Prayers and Scriptures for the
4Tucson Prayer Domain
These are prayers and scripture references for the 4Tucson Prayer Domain. The prayers points are intended to serve as a help for you, if you are looking to pray over this sphere of influence in our city. The prayers are not listed in any particular order. It is our hope that as you read through scripture verses, they spark additional prayers for you to pray as you are lead by the Spirit.
In using Strong’s NIV Concordance, we learn there were multiple words used for worship in both Old & New Testaments. In the Old Testament (Hebrew), there are two words that are used more than any other: ḥāwâ and 'ābad. The first means: to bow down low in worship, prostrate oneself, pay one honor; and the second means: to work, serve, labor, do, worship or minister. In the New Testament (Greek), while there are also several different words, one
stands out as the most used – proskyneō. This means: to pay homage, show reverence, kneel down (before), worship. Think about these definitions as you prayerfully read the verses below.
NEHEMIAH 9:3, 6
(The Israelites) stood where they were and read from the Book of the Law of the Lord their God for a quarter of the day, and spent another quarter in confession and in worshiping the Lord their God. You alone are the Lord. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness. The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the Lord thunders over the might waters. The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is majestic.
Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods. In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him. The sea is his, for he made it and his hands formed the dry ground. Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care.
Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.
(Daniel speaking) In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence. He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all nations and peoples of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed.
(When being tempted by Satan) Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.’”
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.
The words “once more” indicate the removing of what can be shaken – that is, created things – so that what cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.”
Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor and thanks to him who sits on the throne and who lives for ever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before him who sits on the throne and worship him who lives for ever and ever. They lay their crowns before the throne and say: “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.
AREAS NEEDING REPENTANCE
Repentance leads us to two thoughts: what we should do and what we shouldn’t do. Examples of what we shouldn’t do: speeding, pornography, wasting time on frivolous things, over-eating, swearing, and the list goes on.
Examples of what we tell ourselves that we should be doing: basically doing the opposite of anything that might be found in the first example. This is well and good! But, what about those areas that we don’t want to think about: tongue, mind, heart, judging, being renewed, love and prayer. Don’t let this document overwhelm or burden you. Let the Holy Spirit guide your eyes to what He wants you to focus on. Each section has only 5 verses. This was done intentionally. Add other verses that are meaningful to you.
All the verses listed below are from the NIV Bible.
Proverbs 18:21 – The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
Ephesians 4:29 – Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
Leviticus 19:16 – Do not go about spreading slander among your people. Do not do anything that endangers your neighbor’s life. I am the Lord.
Proverbs 12:18-19 – Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.
James 3:9-10 – With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be.
Romans 12:2 – Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – His good, pleasing and perfect will.
Philippians 4:8 – Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think on such things.
Colossians 3:1-2 –Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
Romans 8:5-6 – Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace…
2 Corinthians 10:5 – We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
Psalm 119:11 – I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.
Psalm 51:10 – Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Jeremiah 17:9-10 – The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? “I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind, to reward a man according to his conduct, according to what his deeds deserve.”
Ezekiel 11:19 – I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh.
Mark 7:20-23 – (Jesus says) What comes out of a man is what makes him ‘unclean’. For from within, out of men’s hearts, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. All these evils come from inside and make a man ‘unclean’.
Matthew 7:1-2 – Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
James 4:11-12 – Brothers, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against his brother or judges him speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it. There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is able to save and destroy. But you – who are you to judge your neighbor?
Proverbs 31:9 – Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.
James 5:9 – Don’t grumble against each other, brothers, or you will be judged. The Judge is standing at the door.
Romans 12:19 – Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.
Galatians 2:20 – I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Isaiah 40:29-31 – He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Philippians 4:6-7 – Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard hour hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
2 Corinthians 4:16 - ...Thou outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.
1 Chronicles 16:11 – Look to the Lord and his strength; seek His face always.
John 13:34-35 – (Jesus says) A new command I give you: love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.
I Corinthians 13:4-7 – Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
I John 5:2 – This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands.
Ephesians 4:2 – Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
1 John 4:20 – If anyone says, “I love God,” yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen.
I Thessalonians 5:17 – Pray continuously
Romans 8:26-27 – In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will.
Jeremiah 33:3 – Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.
1 Timothy 2:1-4 – I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone – for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.
Colossians 4:2 – Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful
PRAYER POINTS FOR ANY NEIGHBORHOOD
This can be done a variety of ways: parking and walking a few of the streets, driving the neighborhood, praying from your home, sharing with your prayer group, etc. Please note that the following list is not in order of importance. Don’t let this list overwhelm you. Simply pray for what resonates within your spirit.
LINKS TO FIND PEOPLE IN GOVERNMENT LEADERSHIP
If you are interested in praying for our government leaders, please check out some of these links. These begin at the local level, then state, then national.
Mayor & Council and City Manager | Official website of the City of Tucson
Board of Supervisors - Pima County (scroll down a bit)
Arizona Senate members: Member Roster (azleg.gov)
Arizona House of Representatives members: Member Roster (azleg.gov)
Office of the Arizona Governor Doug Ducey (azgovernor.gov)
Arizona’s two senators in Washington DC listed here: Arizona Senators, Representatives, and
Congressional District Maps - GovTrack.us
Arizona’s nine representatives in Washington DC listed here: Arizona Senators, Representatives, and Congressional District Maps - GovTrack.us
List of current United States senators - Wikipedia
List of current members of the United States House of Representatives - Wikipedia
The Cabinet | The White House
The White House
4Tucson is honored to partner with Family Life Radio (KFLR-FM 90.3 FM & & KFLT 104.1 FM) in encouraging people within Tucson to pray for our city.
All the commutes our routines take us along can become prayer paths as we travel through Tucson - our mission field. God can unite us in prayer when we pass by or through or around areas of the city that need prayer for healing, restoration and hope.
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