Nicodemus was curious about Jesus. He sought our Jesus in order to clarify who He was and what His message meant. Jesus shared Nicodemus’ need to be born again through faith in Him. Nicodemus’ need 2000 years ago remains the need of mankind today – Knowing Christ in a personal way.
The Church, God’s people, are the light of the world. It is God’s design that the Body of Christ serve as a primary influence in society for His glory. Pray that believers in Jesus Christ would live out their faith in a bold and vibrant way.
Every day we are bombarded by messages from the secular media. The media not only reflects culture but it also powerfully shapes culture. We serve a multi-media God. He has revealed himself in music (Psalms), in story (the gospels), in writing (the epistles), and through visual demonstration (the incarnation of Jesus). He is the ultimate communicator. Let’s ask our media savvy God to awaken the media industry to be a powerful tool for communicating His truth.
“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people,for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior” (1 Timothy 2:1-3)
We are commanded to pray for those who serve in public office. We can influence the personal lives of leaders and shape society through faithful intercession.
By God’s design, the Family is intended to be a cultural influence for godliness by modeling God’s love to a watching world. Satan is relentlessly eroding the family in an attempt to hinder God’s redemptive plan. Join me as we pray for the family.
The realm of education serves a primary role in shaping culture. The curriculum and values that are taught in classrooms today become the public policy and social mores of tomorrow. Today students are being taught that there is no family, that marriage can be between any two consenting adults, science is the ultimate truth and that God is irrelevant. We need to pray for a spiritual awakening in our education system that will impact lives for generations.
The Apostle Paul wrote, “Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God” (1 Cor. 10:31). There is really no such thing as sacred and secular. We are to glorify God in everything we do … including our work life in the marketplace. God’s people are strategically dispersed every day into every realm of business enterprise. We need to awaken to our role as Christ’s ambassadors and begin to influence the business world for Christ.
The melodies and lyrics of a song linger in our minds. Live theater and dramatic movies stir our emotions. The Arts and Entertainment industry powerfully impact our culture. Let’s pray that God will use this realm to bring awakening to our society.
The last chapter of the Bible leaves us with no doubt that the fulfillment of Bible prophecy is near. In Revelation, chapter 22, we read, “These words are trustworthy and true. And the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, has sent his angel to show his servants what must soon take place” (Rev. 22:6). “Behold, I am coming soon” (22:7). “The time is near” (22:10). “Behold, I am coming soon” (22:12). “He who testifies to these things says, ‘Surely I am coming soon.’ Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!” (22:20)
One of the primary purposes of Bible Prophecy is to motivate personal purity. How we live today is to be informed by our understanding of the events yet to come. The Apostle Peter writes, “But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up.Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness,looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God” (2 Peter 3:10-12).