Monday Praying the Word

Deacons and all who serve in the church

Please Pray
...the deacons and those who serve in the church, 
will assist in the ministry so that 
God would be glorified,
the gospel would be shared and shown,
and the people would be edified …

... for the deacons and all who serve be faithful

8Likewise deacons must be reverent, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy for money; 9holding the mystery of the faith with a pure conscience. 10But let these also first be proved; then let them serve as deacons, being found blameless.
 1 Timothy 3:8-10

18Pray for us; for we are confident that we have a good conscience, in all things desiring to live honorably. 
Hebrews 13:18

... for the families in our church
11Likewise their wives must be reverent, not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things. 12Let deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well. 
1 Timothy 3:11-12
28So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loves his wife loves himself.
Ephesians 5:28 see our ministry as a service to God
13For those who have served well as deacons obtain for themselves a good standing and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
1 Timothy 3:13

31 Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
1 Corinthians 10:31
7Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people
Ephesians 6:7

23 And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, 24knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance.
Colossians 3:23-24

11If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.
1 Peter 4:11

...the church will desire to read and uphold the Word of God
8This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth; but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
Joshua 1:8

...the church would be filled with (controlled by) the Holy Spirit
2Then the twelve summoned the multitude of the disciples and said, “It is not desirable that we should leave the word of God and serve (Greek: diakonein, the root word for deacon) tables. 3Therefore, brethren, seek out from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business. 4but we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word. 5And the saying pleased the whole multitude. And they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch, 6whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid hands on them. 
Acts 6:3-6

55But he (Stephen), being full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God.
Acts 7: 55

…to assist in extending the Kingdom of God.
5Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria and preached Christ to them. 12But when they believed Philip as he preached the things concerning the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, both men and women were baptized. 35Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning at this Scripture, preached Jesus to him. 40But Philip was found at Azotus. And passing through, he preached in all the cities till he came to Caesarea.
7On the next day we who were Paul’s companions departed and came to Caesarea, and entered the house of Philip the evangelist, who was one of the seven (deacons, see Acts 6:5), and stayed with him. 
Acts 8:5,35, 40; 21:7 have a servant spirit
25But Jesus called them to Himself and said, "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those who are great exercise authority over them. 26Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant. (diakonos) 27And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave-- 28just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve (diakonesai), and to give His life a ransom for many."
Matthew 20:25-28

20But you, beloved, building up yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, 21keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. 22And on some have compassion, making a distinction; 23but others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment defiled by the flesh.
Jude 1:20-23


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