joshua 1:9

7. Blessed And Provision

“And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.”

2 Corinthians 9:8

8. Endure Hardship

“You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.  No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier.”

2 Timothy 2:3-4

9. Families Will Be Blessed

“Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine
In the very heart of your house,
Your children like olive plants
All around your table.
Behold, thus shall the man be blessed
Who fears the Lord.”

Psalm 128:3-4

10. Fearlessly Make Known The Mystery Of The Gospel

“and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.”

Ephesians 6:19-20
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11. Fix Eyes On Unseen Eternal Things

“While we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.”

2 Corinthians 4:18

12. God’s Grace And Power.

“And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” 

2 Corinthians 12:9

13. God To Work In Them To Do His Will

“for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.”

Phillippians 2:13

14. Have Advisors

“Where there is no counsel, the people fall;
But in the multitude of counselors there is safety.”

Proverbs 11:14

15. Have Friends

“Two are better than one,
Because they have a good reward for their labor.
For if they fall, one will lift up his companion.
But woe to him who is alone when he falls,
For he has no one to help him up.”

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

16. Have Joy And Patience During Trails

“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.”

James 1:2-4 

17. Have Others Praying For Them.

“I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy, for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now.”

Philippians 1:3-5

18. Meet Others For Encouragement

“And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.”

Hebrews 10:24-25

19. Message Will Spread And Be Honored

“Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified, just as it is with you, and that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men; for not all have faith.”

2 Thessalonians 3:1-2

20. Need For Endurance

“For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise.”

Hebrews 10:36

21. Nothing Impossible With God

“The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.”  

Luke 18:27

22. Not Grow Weary While Doing Good

“And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” 

Galatians 6:9

23. Preach The Gospel

“to preach the gospel, not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect.”

1 Corinthians 1:17

24. Pray For Open Doors For The Word

“Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving; meanwhile praying also for us, that God would open to us a door for the Word.”

Colossians 4:2–3

25. Pray For Health

“Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.”

3 John 1:2

26. Pray Holy Spirit Will Rest On God’s Messengers

 “The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him,
The Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
The Spirit of counsel and might,
The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord.”

Isaiah 11:2

27. Pray Will Not Fall Into Temptation

“Coming out, He went to the Mount of Olives, as He was accustomed, and His disciples also followed Him. When He came to the place, He said to them, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation.”

Luke 22:39-40

28. Supply All Needs

And my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.  

Philippians 4:19

29. Unity In Family And Co-Workers

“Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.”            

 1 Corinthians 1:10

30. Walk Humbly With God

“He has shown you, O man, what is good;
And what does the Lord require of you
But to do justly,
To love mercy,
And to walk humbly with your God?”

Micah 6:8

31. Will Remain In Jesus

“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.”

John 15:5

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