May 19

Personal Prayer
Praise the Lord, “the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness” (Ex. 34:6). Thank God that you have been forgiven of all your sins because of Jesus’ work for you. Confess in detail your sins, asking for a greater awareness of sin in your life. Commit yourself to putting on “the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness” (Eph. 4:24). Ask “to be made new in the attitude of your [mind]” (Eph. 4:23).

For Your Family and Friends
Pray that all your family and friends will daily seek God’s gracious forgiveness and will live fitting Christian lives.

For the Church
Pray that no animosities or rivalries will be at home in your congregation, and that your congregation will experience peace and wholeness. Ask that you and your fellow Christians will prize the healthy relationships which you have with each other.

For the Kingdom
Pray for your local educational systems—staff, administration, board, students, and parents. Ask that they will honor God by what they do. Pray that anything which does not meet with God’s approval will be rooted out.

For People to Know Jesus
Ask that acquaintances who do not know Jesus will become conscious of sin and seek his forgiveness.