1 Samuel 8 Prayer Points
8:11 Samuel is just telling it like it is! Power corrupts. Ask the Lord to give you a measure of influence you can handle with out corruption.
8:19 The Lord gives the people the freedom to choose a king, even though He knew it would prove to be their down fall. He gives us the freedom to choose our course as well. Ask Him to make you wise and godly in your decisions so that you will not turn away from His love.
1 Samuel 9 Prayer Points
9:6 Pray for the body of Christ, that when we are confused and don’t know which way to go, we will seek out godly advisers. Those who don’t know you will only give us advice that leads to more confusion. We need guidance that comes from the Lord.
9:16 Even though God’s people made the wrong decision for a king, in mercy God guided Samuel to Saul. Even when we make the wrong decision, You do not desert us. You have mercy on us and begin the process of bringing us back to Your side. Thank the Lord for His grace and mercy.
9:21 Saul begins well. God exalts the humble, the smallest tribe, the shy, the least likely candidate. That includes us. Thank the Lord for using you in His service today.
James 2:1-13 Prayer Points
2:1-9 Ask the Holy Spirit to illumine your spirit and root out any tendency you have to discriminate against people. Pray that the Holy Spirit will help you see others with God’s perspective.
2:12-13 Praise God, for His mercy and love in the way He has dealt with your sin. Pray that His perfect law of love and mercy will be your rule as you deal with the shortcomings of others.