40 Days of Prayer

40 days and 40 nights. It’s a familiar phrase found throughout biblical scripture, often in the context of trial and testing. Moses was on Mount Sinai for 40 days and nights as he received the Ten Commandments from God. Jesus was tempted for 40 days and nights as he began his ministry, and later, we learn 40 days and nights passed between Jesus’ resurrection and ascension.

What a fitting number of days and nights to spend in prayer, fasting and listening for the Holy Spirit to guide our congregation. Please join us in our 40 Days of Prayer as we discern our next steps in ministry together.

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Day 40

A Prayer For The New Creation

"Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also, there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, ‘Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no pain, for the former things have passed away."

Revelation 21:1-4

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Day 39

A Prayer For A Greater Faith

"For we walk by faith, not by sight."

2 Corinthians 5:7

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Day 38

A Prayer To Contend For The Faith

"Beloved, while I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt compelled to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people."

Jude 1:3

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Day 37

A Prayer For Courage

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go."

Joshua 1:9

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Day 36

A Prayer For Steadfastness

"Therefore, brethren, stand fast and hold the traditions which you were taught, whether by word or our epistle. Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good hope by grace, comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and work."

2 Thessalonians 2:15-17

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Day 35

A Prayer For Victorious Living

"Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing."

2 Corinthians 2:14-15

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Day 34

A Prayer For Christlike Living

"Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ."

Galatians 6:2

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Day 33

A Prayer For Mission

"And Jesus came and spoke with them, saying, ‘All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore 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 observe all things I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.’ Amen."

Matthew 28:18-20

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Day 32

A Prayer For Social Justice

"He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you. But to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God."

Micah 6:8

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Day 31

A Prayer For Holy Peace

"Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the LORD; looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled."

Hebrews 12:14

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Day 30

A New Creation Prayer

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new."

2 Corinthians 5:17

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Day 29

A Prayer To Grow As Doers Of The Word

"But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the word, this one will be blessed in what he does."

James 1:22-25

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Day 28

A Prayer To Be Rooted In Christ's Love

"… that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height – to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God."

Ephesians 3:17-19

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Day 27

A Prayer For Generous Giving

"Give and it will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over will be put into your bosom.""So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver."

Luke 6:38a and 2 Corinthians 9:7

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Day 26

A Prayer For Fasting

"But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, so that you do not appear to men to be fasting, but to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly."

Matthew 6:16

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Day 25

A Prayer Of Gratitude

"Pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ for you. Do not quench the Spirit."

1 Thessalonians 5:17-19

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Day 24

A Prayer Of Assurance

"The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God."

Romans 8:16

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Day 23

A Prayer For Authentic Community

"They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common."

Acts 2:42-44

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Day 22

A Prayer For Works Of Mercy

“Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirst and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.’”

Matthew 25:34-35

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Day 21

A Prayer For Holy Love

“For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.”

Galatians 5:6

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Day 20

A Prayer For A Generous Hospitality

“Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.”

Hebrews 13:2

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Day 19

A Prayer For Presence

“Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion.”

Romans 12:15–16

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Day 18

A Prayer For An Undivided Heart

“Teach me Your ways, O Lord, and I will walk in Your truth, give me an undivided heart that I may fear Your name.”

Psalm 86:11

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Day 17

A Prayer Of Eucharist

“And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.’”

Luke 22:19

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Day 16

A Prayer Of Baptism Remembrance

“Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.” “There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.”

Romans 6:4 and Ephesians 4:4–6

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Day 15

A Prayer For The Church

“Simon Peter answered and said, ‘You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.’ Jesus answered and said to him, ‘Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. 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 16:16–19

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Day 14

A Prayer Of Praise For The Bible

“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

2 Timothy 3:16–17

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Day 13

A Prayer Of Praise For The Holy Spirit

“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.” “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

John 14:26 and Acts 1:8

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Day 12

A Prayer Of Exaltation For Christ Our King

“He (Christ) is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things exist. And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.”

Colossians 1:15–18

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Day 11

A Prayer Of Praise For Our Triune God

“Praise be to You, LORD, the God of our father Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Yours, LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, LORD, is the kingdom; You are exalted as head over all. Wealth and honor come from You; You are the ruler of all things. In Your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to God. Now, our God, we give You thanks, and praise Your glorious name.”

1 Chronicles 29:10b–13

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Day 10

A Prayer of Commitment

“And I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?’ Then I said, ‘Here am I! Send me.”

Isaiah 6:8

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Day 9

A Prayer of Cleansing

“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”

Psalm 51:10

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Day 8

A Prayer of Repentance

“So I said, ‘Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.’ Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a live coal which he had taken with the tongs from the altar. And he touched my mouth with it and said: ‘Behold, this has touched your lips; Your iniquity is taken away and your sin purged.”

Isaiah 6:5–7

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Day 7

A Prayer of Return

“Yet even now,’ says the LORD, ‘return to Me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping and with mourning; and rend your hearts and not your garments.’ Return to the LORD, your God, for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love, and repents of evil.”

Joel 2:12–13

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Day 6

A Prayer for Humility

“Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility for ‘God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble.’ Therefore, humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time.”

1 Peter 5:5, 6

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Day 5

A Prayer for Revelation

“Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe…”

Ephesians 1:15–19

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Day 4

A Prayer for Our Senior Pastor

“Now give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people, for who can judge this great people of Yours.”

2 Chronicles 1:10

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Day 3

A Prayer for Wisdom

“For the LORD give wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.”

Proverbs 2:6

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Day 2

A Seeking Prayer

“Seek the LORD and His strength; seek His face evermore.”

Psalm 105:4; Isaiah 55:6

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Day 1

A Prayer for God's Guidance

"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all those who do His commandments. His praise endures forever."

Psalm 111:10; Proverbs 1:7a

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