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24/7 Prayer movement

Thanks for taking the time to pray! To be helpful, below are two guides: one for “how” to pray, and another for “what” to specifically pray for during this prayer movement. Below is the link to sign up for a 30 minute time slot leading up and through our Easter services. We look forward to celebrating how God answers our prayers!


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How to pray

Waiting

During the time of waiting, take a couple of minutes of silence to quiet your thoughts and become aware of God’s presence (Psalm 131:2). Take note of any prayer direction from the Holy Spirit that comes to mind. We are His people and we can hear His voice (John 10:27).


Praise and Thanksgiving

Praise is the entryway into God’s presence (Psalm 100:4). Praise is simply telling God who He is. In thanksgiving, we remember God’s blessings, This shifts our perspective from our circumstances to God’s activity, strengthening us to contend, believing that God does not withhold any good thing from His children (Psalm 116:17, 1 Thessalonians 5:18, Psalm 84:11). Thank Him for any blessings that come to mind or the ones you see in scripture.


Confession

2 Chronicles 7:14 tells us that when God’s people repent from wickedness, God blesses and heals their land. Ask God to “search your heart” for any sin, and take a moment to confess it, turn away from it and receive God’s forgiveness (Psalm 139:23-24; 1 John 1:9).


Intercession and Person Petition

In intercession, we contend for God to move on someone else’s behalf (Romans 15:30; 1 Timothy 2: 1-2). Identify the situations, areas of culture, or groups of people for whom you are asking for spiritual awakening, and pray for them. Below you can find a list on what to pray for. Matt 7:7-11 teaches us that the act of asking is key to receiving from God! We need to be humble to do this. In asking, we acknowledge we can’t do it ourselves. We need God. Identify areas in your personal life where you are hungry to see God move and pray in faith to your Heavenly Father who loves to bless you! Example, we can pray for a greater understanding of Jesus from Eph 1:17-19.


Scripture and Singing

Jesus guarantees that when we pray according to the word of God, our requests will be answered (John 15:7-8). We believe there is value in praying scripture because we want to pray strategic, faithfilled prayers according to God’s will and not our own. We also pray with scripture because that is what all believers in Jesus agree on, and agreement is key for power in prayer (Matthew 18:19). The entire book of Psalms is a collection of worship songs. Over and over we are told to sing to the Lord. We see form the story of Jehoshaphat in 2 Chronicles that the praise is powerful in defeating the enemies of God (Psalm 98:1; Psalm 68; 2 Chronicles 20:1-25). Pop in your headphones and sing along with Spotify, or sing any song on your heart. Psalm 96:1 says “Sing to the Lord a new song.” Celebrate that God has heard every prayer.


What to pray

A Guide for What to Pray



Prayer for the Sick and Vulnerable

God, give those who are sick and vulnerable:

* A fast recovery and full healing

* A community of friends & family who provide laughter, care, and love

* The peace that only You can give during trying times

* The ability to trust in Your will, no matter what that looks like

* A hope in Jesus that no pain, sickness, or suffering in this life can ever take away


Prayer for Healthcare Workers

God, give our healthcare workers:

* Wisdom and strength as their endurance is tested

* Faith that will triumph over fears of the unknown

* Clear, sound minds to focus on protocols and prevent spreading

* Peace that only comes from God in the midst of chaos

* Protection from the virus themselves so they can treat and care for those inflicted

* Words of comfort and compassion to offer every patient they see

* Grace for their coworkers who are also feeling overwhelmed

* The love of Jesus unleashed in every hospital and doctor's office

* Protection for their families as they take the stress home and try to remain present


Prayer for our Government Leaders

God, give our government leaders:

* The heart of Jesus to lead like a servant

* Wisdom to discern what is right, just, and best

* Power to bring healing

* Words the bring clarity and confidence rather than confusion and fear

* Peace that only You can give during trying times

* Safety as they run toward the problems rather than away

* A sense of purpose and joy in their public service

* A swift end to this pandemic

* A supportive Commonwealth and Country


Prayer for our Church

* Pray God would strengthen us with peace over uncertainty, trust over worry, faith over fear

* Pray God would empower us with cross-shaped love that we would unleash everyday, to everybody everywhere

* Pray God would lead those in need to us through our efforts to love our neighbors

* Pray God would use our love to bring healing physically, emotionally, and spiritually

* Pray God would use our witness, that people would see Jesus through our love and that we would be attune to opportunities to explain our hope during these trying times

* Pray for an end to this, that health would be restored to our community and our world, and that God's Church would emerge with greater strength and power