Week 3 of 40 Days of Prayer & Fasting

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40 DAYS OF PRAYER & FASTING | UNTIL NOVEMBER 8, 2016

This prayer guide will help to focus our prayers as we begin 40 days of prayer and fasting for America. Use this guide in your prayer times this week.

Jesus is the only answer to our nation’s problems. A Great Awakening is the only answer to a nation that has gone away from its biblical roots. No politician has the answers for our nation, but we must pray for godly leadership in every position of authority. We must cry out for another Jesus Movement to sweep across out nation and people turn to the Lord. The Word says, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord” (Psalm 33:12).

Personal and corporate repentance

Before we begin in intercession, it’s good to inspect our own hearts and come clean before the Lord. Take time to confess and repent to God of any sins in your life. Then, from a national perspective, repent for rejecting God as a nation, and for the removal of God in our education systems and government.

“Have mercy upon me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness; according to the multitude of Your tender mercies, blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.” Ps. 51:1-3 (NKJ)


Intercession topic for this week: Family & Church

FAMILY

“Choose you this day whom ye will serve…as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” Joshua 24:15

  • Pray for God to build faith foundations in families, that they will pray together, worship together, have a love for God and for one another.
  • Pray for marriages to be strengthened and homes to be Christ-centered. For the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman to be valued by the society as a whole in spite of the U.S. Supreme Court wrong decision.
  • Pray for the institution of the family as a whole and for individual families within your circle of influence that may be struggling.
  • Pray for single parents that are struggling to raise their children.
  • Pray for the hearts of the parents to be turned to their children and the hearts of the children to their parents.
  • Pray for prodigal sons and daughters to return to God and their families.
  • Pray for any gang strongholds throughout the nation to be broken and gang members to come to Christ.

CHURCH

“And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” Matthew 16:18-19

  • Pray for the Church in America to be what God wants it to be, a place that pursues God’s Presence through prayer, worship and the Word, that desires to equip people to know Jesus and make Him known and where people are drawn to make Christ their Savior and Lord.
  • Pray for pastors, their spouses and families to be strengthened and not to grow weary; that they would hear the direction of the Lord and have a burning passion for prayer for their city, state and nation to transformed.
  • Pray for your church and its leaders, asking God to grant them wisdom and vision to make the Church a vessel for healing and revival in America.
  • Pray for unity across denominational and racial barriers, for pastors to carry other pastors and congregations in their heart and to reach out with the love of Christ.
  • Pray for boldness in the church to preach the Gospel and the harvest to come in and a mighty revival sweep the nation.
  • Protection for the Persecuted Church worldwide, for protection and strength as they live for Jesus.

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