March Prayer Needs
“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies–in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.” – 1 Peter 4:10-11
Pray for CCEF writers who are working on book and booklet manuscripts, devotionals, Journal of Biblical Counseling articles, event talks, class materials, and blogs.
- We want our writing to be inspired by the Holy Spirit. Ask God to guide our authors to write what is biblical, practical, and helpful.
- Writing is a complex process. Would you pray that God would provide the time and space for the writing process to unfold naturally? Pray for our writers to have focus, inspiration, and clarity as they work.
- The editing process is equally challenging. Pray for discernment as authors and editors polish drafts, that they would see where one word might be better than two and where sections might be rearranged to be more effective. Ask God to give wisdom to know when a piece is finished.
Pray for the readers who pick up a CCEF resource.
- The effectiveness of our writing is dependent on the Lord. Would you pray for the Holy Spirit to be at work in the hearts of readers? Pray that principles and truths would map onto real-life experience. Pray that our readers are pointed to Jesus Christ.
- We want our writing to make a difference. Ask God to work through our writing to transform readers’ lives. Pray for real change to happen as they encounter the Lord.
- Pray for understanding for pastors and ministry leaders who use CCEF materials to help others. Ask God to equip them to apply biblical truths to real life. Pray that they would be affected in ways that overflow to those around them. Ask the Lord to work in and through them as they lead and serve their congregations.
- We want our writing to last. Pray that what we write will be both timely and timeless. Ask that God might use these materials to impact readers for generations to come.
P.S. You have likely heard about David Powlison’s recent health diagnosis. We appreciate your prayers for him, Nan, and the Powlison family during this time. For more information and updates on David’s progress, please visit www.ccef.org/powlisonupdates.