40 Days of Prayer, Week 5

Day 29Read and Ponder God’s Word: Honoring the Temple of God

I Cor 3:16-17 & 6:19-20, II Timothy 2:21

Prayer Focus: 

​Believers are to keep their bodies holy and fit for God’s glory and use. Confess any indiscretions of harmful habits and rest in the forgiveness and power of Christ.

Day 30Read and Ponder God’s Word: Repent from Idolatry

​Exodus 20:2-3, Matt 6:24 & 13:22

Prayer Focus:

​Examine your own heart and see if the deceitfulness of riches or cares of this life have choked out God’s word and will in your life. Have things or people taken first place? Confess and forsake ways you have allowed other things to come before God.

Day31Read and Ponder God’s Word: Becoming True Grace Givers

​Malachi 3:8-10, Luke 6:38, II Cor 9:7

Prayer Focus:

​If you sense God’s conviction about finances, obey Him now. You will quickly discover you cannot out-give God! Confess and forsake any neglect of tithes and offerings, let us rejoice in the greatness of His grace.

Day 32Read and Ponder God’s Word: Failure to Abide in Jesus

​John 15:4-7

Prayer Focus:

​As we confess and forsake our failure to faithfully draw near to God in prayer and to study his word frequently and regularly, let us ever place our trust in the “author and finisher of our faith.” 

Day 33Read and Ponder God’s Word: Ignoring Conflicts of Conscience

​Prov 28:13, Romans 14:23, I John 3:20-21

Prayer Focus:

​If you are involved in something about which you have a nagging lack of peace, you are in sin. Confess these sins where you have turned a deaf ear to God’s still small voice.

​Let us confidently claim forgiveness through the covenant in Christ’s blood.

Day 34Read and Ponder God’s Word: Be a Christian Witness

​Ezekiel 3:18, Matt 28:18-18, Acts 1:8, I Peter 3:5

Prayer Focus:

​Confess any failure to obey Christ’s great commission, let us rejoice in God’s full acceptance and grace.

Develop a prayer list of lost people around you and pray for their salvation and share with them of God’s great gift.

Day 35Read and Ponder God’s Word: Be willing to Serve

​Psalm 100:2, Romans12:1, Ephesian 4:8

Prayer Focus:

​God calls every believer to use their gifts consistently in the body of Christ. Ask God how you can use your gifts for Him today.

40 Days of Prayer, Week 4

Day 22Read and Ponder God’s Word: Embracing Biblical Reconciliation

Matt. 22:37-39, Matt 5:23-24

Prayer Focus: 

​Examine your relationships with your immediate family, extended family, anyone in your church, or anyone at school or work and ask God to help you reconcile any rifts.

Day 23Read and Ponder God’s Word: Victory over Unforgiveness

​Matt 6:14-15, Matt 18:35, Mark 11:25, Hebrews 12:15

Prayer Focus:

​Examine your own heart for bitterness; it may be bitterness towards a person, a group or organization, a church or bitterness towards godless politicians or social activists who attack our values. Ask God to help you forgive those who sin against us.

​Prayerfully confess any doubt or resentment toward God and give thanks for the victory in Jesus.

Day 24Read and Ponder God’s Word: Overcoming Improper Relationships

​Prov 6:27, Romans 14:23(b), I Cor 10:31, I John 3:20-21

Prayer Focus:

​Improper relationships can be anything from adultery and fornication to having an improper online relationship. Ask God to reveal any relationships that are improper or out of balance and confess and forsake the relationship, confidently claim the forgiveness and power of Christ’s grace.

Day 25Read and Ponder God’s Word: Loving and Serving Jesus through His Church

​Hebrews 10:25, I Cor 12:1-26,

Prayer Focus:

​Pray now to obey God by fully committing yourself to a local body of Christ. Confess and forsake our neglect of regular attendance and support of Christ’s Church.

​Pray God to rend the heavens in sweeping revival of the church.

Day 26Read and Ponder God’s Word: Growing as a Godly Man

​Eph 5:23(a) & 25, I Peter 3:7

Prayer Focus:

​As husbands and fathers and men confess your failures to love and lead in your families

​Pray for God to use you first in your families, in the church, and in society.

Day 27Read and Ponder God’s Word: Faithful Women

​Prov 31:26-28, Eph 5:24, 33(b), I Peter 3:3

Prayer Focus:

​As wives and mothers and women confess your failures to honor your husband, any neglecting of families, or useless idleness.

Pray for the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit.

Day 28Read and Ponder God’s Word: Commands for Godly Parents

​Deut 6:6-8, Prov 22:6, Matt 18:6

Prayer Focus:

​Pray for God’s strength as we encourage our children and brothers and sisters in Christ in our church.

Pray that we can model God’s love to all around us