40 Days of Prayer, Week 2

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Day 8 Read and Ponder God’s Word: Christ-Guided Thoughts

Proverbs 23:7, II Cor. 10:5, Phil. 4:8.

Prayer Focus: 

​Pray for believers to fully humble themselves, placing their primary trust in God.

​Pray and meditate on things that are noble, things that are true, things that are just, things that are pure, things that are lovely, things that are of good report, and things that are praiseworthy.

Day 9Read and Ponder God’s Word: Ebracing Brokeness and Humility

​Psalm 51:17, Phil. 2:5, James 4:10, I Peter 5:5, 

Prayer Focus:

​Pray for a powerful faith, pure motives and godly wisdom in this season.

​Pray for the church that we would honor God and stand boldly for the truth and godly principles.

Day 10Read and Ponder God’s Word: Pride, Prejudice and Envy

​I Sam.16:7, Phil. 2:3-5, I John 2:16, James 2:1,4.

Prayer Focus:

​Pray for an explosion of first love passion for Christ and a deep burden for lost humanity.

​Pray that each one will esteem others better than himself and that the Holy Spirit works to develop the mind of Christ in you.

Day 11Read and Ponder God’s Word: Victory in Crisis

​II Chron. 20:12, Isaiah 26:3, Matt. 6:25, Mark 9:23 Phil.4:6-7, I Peter 5:7

Prayer Focus:

​Cry out for churches to proclaim all Scripture, sound biblical doctrine and theology to the glory of God. 

​Pray as Jehoshaphat did and shift your focus off of the problems around you and to God. Allow God to fight your battles.

Day 12Read and Ponder God’s Word: A Kind and Gentle Spirit

​Ephesians 4:29-32 & 5:2

Prayer Focus:

​Pray for forgiveness of our critical and angry or argumentative attitudes.

​Pray for God to create a clean heart and restore a gentle and kind spirit.

Day 13Read and Ponder God’s Word: Doing Good to Enemies

​Matt. 5:44 & 46-47, I Cor 13:4(a)5 & 7, I Peter 3:9,

Prayer Focus:

​Pray for God to work through you helping you to forgive others.

​Pray for God’s victory to flow through us. Trust in Christ’s forgiveness and lifts up your prayers and petitions to Him.

Day 14Read and Ponder God’s Word: Overcoming Greed and Worldliness

​I Timothy 6:6 & 8-10, I John 2:15-17

Prayer Focus:

​Pray for godliness with contentment.

Plead for believers to humble themselves, placing primary trust in God not others and not self.

40 Days of Prayer, Week 1

Day 1Read and Ponder God’s Word: First love Passion for Jesus

Matt. 22:37, Matt 6:33, Rev.2:4 and 3:15-16, I Cor. 13:1-3.

Prayer Focus: 

​Plead for God’s mercy on the Church, nation, and world. Pray that He would stay His righteous judgment and turn to Himself in fervent love and deep repentance.

​Pray for believers to be much more concerned about the glory of God’s Name and spread of Christ’s Kingdom than economics, political and social comforts.

Day 2Read and Ponder God’s Word: Revering God’s Holiness

​Leviticus 10:3, Eccl.12:13-14, Matt.6:9, II Cor.7:1, Gal. 2:16,

Prayer Focus:

​Cry out for deep brokenness, godly fear and humble repentance to sweep God’s people.

​Pray for believers to humble themselves, placing their primary trust in God not in economics, governments or political parties.

Day 3Read and Ponder God’s Word: Passion to more fully know and seek God

​Psalm 27:8 and 42:1, Jerm.29:13, John 17:3, Heb.11:6

Prayer Focus:

​Pray for an explosion of first love passion for Christ and a deep burden for lost humanity.

​Pray for believers to be filled with great conviction and reverential fear of God. Pray that none would commit the idolatry of placing economics or politics above God and biblical truths.

Day 4Read and Ponder God’s Word: A Passion to Live in God’s Word

​Psalm 1:2 and 119:15-16, Matt. 4:4, John 15:7

Prayer Focus:

​Cry out for a might movement of fervent personal and corporate prayer with Spirit-led fasting. 

​Pray for a holy fear and reverence for God.

Day 5Read and Ponder God’s Word: Seek first God’s Kingdom and Righteousness

​Ezekiel 33:31, Matt. 6:33, James 4:3

Prayer Focus:

​Plead for God to rend the heavens and pour out His powerful manifest presence. Pray for the restraining of evil and a mighty outpouring of God’s Spirit.

​Pray for God to guide the church as they select a pastor search team. Pray for wisdom, effectiveness and power in the search.

Day 6Read and Ponder God’s Word: True Worship

​Samuel 15:11, Psalm 29:2, Isaiah 43:7, Matt. 15:8-9a, John 4:23

Prayer Focus:

​Pray for a burning passion for evangelism, discipleship and missions to sweep God’s people. Commit to fresh evangelistic passion in your own heart.

​Pray for guidance and for God’s ultimate will to prevail.

Day 7Read and Ponder God’s Word: Overcoming Spiritual Complacency

​Matt. 5:6, II Cor. 7:1, Phill. 3:12, Hebrews 12:14, 

Prayer Focus:

​Plead for church leaders to be filled with holy boldness, fervent prayer, spiritual power and strong Scripture focus.

​Pray for hunger in your relationship with Christ.

#PraySC

Join us on October 21, 2020, as we lift our voices together to petition the Lord for His mercy and grace on our state, nation, and world.

We recognize that our strength and understanding pales in comparison to the strength and understanding given to us through the Holy Spirit.  He is the One who can bring hope to the hopeless and peace in the chaos.  The healing of our nation is unattainable by our own efforts; it will only happen through a movement of God.  Join SC Baptists as we lift our voices to the One who can bring that change and healing during an election year and a Pandemic.

We will gather in the sanctuary at 10:00am, 2:00pm, and 6:00pm. Please choose a time that is convenient for you and pray with us. You can find a prayer guide at http://praysc.nabc.church.

Janie Chapman Season of Prayer, Day 8

Trinity Point Baptist Church
Easley, South Carolina

With the help of the Janie Chapman Offering, Trinity Point Baptist Church was able to celebrate Christmas with over 700 students in their Heart4Schools partner school, West End Elementary.

Prayer Requests:
• Pray for Trinity Point Baptist Church as they continue to minister in their community and as they seek to advance God’s Kingdom on earth.
• Pray for many other churches to partner with schools, bringing help and hope to students, teachers and families.
• Pray that relationships will be created in every school in South Carolina that bring opportunities to share the hope of the gospel.

Janie Chapman Season of Prayer, Day 7

Slater Baptist Church
Greenville, South Carolina

With the help of the Janie Chapman Offering, Slater Baptist Church provided a dinner on Christmas Day for lonely people in their community. They served 42 people which is nearly half of their known homeless community!

Prayer Requests:
• Pray for Slater Baptist Church as they serve a poverty impacted community in Greenville County.
• Pray for the Catoe family as they continue church revitalization efforts with Slater Baptist.
• Pray for all of our South Carolina Baptist churches to demonstrate God’s love to the marginalized in their own communities, as Slater Baptist has done in theirs.

Janie Chapman Season of Prayer, Day 6

Diasaster Relief

Funds from the Janie Chapman Offering were used to replace a broken washing machine on the Florence Baptist Association’s Disaster Relief shower/laundry unit last year so that clothes could be washed for residents that had to be evacuated from a storm-damaged nursing home.

Prayer Requests:
• Pray that the two new shower/laundry units being built in South Carolina this year will be completed and will have volunteers to serve when needs arrive.
• Pray for leaders to find effective ways to provide training amidst the ongoing social distancing restrictions of the pandemic.
• Pray for wisdom in responding to any type of event, including hurricanes, during the pandemic, with restrictions affecting the way Disaster Relief teams can be housed, fed, work, and travel together.

Janie Chapman Season of Prayer, Day 5

Vietnamese Church Planting

South Carolina Baptist churches – Vietnamese Blessing and Greenville Vietnamese – are reaching Vietnamese people in the upstate. They have a vision to help start a new congregation in the midlands to share the gospel with several thousand Vietnamese living there. The Janie Chapman Offering provides training for ethnic church leaders and start-up assistance for new work like the Vietnamese church plant.

Prayer Requests:
• Pray for these two churches as they reach the Vietnamese community in South Carolina.
• Pray for God to provide a church planter to lead a new Vietnamese work in the midlands.
• Pray for an existing church in the Columbia area to serve as a sponsoring church for this new work.

Janie Chapman Season of Prayer, Day 4

East Asia Partnership

Japan is a country where only 1% of the population has a relationship with Jesus. The 2020 Tokyo Olympics were postponed until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Janie Chapman offering will provide training and resources for South Carolina Baptist missions volunteers to serve with International Mission Board (IMB) missionaries and Japanese Baptist churches during that strategic event.

Prayer Requests:
• Pray for the missions volunteers and churches who are preparing to share Jesus during the Olympic games next summer.
• Pray for Japanese Baptist churches to have a vision for reaching people with the gospel.

Janie Chapman Season of Prayer, Day 3

Radiant Community
Charleston, South Carolina

Radiant Community is an intentionally diverse church plant located in North Charleston. Pastor Philip Pinckney planted the church three years ago in order to be a Gospel light in a hard part of the city. He’s married to Jenny and has two sons, Ezra and Judah, with a girl on the way! Through the Start Network and partnership funding provided by the Janie Chapman Offering, Pastor Philip and Radiant church have been able to provide for the physical needs of those in their communities, while also giving the neighborhood the Hope of the Gospel.

Prayer Requests:
• Pray for financial provision as we continue to grow and serve our community.
• Pray for God to raise up Godly elders and leaders within the church.
• Pray for greater unity in our church as we are a diverse congregation.

Janie Chapman Season of Prayer, Day 2

Indian Land Community Church
Indian Land, South Carolina

Indian Land Community Church is a church plant started by Rev. Shannon Brown, wife Heather, and daughters Clara and Katie. Indian Land Community Church exists so that every man, woman, and child will have multiple opportunities to experience and be transformed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ, without having to come or go anywhere. This happens by engaging the community through relationships, collectively maturing in our faith, trust, and understanding of who Jesus Christ is, and embracing and executing the Great Commission and the Great Commandment. Thanks to the support provided through the Start Network and the Janie Chapman Offering, we have been able to engage our community by hosting local outreach events where we have developed relationships with families who live in Indian Land. We have also adopted the local high school and served them in a variety of ways – feeding the football team, supporting the Fellowship of Christian Athletes huddles, feeding the teachers, providing school supplies for the classrooms, loving on the bus drivers by providing gift baskets, and so much more. We have also had the privilege of supporting Hope In Lancaster, a parachurch ministry, which provides a wide range of benevolence services to the community on an ongoing basis.

Prayer Requests:
•Pray for God’s favor as we engage those who live close to us but are far from God (The Harvest).
•Pray for disciples to continue to grow in their relationship with Jesus (The Workers).
•Pray for God’s direction for a stable venue/gathering location.
•Pray for God to guide us to a worship leader to join our staff team.