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PRAYER AND FASTING

March 17- Day of Fasting

Today is a day of personal prayer and fasting. 

Fasting is one way that we as individiuals can actively humble ourselves and devote our time seeking the face of God prayerfully and in submission.
If you are unable to fast from food, what is it you can give up this Saturday and use that time to seek God in prayer.

Psalm 34:4 I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.

Let’s use today and spend it in the Word of God and seeking God’s help and direction in the days ahead.

We have no idea what tomorrow will bring, but God does and let’s trust Him to see us through.

  • Pray that people will return to God. 
  • Pray for our Government –  making important decisions
  • Pray for families – Pray for protection from illness and for direction as to what to do during these difficult days as our schools have now closed for at least a two week period.
  • Pray for our medical professionals who are working tirelessly.
  • Pray for protection that our community will be spared of this virus.
  • Pray for those who have already been affected by this virus.
  • Pray for a speedy end to this difficult time.
  • Pray for the world – many countries are already affected by this virus.
  • Pray for our missionaries who serve not just locally but around the world that they would be safe from illness during this time.

When we are faced with uncertainty, our trust is in the Lord. Exercise caution but do not fear. I encourage you to focus upon Him. Encourage yourself in the Lord through worship, prayer and Scripture. Pray for and encourage one another.

do not be anxious about anything,  but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6

How to Pray

Prayer is about aligning our hearts with God’s. It is a conversation between us and God – a relationship where we can pour out our heart to God. 

Prayer is:

  • Talking with God
  • Listening to God
  • Asking and receiving

True prayer exalts God
Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted int he earth!” 

Matthew 6:9-13
Pray then like this:
“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come, your will be done,  on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

 

Do you have a prayer request you would like as a ministry team pray over. Go to The Prayer Center page and fill out the prayer request form. We will commit to pray over your request for 30 days.

Adoration – Begin in worship. Worship God for who He is. Have an attitude of thanksgiving.

“There is none holy like the Lord:
for there is none besides you; there is no rock like our God.
1 Samuel 2:2

Praise the Lord! Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!  Psalm 106:1

Intercession – Praying on behalf of others.

praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, Ephesians 6:18

Petition – Praying for ourselves, our family, our church. 

“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 the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. Matthew 7:7-8

do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  Philippians 4:6

Confession – I agree with God about my sin. Ask God to forgive me and also that we forgive others.

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9

Deliverance – Deliverance from temptation, protection and safety. 

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. 1 Corinthians 10:13