Helpful Intercessory Guidelines -- By Paul Fritz

A - Assistance - Ask God for the assistance-empowering-filling-directing-maturing of the believer so that the individual will operate in the Spirit's power & Biblical obedience.

B - Boldness - Pray that the person speaks the word of God with boldness, confidence, & with articulative effectiveness.

C - Comfort - Ask God for the comfort when one is discouraged, broken-hearted, or stressed out. Trust the Lord for the comfort of the Spirit's song, strength, & succor.

D - Direction - Ask the Lord that the person will sense God's specific direction in one's personal life & ministry activities. Wisdom for discerning the best decision not just the one that is least objectionable to everyone concerned.

E. - Encourage - Ask God to send someone to encourage the person & to allow the person to be a blessing to many. Trust God for the renewing of the joy of the Lord.

F - Family - Pray that the person will guide one's family in the way of the Lord's will.

G - Glory to God - Pray that the person will live each day to glorify God

H - Humility - Ask that the person will develop a sense of humility & reject pride.

I - Insight - Ask that the person will see people & things from God's perspective.

J - Joy - Pray that the person will be full of joy of the Lord in all situations.

K - Knowledge - Pray that the person will desire a knowledge of God's word & apply it with obedience. Trust God for wisdom, ideas, & insights into all problem areas.

L - Love - Ask that the person will labor from godly motives, not to please other people or live hampered by a fear of men

M - Motivation - Pray that the person will be a vessel of God's love to others

N - Needs - Pray that the person will realize that in Christ all needs will be met according to His riches in glory. Trust that the Lord will provide in all areas of life.

O - Open doors - Pray for people to find opportunities to share the gospel.

P - Prayer partners - Ask God to provide prayer partners who will intercede on a regular basis for this person. Trust God for a community of believers in each domain.

Q - Quiet Time - Pray that nothing will keep the person from experiencing personal renewal & maturity in all dimensions of life.

R - Revival - Ask God to work in the person's life so they may experience personal revival in all things. Trust the Lord to help the person spend quality time in devotions

S - Servanthood - Pray that the person will do their work with a servant's spirit as Christ came not to be served but to serve. An attitude to serve God before men

T - Thankful heart - Ask God to give the person a thankful heart, even in difficult situations. Pray that one would see the positives even in negative situations.

U- Unsaved - Pray that the unsaved will develop a hunger & thirst for Jesus Christ in their lives. Trust God to use people to bring many to Christ and see that many new churches are planted in unreached areas

V - Victory - Pray that the person will know victory in spiritual warfare

W - Weariness - Pray that the person will not get bogged down in having too much to do and will remember the promises of God for strength, courage, & help in trouble.

X - X-Ray vision - Ask God that the person will have a discerning mind into the heart felt needs of people & be able to deal with root cause problems rather than superficial symptoms. Pray for an ability to analyze without being critical or judgmental.

Y - Yieldedness - Pray that the person will be completely yielded to Christ & willing to die to self. Trust God to help them take up their cross while following Jesus. Ask God to help them surrender their pain, problems and disappointments to Him in everyway

Z - Zeal - Pray the person will have a renewed zeal to share the gospel & glorify God

Paul Fritz

Answers2Prayer Subscriber PPaulfritz@aol.com

Appearing Sunday, Oct. 6, 2002