Sunday: That they would be conformed to the image of Christ and be visible examples to their members.

For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. ~Romans 8:29


Monday: That they would have wisdom and courage to lead everyone in their small group to work together, reach neighbors with the gospel, praying together for boldness and open doors.

Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. ~2 Corinthians 5:20


Tuesday: That they would grow in their love for Jesus, and be able to encourage love for God and care for His people, teaching their members to come alongside teaching one another to learn from each other.

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. ~Hebrews 10:24-25

and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also. ~2 Timothy 2:2


Wednesday: That they would be equipped to help meet the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of one another in the group celebrating and supporting in practical, tangible ways.

Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. ~Galatians 6:2

Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. ~Romans 12:15


Thursday: That they would have wisdom to know when their members are idle, faint hearted, or weak so they can admonish, encourage, and help them according to their need, with patience to walk alongside those they shepherd and to wait on God to see the fruit of their labor of love.

And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all. See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone. ~Thessalonians 5:14


Friday: That they would recognize their own sin, fight against sin in their own hearts and help each other in their small group see the deceptions of sin.

But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. ~Hebrews 3:13


Saturday: That they would know how to apply God’s Word to their work, homes, thoughts, and help everyone else apply it.

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. ~James 1:22