It is important to be reminded of what our goals are as a church and how we intend to accomplish those goals. Often those reminders come in the form of a sermon series, a new ministry, or promotional material. Those reminders are great and we take advantage of all of them. However, with regard to effectiveness they pail in comparison to what we aim to do this month. For the month of February we will focus our attention in prayer on the vision that Northside has for fulfilling the biblical expectations of a church. Our vision is threefold: We want to Know God, Grow in Community, and Go to the World with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. If you have spent much time on this website you have no doubt familiarized yourself with that language.
We want to seek God this month as we pursue the glory of His name through these three stated purposes. That means that we must examine our hearts and have them examined by God to reveal what must change in order for us to serve Him more completely in this congregation. Let us rejoice in advance at the answers to our fervent prayers that He will supply.
Monday, February 1 Pray that your knowledge of God through His Word would increase in intimacy today.
Tuesday, February 2 Pray for ways to develop better relationships with the members of your Sunday School class.
Wednesday, February 3 Pray for opportunities to have meaningful Gospel conversations today.
Thursday, February 4 Pray that your personal holiness would begin to more closely reflect the perfect holiness of God.
Friday, February 5 Contact a member of your Sunday School class today and pray with them and for them.
Saturday, February 6 Pray for great boldness and courage in the proclamation of the Gospel today.
Sunday, February 7 Praise God that He has graciously revealed Himself to us through His Holy Word.
Monday, February 8 Pray for God to show you an opportunity to disciple someone in the faith.
Tuesday, February 9 Ask God to make you attentive to opportunities to share the Gospel and that He would equip you to speak the truth clearly.
Wednesday, February 10 Seek God’s guidance in revealing to you the obstacles that prevent you from having greater intimacy in your relationship with Him.
Thursday, February 11 Pray for God to show you someone with which you can develop a new relationship in Christ.
Friday, February 12 Pray that the Holy Spirit of God would move in our community to bring new converts.
Saturday, February 13 Praise God for the privilege of having a relationship with Him through Christ.
Sunday, February 14 Pray that our church body would be united in our pursuit of the glory of God.
Monday, February 15 Ask God to give you not only a burden for the lost, but also a zealous passion for the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Tuesday, February 16 Pray for God to show you His manifold faithfulness in His provision for you.
Wednesday, February 17 Pray that God would place someone in your life to hold you accountable to biblical standards.
Thursday, February 18 Praise God that in His infinite wisdom He has given us the gathering of the local church as a means of proclaiming the Kingdom.
Friday, February 19 Pray for not only your personal obedience to the gospel mission, but also for corporate obedience within our church.
Saturday, February 20 Ask God to show you your desperate need for Him in all things so as to increase your dependence on Him.
Sunday, February 21 Pray that you would actively pursue being more involved in the lives of your brothers and sisters in Christ.
Monday, February 22 Praise God for the honor of being the means by which the redemptive plan of Christ is proclaimed to the nations.
Tuesday, February 23 Ask God to show you new truths about Him and your relationship to Him.
Wednesday, February 24 Pray for those within our body that are drifting away from community. Seek God’s wisdom in drawing them back.
Thursday, February 25 Pray for the boldness of your fellow evangelists today. Lift them up in prayer that they may not be discouraged to silence today.
Friday, February 26 Pray that God would develop within you a greater trust for Him and His Word.
Saturday, February 27 Ask God to show you ways in which you can encourage your brothers and sisters in their faith today.
Sunday, February 28 Pray for God to show you the joy of suffering for the sake of sharing the Gospel today.
Monday, February 29 Pray for God to teach you humility before the inspired text of Scripture today.