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2 All they asked was that we should continue to remember the poor, the very thing I was eager to do. Galatians 2:10, NIV

3 Today We Gather… To ask God to raise up workers to serve those in poverty To ask God to raise up workers to serve those in poverty To petition God for salvation, justice, safety, water, food health care, education, and employment for the worlds needy To petition God for salvation, justice, safety, water, food health care, education, and employment for the worlds needy

4 A Two-Fold Prayer Focus Our Compass for Compassion Our Compass for Compassion Our Petitions for the Poor Our Petitions for the Poor

5 Compass for Compassion

6 Pray for Gods Workers

7 Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness.

8 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.

9 Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. Matthew 9:35-38, NIV Matthew 9:35-38, NIV

10 Let Us Pray That… God will give believers a greater vision and passion to help the lost and hurting. God will give believers a greater vision and passion to help the lost and hurting. Believers will respond to the call to go and help the lost and hurting. Believers will respond to the call to go and help the lost and hurting. Our outreach to meet tangible needs among the poorest and neediest will open doors for evangelism. Our outreach to meet tangible needs among the poorest and neediest will open doors for evangelism.

11 Pray for Gods Power

12 It has often thrown him into fire or water to kill him. But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us. If you can? said Jesus. Everything is possible for him who believes.

13 Immediately the boys father exclaimed, I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief! When Jesus saw that a crowd was running to the scene, he rebuked the evil spirit.

14 You deaf and mute spirit, he said, I command you, come out of him and never enter him again. The spirit shrieked, convulsed him violently and came out.

15 The boy looked so much like a corpse that many said, He's dead. But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him to his feet, and he stood up.

16 After Jesus had gone indoors, his disciples asked him privately, Why couldnt we drive it out? He replied, This kind can come out only by prayer. Mark 9:22-29, NIV Mark 9:22-29, NIV

17 Let Us Pray That… Outreach to the poorest and neediest will be accompanied by miraculous manifestations of Gods power. Outreach to the poorest and neediest will be accompanied by miraculous manifestations of Gods power. Profound temporal and spiritual needs will be met through Gods power. Profound temporal and spiritual needs will be met through Gods power. Ministers and missionaries will find newly opened doors of ministry to the poor as a result of Gods power in action. Ministers and missionaries will find newly opened doors of ministry to the poor as a result of Gods power in action.

18 Pray for Gods Love

19 A Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine.

20 Then he put the man on his own donkey, took him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper.

21 Look after him, he said, and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.

22 Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers? The expert in the law replied, The one who had mercy on him.

23 Jesus told him, Go and do likewise. Luke 10:33-37, NIV Luke 10:33-37, NIV

24 Let Us Pray That… Godly love and compassion will bridge all social barriers and prejudices preventing the poor and needy from being reached. Godly love and compassion will bridge all social barriers and prejudices preventing the poor and needy from being reached. Believers will reach out to those who are rejected and outcast, regardless of external pressures or threats. Believers will reach out to those who are rejected and outcast, regardless of external pressures or threats. Gods love, demonstrated through His servants, will serve as a powerful testimony to the world. Gods love, demonstrated through His servants, will serve as a powerful testimony to the world.

25 Petitions for the Poor

26 Pray for Salvation

27 [Jesus said,] The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed. Luke 4:18, NIV Luke 4:18, NIV

28 Let Us Pray That… The poor and needy among us will respond to the message of the gospel and receive Gods greatest gift, salvation. The poor and needy among us will respond to the message of the gospel and receive Gods greatest gift, salvation. The life-changing power of the gospel will fill the hurting and needy with hope beyond their circumstances. The life-changing power of the gospel will fill the hurting and needy with hope beyond their circumstances. Freedom found only in Christ will liberate the poor from life- destroying choices and addictions. Freedom found only in Christ will liberate the poor from life- destroying choices and addictions.

29 Pray for Justice

30 I know that the L ORD secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy. Psalm 140:12, NIV Psalm 140:12, NIV

31 Let Us Pray That… God will protect the poor and needy from unjust forces within their cultures and governments. God will protect the poor and needy from unjust forces within their cultures and governments. Believers will provide strong, consistent examples of justice to those who are too often exploited. Believers will provide strong, consistent examples of justice to those who are too often exploited. Christians will be moved to pray for those in our world who suffer most from injustice and exploitation. Christians will be moved to pray for those in our world who suffer most from injustice and exploitation.

32 Pray for Safety

33 Because of the oppression of the weak and the groaning of the needy, I will now arise, says the L ORD. I will protect them from those who malign them. Psalm 12:5, NIV Psalm 12:5, NIV

34 Let Us Pray That… God will protect the poor and needy from exploitative abuses such as human trafficking and forced labor. God will protect the poor and needy from exploitative abuses such as human trafficking and forced labor. Christian workers will have the wisdom and resources needed to protect and help those in danger. Christian workers will have the wisdom and resources needed to protect and help those in danger. Christians will be moved to offer prayer and financial support to ministries helping the poor escape dangerous situations and settings. Christians will be moved to offer prayer and financial support to ministries helping the poor escape dangerous situations and settings.

35 Pray for Water

36 The poor and needy search for water, but there is none; their tongues are parched with thirst. But I the L ORD will answer them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them. Isaiah 41:17, NIV Isaiah 41:17, NIV

37 Let Us Pray That… God will protect the poor and needy from water-borne diseases. God will protect the poor and needy from water-borne diseases. God will lead the poor and needy to find good, healthy sources of water. God will lead the poor and needy to find good, healthy sources of water. Christians will respond to requests for help in supplying clean water to the needy in times of crisis. Christians will respond to requests for help in supplying clean water to the needy in times of crisis.

38 Pray for Food

39 A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor. Proverbs 22:9, NIV Proverbs 22:9, NIV

40 Let Us Pray That… Christians will respond to requests to help the hungry around the world. Christians will respond to requests to help the hungry around the world. The poor and needy will learn new and effective ways to grow and produce more food. The poor and needy will learn new and effective ways to grow and produce more food. Leaders of impoverished nations will freely allow food and aid for the poor to flow into their countries, and that the aid will be used properly. Leaders of impoverished nations will freely allow food and aid for the poor to flow into their countries, and that the aid will be used properly.

41 Pray for Shelter

42 You have been a refuge for the poor, a refuge for the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat. For the breath of the ruthless is like a storm driving against a wall. Isaiah 25:4, NIV Isaiah 25:4, NIV

43 Let Us Pray That… God will provide shelter for the needy through the generous help of believers around the world. God will provide shelter for the needy through the generous help of believers around the world. Christians will respond to the call, and travel to needy places to help build shelters for the poor. Christians will respond to the call, and travel to needy places to help build shelters for the poor. God will encourage the poor and needy that He is their shelter and hope no matter the storms of life. God will encourage the poor and needy that He is their shelter and hope no matter the storms of life.

44 Pray for Healthcare

45 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, took him to an inn and took care of him.

46 The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper. Look after him, he said, and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have. Luke 10:34,35, NIV Luke 10:34,35, NIV

47 Let Us Pray That… God will provide ample resources for ministries that provide health care to the poor and needy. God will provide ample resources for ministries that provide health care to the poor and needy. God will protect the poor and needy from the threat of epidemic, especially in the wake of natural disasters. God will protect the poor and needy from the threat of epidemic, especially in the wake of natural disasters. Advances in medicine will provide remedies and immunizations that are more accessible to the poor. Advances in medicine will provide remedies and immunizations that are more accessible to the poor.

48 Pray for Education

49 From infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness. 2 Timothy 3:15,16, NIV 2 Timothy 3:15,16, NIV

50 Let Us Pray That… God will provide for ministries that offer the hope of education to the poor and needy. God will provide for ministries that offer the hope of education to the poor and needy. The truths and principles of Scripture can be freely taught in areas of poverty and oppression. The truths and principles of Scripture can be freely taught in areas of poverty and oppression. Christian ministers and missionaries can use education as an opportunity to reach the poor and needy with the gospel. Christian ministers and missionaries can use education as an opportunity to reach the poor and needy with the gospel.

51 Pray for Employment

52 Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody. 1 Thessalonians 4:11,12, NIV 1 Thessalonians 4:11,12, NIV

53 Let Us Pray That… God will meet the need for employment experienced by so many around the globe. God will meet the need for employment experienced by so many around the globe. National economies will grow and prosper in third-world countries, offering opportunities to the poorest in our world. National economies will grow and prosper in third-world countries, offering opportunities to the poorest in our world. The poor and needy who receive help and begin to prosper will in turn share their resources with those desperately in need. The poor and needy who receive help and begin to prosper will in turn share their resources with those desperately in need.

54 Prayer for the poor and suffering will have an incalculable impact throughout the world and in the lives of countless people.

55 I give myself to prayer. Psalm 109:4, NKJ Psalm 109:4, NKJ

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