2019 31 days of Prayer & Fasting week 3

January 15-21: Pray for Spiritual Leadership of Home & Church VERSE TO REMEMBER: And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ. Ephesians 4:11-12, NKJV DEVOTIONAL THOUGHTS: The Church is relentless as God anoints and appoints pastoral leaders to lead the Church to fulfill His purposes. Only God calls leaders over the Church, but they must first respond in obedience with a passionate faith in God. May God raise up an army of servant-leaders who are willing to lay down their lives in order to advance the Cause of Christ. How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent? Romans 10:14-15, NKJV

DAILY PRAYER FOCUS: o
Tu. Jan 15, Pray that God would call many people into lay and vocational ministry as pastors, missionaries and ministry leaders. Romans 10:14-15 o
Wed. Jan 16, Focus specifically on the names of each of our leaders within our church, starting with our Senior Pastor and his family, each ministry leader and so on. o
Th. Jan 17, Pray for God’s spirit to guard our leadership’s character against temptation, discouragement and the attacks of the enemy. o
Fr. Jan 18, Pray for the marriages and children of each pastor and ministry leader. o
Sat. Jan 19, Pray for leaders to have wisdom in decision-making as they lead the church and their specific area of ministry. Pray for protection, boldness, wisdom, and provision for our leadership and missionaries. 2 Chronicles 1:7-12 o
Sun. Jan 20, Pray for the desire to always want to worship God, your Heavenly Father with your all. Matthew 22:37 o
Mo. Jan 21, Pray for Boldness, Holiness and Power in Our Pastors and Leaders – Mighty God, please come upon our leadership with deep repentance, dynamic power and renewed passion for Yourself. Grant to him a mighty wall of protection from the world, the flesh and the devil. (1 Timothy 3:1-2; 2 Timothy 1:6-7; 1 Corinthians 2:4)


2019 31 days of prayer & fasting week 2

January 814: Pray for the Advancement of God’s Kingdom VERSE TO REMEMBER: Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything | have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. Matthew 28:19-20 (NIV)
 
DEVOTIONAL THOUGHTS: God has a purpose for our lives! His plan is that our lives would matter forever. And don’t we all want to leave a legacy and be part of something bigger than ourselves? Jesus said, “In the same way that you gave me a mission in the world, I give them a mission in the world.” John 7:18, The Message
 
DAILY PRAYER FOCUS: o Tu. Jan 8, Pray for unity and harmony of the church, for our church and area churches to be unified in our purpose to make disciples. Ephesians 4:1-3 o
Wed. Jan 9, Pray for purpose and vision of the church. Pray for both the church’s purpose and vision of making disciples. Pray for your role in fulfilling that vision. Ephesians 4:15-16 o
Th. Jan 10, Pray for your Pastor and the Leadership Team that they would be filled with God’s wisdom and direction for the church; that they would have bold vision and strategic planning for the Kingdom of God. Hebrews 13:7 o
Fr. Jan 11, Pray from division, strife, and false doctrine. The reality is, all eyes are on the church. The potential for division and disruption is high. Pray for protection for the church family. 1 Chronicles 4:10 o Sat, Jan 12, Pray for marriages and families in the body of Christ. The health of the church is defined by the health of the family. Marriage and family are under intense attack. Pray also for families and marriages in our area. Ephesians 6:18 o
Sun. Jan 13, Pray that there would be an increase of both un-churched and de-churched people (the lost) making decisions for Christ and serving the body of Christ. 1 Timothy 2:3-4 o
Mo. Jan 14, Pray for missionaries around the world. Pray that the gospel would be spread around the world; pray for the missionaries.


2019 31 days of prayer & fasting

January 1-7: Pray for Spiritual Health & Growth VERSE TO REMEMBER: As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God. I thirst for God, the living God. When can I go and stand before Him? Psalm 42:1-2 DEVOTIONAL THOUGHTS: Nothing can survive, let alone thrive, without water. Does your spiritual life show symptoms of dehydration? Is it brittle, lacking luster, fragile, or crumbling? Does it look good on the outside, but inwardly feel dry? The answer to this dehydration is simple and accessible; spend daily time in prayer, Bible reading, worship, and devotion with God. What does it take to be a growing and passionate disciple of Jesus Christ? To abandon empty rituals and dry religion? To live the vibrant spiritual life that God has purchased for each of us?

PRAY! DAILY PRAYER FOCUS: 
Tu. Jan 1, As you begin fasting, pray that you would have a hunger for the things of God – His Word, His righteousness, His will. Matthew 5:6 
Wed. Jan 2, Pray that we will be bold and faithful in this season of prayer that God will raise up faithful intercessors and praying Jesus-followers. Joel 1:13-14; 2:12-13 
Th. Jan 3, Focus on personal repentance from sin and turning to holiness in Christ. Pray for corporate repentance of sin and that God’s righteousness would be a safeguard for our church. Isaiah 58; Psalm 51 o
Fr. Jan 4, Pray for Jesus-followers to grow in godly character, lay aside ungodly habits, and become spiritually mature; for sexual purity among pastors, leaders, Christians, and to guard against perversion, immorality, sexual strongholds, and broken marriages. Matthew 6:16-18; Eph. 4: 14-32 
Sat, Jan 5, Focus on the church community: that there would be a growing desire among Jesus-followers and within the church for relationships and building one another up in love.” 1 Cor. 12; Rom. 12 
Sun. Jan 6, Pray for the heart of worship personally and corporately as a church; that we would desire to make God smile, fear God and fear nothing else. Psalm 95 and 150 
Mo. Jan 7, Pray that as Jesus-followers grow in maturity, they will give obediently and generously to God through the church; that there will be an abundance to advance for the Cause of Christ. Malachi 3:6-18


Day 4 Prayer Journey

DAY #4 OF PRAYER JOURNEY: PREPARE PEOPLE FOR THE COMING OF JESUS!

Jesus replied, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”
John 6:35 NLT

Pray for strength to allow Jesus alone to satisfy your hunger and thirst. Pray that others will see through your life that Jesus is the only One that can and will satisfy them.