United Back to School Prayers

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Cry Out in United Back to School Prayers by Linda Fegins

Pour out your heart like water in the presence of the Lord. Lift up your hands to him for the lives of your children” (Lam. 2:19)

School has started for private and charter schools and soon will for public schools around the country. We need to consistently pray united back to school prayers for our children, parents, teachers, the school board and the entire school system. Through prayer, families, our children’s lives, and our world can be changed. God will show us how to use the power that believers have within through the power of the Holy Spirit to transform our schools and deliver them from violence, disorganization, and poor administration. Through united consistent prayer, God will give us the power, wisdom, knowledge, and creativity to solve the many school problems that plague our city schools and school board. Through prayer the right leaders will arise to enable the community to come together to take productive and strategic action to transform our educational system and our schools.

We need to pray for the educational mountain sphere that affects our children and youth’s minds and impacts their lives. Yes, our educational system can be changed significantly. It will be changed by two important actions. Our educational mountain systems, particularly our public school system can and will be changed by united and individual prayer, then by our obedience when God calls believers and intercessors as I always and say “to put hands and feet on their prayers” and to take strategic action.

Can prayer change public schools? Yes,united back to school prayers and prayer period can. Believe it!
Pray for the school your child attends as you drive your child to school .Pray for a school in your neighborhood. Encourage your children to pray for their school and teachers.

Parents and the community need to unite in prayer in our neighborhoods and on the school grounds to serve as prayer warriors who battle in the spiritual realm for the lives of children and teenagers as they go off to school and colleges for at least a half hour to one hour every week. Let’s challenge ourselves to daily pray for the safety of our children and that God will deliver them from evil and thwart every scheme of the enemy.
Prayer: Lord in the name of Jesus we pray that you cover the children and youth through the blood and “stay the hand of violence against the children and staff of the school. Dismantle any plan to bring harm to them. Expose any weapon brought on the school premises and render it harmless”.( from Power-Packed Prayers for Public Schools by Ida Rose Heckard).

Here’s a prayer for the safety of your children and a prayer to help them with achievement.

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A Prayer for Your Child’s Protection and Safety

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Heavenly Father, you are the sure defense of our children, you are the rock of refuge, their high tower, and their protector. How I praise you and thank you for the certain knowledge I have that you care for my child, you will be with him/her always and you will keep him/her from the evil one.

Lord, you saved Israel from the hands of the enemies time and time again. You delivered your people and helped them to dwell in safety. Be a very present help to my son/ daughter__________________(state their name )as he/she goes out to play, goes to school, attends college and faces the challenges and responsibilities in our society. Lord build a hedge of protection all around the school building, playground, bathrooms, classroom and hide them under the protection of your wings as in Psalm 91in the name of Jesus.

Keep our home safe from all fear and dispatch your angles to protect my children at school,on campus, on the playground, on the bus and walking home from school. Uphold my child, ______according to your Word, Lord, so that he/she might truly live, experiencing the abundant life you have promised to all who come to you. Let him/ her never be ashamed of you. Hold him/her up so that he/she will always be safe and will have respect to your statues continually. I pray that he will honor You and your Word. I thank you, Father for the promises of your Word, and that you are a shield unto them that put their trust in you. Deliver them from all who would harm them.

Psalm 56:9; Psalm 94:22; Psalm 144:2; Deuteronomy 32:38 1Peter 5:7; Matthew 28:20; Galatians 1:4; Psalm 46:1;Matthew 4:6;Psalm 91
(Prayers That Prevail for Your Children by Richards and Hildebrand)

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Prayer for Students’ Academics

Father, I pray for ____________________________________ who is facing the new school or college year and the challenges and difficulties of school responsibilities. Impart your wisdom to him/her so that he/she will understand that wisdom is the principal thing. Motivate him/her to seek wisdom and to gain understanding.

Grace and mercy come from you, Lord. As you did for Daniel and three Hebrew children, I ask that you give my children knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom that he/she they may be excellent in all his/her their school work and activities.

You are a very present help to____________________ __________________in all areas of his/her life. Help him/her to call upon you when the demands of scholastic life threaten to overwhelm him/her.
May________________ realize that you have a plan and purpose for his/her life. Gave him/her the motivation to pursue your goals for him/her. Protect him/her from all harmful influences.
Keep him//her mind stayed on you. When philosophies and theories of this world oppose his/her faith, help him/her to maintain a constant focus on you, to run his her course with patience, looking unto you. Lord Jesus, the author and finisher of his/her faith.

Bless __________ with clarity of mind as he/she studies. Help him/her to be diligent and to avoid the error of procrastination concerning assignments. Remind him/her to remain faithful even in the things he or she may consider unimportant.

Give him/her faith in your promise, as he/she faces tests and exams, that by your great Comforter, the Holy Spirit, you will bring all things to his/her remembrance.

Thank you for providing us with all we need to meet the challenges of life. You have equipped _____________with the necessary abilities to do well in school. Help _____to remember to be thankful to you for the abilities and aptitude you have given to him/her.

Bless him/her and use him/her to bring glory to your name. Thank you Lord. Amen
(References omitted.)Prayer That Prevail for Your Children by Richards and Hildebrand

Wednesday we will share prayer points for children , teachers and administrators.

Linda Fegins, The Prayer Leader ( 2015)

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Linda D. Fegins, “The Prayer Leader”.Linda Fegins, “The Prayer Leader” serves as prayer leader and teacher/trainer on the “Prayer Boot Camp” with the Global Missions Prayer Force and as a guest intercessor and volunteer for Girlfriends Pray a global prayer ministry. She served as Prayer Coordinator for over 13 years( later Director over the Prayer Ministry) for the Lydia Circle Christian Business and Professional Women. As part of the Lydia Circle she has lead over a dozen prayer boot camps, and has lead prayer services and workshops in the Bahamas and in South Africa and was on the prayer team of a medical missions trips to Jamaica under the leadership of Rev. Jackie McCullough.

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Empower Kids With Child Prayer Tools

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Parents, adults, and the church must provide our children an opportunity to learn and practice prayer in an encouraging environment. Children need guidance in all areas of growing up- including prayer. Training our children to pray complies with the directive to “train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it” Proverbs 22:6. Parents and the church must nurture our children’s prayer life by involving them in prayer at home and in your church’s prayer life.

Parents and those leaders in the church must encourage praying in an encouraging safe environment and provide kids with child prayer tools for kids to help them learn to pray effectively. Adults must pray before their children and pray with them. Listed below are four of seven foundational aspects of prayer to teach children so that kids can develop a healthy prayer life:

1. Remember prayer is a relationship with God* . Children lack the sophistication that comes from praying around spiritual “pros”. Their innocent prayers often make us smile. But that’s the way we want them to pray- naturally and in relationship with the Father. We want them to grow up with a simple approach to conversation with God.

2. Teach God’s Attributes. It’s not nearly as important to teach children the mechanics of prayer as it is to help them know to whom they are praying. God is love. He is holy He is compassionate. He is powerful. The more children under who God is, the more intimately and confidently they can pray.

3. Use the Bible when you pray. An important way to mature children’s prayer lives is to help them to build a prayer vocabulary by teaching them to pray Scripture. Using Scripture to formulate prayers opens up a whole new way of talking to God-new words, concepts and subjects to pray about.

4. Show that God responds to simple faith. One of the best ways to instill faith in children is to share with them about God’s faithfulness. When parents, teachers and church workers tell kids their most memorable faith stories, to kids it usually isn’t long before the children start having faith stories of their own.
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* All 4 of the 7 points were adapted from Prayer- Saturated Kids by Cheryl Sacks and Arlyn Lawrence “Seven Prayer Essentials for Kids” ( NavPress @2007) found in Pray! Magazine July/August 2007

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Linda D. Fegins, “The Prayer Leader”.Linda Fegins, “The Prayer Leader” serves as prayer leader and teacher/trainer on the “Prayer Boot Camp” with the Global Missions Prayer Force and as a guest intercessor and volunteer for Girlfriends Pray a global prayer ministry. She served as Prayer Coordinator for over 13 years( later Director over the Prayer Ministry) for the Lydia Circle Christian Business and Professional Women. As part of the Lydia Circle she has lead over a dozen prayer boot camps, and has lead prayer services and workshops in the Bahamas and in South Africa and was on the prayer team of a medical missions trips to Jamaica under the leadership of Rev. Jackie McCullough.

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Celebrate the Men in Our Lives by Linda Fegins

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Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love.1 Corinthians 16:13-14 NIV

Let’s celebrate the men in our lives. Celebrate the fathers, brothers, uncles, friends, and sons in your lives. Take this month, to acknowledge the important role that the fathers, both natural and spiritual, play in the lives of their children; as role models, care givers, providers, protectors, and supporters. Acknowledge how men serve you and the women in their lives as good husbands, providers, protectors, supporters, friends, supporters of equality for women in the work place, and who take out the garbage,cheer on your accomplishments and endeavors, who will be there if your car has stopped or a man has broken your heart and the myriad of other roles that men play in the lives of women and children.

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Oftentimes men of color are not given the recognition and appreciation they deserve. They are not always spoken of in a positive light sometimes even by “women of color”. The negative protrayal and perception of men of color by society is apparent when we observe the racial profiling and unjustified shootings of men of color and the manner in which men of color have been portrayed by the media. Let men of color know we recognize and respect them.

So in the month of June and this Father’s Day, as you reflect on the men in your life who have made a positive impact in your life, take a few minutes to say “Thank you”. Share the work that “man” has done in your life and the lives of your family and children. Let the man/men in your life know you believe that while he is not perfect, he is a “mighty good man”.

I challenge you to share and leave your positive comments and reflections about the men in your life-your husband, uncle, brother, cousin, son, your father, grandfather, stepdad or a father figure. Share the color of the loving, positive, supportive relationship you have or had with the men or father figure in your life.

Three things you can also do to show your appreciation.

1. Brag on the man or men in your life all month long not just on Father’s Day. Say “Thank You”. Let him know you appreciate him. Men need encouragement. “We should seize every opportunity to give encouragement. Encouragement is oxygen to the soul.” “A word spoken in due season, how good is it! Proverbs 15:23b.

2. Encourage him to get a Check up. Men’s health issues significantly impact everyone around them and far too many men do not ever see a doctor unless there is something seriously wrong or a partner or spouse makes the appointment for them.
A good time to do just that is June, which is Men’s Health Month. Men’s Health Month is intended to increase awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.

3. Pray for the men in your life. Here are some specific prayer points for men in general and for fathers.

Prayer focuses for men in general:-

– Pray that men will seek God and honor Him in faithfulness, wisdom and truth;
-Salvation-Pray each man would accept the Lord as their personal savior.
-Pray that each man will have a hunger and thirst for God and seek Him in prayer and become a man of prayer.
-Pray each man will walk in his servant leadership role in the home and community.
– Pray that men would walk as the honorable priests and leaders of their homes.
-Pray that men become an energizing force in the church.
-Pray that each man would know and walk in his purpose and be a productive worker for God and the community.
-Pray that each man will develop a Holy Ghost vision for his life that would serve family and serve and advance God’s purpose.
– Men’s Health- June is Men’s National Health month. Pray that men will obtain prostate cancer and other physical examinations.
• -Pray that men will take his rightful place in the battle for the family and will pray, win victories, rout the enemy, and defeat the foes of the Gospel.

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A few prayer points for fathers:

Scripture: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and spite the earth with a curse. Malachi 4:6

Scripture- Fathers, provoke not your children [to anger], lest they be discouraged. Colossians 3:21

– Pray for fathers to be saved.
– Pray for father’s identity to be centered in Christ-like servant leadership of their children.
-Pray for vision in their lives that would serve family and serve and advance God’s purpose.
-Pray that fathers will be the honorable priest and leaders of their homes.
-Pray that fathers will yield to the call back to their children to love, nurture and teach them.
-Pray that fathers will look to God as the ultimate spiritual head of their homes.
Pray God will instill a wholesome supportive fatherhood among the fathers.
-Pray that absentee fathers would change their lifestyle to nurture their children .
-Pray that children will see the character of the heavenly Father in the lives of their dads.
-Pray that loving and nurturing father figures and mentors will arise in the lives of fatherless children.

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By Linda D. Fegins, “The Prayer Leader”.Linda Fegins, “The Prayer Leader” serves as prayer leader and teacher/trainer on the “Prayer Boot Camp” with the Global Missions Prayer Force and as a guest intercessor and volunteer for Girlfriends Pray a global prayer ministry. She served as Prayer Coordinator for over 13 years( later Director over the Prayer Ministry) for the Lydia Circle Christian Business and Professional Women. As part of the Lydia Circle she has lead over a dozen prayer boot camps, and has lead prayer services and workshops in the Bahamas and in South Africa and was on the prayer team of a medical missions trips to Jamaica under the leadership of Rev. Jackie McCullough.

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“Hear Our Cry Oh Lord” National Day of Prayer

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Thursday, May 7, 2015 National Day of Prayer Theme: “Lord Hear Our Cry”
Scripture: I Kings 8:28 “Hear the cry and the prayer that your servant is praying in your presence this day.”: Hear our cry!!!
National Day of Prayers prayer focuses are:
Government, Family, Church, Education,Media, Armed Forces, Market Place/Business see Linda Fegins Pray & Act Write – Right
Let us pray corporately and individually over our families, government etc so that we can glorify God and heal the land and our families. Let us not take it for granted for the freedom to call out loud and worship the Lord freely.

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In you all the families of the earth will be blessed. Genesis 12:3 (KJV)
If a house is divided against itself , that house cannot stand. Mark 3:25
• Pray for unity and love in family units that reaches out in hospitality toward others. Romans 12:9-13.
• Pray for God centered relationships among family members.
• Pray that parents will be bold to instruct their children in God’s way of living and lead their families to pray together.
• Pray for relationships between parents and children that it be one of love, respect, honor and obedience.
• Pray for a return to the biblical mandate to train children at home.
• Pray that families will follow godly principles.
• Pray for our youth –their safety, protection, obedience, purpose and excellence.
• Pray for families dismantled by divorce to be healed
.• Pray that Christ forgiveness would dissolve anger, bitterness and strife in relationships among family members.
• Pray for the family and for elected leaders and the members of our judicial system as they consider proposed legislation and various court cases related to marriage and the family to preserve what God inteneded.

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Government I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty 1 Timothy 2:1-2
• Pray for righteousness to prevail in this nation. Righteousness exalts a nation Proverbs 14:34.
• Pray for our leaders, as well as the judges in our courts. Ask God to grant them wisdom to act with integrity.1 Timothy 2:1-2.
• Pray that leaders will be granted divine wisdom, guidance and strength to fulfill their important roles; leaders to make wise decisions.
• Pray for righteous judges and judgments in every court (Isaiah 1:26).

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Love. Hope. Faith. Anthology .What’s It All About ? Produced by Vanessa Miller

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Title: Love. Hope. Faith Anthology
Complied by: Vanessa Miller
Genre: Christian Inspirational, Non-Fiction

About the Book

Stories of Love, Hope and Faith line the pages of this spiritually uplifting anthology produced by bestselling author, Vanessa Miller. Love. Hope. Faith. will take you on a journey toward your happy place. The contributing writers of this anthology pour out their hearts to deliver soul-stirring, Godly stories of triumph. The Love. Hope. Faith. anthology will touch your heart as it allows you to believe again.

Excerpts

From Trust-less to Trustworthy – By: Yvette Wilson Bentley

“When I looked at my friendships with women and why I didn’t trust them, I realized that I had lots to unpack and examine. I was okay not trusting women, but I knew that living as a Christian meant that my attitude and mindset had to change. Was it something that I wanted to do? At first, absolutely not! But I knew that to be of service to God and His people, a change had to be made, so I became willing to be willing”.

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“God, You promised that if I served You, followed You with every fiber of my being, then You would restore my family. It’s been five years. I don’t doubt that You can do anything. You specialize in the impossible, but my faith is faltering.” Jason then prayed in his heavenly language.
I am not a man that I should lie. I will complete the good work I have begun.
Jason released a sigh of relief. “Thank You for hearing me. I’ll wait. However long it takes, I will wait.”

No Greater Love – By: Rita Moore

“A few weeks into my pregnancy the doctor told us, the medications I had been taking caused harm to our child, test showed abnormal fluid. He suggested we terminate the pregnancy, or prepare for a child with birth defects! I was devastated, but my husband reminded me of the God we serve! Abortion was not an option! We found a new doctor, a believer, a doctor who trusted the miracle working love of God! Nine months later we had a perfectly healthy baby girl!”
“On the day of my surgery, prior to being wheeled into surgery, the doctor took my hand and said, “It is my custom to pray with my patients prior to conducting surgery”. I have never known a doctor to do that! Everything happens for a reason. His prayer spoke of his faith and trust in God to guide his hands, and he prayed for my complete healing. I felt confident he was definitely the doctor I needed to perform the surgery. God said He perfects those things that concern us!”

Leap Into Your Destiny- By: Sherae Bell

One morning in late December, as I posted what I expected to be my last prayer to Facebook, my seven-year-old granddaughter, Anashija, ran into the room.
She stood beside me, put her arm around my neck and politely, but in a matter-of-fact manner, said, “Grandma, are you writing your God Notes?”
I did not realize that she had been paying attention. Surprised, I looked at her and said, “My God Notes?”
“Yes, Grandma, your God Notes!”
“Why did you call them my ‘God Notes’?”
She took a deep breathe, sighed and then said, “Grandma, because you write your notes to God every day.” She ran out of the room as if she had completed her mission to confirm that my postings had nothing to do with me and everything to do with God.
God’s timing is always perfect. Not until we acknowledge that it is just that, His timing, will we be able to live as He has designed. Every time I wanted to give up, He stopped me from waving the flag. I realized that God ordained my words. I knew that He had more work for me. God is faithful. He brings to fruition what He has ordained to be accomplished, no matter the package used to deliver it.

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Courage To Stand- By Paulette Harper

Have you ever took a step of faith in what you believed you heard from God and got mid-way through and wanted to turn back, put the brakes on, put the car in reverse and start all over? You knew this was not the way you had envisioned your current situation. Everything you see before you tells you that somehow you’ve missed God. Fear settles in, doubt and anxiety comes knocking at your heart.
Prior to taking that step of faith, confidence in what you were doing was strong and un-quenching, yet all alone God knew exactly what trouble awaited you, what problems were in the making and He knew you would be in that place of doubt and disbelief.
In your mind, you began to question if God told you to do this, did you really hear God? For sure if God told you then there shouldn’t be any problems, no challenges, no regrets, right? On the contrary, it’s in those places that we can be assured that God has us right where He wants us. In places of trouble, in that wilderness, in that place where even His still quiet voice is not speaking. This place is where your faith will be stretched, the promises of God will be challenged or questioned. It’s in this place that going back seems like the better solution, at least that’s what your flesh wants you to believe. Clearly what’s in front is more difficult than what is behind.

First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage – By: Valerie J. Lewis-Coleman

All eyes were on Jeanine as she took slow orchestrated steps toward the altar. The beaded embellishments on her tailored gown glistened in the sunrays that beamed through the cathedral windows. Every strand of her short bob was in place, Mac makeup flawless. The elegant bouquet of fresh-cut flowers bombarded her senses. For a brief moment, she stopped, closed her eyes, inhaled. The pianist seemed to strike the keys in sync with her racing heart. She opened her eyes and gazed down the aisle to see the groom poised, ready to meet his bride. A full smile washed across her face, she steadied her breathing. As she walked toward him, acknowledging each friend and family member with a glance, slight grin and head nod, she whispered a prayer.
“Father, I thank You for this beautiful day. Everything is coming together as planned; even the weather is perfect. I ask Your grace upon this union. Let it flourish. Keep away the naysayers. Divorce is not an option as this marriage will represent Your unconditional love. I count my request as done. I just have one question: When will it be my turn as bride? I’m happy for my girl, but…I’m tired of being alone, crying myself to sleep. Smiling at every man I meet, hoping, praying that he’s the one. I love my nieces and nephews, but I’m ready to be a mother. The official has shot the gun to start the foot race and I’m stuck in the blocks watching my girlfriends run ahead with husbands in tow. Why am I still single? What is it about me that keeps me on this side of matrimony?”
As the tears flowed, Jeanine took her place, two bridesmaids from the bride. She dabbed at the tears with a monogrammed handkerchief provided by the groomsman who escorted her.

As I Look Back – by: LaDawn Michelle

When I first got clean from drugs I learned in order to positively deal with any feelings I must first identify them. Today there is a popular saying going around “I felt some type of way.” That phrase doesn’t do anything to promote healing. “I feel some type of way” does not identify a feeling. You cannot heal emotionally by identifying with “feeling some type of way.” The only thing the statement does is give a voice to the fact that there is a dysfunction in your emotions. We must be careful that we do not allow our spirits to latch onto the commonalities society gives us that do not promote good emotional health by handicapping us with catchy phrases that mean absolutely nothing once they are dissected. One of the first tools I was given when I got clean from drugs was a feeling words list. In order to embark on a journey of emotional healing, one of your first steps may be to get a feeling word list and use it.

Triumphant Victory – by: Kyna Williams

My mind had been tainted to believe that all the good things in life only happened for the pretty girls with long hair or the children with both parents in the home. I believed the world was filled with two categories of people. One category consisted of “THOSE OTHER PEOPLE” who seemingly have no problems, no hidden secrets, or shameful pasts that stripped them of the freedom to live the “Good Life.” The second category consisted of the broken souls, filled with hopelessness, like me. I was void of even the faintest perception that I would one day have the opportunity to be one of “THOSE OTHER PEOPLE.” I had decided within myself that I was damaged goods. I carried with me the weight of emotional baggage my secretive fragile past had attached to me, limiting my ability to dream of a future where I would be free to live the “Good Life” or any type of life that did not require me to mask who I felt I really was beneath the surface of my glamorous facade. If anyone were to find out who I really was beneath it all, it would certainly result in the complete ruin of the flawless public façade I had mastered displaying.

The Visionary – by: Loureva Slade

“I need you all to trust me,” Pastor Gaines said as he tensely tapped his fingers on the table, unamused by Deacon Clemmons’ humor. “And if that is too difficult, trust that God has put me over this congregation and trust that He won’t allow me to do anything that doesn’t align with His will. Can you all just do that?”

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Rejoice and Rise Spritually: Praise His Name

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God is a good God. REJOICE! Praise His name! Hopefully during the 40 Day Prayer journey you have repented from the things that displease God. I pray that you have strived to rise spiritually in study of the Word, in love for God and others,in faith, in walking in the Spirit and have increased in your personal and corporate prayer life.

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DAY 40 – March 29 Seeking to Rise Spiritually by Worshiping God Together Forever
Scriptures: 1 Chron. 16:7-36; Psalm 96

Pray:
• Pray for the church to have a Christ-centered worship experience in spirit and truth that will please the Father.
• Pray for sincere and honest exaltation of the name of the Lord, born of the Holy Spirit and the Word.
• Pray for humility and unity among believers that will give rise to worshiping the Lord in the beauty of His holiness throughout the church.
• Pray that the people of God will see themselves how God sees them.
• Pray that you will be able to share an encouraging word today with someone.
• Pray for people to be saved this day.
• Pray for believers to be filled with expectant love for Christ and that He would manifest Himself in such a way that rocks the church and the nations.
• Pray that you and members of the church will worship the Lord in spirit and in truth.
• Praise God – that He reigns now and forever. Amen!
• REJOICE!!!——–This is the last day of the 40 Day Prayer Journey (Technically there are 46 days this year until Resurrection Sunday). Rejoice that God, the Exalted One, gives us the privilege of celebrating and honoring His rightful place as the Almighty Lord and King of Kings. Praise God that His name is above every name and that at His name every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father. Hallelujah! Jesus is alive and is our soon coming King.

Spiritual Rise Act
Stand up and Praise the Lord for at least 7 minutes by telling Him how worthy and great He is. Tell Him about His attributes and characteristics. Now thank Him for the things in your heart for which you are thankful.

Linda Fegins, “The Prayer Leader” serves as prayer leader and teacher/trainer on the “Prayer Boot Camp” with the Global Missions Prayer Force and as a guest intercessor and volunteer for Girlfriends Pray a global prayer ministry. She served as Prayer Coordinator for over 13 years( later Director over the Prayer Ministry) for the Lydia Circle Christian Business and Professional Women. As part of the Lydia Circle she has lead over a dozen prayer boot camps, and has lead prayer services and workshops in the Bahamas and in South Africa and was on the prayer team of a medical missions trips to Jamaica under the leadership of Rev. Jackie McCullough.

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Rise Spiritually in a Lifestyle of Prayer :Day 38-39

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On this 38th day of this 40 Day Prayer Journey we thank the Lord for your perseverance. I pray that you rise spiritually to grow in the study of the Word and in a consistent lifestyle of prayer with fervency, power and love. You can have victory as Day 39 indicates.
Examine your heart and mind. Pray:
Dear LORD, do I really accept Your Word and live according to it regardless of circumstances, or do I only hold onto it as long as it is easy, convenient, or profitable? Do I pray for daily intimacy with you or do I run to you as a last resort ? Do whatever You need to do in me, for me, with me, or through me–even in spite of me–to make it so that I obey your Word and that I pray without ceasing 1 Thess 5:17. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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DAY 38 – March 27 Seeking to Rise Spiritually by Increasing Our Personal and Corporate Prayer Life
David: Finding Renewal through Confession
Scriptures: Psalm 51:7-10 (For background to this confession, read 2 Samuel 11-12)

Pray:
• Praise God for His mercy. Mercy means that God does not treat us as we deserve.
• Thank God for conviction or “good guilt” that drives us into the arms of His forgiving love when we confess.
• Confess any wrong you are aware of that remains unconfessed. Repent.
• Ask for a clean heart, a renewed life and a steadfast spirit.
• Pray that God will give the church sensitivity to sin and a readiness to confess when and if that is needed.
• Thank God for His unspeakable gift. JESUS. 2 Corinthians 9:15
• Pray for God’s people to stand still and hear His voice.
• Pray for those who have lost a love one and the loved one didn’t know Christ.

Spiritual Rise Check Up- Write responses in a journal or notebook
Do you specifically confess your sin to God? Think of a time when sin hampered your relationship with God. What did you do to restore the relationship?

Spiritual Rise Act Meditate on Psalm 51. Let the Spirit teach you important things about confession and restoration from the verses. Write a prayer of confession to the Lord.

DAY 39 – March 28 Seeking to Rise Spiritually by Increasing Our Personal And Corporate Prayer Life
Jehoshaphat : Victory Through Prayer
Scriptures: 2 Chronicles 20: 6, 12 ( Read the story of this victory in 2 Chronicles 20:1-30)

Pray:
• Praise God for the power and might that are in his hands, and that no one can withstand Him.
• Thank God for his readiness to hear prayer and to deliver those who trust in Him.
• Confess if there is little praise in your prayer. Confess that you have neglected the praise that is important to Him.
• Ask God for a praising heart.
• Pray that the family, which God founded, facing major enemies rallied by the evil one, may be delivered and broken relationships healed. Pray that God will confuse the enemy and cause them to self-destruct or repent.
• Pray that you are growing in your spiritual walk to please God, and that you will continue to pursue your walk, and not go backward, but always forward.
• Pray that you will have favor and good understanding with God first and then with men and women. Proverb 3:4
• Pray for outbreaks of praise to God from the people in our city as they see new displays of Christ’s power.

Spiritual Rise Check Up- Write responses in a journal or notebook
Do you spend time praising God by identifying His attributes?

Spiritual Rise ActDedicate an extended time to praise this week. Meditate on passages like 1 Chronicles 29:10-13 and Psalm 145: 1-7. Write out your own prayer of praise. Adopt the rule of no asking or supplication for the first five to seven minutes of your prayer time.

Linda Fegins, “The Prayer Leader” serves as prayer leader and teacher/trainer on the “Prayer Boot Camp” with the Global Missions Prayer Force and as a guest intercessor and volunteer for Girlfriends Pray a global prayer ministry. She served as Prayer Coordinator for over 13 years( later Director over the Prayer Ministry) for the Lydia Circle Christian Business and Professional Women. As part of the Lydia Circle she has lead over a dozen prayer boot camps, and has lead prayer services and workshops in the Bahamas and in South Africa and was on the prayer team of a medical missions trips to Jamaica under the leadership of Rev. Jackie McCullough. She is also a member of the National Church Prayer Leaders Network and serves as the Prayer Leader of the Intercessory Prayer Ministry of her church

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Rise Spiritually: Increase in Personal and Corporate Prayer

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It’s Day 37 of the 40 Day Prayer Journey. Keep pressing in prayer and the study of the Word to enable you to increase in your personal and corporate prayer life.

DAY 37 – March 26 Seeking to Rise Spiritually by Increasing Our Personal and Corporate Prayer Life

Elijah: An Ordinary Man Who Prayed Powerfully
Scriptures: James 5:17-18 Read the full story of Elijah’s prayer victory in 1 Kings 17-18

Pray:
• Praise God for the power that makes powerful praying possible.
• Thank God that he hears and answers the prayers of ordinary persons and makes it possible for us to pray powerfully.
• Ask God to reveal to you what he wants you to pray about and to help you pray earnestly and persistently.
• Pray that God will cause his church to grow strong in prayer and be effective in ministry.
• Pray that men, women, boys, and girls will be happy to be enlightened and empowered of the things of God.
• Tell God that you are available to pray earnestly and persistently about anything that He lays on your heart and that you will listen for His direction. Now listen for God’s directions.
• Pray for the Holy Spirit to bring victory over all unrighteousness.
• Pray for the Arts and Entertainment Industry-that God will inspire artist and those in the entertainment industry with creativity and wisdom that reflect God’s beauty and truth; pray for salvation of those in the industry; and that those who come to follow Christ will follow Christ with courage and take a stand for Jesus.

Spiritual Rise Check Up- Write responses in a journal or notebook
Meditate on the above scripture. Name three things about Elijah’s prayer life that made it effective. How will you rise to go about getting and doing what you need to do to improve upon your prayer life?

Spiritual Rise Act
Before you make requests of God, ask Him what He wants you to pray for in each case. Then pause to listen for the Spirit’s prompt. Pray as lead by the Spirit.

Linda Fegins ” The Prayer Leader” ldfaygo@gmail.com

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Rise Spiritually in Personal and Corporate Prayer

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The disciples asked Jesus “Lord teach us to pray”. Those few words are powerful. Each of us should want to learn to pray more effectively and not amiss to gain greater intimacy with the Lord and pray His will for the Kingdom. We should seek to spiritually rise in our personal and corporate prayer life. Let’s learn from the Word how to pray. Let’s look at Jesus’ prayer life. Below is Day 35 and 36 of the 40 Day Prayer Journey. Meditate on the Scripture and pray the pray points. Don’t neglect to do the exercise and to write your reflections and what the Holy Spirit pours into you in a journal.

DAY 35 – March 24 Seeking to Rise Spiritually by Increasing Our Personal and Corporate Prayer Life
Scriptures: Mark 1:35; Luke 5:16; Luke 6:18 (Jesus’ prayer life)

Pray:
• Praise Jesus for modeling a strong pattern of prayer for us.
• Confess any shortcoming in your prayer life of which you are aware.
• Thank the Holy Spirit for His ability and willingness to purify our prayers and to help us when we don’t know how to pray very well (Romans 8:26).
• Ask Christ for the grace to pray as Jesus prayed.
• Pray that the church will grow in love, grace and mercy to impact the community and the world.
• Pray that individual and corporation intercession and prayer will increase in you and among the members of your church.
• Thank God that He has established that His church will be called a house of prayer for all nations. Pray that your church will be the kind of house of prayer that pleases Christ.
• Pray for the Intercessory Prayer Team Ministry. Call them by name. Pray that they will effectively and boldly mobilize, lead, train and encourage others in individual and corporate prayer.

Spiritual Rise Check Up- Write responses in a journal or notebook
If someone wrote a theme of your life would prayer be a key theme in it? Consider the area of your prayer life that most needs improving.

Spiritual Rise Act
Meditate on the scriptures about Jesus’ prayer life. Find three things He prayed for in the book of Mark. Now apply the three things or the Word to your prayer life where applicable.

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DAY 36 – March 25 Seeking to Rise Spiritually by Increasing Our Personal and Corporate Prayer Life
Scriptures: Colossians 1:3,9; Romans 1:9-10; 10:1 (Paul Prayed Constantly)

Pray:
• Pray for an increase in your desire to consistently pray for others.
• Confess to the Lord if you don’t like to pray for others or don’t pray for others and think it is boring. Is it because you don’t love them as you should? Confess that also.
• Pray for an increase in your ability to see the good in others, for a deep sense of care for the well-being of others and for confidence that your prayers will make a difference in their lives.
• Thank the Holy Spirit for His ability and willingness to purify our prayers and to help us when we don’t know how to pray very well (Romans 8:26).
• Thank God for others in your family, congregation, or circle of friends. Tell God the specific things about them for which you are thankful.
• Pray for your pastor . I pray for Pastor Littlejohn and Sister Cheryl.
• Pray that grace to minister and serve together in love, honor, and humility will exist throughout the church.
• Pray for Governor Snyder, Mayor Duggan and the City Council.Pray for your govenor, city council and the mayor of your city.

Spiritual Rise Check Up- Write responses in a journal or notebook
What kind of help with prayer do you most need from the Holy Spirit? How will you rise to go about getting and doing what you need to do to improve upon your prayer life?

Spiritual Rise Act
Use most of your prayer time asking for things that you know will glorify God, build his kingdom and strengthen your spiritual life.

Linda Fegins, “The Prayer Leader” serves as prayer leader and teacher/trainer on the “Prayer Boot Camp” with the Global Missions Prayer Force and as a guest intercessor and volunteer for Girlfriends Pray a global prayer ministry. She served as Prayer Coordinator for over 13 years( later Director over the Prayer Ministry) for the Lydia Circle Christian Business and Professional Women. As part of the Lydia Circle she has lead over a dozen prayer boot camps, and has lead prayer services and workshops in the Bahamas and in South Africa and was on the prayer team of a medical missions trips to Jamaica under the leadership of Rev. Jackie McCullough. She is also a member of the National Church Prayer Leaders Network and serves as the Prayer Leader of the Intercessory Prayer Ministry of her church

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Rise Spiritually: Obey His Voice

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Can you believe it? This is the Day 33 of the 40 Day Prayer Journey.Thank you for joining the 40 Day Prayer Journey. Begin right where you are and go back and start at the beginning at a later day. Hopefully you are examining your conduct and walk with the Lord , your prayer life and your study of the Word. Read the scriptures listed under the daily prayer focus. Answer the questions in your journal if there are any for the day and write your reflections. Meditate on the Word each day. Daily pray the prayer points for the day. Make an entry in your journal each day as lead by the Holy Spirit. Make sure you complete the “Spiritual Rise Act”. Go to the first day February 18 if you want to review the earlier statements about the purpose of this daily prayer journey to encourage each of us to rise spiritually.

DAY 33 – March 22 Seeking to Rise Spiritually Listen to and Obey His Voice
Scriptures: Psalm 81: 8-16; John 10:22-30

Pray:
• Seek the Lord for you to come to a place of being quiet before the Lord, expecting to hear what He has to speak to you.
• Pray for the grace to walk in humble obedience to His voice.
• Pray for ears to hear from the Lord through the pastor, teacher or through whatever way He has chosen to speak to and through His children.
• Pray for your relationship with a family member. Pray that the Lord will bring healing, reconciliation and restoration where it is needed.
• Pray for any relationship you may have with people who do not know the Lord. Pray for words to say that will turn their hearts to Jesus. Specifically, pray for ______ who has turned his/her heart from God.
• Pray for new hearts for ministry in all of the leaders. See Ezekiel 18:31

Spiritual Rise Check Up- Write responses in a journal or notebook

How do you think God feels when we don’t take the time to or put forth the effort to listen to Him?
 Can you think of a time when God spoke to you personally through the scriptures? By His Spirit to your spirit? Through circumstances?

Spiritual Rise Act

Learn to spend time each day quietly listening for God’s voice. Invite Him to bring thoughts to your mind from the Word or through the His Spirit. Test what you “hear” by the written Word of God.

Linda Fegins “The Prayer Leader” ldfaygo@gmail.com

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