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Pray for the Church that she would put away her idols and serve the true God

Pray for the Church that she would put away her idols and serve the true God. (Deuteronomy 4:15-40)

  1. Pray for the Church, that she would seek the Lord, seek His favor, seek His approval, that she might know the true blessing and privilege of what it means to serve the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, according to all that He has revealed of Himself to us. (Psalm 86:10-15)
  2. Pray for the Church, that she would not seek the approval of this world, nor give her loyalty to worldly ideas, but that she would hear her Shepherd, Head and Husband, and follow Him. (John 10:14-16)
  3. Pray for the Church, that she would hold fast to the Head, even Christ, and in so doing, she would not lose her reward in feigned humility, and in following after the idols of this world in her worship, her doctrine, her order and discipline, and in the way she ministers in this world; but that the Lord would grant her true spiritual wisdom and knowledge, that when “Wisdom” cries out, she would hear. (Proverbs 1:20-23; 8:1-11; Colossians 2:4-13)
  4. Pray for the people of God, that the Lord would teach His people what the idols of this age are, that the Church might be especially aware of the temptations to heart idolatry common to us all, that we would “put away the strange gods among us” and worship and serve the Lord alone. (Ezekiel 14:1-6)
  5. Pray for the people of God, that they might follow godly leadership in the Churches, stay away from the idols of the age and all their fables, that their ears would not itch for falsehood, but would be open to the pure Word of God, that they might addict themselves to the ministry of Christ. (2 Timothy 4:1-8; 1 Corinthians 16:15)
  6. Pray the people of God, that the Lord would purge from His people all secret, and open idolatry in false worship, un-commanded worship, image worship, observing of “times,” carnality in worship, and coldness and deadness in worship—that her worship of the true God might be reformed, revived, and undertaken in the beauty of holiness. (Colossians 2:16-23)
  7. Pray for Church leaders, for that they would be guides to Christ, and not to any others, that those leaders themselves would hear the voice of Christ in their leadership, and not be guides to falsehood and idolatry—in their teaching, counseling, example, conduct, corrections, and in all their spiritual care, as those who will give account. (Ezekiel 34:16)