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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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Day 36-38 of the 40 Day Prayer Journey Growing by the Power Within to Please God

 

We are nearing the end of this 40 Day Prayer Journey “Growing by the Power Within to Please God: Repenting for a Renewed Relationship With God”. Philippians 2:13 . Just a few more days to go. I hope you have been blessed and have sincerely begun to grow in prayer and your relationship with the Lord during the Lenten Season and always. As you walked this forty (40) day prayer journey and adventure of repenting and praying toward the desires and promises of God to enable us to grow by the power within to please God, share your experiences. Let each of us grow in grace, in service and deed, in love for God and each other and into a lifestyle of individual and corporate prayer.

This is a daily prayer journey. The daily prayer points in this guide begin with stated scriptures applicable to the focus of the day. You are invited to seek God’s face to enable you to grow in the actions and thoughts that please God. You want to confess, repent and turn from actions and thoughts that grieve the Lord.

During the Forty Day Prayer Journey daily read the suggested scriptures. Meditate on the Word asking the Holy Spirit to speak to you and reveal in your heart how He wants you to respond personally and on behalf of your church or city. This is an opportunity for personal repentance.

Ask the Lord to search your heart for thoughts and actions that are sinful. (Psalm 139:23-24) Allow the Lord to examine your life thoroughly.

During the 40 Day journey each of us are opening ourselves to be joyful by what pleases God and grieved by our actions, walk and talk that displease Him.
Pray the specific daily prayer points as well as other prayer points that the Holy Spirit brings to your heart. It is suggested that you write in a journal your reflections and what the Lord is saying to you.

DAY 36 – April 5– “Growing to Please God by Increasing Our Personal
and Corporate Prayer Life”

Paul Prayed Constantly

Scriptures: Colossians 1:3, 9; Romans 1:9-10; 10:1

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 or 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 .
    • Pray that grace to minister and serve together in love, honor, and humility will exist throughout the church.

DAY 37 – April 6 – “Growing to Please God 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.

DAY 38 – April 7 “Growing to Please God 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 his 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.

 

Linda Fegins “The Prayer Leader” serves as an intercessor and teacher/trainer with Global Intercessors Prayer Force. As part of the Lydia Circle she has lead over 8 prayer boot camps, all night prayer services, and has lead prayer services and workshops in the Bahamas and in South Africa. As a former Prayer Coordinator for over 13 years (later Director over the Prayer Ministry) for the Lydia Circle Christian Business and Professional Women trained many to pray the Word with fervency and power.  She served on the prayer team of a medical mission’s trip to Jamaica under the leadership of Rev. Jackie McCullough. She serves as the Prayer Leader of the Intercessory Prayer Team of her church. Linda serves as an intercessor and volunteer for Girlfriends Pray, a global prayer ministry. Contact her at ldfaygo@gmail.com ldfaygo@aol.com

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Day 32-33 of 40 Day Prayer Journey: Growing by the Power Within to Please God

 

Thank you for joining the 40 Day Prayer Journey “Growing by the Power Within to Please God: Repenting for a Renewed Relationship With God”. Philippians 2:13. We have talked about rising spiritually during the prior prayer journey posts.We went to grow by the power of the Holy Spirit within each of us to please God.

We are nearing the end of this prayer journey;eight more days to go .I hope you have been blessed and have sincerely begin to grow in prayer and your relationship with the Lord. As you walked this forty (40) day prayer journey and adventure of repenting and praying toward the desires and promises of God to enable us to grow by the power within to please God, share your experiences. Let each of us grow in grace, in service and deed, in love for God and each other and into a lifestyle of individual and corporate prayer.

This is a daily prayer journey. Today’s prayer focus is a continuation of the 40 Day Prayer Journey which began on March 1 Ash Wednesday. See prior post for prior days.

The daily prayer points in this guide begin with stated scriptures applicable to the focus of the day. You are invited to seek God’s face to enable you to grow in the actions and thoughts that please God. You want to confess, repent and turn from actions and thoughts that grieve the Lord.

During the Forty Day Prayer Journey daily read the suggested scriptures. Meditate on the Word asking the Holy Spirit to speak to you and reveal in your heart how He wants you to respond personally and on behalf of your church or city. This is an opportunity for personal repentance.

Ask the Lord to search your heart for thoughts and actions that are sinful. (Psalm 139:23-24) Allow the Lord to examine your life thoroughly.

During the 40 Day journey each of us are opening ourselves to be joyful by what pleases God and grieved by our actions, walk and talk that displease Him.
Pray the specific daily prayer points as well as other prayer points that the Holy Spirit brings to your heart. It is suggested that you write in a journal your reflections and what the Lord is saying to you.

DAY 32 – April 1 – “Growing by the Power to Please God by Demonstrating God’s Grace”

Scriptures: John 1:14-18; Acts 4:32-33, 11:19-24; 1Peter 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 unforgiveness.
    • 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.

DAY 33 – April 2- “Growing by the  Power to Please God by Listening to and Obeying 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

By Linda Fegins “The Prayer Leader ldfaygo@gmail.comThe Prayer Leader” is a former Prayer Coordinator (for over 13 years, later Director over the Prayer Ministry) for the Lydia Circle Christian Business and Professional Women. She serves as an intercessor and teacher/trainer with Global Intercessors Prayer Force. As part of the Lydia Circle she has lead over 8 prayer boot camps, all night prayer services, and has lead prayer services and workshops in the Bahamas and in South Africa. She served on the prayer team of a medical missions trip to Jamaica under the leadership of Rev. Jackie McCullough. She serves as the Prayer Leader of the Intercessory Prayer Team of her church. Linda is as an intercessor and volunteer for Girlfriends Pray, a global prayer ministry.

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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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Days 8/ 9 of 40 Day Prayer Journey Seeking to Rise Spiritually

Greetings! I am excited about this 40 Day Prayer Journey. This is the 8th day of Lent on this 40 Day Prayer Journey. 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). You may see the prior posts. Hopefully each of you will join me in this 40 Day Prayer Journey. Step into this forty (40) day prayer journey and adventure of seeking the Lord daily, examining our selves , repenting and praying toward the desires and promises of God to enable us to grow in our spiritual walk. Below are Days 8 and 9.

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.

Love and pray fervently,
Linda Fegins, The Prayer Leader of Pray, Act &Write

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 (see information on fasting included in this packet). Alternatively, you can fast a food or activity the entire Lenten season.

  1. Select a Prayer Partner or three(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 8 – March 8 Love the Lord With All Your Heart

Scriptures: Deuteronomy 6:1-9; Matthew 22: 34-40

Repent: Of not loving God with all your heart, soul and mind; of allowing other things to fill and occupy your life.

Pray:
• Ask God to search your heart and to reveal to you any sin for which you need to seek forgiveness.
• Intercede for your church and the churches in our community to be filled with fresh love for God and to demonstrate the love to others.
• Pray that the love of Christ will compel believers everywhere to share the gospel with others in love.
• Ask God to give you clarity about your purpose.
• Pray for a deeper relationship with Christ through prayer and to help you pray consistently.
• Pray for Youth – Psalm 144:12 – that they will commit themselves to Christ; for moral strength to choose wisely; for older mentors; for friendships with those who are following Jesus, for good relationships and open communication with parents.

Something to Act On: Write down all the ways you can that show the Lord that you love Him with all your heart.

DAY 9 – March 9 Seek the Lord With All Our Heart

Scriptures: Deut. 4:39-40; Heb. 11:6

Repent: Of not consistently seeking after the Lord to know Him, His ways, and His will. Repent of seeking after the ways and approval of man.

Pray:
• Ask God to search your heart and to reveal to you any sin for which you need to seek forgiveness.
• Intercede for family members, friends and neighbors that they may began to seek to know God and have a desire to walk and talk with Him.
• Pray for a deeper relationship with Christ through prayer and to help you pray consistently.
• Pray for Families Gen. 28:14 – For God centered relationships among family members; for families broken by divorce to be healed; that Christ’s forgiveness would occur among family members; that parents will teach their children in God’s ways of living and that families would pray together.
• Pray for the community and our city to turn from wicked ways and to seek the Lord
• Pray for those who are unemployed and those burdened by debt.

Something to Act On: Write down what you want to lay aside and to stop doing. Now write what spiritual things you want to rise toward thinking and walking in to please God and to be more like Jesus.

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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40 Day Prayer Journey Days 8-11

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This is the 8th day of Lent on this 40 Day Prayer Journey. The Lenten Season (February 18 to April 4, 2015) is a time of repentance, self-examination, fasting and prayer in preparation for Resurrection Sunday (Easter). You may see the prior post. Hopefully each of you will join me in this 40 Day Prayer Journey. 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.

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).

Love and pray fervently,
Linda Fegins

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 (see information on fasting included in this packet). Alternatively, you can fast a food or activity the entire Lenten season. See Fast Guidelines.
2. Select a Prayer Partner or two (Triplett) 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 8 – February 25 Love the Lord With All Your Heart

Scriptures: Deuteronomy 6:1-9; Matthew 22: 34-40

Repent: Of not loving God with all your heart, soul and mind; of allowing other things to fill and occupy your life.

Pray:
• Ask God to search your heart and to reveal to you any sin for which you need to seek forgiveness.
• Intercede for your church and the churches in our community to be filled with fresh love for God and to demonstrate the love to others.
• Pray that the love of Christ will compel believers everywhere to share the gospel with others in love.
• Ask God to give you clarity about your purpose.
• Pray for a deeper relationship with Christ through prayer and to help you pray consistently.
• Pray for Youth – Psalm 144:12 – that they will commit themselves to Christ; for moral strength to choose wisely; for older mentors; for friendships with those who are following Jesus, for good relationships and open communication with parents.

 Something to Act On: Write down all the ways you can that show the Lord that you love Him with all your heart.

DAY 9 – February 26 Seek the Lord With All Our Heart

Scriptures: Deut. 4:39-40; Heb. 11:6

Repent: Of not consistently seeking after the Lord to know Him, His ways, and His will. Repent of seeking after the ways and approval of man.

Pray:
• Ask God to search your heart and to reveal to you any sin for which you need to seek forgiveness.
• Intercede for family members, friends and neighbors that they may began to seek to know God and have a desire to walk and talk with Him.
• Pray for a deeper relationship with Christ through prayer and to help you pray consistently.
• Pray for Families Gen. 28:14 – For God centered relationships among family members; for families broken by divorce to be healed; that Christ’s forgiveness would occur among family members; that parents will teach their children in God’s ways of living and that families would pray together.
• Pray for the community and our city to turn from wicked ways and to seek the Lord
• Pray for those who are unemployed and those burdened by debt.

 Something to Act On: Write down what you want to lay aside and to stop doing. Now write what spiritual things you want to rise toward thinking and walking in to please God and to be more like Jesus.

DAY 10 – February 27 Maintain a Clean Heart

Scripture: Psalm 66:18-19; Mark 11:25-26

Repent: Of failing to forgive another and holding malice in your heart. Or repent if you know that you have offended or hurt someone.

Reflect: Is there any area in your life about which you need to release bitterness, or have refused to forgive someone or sinful areas which you need to release.

Pray:
• Pray for your enemies and ask God to release you from any unforgiveness.
• Confess any sin that the Spirit brings to your attention.
• Ask God to search your heart and life and to reveal to you any sin you may need to deal with.
• Ask God for spiritual blessings, for ministry opportunities and empowerment for service.
• Pray that the gospel may reach, touch and renew the hearts and minds of people without hope in our world today.
• Forgive and pray for those who have offended you and hurt you.
• Pray that your church and the churches of the city be filled with a love for the Word of God and to receive the Word with joy.
• Ethnic Communities: Psalm 22:27 – that God would bring racial harmony; that long standing offenses may be healed by the forgiveness which begins in Jesus; that Christians show honor and act in Christ’s reconciling power; that many churches would demonstrate the redemptive purpose of God in the beauty of the distinctive languages and cultures.
• Pray for President Obama and his family.

 Something to Act On: Meditate upon the scriptures for today. Now write down the names of persons you need to forgive. Ask yourself what role you played in the matter and confess that you had a part in creating the disagreement. Ask God to forgive you. Pray for each of the persons you named.

DAY 11 – February 28 Wait on the Lord

Scriptures: Psalm 62; 2Thess. 1:2-10

Repent: Of anxiety and impatience; of activity born of the flesh to make something happen and not born of the Spirit unto faith; of looking to anyone or anything else for what only God can supply; and of trusting human strength.

Pray:
• Pray for forgiveness and a fresh leading by the Holy Spirit to patiently wait on the Lord.
• Pray for the church and yourself to be still and know that the Lord is God and that He will be exalted among the nations.
• Pray for yourself or _____ to trust fully in the Lord knowing that He knows the times and the seasons and is able to accomplish that which concerns you today.
• Ask God to bring deep conviction of sin, spiritual brokenness, a holy fear of God and genuine repentance among His people. (2 Corinthians 7:10).
• Pray for unity and cooperation among the ministries and leaders.
• Pray for Michigan leaders and Governor Snyder.
• Sick People: For God’s healing touch to be upon the sick of the community; that they will be comforted; that they will grow in character as God walks them through the ordeal; that God will provide for their financial needs; for their care givers.

 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.

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.

• Confess the ways that you have been complacent about sin and not appalled that His Holy name is defiled.
• Confess any sin that the Spirit brings to your attention.
• Ask God to reveal to you a new understanding of repentance and His holiness.
• Express to the Lord your desire to repent for the sake of His holy name.
• Ask God to search your heart and life and to reveal to you any sin you may need to deal with.
• Repentance means to change your mind and be determined not to do the sin again. It means to turn and walk the other way and that we are sorry about our sin to the point of grief. Ask God to open your eyes, ears and heart to feel real sadness and sorrow about your sin and to turn your heart and mind to repent. Thank Him for the gift of repentance.
• Pray for God to strengthen your prayer life and deepen your relationship with Him.
• Pray for your Pastor and His family.

 Something to Act On: Write your own prayer of repentance to the Lord.

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40 Day Prayer Journey Seeking to Rise Spirutually

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Hopefully each of you will join me in this 40 Day Prayer Journey. 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. 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).

Love and pray fervently,
Linda Fegins

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 (see information on fasting included in this packet). Alternatively, you can fast a food or activity the entire Lenten season. See Fast Guidelines.
2. Select a Prayer Partner or two (Triplett) 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 (February 18 to April 4, 2015) 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 1 – Feb 18, 2015- Ash Wednesday the Beginning of Lent

Scriptures: Psalm 139: 23-24 ; 1 John 1:9 ; Psalm 32:5; Acts 3:19
Psalm 139:23-24 Amplified Bible (AMP)
 23 Search me [thoroughly], O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts!
 24 And see if there is any wicked or hurtful way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting
1 John 1:9 Amplified Bible (AMP)
 9 If we [freely] admit that we have sinned and confess our sins, He is faithful and just (true to His own nature and promises) and will forgive our sins [dismiss our lawlessness] and [continuously] cleanse us from all unrighteousness [everything not in conformity to His will in purpose, thought, and action]
Psalm 32:5 King James Version (KJV)
 5 I acknowledge my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.
Acts 3:19Amplified Bible (AMP)
 19 So repent (change your mind and purpose); turn around and return [to God], that your sins may be erased (blotted out, wiped clean), that times of refreshing (of recovering from the effects of heat, of [a]reviving with fresh air) may come from the presence of the Lord;
(Henceforth only the scripture will be provided.)
No one is perfect. But we all can surrender our lives to God and let Him work through us. It is important that each of us possess a clean heart. This is required as a part of God’s call for you to get right before Him for a closer relationship with Him , to enable you to do the work He has called you to do and to receive the blessings He has in store for you. ( Read post on repentance Feb 18, 2015)

To do that you must examine yourself carefully.You have to confess your sin and repent. You must be brave enough to say “Lord, show me what is in my heart, soul, mind and spirit and life that shouldn’t be there. Convict me where I am missing the mark. Tear down my arrogance, pride, fear and insecurities and help me to see the truth about myself, life and my circumstances. Expose me to myself, Lord and help me to take it. Enable me to correct my ways.” Prayer by Stormie Omartian.

Now, you say the prayer or another for yourself.

Confess: Confess to God any sins of thoughts or actions that He shows you.

Repent: Of all the things that you have confessed.

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

Reflect on repentance and on what way you want to improve in your prayer life to deepen your relationship and friendship with God to enable you to rise in the spiritual things of God.

Pray:

• Confess the ways that you have been complacent about sin and not appalled that His Holy name is defiled.
• Confess any sin that the Spirit brings to your attention.
• Ask God to reveal to you a new understanding of repentance and His holiness.
• Express to the Lord your desire to repent for the sake of His holy name.
• Ask God to search your heart and life and to reveal to you any sin you may need to deal with.
• Repentance means to change your mind and be determined not to do the sin again. It means to turn and walk the other way and that we are sorry about our sin to the point of grief. Ask God to open your eyes, ears and heart to feel real sadness and sorrow about your sin and to turn your heart and mind to repent. Thank Him for the gift of repentance.
• Pray for God to strengthen your prayer life and deepen your relationship with Him.
• Pray for your Pastor and His family.

 Something to Act On: Write your own prayer of repentance to the Lord.

DAY 2- February 19 Repenting For A Renewed Relationship With God

Scriptures: Job 42:1-6; Isaiah 58:1-6

Repent: Of _________________________________________________.

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

Reflect on repentance, what you want to release in your life and on what steps you need to take to improve your prayer life and to deepen your relationship with God.

Pray:

• Pray that the message of repentance will penetrate your heart and the members of Messiah or your church.
• Job learned that there was no room for arrogance or misinterpretation of true repentance. He meekly took back everything he thought he knew and then sat in ashes. Ask God to forgive you for trying to justify your attitudes and mindset. Pray that your life will demonstrate a deeply repentant heart and attitude toward God without excuses or explanations.
• Confess the ways you have taken the message of repentance lightly and tried to soften the reality of your sin.
• Pray that the message of repentance will penetrate the members of your church.
• Pray that leaders at your church will walk in true humility and a deep reverence for the Lord.
• Pray for MEN – Pray that men will seek God and honor Him with an integrity that unites their lives in faithfulness, wisdom, and truth; that their vision of masculinity would be a Christ-like servant leadership in the family, church and world.
• Pray for God to strengthen your prayer life and deepen your relationship with Him.

DAY 3-February 20 – Repenting For A Renewed Relationship With God

Scriptures: Daniel 9:1-5; Jeremiah 6:16-26

Repent: Of ________________________________________________________.

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

Reflect on repentance, what you want to release in your life and reflect on what steps you need to take to improve your prayer life and to deepen your relationship with God.

Pray:

• 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.
• Approach the throne of God humbly and thank Him for forgiveness and His gift of repentance.
• Ask God to stir a continual heart of repentance in you.
• Pray that the message of repentance will be taught and preached at Messiah with grace and mercy-but without compromise.
• Ask the Lord to free people in your life from Satan’s trap and then lead them to repent.
• Pray that your community will be redeemed and restored through an outpouring of God’s gift of repentance.
• Pray that you will lay aside every sin and rise toward the spiritual ways and thoughts of God.

Linda Fegins, “The Prayer Leader” serves as prayer leader and teacher/trainer 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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Day 32-39 of 40 Day Prayer Journey: Growing to Please God

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Thank you for joining the 40 Day Prayer Journey “Growing by the Power Within to Please God: Repenting for a Renewed Relationship With God”. Philippians 2:13.

We are nearing the end of this prayer journey;eight more days to go .I hope you have been blessed and have sincerely begin to grow in prayer and your relationship with the Lord. As you walked this forty (40) day prayer journey and adventure of repenting and praying toward the desires and promises of God to enable us to grow by the power within to please God, share your experiences. Let each of us grow in grace, in service and deed, in love for God and each other and into a lifestyle of individual and corporate prayer.

This is a daily prayer journey. Today’s prayer focus is a continuation of the 40 Day Prayer Journey which began on March 5 Ash Wednesday. See prior post for prior days.

The daily prayer points in this guide begin with stated scriptures applicable to the focus of the day. You are invited to seek God’s face to enable you to grow in the actions and thoughts that please God. You want to confess, repent and turn from actions and thoughts that grieve the Lord.

During the Forty Day Prayer Journey daily read the suggested scriptures. Meditate on the Word asking the Holy Spirit to speak to you and reveal in your heart how He wants you to respond personally and on behalf of your church or city. This is an opportunity for personal repentance.

Ask the Lord to search your heart for thoughts and actions that are sinful. (Psalm 139:23-24) Allow the Lord to examine your life thoroughly.

During the 40 Day journey each of us are opening ourselves to be joyful by what pleases God and grieved by our actions, walk and talk that displease Him.
Pray the specific daily prayer points as well as other prayer points that the Holy Spirit brings to your heart. It is suggested that you write in a journal your reflections and what the Lord is saying to you.

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DAY 32 – April 5 – “Growing to Please God by Demonstrating God’s Grace”

Scriptures: John 1:14-18; Acts 4:32-33, 11:19-24; 1Peter 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 unforgiveness.
• 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.

DAY 33 – April 6- “Growing to Please God by Listening to and Obeying 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

DAY 34 – April 7- “Growing to Please God by Worshiping God with Your Whole Heart”

Scriptures: Psalm 95; John 4:21-26

Pray:

• Pray that you and your city and church members will gain a passion for worship with their whole heart.
• Pray that the church to have a Christ –centered experience of worship in spirit and truth that will please the Father.
• Pray for humility and unity among the believers that will give rise to worshiping the Lord in the beauty of holiness throughout the church.
• Pray for a release of fresh passion for worship in you and in members of the church.
• Pray for a fresh revelation of God’s love that cleanses up from unrighteousness and fills us with joy, peace and love.
• Pray for a fresh love and desire for fellowship with other believers.
• Pray for a revival in the City of Detroit and that it will become known as a city of prayer.
• Pray for the Single people. Pray that Christ will fill single’s heart with His love; that they may taste the satisfaction which I is found only in God; that friendships will bring ample fullness of relationship; for sexual purity and simplicity of lifestyle; for marvelous marriages for those who desire them.

DAY 35 – April 8 – “Growing to Please God by Increasing Our Personal
and Corporate Prayer Life”

Jesus, Man of Prayer

Scriptures: Mark 1:35; Luke 5:16; Luke 6:12

Reflect: 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.

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 Ministry. Call them by name. Pray that they will effectively and boldly mobilize, lead, train and encourage others in individual and corporate prayer.

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DAY 36 – April 9 – “Growing to Please God by Increasing Our Personal
and Corporate Prayer Life”

Paul Prayed Constantly

Scriptures: Colossians 1:3, 9; Romans 1:9-10; 10:1

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 or 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 .
• 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

DAY 37 – April 10 – “Growing to Please God 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.

DAY 38 – April 11 “Growing to Please God 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 his 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.

DAY 39 – April 12 – “Growing to Please God 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)

Reflect: Jesus came that we might have life and that we might have it more abundantly. Are you happy with your life in Christ? Is it a more abundant life? Are you obeying the word of God for what you can get or because you just love the LORD? John 10:10

Pray:

• Praise God for the power and might that are in his hand, 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.

Linda Fegins 2014-“The Prayer Leader” has served as Prayer Coordinator for over 13 years( later Director over the Prayer Ministry) for the Lydia Circle Christian Business and Professional Women. She serves as an intercessor and teacher/trainer with Global Intercessors Prayer Force. As part of the Lydia Circle she has lead over 8 prayer boot camps, all night prayer services, and has lead prayer services and workshops in the Bahamas and in South Africa. She served on the prayer team of a medical missions trip to Jamaica under the leadership of Rev. Jackie McCullough. She serves as the Prayer Leader of the Intercessory Prayer Team of her church. Linda serves as an intercessor and volunteer for Girlfriends Pray, a global prayer ministry. Contact her at ldfaygo@aol.com

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Day 28- Day 32 40 Day Prayer Journey – Growing to Please God

Thank you for joining the 40 Day Prayer Journey of Messiah Baptist Church, “Growing by the Power Within to Please God: Repenting for a Renewed Relationship With God”. Philippians 2:13. .

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This is a daily prayer journey. Today’s prayer focus is a continuation of the 40 Day Prayer Journey which began on March 5 Ash Wednesday. See prior post for prior days.

The daily prayer points in this guide begin with stated scriptures applicable to the focus of the day. You are invited to seek God’s face to enable you to grow in the actions and thoughts that please God. You want to confess, repent and turn from actions and thoughts that grieve the Lord.
During the Forty Day Prayer Journey daily read the suggested scriptures. Meditate on the Word asking the Holy Spirit to speak to you and reveal in your heart how He wants you to respond personally and on behalf of your church or city. This is an opportunity for personal repentance. Ask the Lord to search your heart for thoughts and actions that are sinful. (Psalm 139:23-24) Allow the Lord to examine your life thoroughly.

During the 40 Day journey each of us are opening ourselves to be joyful by what pleases God and grieved by our actions, walk and talk that displease Him.
Pray the specific daily prayer points as well as other prayer points that the Holy Spirit brings to your heart. It is suggested that you write in a journal your reflections and what the Lord is sto you.

DAY 28 – April 1 – “Growing to Please God by Demonstrating the Love of Christ”

Scriptures: John 3:1-21; 1 John 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 relationship; 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.
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DAY 29 – April 2- “Growing to Please God by Demonstrating Mercy,
Loving-kindness and Goodness”

Scriptures: Romans 2:1-16; Galatians 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 yourself will 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 Health Care Workers- that God will equip health care workers of every kind to serve others with loving hearts; that God will bless them with perseverance and joy ;that the pressures of their professions will not crush their families and friendships; that many will follow Christ.

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DAY 30 – April 3 – “Growing to Please God 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.
• Pray for Judges and Law Enforcement- Pray for righteous wisdom, patience and gentle authority; for physical and emotional protection strength and blessing for their families; that they will become agents of God’s hands to resist evil and preserve an environment in which heaven’s justice can increase.

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DAY 31 – April 4 – Growing to Please God by Demonstrating a Servant Heart

Scriptures: Matthew 20:20-28; Philippians 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 our 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.

DAY 32 – April 5 – “Growing to Please God by Demonstrating God’s Grace”

Scriptures: John 1:14-18; Acts 4:32-33, 11:19-24; 1Peter 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 unforgiveness.
• 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.

DAY 33 – April 6- “Growing to Please God by Listening to and Obeying 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
• Pray for Business People—Ask God to bless those who base business practices in righteousness. Pray that God will prosper those who pursue their business as mission for God’s Kingdom. Pray for the gospel to spread in the marketplace, for righteous manager and executives; for creative godly consequences .

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