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    December 2017 TWR Women of Hope Prayer Calendar

    November 23, 2017 by the TWR Canada Women’s Ministry Team
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    Praying for Women to Receive the Gift of Salvation

    What is the gospel? The gospel is the “good news” from God that “Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures” (1 Corinthians 15:1-4). The gospel is not merely about Jesus Christ. He is the gospel!

    Why did Jesus come to die? God created Adam, our representative head, without sin. Yet he rejected God’s authority and disobeyed. At that point, sin, death, suffering and separation from a holy God entered the world – both spiritual and physical. All of creation was defiled, and man’s sin nature would infect every generation. What a hopeless predicament!

    In his mercy, the Father sent the divine Son to earth, to be born of a virgin, to take on a human nature like ours. During his life, Jesus perfectly kept the law that Adam disobeyed. At the appointed time, Jesus willingly bore God’s wrath for sin on the cross – all the sins we would ever commit, a debt we cannot repay. After three days, God, through the Holy Spirit, triumphantly raised Jesus from the dead!

    This is the good news that through Jesus’ sacrifice, we, his children, are reconciled to God, forgiven of our sins, accounted righteous in God’s sight and assured of eternal life in heaven. This salvation is from start to finish a work of the Lord alone, a gift of God, and not a result of our good works (Ephesians 2:8-9).

    How do we respond to such good news? We confess with our mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in our heart that God raised him from the dead (Romans 10:9-10). Out of gratitude for such a great salvation, we simply tell others, “He loved me and gave himself for me, a sinner.”

    Please pray for …

    1.    Christian women to comprehend that “we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” (Ephesians 2:10).

    2.    Women to understand that God, through his creation, reveals the truth about himself and holds all accountable. “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities – his eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse” (Romans 1:20).

    3.    Women who are saved to realize that obedience, however weak and imperfect, to God’s Word is evidence of our love for Christ. Jesus emphatically states, “If you love me, keep my commands” (John 14:15).

    4.    The glorious promises of God to encourage Christian women around the world. Rejoice that “there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” (Romans 8:1) and nothing on earth or in heaven “will be able to separate us from the love of God, that is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:39).

    5.    Women to know the truth: “that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures” (1 Corinthians 15:1-4).

    6.    Christian women to be confident in this, that “he [God] who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus” (Philippians 1:6).

    7.    Women to understand that a holy God hates sin and that all sin is against God. “Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight” (Psalm 51:4).

    8.    Christian mothers to learn God’s Word so they can teach his commandments to their children, “talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up” (Deuteronomy 11:19).

    9.    Women to know that salvation is through no other way but Jesus Christ: “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6).

    10.    Women of Hope programs to guide women to find hope and healing in Jesus Christ, whom God anointed “to proclaim good news to the poor.” He was sent “to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour” (Luke 4:18-19).

    11.    Christian women to “love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second [commandment] is this: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself” (Mark 12:30-31).

    12.    Unsaved women, asking that “God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth, and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will” (2 Timothy 2:25-26).

    13.    Christian women to let their “light shine before others,” as Jesus said, “that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:16).

    14.    Women of Hope programs to encourage believers, to point unbelievers to Christ and to faithfully proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ to the nations.

    15.    Women to declare, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God” (John 6:68-69).

    16.    Every Christian wife to let her beauty be in “[her] inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight” (1 Peter 3:4).

    17.    Our Father God to tear down the spiritual strongholds that blind unbelieving women “so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God” (2 Corinthians 4:4).

    18.    TWR Women of Hope teams around the world to have God’s favour rest upon them and that he would “establish the work” of their hands (Psalm 90:17).

    19.    Those who have received Christ Jesus the Lord to “continue to live [their] lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith…overflowing with thankfulness” (Colossians 2:6-7).

    20.    Christian women to be willing to share that they are “not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes” (Romans 1:16).  

    21.    The Lord to open the eyes of unsaved women so that they may “turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins” (Acts 26:18).

    22.    Christians to proclaim that “God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).

    23.    Women to hear and respond to Jesus’ compassionate words: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls” (Matthew 11:28-29).

    24.    Women who listen to Women of Hope programs, visit a Hannah’s House or participate in a prayer group, that they will hear and “humbly accept the word planted in [them], which can save [them]” (James 1:21).
    25.    Christian women to declare that Jesus is the fulfillment of what God spoke to the prophet Isaiah: “the virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel (which means ‘God with us’)” (Matthew 1:23; Isaiah 7:14).

    26.    God to give Christian women the courage and boldness to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ where he has put them. “How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation” (Isaiah 52:7).

    27.    Christian women to be encouraged by God’s promises: “If God is for us, who can be against us. He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us” (Romans 8:31-34).

    28.    God’s people to praise him for he is patient toward us, “not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9).

    29.    Christians to rejoice in the coming fulfillment of God’s purposes in Christ Jesus, “you [Christ] were slain, and with your blood you purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation. You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth” (Revelation 5:9-10).

    30.    Women to come to “know you [God], the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent” so they may receive eternal life (John 17:3).

    31.    All people to understand that one day “we will all stand before God’s judgment seat. It is written: ‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord, ‘every knee will bow before me; every tongue will acknowledge God.’ So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God” (Romans 14:10-12).