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Everything we do through Love INC starts with prayer as the foundation. As we stand together in unity, needs are met, lives are changed, and communities are transformed.

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PRAY FOR THE LOVE INC MOVEMENT

31-DAY PRAYER GUIDE

Day 1

“For He will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help. He will take pity on the weak and the needy and save the needy from death.”
Psalm 72:12-13

Lord, there are so many people around us who are hurting physically, financially, emotionally, and spiritually. Thank you for the privilege of serving You through serving them. Move our hearts with the same kind of compassion You have shown each of us.

– Pray for people who are in need in your community

Day 2

“May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Romans 15:5-6

Move in us, Holy Spirit, that we may with one heart and mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Give us endurance and encourage us toward unity in the Body of Christ.

-Pray for unity of purpose in the Body of Christ

Day 3

“If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.”
James 1:5

O Lord, we ask that wisdom be poured out upon us as we make daily decisions about a Love INC ministry and about our personal lives. According to Your promise and faithfulness answer this prayer.

-Pray for wisdom and discernment

Day 4

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”
Hebrews 12:1

Lord, give us endurance and help us to run with perseverance the race marked out for us. May we not allow anything to hinder our walk with You, but bring glory to Your name.

-Pray for the Love INC Movement as a whole

Day 5

“Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.”
1 John 3:18

Thank you, Lord, for the many volunteers You will call forth to serve You through Love INC. We praise You for the wide variety of gifts, talents, and other resources that each of them will bring to serve in Your Name. May our hearts always reflect appreciation and love for every gift given.

-Pray for volunteers who will serve through our Love INC

Day 6

“Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which He bought with His own blood.”
Acts 20:28

We praise You, Lord, for the shepherds of our Christian churches who have caught the vision of partnering through Love INC to serve our community. Bless them as they tend their flocks. May You be magnified as they teach and preach Your truth.

-Pray for the pastors of the Christian churches in your community

Day 7

“Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.”
Hebrews 13:7

Father, we lift up the staff of the Love INC Movement. Thank You for their dedication to serving You. Strengthen and encourage them today, and bless their work as they serve in Your name.

-Pray for the Love INC Movement staff as they assist you and other communities

Day 8

“Then the church throughout Judea, Galilee and Samaria enjoyed a time of peace. It was strengthened; and encouraged by the Holy Spirit, it grew in numbers, living in the fear of the Lord.”
Acts 9:31

Father, we pray for Christians elsewhere who are casting the vision of mobilized churches that transform the lives of people in need in their own communities. We ask that through them, You would richly bless and multiply the work of Your people.

-Pray for developing affiliates as they cast the vision to start Love INC in their communities

Day 9

“If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels…if I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains…if I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.”
1 Corinthians 13:1-3

O Lord, may the work of our hands be so filled with Your love that everyone we meet, serve, and work with would be blessed and encouraged for Your glory.

-Pray that Christ’s name would be glorified in all we think, say, and do

Day 10

“The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion.”
Psalm 116:5

O Lord, May those in our community who are hurting and without hope experience Your love and compassion through the Body of Christ and Love INC.

-Pray for the hurting and the hopeless to experience God’s love through His Body

Day 11

“And my God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 4:19

According to Your glorious riches in Christ Jesus, provide for all our needs as we seek to serve You by forming a Love In the Name of Christ affiliate. Grow us in our capacity to meet the needs of the people in our communities.

-Pray that Love INC will take root and grow to serve and transform lives of people with needs

Day 12

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men,…”
Colossians 3:23

Lord, may we strive to do all things excellently for You. Help us to do our best on behalf of people in need, that You may be glorified.

-Pray that excellence is reflected in all that we do as we seek to form a Love INC ministry

Day 13

“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He will hear us.”
1 John 5:14

Lord, You have told us that we can approach Your throne with confidence, and ask according to Your will and You hear us. We pray for financial resources with which to fund a Love In the Name of Christ in our community, and for the Movement. Thank You for hearing our prayers.

-Pray for financial resources for Love INC

Day 14

“All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful for those who keep the demands of His covenant.”
Psalm 25:10

Lord, You are loving and faithful. We thank You for sustaining us as we have served and made Your name known in our communities throughout the years.

-Thank God for sustaining the Love INC Movement for over 35 years

Day 15

“Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”
Matthew 6:10

God, we pray that You would use our lives and our work for the building of Your Kingdom on earth, as it is in heaven. May Love In the Name of Christ
ever be faithful to Your will.

-Pray that God will use Love INC for the building of His kingdom

Day 16

“By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you love one another.”
John 13:35
Father, may the light of Your love shine through us so that others may see You. Help us to demonstrate Your sacrificial love, so that those who do not yet believe would be drawn to You and find salvation in You.

-Pray that our world will see the love of Christ through our Christian churches working together

Day 17

“For you have been my hope, O Sovereign LORD, my confidence since my youth.”
Psalm 71:5

Lord, we thank you for the Christians in our community who have stepped forward to help build our Love INC. Strengthen and bless them as they respond to Your call.

-Pray for the building of our Love INC and for all who are involved or interested

Day 18

“So the churches were strengthened in the faith and grew daily in numbers.”
Acts 16:5

Lord, we ask You to grant the Christian churches in our community a spirit of cooperation, as You have given us one another to work in service side by side. May You be honored as churches work together across denominations to love and serve our neighbors.

-Pray for more churches to work together across denominations

Day 19

“…as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many.”
2 Corinthians 1:11

Father, we ask for encouragement and strength for the national Board of Directors of Love INC. Fill them with Your spirit this Day, that they may be attuned to You, growing in their understanding of Your love for them.

-Pray for the national board of Love INC

Day 20

“May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us—yes, establish the work of our hands.”
Psalm 90:17

Lord, we pray for Your hand to protect the unemployed from despair and discouragement. Provide the resources and hope that they need to sustain their families in their time of need, and please grant them gainful employment.

-Pray for people in need of employment in your community

Day 21

“Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, ‘Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,’ but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead..”
James 2:15-17

O Lord, open our eyes to the physical needs of our neighbors. May we act toward them in love, as You would have us live—not hardened to their distress, but sensitive and willing to help them in their trouble.

-Pray for Christians to notice neighbors who have material needs in your community

Day 22

“My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.”
John 15:12-13

Heavenly Father, You have given us the greatest example of what it means to love by laying down Your life for us. May we imitate Your self-sacrificial love every Day in our relationships with others across the national Love INC Movement.

-Pray for Christ-like relationships locally and throughout the Love INC Movement

Day 23

“…that you may stand firm in all the will of God, mature and fully assured.”
Colossian 4:12b

Holy Spirit, continue Your good work in the Love INC Movement. Help us all to stand firm in obedience to God, mature in our faith, and lead with integrity.

-Pray for everyone involved in the Love INC Movement

Day 24

“But just as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness, and in your love for us—see that you also excel in this grace of giving.”
2 Corinthians 8:7

Thank you, Lord, for the precious people who have shown generosity in their gifts to Love In the Name of Christ. We praise You for their obedience to exercise the gift of giving. Bless them as they have blessed us and provide for their needs as well.

-Pray for the donors and supporters who are helping, and who will help Love INC in your community

Day 25

“You gave abundant showers, O God; You refreshed Your weary inheritance. Your people settled in it, and from your bounty, O God, You provided for the poor.”
Psalm 68:9-10

Lord, we pray for people who are in distress, that through their contact with Christian churches, they may know Your love and care for them. Use our lives and resources to bless others in their time of need.

-Pray for people who turn to Christian churches for help, that they will experience God’s love and find the real help they need

Day 26

“Yet, O LORD, You are our Father. We are the clay, You are the potter; we are all the work of Your hand.”
Isaiah 64:8

God, thank You for the social service agencies in our community. Continue to shape and mold them according to Your purpose, and use them to help those in need according to Your will.

-Pray for the social service agencies in your community

Day 27

“He who despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is he who is kind to the needy.”
Proverbs 14:21

Lord, open our eyes to the opportunities that Love In the Name of Christ can provide our Christian churches. Guide, provide for, and empower us to serve You as these opportunities are revealed to us.

-Pray for Christian churches to realize new opportunities to touch lives through Love INC

Day 28

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”
Galatians 6:9

Lord, we are thankful for Your Holy Spirit Who strengthens and empowers us to do the tasks for which You called us. Keep us strong that we might not lose heart or become weary as we seek to build a Love INC in our community.

-Pray for yourself and everyone working to build Love INC to be encouraged and strengthened by God’s grace

Day 29

“In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”
Matthew 5:16

O Lord, may our light so shine as we serve You that awareness of Love INC ministry would multiply across the country and around the world. May You receive all the glory and honor as You extend Your mercies through this ministry.

-Pray for increased awareness of the Love INC ministry in the U.S. and internationally

Day 30

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows.”
2 Corinthians 1:3-5

O God of all comfort, we pray for our neighbors among us who are experiencing difficult circumstances. May Your compassion and mercy be poured out on them in abundance.

-Pray for compassion and mercy for every person who is in need

Day 31

“…that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion…”
Philippians 1:6b

O God, You began the work of salvation in our hearts before the foundation of the universe. Even now You are moving to accomplish Your purpose in and through us as we serve You. May unbelievers with whom we come in contact see Christ in us and come to faith in You.

-Pray that Christians will be a light to reveal Christ in your community by loving others in both word and deed

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