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40 Days of Prayer

Beginning Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Thank you for taking part in the 40 days of prayer for our church! We are asking each member to spend 15 minutes in prayer every day from Ash Wednesday until Easter week. We are seeking Gods’ direction and guidance on who He wants us to be, and what He wants us to be doing as we move forward into 2022 and in the future. These are suggestions for your prayer time, pray whatever God places on your heart.

We suggest you take some time to quiet your hearts before God. Confess your sins and ask for forgiveness. Take some time to thank and praise God for WHO He is and for what He’s done. Let God speak to you through his Word.

Then present your requests to God and don’t forget to listen to what He tells you. Sitting in silence is a good thing! End with thanks and praise that God has heard your prayers and is even now answering them.

God has brought us through good times and hard times. Lord, You have been our refuge, from one generation to another… 134 years by God’s grace!

​PRAYER AND PRAISE

  • Pray without ceasing, continue in prayer, we should pray always and not faint

  • Men should pray everywhere

  • Thank God for all he has done for us, as individuals and as a church body

  • Thank God for all who have gone before us and labored to keep this ministry going

  • Eph. 3:12: We can come boldly to Your throne of grace through Jesus

  • 2 Peter 3:9: Thank you for giving us Your Holy Spirit to fill and empower us and for promising to be with us always

  • Heb. 13:15: Let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to his name

  • You are the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. To You be the glory and the dominion forever and ever, Amen.

  • You are the all-wise creator, the one who made the heaven and the earth

  • We praise you for the honor of being made in your image, for your glory

 

Thank God for all our blessings. Pastor, that God's Word is faithfully preached, Lay Ministers, Church Council, Board Members, other leaders, office staff, finance people, maintenance and clean personnel, musicians, Faith workers; the many dedicated volunteers, generous givers, faithful worshipers, a large, beautiful facility, and the ECC.

 

FOR OUR LEADERS

Thank You for our Pastor, lay ministers, and other church leaders. Fill them with the knowledge of Your will in all wisdom and spiritually understanding. Move in the hearts of those You want to lead as Board Chairs. That they would be willing to lead your church faithfully.

 

Let them walk worthy of you and be fruitful in every good work. Heb. 13-17, Col 1:9-13, 2 Peter 1:2

 

Give Pastor the time he needs to be in Your word

 

Grant him health and strength to do all he has to do. Help us appreciate the unique set of gifts and talents that he’s been given

 

Help us to remember to let him know how much we appreciate the time and energy he puts into each and everything that he does

 

Pray that Pastor would proclaim the Word with boldness

 

Give him a shepherd’s heart for the sheep of our fold

 

FOR FAMILIES

  • Pray for strong marriages and families. That they might be strong and weather the storms of life.

  • Pray for families and singles to come and worship You to learn, grown and serve

  • Help us to stand boldly for the sanctity of life whenever we can

  • By Your Spirit enable us to say boldly, as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD!

  • What could we be doing for our Seniors?

  • How can we help to get the children involved in worship and service?

  • How can we better serve our shut-ins? Prayer for our shut-ins

  • Pray for any who are suffering in body, soul, or spirit. Bring God's healing power to their lives

  • Give thanks that God has good plans for your children. He will give them hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11)

  • Pray that schools would teach absolute truth and Christian values to our children

 

OUTREACH

  • That the Word of God may not be bound

  • Let the multitudes come and be saved

  • Empower us by the Holy Spirit to be bold witnesses for You

  • Let your Word have free course and grow mightily throughout this community

  • Give us a heart for the lost

  • Show us who you would have us to reach out to and how to do it

 

Prepare the hearts of those you would have us to witness to. How can we better reach those outside the church? What can we do to reach out to the ECC children, teachers and families?

 

  • Pray that the Lord would grow our church from the inside out

  • Help us to be the people that you want us to be

  • Let us be examples of your love and joy, that others would be drawn to You

  • That others will know we are Christians by our love

  • Are there new ministries that we should develop to meet different needs

  • Pray for those who have not been back since COVID hit. That they would desire to come back and worship with us

  • Guide and direct us, show us the direction you would have us to go

  • Prayer for peace in our world. Preserve our freedoms in America that so many have died to protect

  • Protect our missionaries near and abroad as they share your word in many difficult places confound the plans of those plotting evil in our country and world

  • Raise up Godly leaders for our country, that we may live in safety and security

 

STEWARDSHIP

  • Bless your people with stable, good paying jobs

  • Bless them with a willingness and ability to give their tithes and offerings with a generous and cheerful heart (2 Corinthians 1 or 9:6-10)

  • Raise up members to volunteer to serve on Boards and committees to continue the work of the mission

  • Pray that God would meet our financial and physical needs as the building does need maintenance and upkeep

 

SPIRITUAL GROWTH

  • Renew our minds to see things from your point of view. Deliver us from the viewpoints and values of the world

  • Help us stand for the truth

  • That we would be rooted and grounded in love (Col. 2:7)

  • Strengthen our faith and trust in You

 

Pour out Your grace on this church. Help us to know you better each day as we spend time in Your Word and prayer. Listen to what God is calling you to do and to be for Him. Help us to see we are one body in Christ. Preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

 

Teach us to rejoice with each other, to suffer with each other and to accept and encourage each other. Knit our hearts together in Your Love (Col. 2:2, Eph. 1:17 and 4:3, 4)

 

For Spiritual renewal/revival in our hearts and lives. Help us each use our gifts to the glory of the Lord. We are gifted spiritually as it pleases You. Thank you for each strength and ability You have given me.

 

(Isaiah 11:2) Thank you for the Holy Spirit – the Spirit of wisdom and understanding counsel and strength.

 

Pray that the Holy Spirit would move in the hearts of all of us to spend more time in the Word and prayer. Give us patience and love with those who think differently from us. Pray for a spirit of unity and compromise in things that may cause divisions.

 

  • Enlighten us through Your Word

  • Strengthen our faith and trust in You

  • Help us forgive ourselves and others

  • Without God we can do nothing, but we can do all things through Him who gives us strength

  • You have placed us here in this time and place, for such a time as this

  • Help us to shine as lights in this dark world

  • Help us not be lukewarm Christians

  • Revive us so we can be bold for You

 

We are in a spiritual battle. We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against spiritual wickedness in high places. That we would put on the whole armor of God and pray with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit. Thank you that you have born out griefs and carried out our sorrows. Help us to learn to forgive each other as we have been forgiven.

 

Thank you for your amazing grace. We rejoice that You are able to do far more than we could ask or think, according to Your power that is at work in us

 

ECC

  • How can we better minister to the ECC, children, parents and teachers

  • Bless the message of the cross that is taught

  • Children are precious in God's sight

  • Strengthen and encourage Dawn as she directs the ECC, and all the other staff

  • That the children would grow up knowing they are loved by You

  • Pray they would be able to change lives for others as they share what they have learned.

 

PREPARE YOUR HEARTS

(2 Chron. 7:14) If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and heal their land.

 

HUNGER FOR REVIVAL:

(Matthew 5:6) Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled

REPENT: (Rev. 2:5) Remember from where you have fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come to you quickly and will remove your candlestick out of its place. Remember your first love

 

PREPARE YOUR HEART:

(2 Tim. 2:20, 21) Be a vessel unto honor, sanctified and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.

 

STIR UP YOUR GIFTS:

(2 Tim. 1:6-7) Stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands. For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind

 

SEEK GOD’S WAYS:

(Isaiah 55:8-13) For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts

 

BUILD UP YOUR SPIRIT:

(Jude 1:20) But Ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost

 

LIVE A HOLY LIFE:

(Hebr. 1:9) You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; therefore, God your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness more than your companions.

 

ASK FOR REVIVAL:

(Psalms 85:6-8) Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in You? Show us your mercy, O Lord, and grant us your salvation

 

TRUE WORSHIP:

(John 4:23, 24) But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth

SEEK GOD:

(Psalms 42:1-4) As the deer pants for the water, so my soul pants for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?

 

REPENT:

(Acts 3:19-21) Repent and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before, whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began

 

ACT IN LOVE:

(Matt. 22:37-40) You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it; You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the Law and Prophets

 

EXPECT GREAT THINGS:

(Jeremiah 33:3) Call to Me, and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know

(Eph 3:20) Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.

 

WAIT ON THE LORD:

(Isaiah 40:28-31) Have you not known; Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength. Even the youth shall faint and be weary, and the young shall utterly fall, but those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint

 

PRAY WITHOUT DOUBTING:

(Mark 11:24) Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them

 

PRAYER PERSISTENTLY:

(Matt 7:7,8) ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened

 

PROMISE FOR ALL:

(Acts 2:39) For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call