Monday, May 14, 2018

40 Days of Prayer summaries from Desperate for Change: 40 Days of Prayer for America / TBC 2018

Day 4: Monday - WISDOM
Proverbs 4:5-6 (NKJV)
Get wisdom! Get understanding!
Do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth.
Do not forsake her, and she will preserve you;
Love her, and she will keep you.
·       Thank God for the gift of wisdom, and for the ability to see things from His perspective.
·       Cry out to God for wisdom for yourself, and leaders in your church and nation.

Day 5: Tuesday - WAIT
Isaiah 40:31 (NKJV)
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.
·       Ask the Lord to help you put your trust in God and wait on Him.
·       Pray that our nation would have the humility to see their need to trust the Lord.

Day 6: Wednesday - SALVATION
Isaiah 12:2 (NKJV)
Behold, God is my salvation,
I will trust and not be afraid;
‘For Yah, the Lord, is my strength and song;
He also has become my salvation.’”
·       Bring your fears to the Lord.
·       Pray that your church and nation would see that God is their salvation

Day 7: Thursday - COURAGE
Deuteronomy 3:22
You must not fear them,
for the Lord your God Himself fights for you.
·       Ask God to help you turn from fear to confidence in Him.
·       Ask God to your church and country to line up with God’s purposes.

Day 8: Friday - REIGN
Lamentations 5:19
You, O Lord, remain forever;
Your throne from generation to generation.
·       Give thanks to the Lord for his everlasting, sovereign rule over this world.
·       Pray that God will help you, your church, and your nation follow the Lord of Lords.

Day 9: Saturday – PROTECTION
Isaiah 54:17
No weapon formed against you shall prosper,
And every tongue which rises against you in judgment
You shall condemn.
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,
And their righteousness is from Me,”
Says the Lord.
·       Thank God for His promise of protection for His servants from the attacks of the evil one.
·       Pray for God to help you, your church, and your country to resist the Enemy’s attacks.

Day 10: Sunday – TREASURE
Matthew 6:26-27
26 Look at the birds of the air,
for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns;
yet your heavenly Father feeds them.
Are you not of more value than they?
 27 Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
·       Pray that God will reveal where yours and your church’s treasure is.
·       Pray for your heart to be clearly focused on the Lord

Day 11: Monday – PEACE
John 16:33
These things I have spoken to you,
that in Me you may have peace.
In the world you will have tribulation;
but be of good cheer,
I have overcome the world.
·       Pray that the peace of God will rule in your heart, church, and nation.
·       Pray that you will be a person who brings peace.

Day 12: Tuesday – HOPE
Psalm 130:5-6
I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,
And in His word I do hope.
My soul waits for the Lord
More than those who watch for the morning—
Yes, more than those who watch for the morning.
·       Pray that the Lord will strengthen your hope in Him.
·       Thank the Lord for His faithfulness to fulfill His Word.

Day 13: Wednesday – REMEMBERED
Numbers 10:9
When you go to war in your land against the enemy who oppresses you,
then you shall sound an alarm with the trumpets,
and you will be remembered before the Lord your God,
and you will be saved from your enemies.
·       Thank God for His promise of remembering and rescuing His people.
·       Pray that the Lord will help you, your church, and your nation to realize their need to trust God.

Day 14: Thursday – BETTER
Proverbs 15:16-17
Better is a little with the fear of the Lord,
Than great treasure with trouble.
Better is a dinner of herbs where love is,
Than a fatted calf with hatred.
·       Pray for an increased spirit of generosity.
·       Help us to prioritize character over wealth and possessions.

Day 15: Friday - LOVE
Romans 5:7-8
For scarcely for a righteous man will one die;
yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. 
But God demonstrates His own love toward us,
in that while we were still sinners,
Christ died for us. 
·       Thank the Lord for demonstrating His love to us by Christ’s death and resurrection.
·       Pray for preachers to proclaim the Word of God regarding sin and God’s love for us.

Day 16: Saturday – TRANSFORMATION
Romans 12:2
And do not be conformed to this world,
but be transformed by the renewing of your mind,
that you may prove what
is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
·       Pray for God to use His Word to reform your mind.
·       Ask God to convict us and forgive us of our worldliness. (Being like the world.)

Day 17: Sunday – TRUTH
Romans 1:18-19
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven
against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men,
who suppress the truth in unrighteousness,
because what may be known of God is manifest in them,
for God has shown it to them.
·       Ask the Lord for a holy boldness you and the Church to stand for truth in your nation.
·       Pray for repentance and mercy in the midst of God’s wrath.

Day 18: Monday –
Proverbs 3:9
Honor the Lord with your possessions,
And with the firstfruits of all your increase;
·       Pray that God would help you to honor Him with your generosity.
·       Pray that God would help you and your church give to Him abundantly and cheerfully.\

Day 19: Tuesday – SEEK
Jeremiah 29:13
Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me,
and I will listen to you.
And you will seek Me and find Me,
when you search for Me with all your heart.
·       Pray for God to give you a spirit of repentance to seek Him with all our heart.
·       Pray for God to give your church and nation desire to seek Him.

Day 20: Wednesday – STRONG
Deuteronomy 31:6
Be strong and of good courage,
do not fear nor be afraid of them;
for the Lord your God,
He is the One who goes with you.
He will not leave you nor forsake you.
·       Confess you have any fears you may have to the Lord.
·       Thank God for His promise to never leave us or forsake us.

Day 21: Thursday – LOOKING
Hebrews 12:2
looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith,
who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross,
despising the shame,
and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
·        Thank the Lord for enduring the cross on your behalf.
·        Pray that God will give you the courage to endure.

Day 22: Friday – TRUSTING
John 14:1
Let not your heart be troubled;
you believe in God,
believe also in Me.
·        Confess the things that are troubling your heart.
·        Ask God to help you trust him with the problems that trouble you.

Day 23: Saturday - EXPOSE
Ephesians 5:11
And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness,
but rather expose them.
·        Ask the Lord to shine brightly through you.
·        Pray for an explosion of light in your church to transform your community.

Day 24: Sunday – OBEY
Isaiah 50:10
“Who among you fears the Lord?
Who obeys the voice of His Servant?
Who walks in darkness
And has no light?
Let him trust in the name of the Lord
And rely upon his God.
·        Pray for the strength of the Holy Spirit to help you obey His Word.
·        Pray for a wave of the fear of the Lord to fall upon your country.

Day 25: Monday – PREPARED
Isaiah 1:17
Learn to do good;
Seek justice,
Rebuke the oppressor;
Defend the fatherless,
Plead for the widow.
·        Repent over the poor reputation the church has in our nation.
·        Pray for compassion to come over the church and overflow into practical action.

Day 26: Tuesday – CONSECRATE
Joshua 3:5
And Joshua said to the people,
“Sanctify yourselves,
for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you.”
·        Repent of the lack of consecration and purpose in your life.
·        Pray for a spirit of consecration and holiness to come upon you and the Church.

Day 27: Wednesday – FREEDOM
Galatians 5:1
Stand fast therefore in the liberty
by which Christ has made us free,
and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.
·        Thank the Lord for the freedom we have in Christ.
·        Pray that we will not again be burdened with the yoke of bondage.

Day 28: Thursday - TRUTH
John 8:32
And you shall know the truth,
and the truth shall make you free.
·        Pray for truth to become valued again in America.
·        Pray for a love for God’s truth the increase in the Church.

Day 29: Friday - HEALING
Jeremiah 33:6
Behold, I will bring it health and healing;
I will heal them and reveal to them the abundance of peace and truth.
·        Pray for a spirit of repentance to come on you and your church.
·        Pray for healing, peace, and security to come to this nation.

Day 30: Saturday – LIBERTY
Galatians 5:13
For you, brethren, have been called to liberty;
only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh,
but through love serve one another.
·        Pray for a new spirit of responsible freedom to sweep through our nation.
·        Thank the Lord for the freedom we have in Him.

Day 31: Sunday – SELF-SEEKING
James 3:16
For where envy and self-seeking exist, 
confusion and every evil thing are there.
·        Ask the Lord to reveal any envy or selfish ambition you may have and repent of it.
·        Pray that God will remove the envy and ambition from the leaders in our government.

Day 32: Monday – RIGHTEOUSNESS
Matthew 6:33
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness,
and all these things shall be added to you.
·        Commit yourself in prayer to seeking first His kingdom and righteousness.
·        Pray for a spirit of seeking God to pervade the church in America.

Day 33: Tuesday - LIGHT
Matthew 4:16
The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light,
and upon those who sat in the region and shadow of death
Light has dawned.
·        Pray that the Gospel of Christ will be preached powerfully in your church and nation.
·        Ask God to bring revival to you, your church, and nation.

Day 34: Wednesday – HOPE
Psalm 9:18
For the needy shall not always be forgotten;
The expectation of the poor shall not perish forever.
·        Pray for the humility and heart to reach out to the poor and forgotten.
·        Repent of any negative attitudes you may have toward the poor.

Day 35: Thursday – APPEAR
2 Corinthians 5:10
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ,
that each one may receive the things done in the body,
according to what he has done, whether good or bad.
·        Thank the Lord for paying the price of redemption so that your Judge is also your Savior.
·        Pray for God to help you live so you can appear before the judgment with peace.

Day 36: Friday – WISE
Deuteronomy 4:6-8
6 Therefore be careful to observe them; 
for this is your wisdom and your understanding
in the sight of the peoples who will hear all these statutes,
and say, ‘Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.’
 7 “For what great nation is there that has God so near to it,
as the Lord our God is to us,
for whatever reason we may call upon Him?
 8 And what great nation is there
that has such statutes and righteous judgments
as are in all this law which I set before you this day?
·        Thank God for the good foundation His Word provides for our laws.
·        Pray for the judges of our nation to seek the foundation of wisdom from above.

Day 37: Saturday – SHARING
Philemon 1:6
…that the sharing of your faith may become effective
by the acknowledgment of every good thing
which is in you in Christ Jesus.
·        Ask the Lord to show you the next steps that you need to take in sharing your faith.
·        Pray for a fresh wave of evangelism to sweep over America.

Day 38: Sunday – PROFIT
Mark 8:36
For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world,
and loses his own soul?
·        Ask the Lord to show you clearly how you have measured success in yourself and others.
·        Pray for clarity of purpose in your life, with a focus on Jesus.

Day 39: Monday – CONTRITE
Isaiah 66:2
For all those things My hand has made,
And all those things exist,”
Says the Lord.
“But on this one will I look:
On him who is poor and of a contrite spirit,
And who trembles at My word.
·        Humble yourself before the Lord in prayer this day.
·        Pray for believers learn to humble themselves with a contrite spirit.

Day 40: Tuesday – A TIME
Esther 4:14
For if you remain completely silent at this time,
relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place,
but you and your father’s house will perish.
Yet who knows whether you have come
to the kingdom for such a time as this?
·        Pray for a clearer understanding of the days in which we live and how we should pray.
·        Pray for a spirit of prayer to come over your church and nation.