CULTIVATE


CULTIVATE

Prayer Guide

This prayer guide contains all Cultivate prayer prompts. Use these to pray personally, with your family, and your small group, both during and after the campaign. Prayer prompts will be updated every Monday and Thursday.


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JAN 20

PRAYER

"Thank you Lord for the many who have and will accept Christ Jesus as Lord. May we continue to follow Him as our roots grow down into Him, and let our lives be built on Him alone. May our faith grow strong in the truth as we overflow with thankfulness​."


DIRECTIONS

Cultivate includes repurposing Richland campus space on the second floor of the children’s wing for new and existing ministries to make disciples. Ministries such as Rooted, Art of Marriage, Art of Parenting, and others are making disciples of Jesus. This week, pray this prayer modeled after Colossians 2:6-7 for the people in these ministries at Bethel, both those already here and those who will come. Pray by yourself, pray with your family and/or roommates, and pray with your small group.

JAN 13

PRAYER

“Lord, we pray for all of the children at Bethel. We intercede for them as one body and ask that they would learn to know You, receive Your love, and love You back. Let Your light shine in these littles ones, so that others may see Your good deeds and praise Your name.”​


DIRECTIONS

Cultivate includes projects at all three campuses directed towards children – Richland Kid’s Zone Refresh, West Pasco Remodel, and Prosser Playground. This week, pray this prayer modeled after Matthew 5:16 for the children at Bethel, both those already here and those who will come. Pray by yourself, pray with your family and/or roommates, and pray with your small group.

JAN 6

PRAYER

“Lord, we desire to faithfully follow Your call to make disciples of all nations, baptizing them and teaching them Your ways. We pray specifically for our new Prosser Campus Ministry Director, Kevin and his wife Julia. We pray for their effectiveness in creating ministry that would disciple Prosser youth and adults for Your glory. We also pray for their safe travels and smooth transition to WA State and their community in Prosser.”​


DIRECTIONS

Starting today and for the next several weeks, each Cultivate prayer prompt will focus on one of the Cultivate initiatives. This first week will be praying for the newly hired Prosser Ministry Director, Kevin Medina. Kevin, his wife (Julia), and their children will be moving to Prosser this month, and Kevin’s first day at Bethel will be Jan 20.

 

Pray this prayer modeled after Matthew 28:19-20 this week. Pray by yourself, pray with your family and/or roommates, and pray with your small group.

DEC 30

PRAYER

“As we head into a new year, we pause and adore You. You alone are good. You alone are Sovereign. You are the King of kings and Lord of lords. You are immortal and have eternal power. We are in awe of You.”​


DIRECTIONS

Happy New Year Bethel family! Start the new year off right by giving praise and honor to our good Father. Pray this prayer modeled after 1 Timothy 6:15-16 this week. Pray by yourself, pray with your family and/or roommates, and pray with your small group.

DEC 16

PRAYER

“Lord, I recognize that part of the Cultivate campaign is to till up the soil of my own heart. This advent season I ask that You would till up the expectations, busyness, and areas of sin that have become weeds in my heart and keep me from worshipping You. I confess and turn to you, making room for You. I join with the multitude of angels singing “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased” (Luke 2:14).”​


DIRECTIONS

Pray this prayer by yourself, pray with your family and/or roommates, and pray with your small group.

DEC 9

PRAYER

“Lord, we come to you in faith, asking for Your wisdom which You generously give. We pray specifically for the Senior Pastor Search Team and vetting teams as they interview potential candidates. We pray that You would give them wisdom that comes from You alone.”​


DIRECTIONS

Pray this prayer modeled after James 1:5-6 this week. Pray by yourself, pray with your family and/or roommates, and pray with your small group. Visit www.bethel.ch/transition for Senior Pastor transition updates.

DEC 2

PRAYER

“May we be united in spirit, intent on one purpose, doing nothing out of selfish ambition but considering the needs of others. Thank you that You alone can do this work in our hearts, in our congregation and throughout the world.”​


DIRECTIONS

We filled out our Cultivate commitment cards in the last week, and we pray that as a body we would follow Christ’s example of humility. Pray this prayer modeled after Philippians 2:1-4 every day this week. Pray by yourself, pray with your family and/or roommates, and pray with your small group. 

NOV 25

PRAYER

"May our generosity overflow into thanksgiving to You, Oh Lord, as You alone are glorified through our obedience and demonstration of the gospel of Jesus Christ."


DIRECTIONS

Pray this prayer modeled after 2 Cor 9:11-15 this week. Pray by yourself, pray with your family and/or roommates, and pray with your small group.

NOV 21

Take time individually and/or with your spouse/family to prayerfully determine the amount you will give towards the Cultivate Campaign. Complete your Cultivate Commitment Reminder Card at service this Sunday.


NOV 18

PRAYER

“Teach me that whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. May I consider wisely what to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, but cheerfully. Guide me to make decisions with eternity in mind, using my earthly treasure to invest in heavenly treasure.“​


DIRECTIONS

Pray this prayer modeled after 2 Corinthians 9:6-8 and Matthew 6:19-21 this week. Pray by yourself, pray with your family and/or roommates, and pray with your small group.

NOV 14

PRAYER

“Lord, make me into a trustworthy money manager. Show me that whoever can be trusted with little can also be trusted with much.”​


DIRECTIONS

Pray this prayer modeled after Luke 16:10 for the remainder of this week. Look for everyday ways you can be faithful with little (e.g., make coffee at home and forego a coffee shop).

NOV 11

PRAYER

"Lord,  I confess discontentment with ______________; please teach me the secret of being content in Jesus through any and every situation."


DIRECTIONS

Pray this prayer modeled after Philippians 4:11-12 and 1 Timothy 6:8-9 this week. Fill in the blank with things you complain about or find yourself discontent with. Pray by yourself, pray with your family and/or roommates, and pray with your small group.

NOV 7

Take five minutes to list all the Lord has given you spiritually, relationally, mentally, physically, etc. Pray through and thank Him for each one, keeping in mind they are all gifts from the Lord.


Reference James 1:7

NOV 4

PRAYER

"May we give You the praise and glory for the talents, resources, and abilities You have generously given us. Remind us that everything we have comes from You alone."


DIRECTIONS

Pray this prayer modeled after 1 Chronicles 29:11-14 every day this week. Pray by yourself, pray with your family, pray with your small group.


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