40 Days of prayer
through the end of the year

Let us join-together in prayer for the last 40 days of 2020. As we enter into Thanksgiving and then Advent, what a powerful time to pray together!
This year the Lord has allowed us to be made aware of our complete dependence on Him, and that our hope is found only in Him.
As we pray together daily as a body of believers, let’s remember His call to the church in these times.
“...but the church was earnestly praying to God...”  Acts 12:5
WEEK 1

Day 1 – Sunday, November 22
We praise and thank the Lord for who He is and that He will always remain on the throne.
“In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. And they were calling to one another: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.”  Isaiah 6:1-3

Day 2 – Monday, November 23
We pray and prepare our hearts to enter into a spirit of thankfulness to the Lord, during this season of gratitude, and we will count our blessings.
“I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness; I will sing the praises of the name of the LORD Most High.”  Psalm 7:17

Day 3 – Tuesday, November 24
Let us thank the Lord for what He is in the process of completing in our lives, in our church, and in this city and nation for His glory, as we continue to call on Him and wait.
“Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him.”  Isaiah 64:4

Day 4 – Wednesday, November 25
Pray and believe that as we stand in obedience on His word, we will see God move in a powerful way in our land, bringing revival.
“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”  2 Chronicles 7:14

Day 5 – Thursday, November 26 - Thanksgiving
Let us set our hearts to pray, fast, and rise-up to offer a sacrifice of praise today, as we offer up thanks to God, we will witness his salvation.
“He who offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving honors Me; And to him who orders his way aright I shall show the salvation of God."  Psalm 50:23

Day 6 – Friday, November 27
We praise the Lord that there is power in His word.
“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”  Hebrews 4:12

Day 7 – Saturday, November 28
As we approach this Advent season, we give to God, endless thanks for the gift of His only son Jesus!
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16


WEEK 2

Day 8 - Sunday, November 29, 2020
Father, we ask that we would be like Simeon, who held on to your word, guided by the Spirit to persevere until he saw the Messiah, as he was promised. May we persevere and anticipate your soon return.
“He was waiting for the consolation of Israel and the Holy Spirit was on him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah. Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the custom of the law required, Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying: Sovereign Lord as you have promised, you may now dismiss your servant in peace. For my eyes have seen your salvation….” Luke 2:25-30

Day 9 - Monday, November 30, 2020
We praise God for fulfilling all his prophecies and promises, in the past, in the present, and in the future.  He is true to His word!
“He began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.” Luke 4:21

Day 10 - Tuesday, December 1, 2020
We thank you Heavenly Father that out of your great love for us, you had a plan for our redemption that you put in place from the very beginning.
“…just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blemish before Him in love; having foreordained us unto adoption as sons through Jesus Christ unto himself, according to the good pleasure of his will…” Ephesians 1:4-5

Day 11 - Wednesday, December 2, 2020
We pray Lord, that you will open our eyes and ears to be able to see and hear you, as we follow in obedience to your word during this time of Advent.
“Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.” John 14:21

Day 12 - Thursday, December 3, 2020
Thank the Lord, that even though we live in an ever-changing world, He does not change.
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.” Hebrews 13:8

Day 13 - Friday, December 4, 2020
Dear God, we turn away from all of our own plans, ideas, and abilities, as we commit to truly wait and hope in you.
“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.” Jeremiah 17:7
 
Day 14 - Saturday, December 5, 2020
Jesus, during this great season of hope, help us to be a light in this dark world, as we reflect you in all we do.
“But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord.  Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.” 
I Peter 3:15


Week 3  

Day 15 – Sunday, December 6, 2020
Father, as we celebrate this second Sunday of Advent, we are reminded of the great faith that it took for Joseph and Mary to travel to Bethlehem, so close to the time of Jesus’ birth. They trusted in your protection and provision for them, as you were leading them in fulfillment of your prophecy. Help us during times of uncertainty, and in complete dependence on you, to walk in greater faith.
“So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city. Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was with child.”  Luke 2:3-5

Day 16 – Monday, December 7, 2020
Dear God, as you continue to call us to prayer, we thank you for the gift of the Holy Spirit, and that He leads us as we pray.
“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.”  
Romans 8:26-27

Day 17 – Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Lord, we thank you that throughout your word, you show us that you love to take what seems small and insignificant and use it for your glory. We offer ourselves to be used by you and for your glory.
“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.” Micah 5:2

Day 18 – Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Lord, your word tells us that our faith is the confirmation of the promises you have given us, even if they are not visible, we know that you are true to your word.
“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for. By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.”  Hebrews 11:1-3

Day 19 – Thursday, December 10, 2020
Jesus, we are forever grateful for the miracle of your birth, and that you are both God and man.
“The word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14

Day 20 – Friday, December 11, 2020
Father God, we praise you that your word will always do exactly what you sent it to do.
“…so is my word that goes out from my mouth; It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”
Isaiah 55:11


Day 21 – Saturday, December 12, 2020
Heavenly Father, we pray that during this Advent, you will be high and lifted up, as the only reason for this season, and that your truth would be imprinted on our hearts.
“Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’” John 14:6