This prayer guide, inspired by the chapter titled Health in Strategic Renewal’s resource 21 Days of Prayer for Your Church Leader, is focused on seeking God’s face through the following passage.
1 Corinthians 6:12-20
12 “All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be dominated by anything. 13 “Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food”—and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. 14 And God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by his power. 15 Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never! 16 Or do you not know that he who is joined to a prostitute becomes one body with her? For, as it is written, “The two will become one flesh.” 17 But he who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him. 18 Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. 19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, 20 for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers
Health Prayer Guide
Identify and celebrate God’s praiseworthy attributes
- God has resurrection power (v. 14)
- God joins Himself with redeemed humanity in intimate union (v. 17)
- The Holy Spirit indwells His people as His temple (v. 19)
- Jesus’ blood shed on the cross redeems humanity (v. 20)
- God we praise You that Your resurrection power is greater than…
- Jesus, I thank You that because I am a member of Your body I can trust You for…
Surrender to Him and His ways
- Jesus, I confess that I have allowed…to dominate in my life.
- I repent that I have treated my body as my own and dishonored You when I…
Ask the Spirit to guide prayer over concerns, resources, and relationships
- Lord, please give…(church leader) discernment between what’s lawful and helpful as they…
- Jesus, may…(church leader) embrace their identity as a member of Christ’s body by…
- Father, as Your temple, fill us with the Holy Spirit so that we will…(list ways you can encourage and partner with your church leaders)
Encouragement and strength for spiritual battle
- Lord Jesus, may our church leaders glorify You in their body especially as they face…