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Day 39-40 Prayer Journey(40 Days) of Praise and Worship to the Lord-to Life Transformation

    DAY 39– April 8 Exalt His Name

                                    40 Day Prayer Journey to Life Transformation

 

We are continuing to press on in these 40 Days of repentance and prayer to seek the Lord and for true transformation to occur. Jesus has been with us on this journey through ups and downs, struggles to stay on course, to stretch out of our comfort zone and to grow in the Lord.  Let us give Him the praise He deserves. Praise Him and exalt His name.

                 

I hope you have been encouraged to grow in daily meditating on the daily scriptures that apply to a specific focus, fasting and writing in your journal. Even if you made small improvement don’t you give up. It takes discipline and getting out of our comfort zone to look at the “man or woman in the mirror” and to repent. God wants you to seek His face in intimate communion, consultation, and listening. He wants you to intentionally seek His heart and voice in everything that you do. He also wants us to obey His Word.  During these 40 Days you should want and God wants to see transformation in our hearts, mindset and lifestyle. He wants us to grow in the power by the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

 

Scriptures:   Exodus 15:1-2; Psalm 34:1-3; Psalm 99; Philippians 2:5-11

 

Repent:  Of not magnifying and lifting high the name and person of Jesus Christ; of not participating in praise and worship of the Lord-personally and corporately; of not giving the Lord the honor that is due His name; of_____________________.

 

 

Pray:

 

  • For forgiveness for not praising and honoring God as we should.
  • That the spirit of true praise and worship will break out in the church.
  • That you will faithfully magnify His name and give Him the honor and glory due Him.
  • Praise God that He is the Exalted One; that His name is above every name, and that every knee will bow and tongue confess that Jesus is Christ is Lord.
  • For assurance of being able to hear as God’s children the voice of the Lord,
  • Intercede that you will find a place to be quiet and sit before the Lord , expecting to hear what He has to speak today.
  • For grace to walk in humble obedience to hear His voice.
  • For ears to hear from the Lord in the way He has chosen to speak to and through His children;
  • That the church will have a deep desire to hear His voice as a corporate

 

DAY 40– April 9  Seeking to Rise Spiritually  by Worshiping God Together Forever

                                    40 Day Prayer Journey to Life Transformation

 

This is the last day of the 40 Day Prayer Journey to Life Transformation.  As these 40 days of repentance, fasting and prayer draw to an end, we must make a commitment and set  our minds to press onward to consistently seek the Lord in prayer and worship and to intercede for your city, family , nation and others. Jesus has been with us on this journey through ups and downs, struggles to stay on course, to stretch out of our comfort zone and to grow in the Lord.  Let us give Him the praise He deserves. We must hold fast to the transformation in our lives we have experienced. May we rally together to transform our city with the presence of Christ.

 

The number 40 is a significant number. In the Bible 40 is a specific time period associated with a period of testing, trial, probation or chastisement. “The number 40 is a indication that God is ready to birth something new out of pain or challenge”. Kingdom Principles for Everyday Living by Stewart Perrilliat. It rained 40 days and nights , Moses was on the mountain with God for 40 days and nights,  and the Israelite wandered for 40 years before entering the Promised Land. Jesus fasted in the wilderness for 40 days and 40 nights in the wilderness. Believe with great expectation that this 40 Day Prayer Journey will develop a more intimate relationship with the Lord, a casting off of “old garments” and a renewed mind and heart which will result in transformation in your life.

Scriptures:  1 Chronicles 16:7-36; Psalms 95, 96; John 4:21-26

 

Repent:  Of failure to humbly worship the Lord for who He is –Kings of Kings, Holy, Loving, Lord; of not gathering with other believers to worship the Lord in spirit and in truth; of not giving our all to the Lord as an act of worship; of not worshipping Him with your whole heart  but only in form; of not magnifying and lifting high the name and person of Jesus Christ; of not participating in praise and worship of the Lord-personally and corporately; of not giving the Lord the honor that is due His name; of_____________________.

 

Pray:

  • Pray for the church to have a Christ-centered worship experience in spirit and truth that will please the Father.
  • For and receive a heart revived to passionately and completely worship the Lord, simply because He is worthy of our praise, worship and adoration.
  • 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. 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 Check Up- Write responses in a journal or notebook

Do you spend time praising God by identifying His attributes?

 

Spiritual Rise Act

Dedicate 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” has served 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 serves as the Prayer Leader of the Intercessory Prayer Ministry of her church.

 

 

 

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Rise Spiritually: Day 12-15 of 40 Day Prayer Journey

Rise Spiritually: -Days 12-15 of 40 Day Prayer Journey

We have arrived at the 12th Day of the 40 Day Prayer Journey. How has the prayer journey been for you? Hopefully each of you have begin to slowly see your relationship with God grow. Step into this forty (40) day prayer journey and adventure of repenting and praying toward the desires and promises of God to enable us to grow in our spiritual walk. Let each of us as individuals and as a corporate body grow in grace, in service and deed, in love for God and each other and into a lifestyle of individual and corporate prayer.
The Lenten Season (March 1 through April 9, 2017) is a time of repentance, self-examination, fasting and prayer in preparation for Resurrection Sunday (Easter). As you pray through the 40 Days of Prayer Journey allow the Lord to examine your life thoroughly. (See prior posts http://www.ladyofprayer.com/40-day-prayer-fa…rise-spiritually/)

Suggested Guidelines
During the Forty Day Prayer Journey it is suggested that you:
1. Fast at least one day per week,
2. Select a Prayer Partner or two (Triplet) to pray together at least once a week as you determine for your schedule.
3. Daily pray the intercessory daily prayer focus and prayer points for that date. Read the Bible and the scriptures.
4. Read the scriptures listed in the daily prayer focus. Answer the questions in your journal if there are any for that day and write down your reflections. Meditate on the Word each day.
5. Make an entry in your journal each day or as led by the Holy Spirit. Make sure you the complete the “Something to Act On” exercise section where it appears from time to time in the daily prayer focus.
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40 Day Prayer Journey

DAY 12 of 40 Day Prayer Journey – March 12 Follow After the Lord

Scriptures: Psalm 63 ; Luke 9:23-26

Repent: Of pursing worldly, fleshly affections; of following the ways of man and the world rather than the Lord; of inconsistency in pursuing the Lord and His ways.

Pray:
• Pray for the church to become committed to become wholly devoted to the Word and to God’s purpose and will for the Kingdom.
• Pray for the church and you to become committed to following after the Lord.
• Pray that you and the church will replace a complacent attitude and concern for the distractions of the world with a restoration of first love passion for Jesus.
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• Pray for the Lord to add to the church daily those who are being saved. Acts 2:4.
• Pray for ministry leaders to be committed to corporate prayer.
• Pray for those who are unemployed.-Pray that God will meet the needs of those without work in a way that they can thank God for his provision; that they will sound find meaningful employment and glorify God for it.
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Something to Act On: Meditate on the scripture. Write down what you need to put in the hands of God and wait on the Lord for an answer to enable you to rise to the spiritual ways of the Lord rather than you acting in your flesh.

DAY 13 – March 13 Inquire of the Lord About What He Desires

Scriptures: Judges 20; Psalm 27:4-5

Repent: Of not inquiring of the Lord regarding what He desires, or the direction He would have us to go; and of not inquiring of the Lord regarding instructions and strategies for ministry.

Pray:
• Pray that those with mixed emotions and who stagger between both the world and the Lord would choose whom they will serve and come to know Christ.
• Pray for a desire to know the will of the Lord.
• Ask God the direction He would have you to go or His will for your life in a certain situation.
• Pray for the ministry leaders to seek direction, instruction and empowerment from the Lord first before they plan activities, events and actions.
• Pray for the military: for God to extend the gospel message through the special relationships of military life; for courage and protection in the danger of battle; for wisdom as military personnel are called upon to do the work of governing and enforcing law; for grace upon chaplains and other spiritual leaders; that God will fortify families who have been separated.
• Pray for the political leaders in the City of Detroit or your city.

Something to Act On: Meditate on the scripture. Inquire of the Lord what action you should take to handle a situation. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you pray as you should. Pause. Listen.

DAY 14 – March 14 Serve the Lord

Scriptures: Psalm 100; Hebrews 9:11-15

Repent: Of serving without joy or unity of the Spirit with brothers and sisters in the body of Christ; of serving out of law and not of love and of serving with impure intentions, goals, and/or reasons.

Pray:
• Pray that each ministry will develop a team with one spirit and one mind that enjoy their service in the ministry.
• Pray for unity within the church.
• Poor: For God to establish the poor so that their spiritual and physical needs are met with dignity and stability; that God will release them from hidden cycles of oppression and despair; that God will reverse any curse and multiply blessing.
• Pray that believers will witness for Christ through their lives and words.
• Ask God what more can you do to serve our church and community.
• Pray for a fresh anointing to serve with joy, gladness, passion and power.

Something to Act On: Meditate on the scripture. Examine your conduct in serving the Lord at church and in the community. What action do you need to take to truly show that you are rising in the spiritual in your commitment to serve the Lord with all your heart. Write down your response.

DAY 15 – March 15 Live a Life of Prayer and Intercession

Scriptures: 1 Samuel 12: 20-25; Eph. 6:10-18; Phil 4:4-9

Repent: Repent of failing to cultivate a lifestyle of prayer, and failing to be proactive rather than reactive in prayer.

Reflect: If someone wrote a theme for your life, would prayer be a key theme in it?

Pray:
• Ask the Lord that prayer and intercession will increase in purity, passion and power in you, the church and throughout the city.
• Pray that those who are called to mobilize, lead and encourage others in prayer will be raised up, trained and equipped throughout the church.
• Pray for the Intercessory Prayer Team Ministry. Call them by name.
• Pray that church members will seek to gather together for corporate prayer and that the manifestation of the Holy Spirit would come upon every prayer gathering or meeting in our church and in the city.
• Pray that your city will be transformed as we cry in humble and faith-filled intercession.
• Confess any shortcoming in your prayer life of which you are aware.
• Ask God to teach you to pray with love, power and authority.
• Thank God for the Holy Spirit that helps us when we don’t know what to pray for. Romans 8:26
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Something to Act On: Examine your prayer life. Ask God to reveal to you the areas of your prayer life you need to rise to the spiritual ways of God.

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

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40 Day Prayer and Fasting Journey to Rise Spiritually

Hopefully each of you will or have joined me in this 40 Day Prayer Journey which started March 1. Step into this forty (40) day prayer journey and adventure of repenting and praying toward the desires and promises of God to enable us to grow in our spiritual walk. Let each of us as individuals and as a corporate body grow in grace, in service and deed, in love for God and each other and into a lifestyle of individual and corporate prayer. Know that you won’t be praying alone on this 40 Day Prayer Journey. God is orchestrating this corporate prayer of which YOU are an important part.

United prayer can bring powerful results. Pray with purpose, biblical promise and passion. Let’s all continue with one accord in prayer and supplication (Acts 1:14a) during this Lenten season.

Scripture makes prayer a priority of the church. The Lord said “My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples”. (Isaiah 56:7 RSV). Below Days 4 through 7 are provided: They are short and you can do a day at a time .

Love and pray fervently,
Linda Fegins, The Prayer Leader

Suggested Logistics

What follows is a suggested format for the journey. You may need to modify it to fit your schedule or medical restrictions. You are encouraged to use a journal or notebook to write your reflections, what the Lord is speaking to you, your prayers and/or prayer requests.

During the Forty Day Prayer Journey it is suggested that you:
1. Fast at least one day per week preferably Wednesday  Alternatively, you can fast a food or activity the entire Lenten season. If you have questions send me am email.
2. Select a Prayer Partner or two (Triplet) to pray together at least once a week as you determine for your schedule.
3. Daily pray the intercessory daily prayer focus and prayer points for that date. Read the Bible and the scriptures.
4. Read the scriptures listed in the daily prayer focus. Answer the questions in your journal if there are any for that day and write down your reflections. Meditate on the Word each day.
5. Make an entry in your journal each day or as led by the Holy Spirit. Make sure you the complete the “Something to Act On” exercise section where it appears from time to time in the daily prayer focus.
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40 Day Prayer Journey

The First 7 Days We Will Focus on Repenting For A Renewed Relationship With God

The Lenten Season (March 1  to April 9, 2017) is a time of repentance, self-examination, fasting and prayer in preparation for Resurrection Sunday (Easter). Today seek God with a repentant heart (See Joel 2: 12-24) and honestly search your heart (Psalm 139:23-24). As you pray through the 40 Days of Prayer Journey allow the Lord to examine your life thoroughly.

DAY 4-March 4 Repenting For a Renewed Relationship With God

Scriptures: Esther 4:1-4, 16-17; Matthew 11:20-23; 2 Chronicles 34:27(NLT)

Repent: Of the times you have not responded to the call for corporate times of fasting and praying.

Meditate, pray, and write down areas for which you should repent.

Pray:

  • Praise God that He responds to humble hearts and that His grace will search out every hidden place of sin if you surrender to Him.
    • Confess to the Lord the ways you have not understood repentance as a lifestyle.
    • Ask the Lord to give you a tender heart that is sensitive to the voice of the Holy Spirit and the conviction of sin.
    • Pray for pastors and ministry leaders to live lifestyles of repentance.
    • Pray that the message of repentance as a way of life will be preached in churches in your community.
    • Pray that your lifestyle of repentance will glorify God and attract unbelievers to God.
    • Pray that the Word of God will be revered and honored at your church.
    • Pray that believers in your community will see a truer picture of idolatry and sin- and be willing to repent.

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DAY 5- March 5 Repenting For a Renewed Relationship With God

Scriptures: Psalm 51:6, 10; Joel 2:12-15

Repent: Of failing to examine every attitude, motive, every action and every word of condemnation and sin and to ignore our sins.

Meditate, pray, and write down areas for which you should repent.

Pray:
• Ask God to cleanse your heart of every fault and sin and renew a right spirit within you.
• Specifically I confess to You Lord______________________________________.
• Ask the Lord to show you any place in your life where you harbor sin in your thoughts, words, or actions that you have not recognized.
• Welcome the Lord into those inward places and repent of everything He shows you. Rejoice in His peace.
• Ask the Lord to enable you by the power of the Holy Spirit to make changes where you need to do so.
• Ask the Lord to “wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin: and create in me a clean heart”. Psalm 51:1-2, 10-11.
• Pray that the thoroughness of repentance will be embraced by others at your church and other churches.
• Praise the Lord that the Blood of Jesus will cleanse and redeem every part of your repentant heart.

Something to Act On: Meditate on Psalm 51. Let the Spirit teach you important things about confession and restoration from its verses.

DAY 6-March 6 Repenting For a Renewed Relationship With God

Scriptures: Acts 3:19; Isaiah 55:6-8; Acts 3:2

Repent: Of ________________________________________________________.

Meditate, pray, and write down areas for which you should repent.

Pray:

  • Give thanks that God will hear our cries of repentance.
    • Ask forgiveness for delaying repentance because of pride or negative motives.
    • Pray for the Lord to reveal every area in your community where He requires repentance.
    • For Christ to bring people near enough to God to experience the Father’s loving delight in His Son for people to love and follow Jesus.
    • Pray that the churches in our city would be overwhelmed with a spirit of humility and repentance, turning from the ways of the world and toward the Lord.
    • Pray that the number of believers following the ways of humility and repentance would increase exponentially.
    • Pray that the promise of revival would be poured out upon the people of God as we walk in His ways.
    • Ask God for a repentant heart and a fresh awareness of sin and the Lord’s love to forgive us if we confess our sin.
    Something to Act On: Make a list of 3 spiritual blessings and thank God for each one of them.

DAY 7 – February 24 Repenting For a Renewed Relationship With God-

Scriptures: 2 Kings 22:19-20 (NLT); Jonah 3: 8-9; Daniel 9: 3-6, 20-23

Repent: Of ________________________________________________________.

Meditate, pray, and write down other areas for which you should repent.

Reflect on repentance.

Pray:

  • Praise the Lord that He delights in responding to a heart of repentance and humble hearts.
    • Confess the ways you have ignored God’s call to repent.
    • Offer your heart to the Lord in repentance.
    • Pray that the cycles of violence and revenge be ended. Pray that we repent as a community and nation from hatred, fear, racism and anger.
    • Pray for the spirit of repentance to sweep across the city of Detroit or your city.
    • Pray that the grace of God would impact the world through you as you follow Him in humble obedience and repentance.
    • Pray that many in our city, family and community will turn from their evil ways .Pray that that they open their spiritual eyes and ears to hear the gospel, to see their sin, such they will turn and follow the Lord.
    • Pray that God will use your prayers of repentance as a powerful spiritual weapon in your church and city.

Something to Act On: Write down all the areas in your life where you want to experience spiritual growth.

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  serves as the Prayer Leader of the Intercessory Prayer Ministry of her church.

 

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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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Rise Spiritually – Day 30 to 32 of the Prayer Journey

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Greetings,

Have you been seeking to rise spiritually to grow in prayer, in service, in love and in obedience? Thank you for joining us if this is your first day on the 40 Day Prayer Journey. You may review prior posts of the journey. God Bless you.

DAY 30 – March 19 Seeking to Rise Spiritually by Demonstrating the Life of the Spirit
Scriptures: Romans 8:12-14; Ephesians 5:15-21

Pray:
• Repent of living according to the flesh and its desires rather than the Spirit of love and failing to demonstrate the fruit of the Spirit.
• Pray that you and church members will be led by the Spirit of God toward increasing maturity and to demonstrate love in action.
• Pray to grow in faith and to surrender to the Holy Spirit as a powerful demonstration of His love and power.
• Pray to walk in God’s grace as members of the body of Christ and to demonstrate His love, mercy, grace, and power to the world.
• Pray for homeless people. Pray for immediate relief, shelter, food and health care; that Christ will restore hope for the future. Pray for protection from the risks of life on the streets for the homeless and for employment, housing and restored family life.
• Pray for your co-workers especially the difficult ones. Pray that God will give you divine appointments to witness to those who do not know the Lord.
• Pray for your neighbors. Pray for God’s peace to be upon those who live on your street or in your housing complex. Ask God to give you an opportunity to witness to them about God’s love.

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 Again start each of your formal prayer times in the next week by asking the Holy Spirit to help you pray as you should. Pause to listen. Then begin to pray following the lead of the Holy Spirit rather than your usual pattern.

DAY 31 – March 20 Seeking to Rise Spiritually by Demonstrating a Servant Heart
Scriptures: Matt. 20:20-28; Phil. 2:5-18

Pray:
• Pray for the church and yourself to learn to serve as Christ did and demonstrate love.
• Pray that the believers serve our community in ways that will soften the hearts of unbelievers to the gospel of love, grace and truth.
• Pray that unbelievers would receive your service as a demonstration of Christ’s love for them, leading many to salvation.
• Ask God to bring a conviction of sin, spiritual brokenness and genuine repentance among the people.
• Pray to be clothed in humility in order to serve out of the love Christ has bestowed upon you.
• Pray that your service would be a holy demonstration of Christ’s love, not self-serving in any way.
• Pray for business people. Pray that they operate honestly and to frustrate any practice that creates injustice. Pray that you will grow in the knowledge of God’s Word for every aspect of your life.

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

Ask God to reveal where you need to improve in showing a servant’s heart? What keeps you from serving or what excuses do you make for not serving at church, in the community or not helping your “neighbor”.

Spiritual Rise Act
Meditate on the scriptures above. Now think about what steps you can take to rise spiritually to demonstrate you are spiritually rising to have a servant’s heart. What areas can you serve in at church? What can you do in the community more or to assist your “neighbor”. Take a step of faith and do what the Holy Spirit leads you to do.

DAY 32 –March 21 Seeking to Rise Spiritually by Demonstrating God’s Grace
Scriptures: John 1:14-18; Acts 4:32-33, 11:19-24; 1Pet. 4:7-11

Pray:
• Pray that you would grow in grace and in the knowledge of the Lord.
• Pray to have faith to live graciously toward those in our communities who do not yet know Christ.
• Pray for fresh grace to live according to God’s commands and His call upon your life.
• Thank the Lord for His grace and for the gifts He has bestowed upon you.
• Pray that you and members of the church demonstrate graciousness in your attitude, speech and actions.
• Pray that our city will be transformed as we cry in humble and faith-filled intercession.
• Pray that families will be free from the destructive power of unforgivness.
• Pray for every member of the body to understand their place and purpose in the body and to work together in proper relationship with each other under the leadership of the Pastor.

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?

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 Pray Journey-Day 27-29

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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 in the ways of Jesus.

DAY 27 – Monday March 16 Seeking to Rise Spiritually by Forgiving
Scriptures: Mark 11: 25-26; Ephesians 4:31-32; Col. 3: 12-17

Pray:
• Repent of not forgiving those who have sinned against you and of walking in pride, superiority or opposition to others in the body of Christ.
• Pray that members of your church and yourself practice forgiveness, demonstrating the grace we each have received in Christ Jesus our Lord.
• Pray that you will grow in the knowledge of God’s Word for every aspect of your life.
• For God to rise up men and women of integrity, faith and love to places of spiritual authority throughout the church and the city.
• Pray for persons who feel rejected. Pray that they will know that the Lord will never forsake them and that He loves them.
• Pray for our nation and its leaders that they my rule with honor and wisdom and that wickedness in the leaders will be hindered so that all may lead quiet and peaceable lives.
• Pray for elderly persons. Pray that God’s strength and peace would be poured out on every one who is advanced in years. That they may be honored; that they may be cared for; that they may live to see their prayers answered; that loneliness be banished in lasting friendships and family bonds; that meaningful service be found.
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Spiritual Rise Check Up- Write responses in a journal or notebook
 Think of a time when the sin of unforgiveness existed that it affected your attitude and your joy.
 Are you currently allowing the sin of unforgiveness to affect your attitude and joy?
 How should a parent respond to a child’s confession of wrongdoing? What kind of changes would come out of that?

Spiritual Rise Act-
Meditate on one or more of the scriptures above. Let the Spirit teach you important things about confession, forgiveness and restoration from the verses.

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Day 28 – Tuesday March 17- Seeking to Rise Spiritually by Demonstrating the Love of Christ
Scriptures: John 3: 1-21; 1John 3:1-23

Pray:
• Pray that the church will be a living force of love in the earth today.
• Pray that the disciples of Christ will be known by our love for one another and the loving-kindness of the Lord that leads to repentance.
• Pray that members of the church and yourself show love through deeds that touch the lives of the unsaved, unchurched and unsure.
• Repent from demonstrating the letter of the law rather than the Spirit of liberty and love.
• Pray for persons who are unsaved. Call out their names.
• Pray for depressed persons. Pray that God’s healing presence will reach them; that the light of truth will dispel the lies and the oppressive power of Satan; for helpful counsel and God’s wisdom; for God’s healing of long standing wounds and the renewing of their minds in Christ.
• Pray that fathers will look to God as the ultimate spiritual head of their household, and serve their families by carrying responsibility for the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of their wives. Pray that God will instill a vision of wholesome, supportive, fatherhood to all fathers.
• Pray for single people. Pray that Christ will protect them; that friendships and church fellowships bring ample fullness of healthy relationships; for wisdom to choose sexual purity and holy lifestyles; for marriage.
• Pray for broken families. Pray for the healing of broken or embittered hearts. Pray for the children of such homes.

Spiritual Rise Act:
Love 3 –Write a prayer for 3 persons who you have not shown appreciation for or for persons you know need encouragement. Take time to think of some other action you can take to build them, bring joy or to let them know someone cares. You do not have to reveal who you are to them until Easter.

DAY 29 – March 18 Seeking to Rise Spiritually by Demonstrating Mercy, Loving-kindness and Goodness
Scriptures: Rom. 2:1-16; Gal. 5:22-23

Pray:
• Repent of failing to show acts of kindness to those who mistreat or offend us or our love ones.
• Repent of withholding mercy and love out of judgment and vengeance.
• Pray that believers and you grow in grace, mercy and love to make an impact in the lives of others and in the world.
• Pray that the fruit of the spirit will abound in you and in and through the church.
• Pray for the physically disabled. Pray that they will be surrounded with loving friends and family; for physical stamina and healing; for financial burdens of therapy and special care, and that they will love and honor God.
• Pray for prisoners and their families; Pray that people in jail will hear the gospel and follow Christ; for fellowships of Christians in prison to multiply; pray that persons in prison will be protected from violence and the forces of spiritual evil.
• Pray for the spouses and children of prisoners. Pray that they will be sustained, protected, provided for and that their hearts are healed.
• Pray that former prisoners will find strength and wisdom to live restored lives and will not return to the actions or ways that led to their imprisonment.
• Pray for the Health and Fitness Ministry.

Spiritual Rise Check Up- Write responses in a journal or notebook
Identify the 9 fruit of the spirit stated in Galatians 5:22-23. Which of the fruit of the spirit do you need to improve upon in demonstrating them in your life? How can you rise in the spirit to reflect more of that fruit in your 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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