Ongoing Pursuit of God
Day 36/ Wednesday, April 1 A Life of Humility & Repentance
Read and Reflect. 2 Chron. 7:12-22, 29:3-19; Joel 2:12-32; Mat. 3:2
Repent of any attempts toward revival without humility and consistency in turning toward the Lord; of allowing an attitude of “done that already” to penetrate our daily living; of resisting God’s call to humility and repentance out of pride or hardness of heart; of wrongly thinking that revival is a call for others and not myself or my church family; of _________________.
Receive forgiveness and a fresh impartation of God’s grace to live a life of humility and repentance.
Revive/Rejoice. Pray that the Christians in our city would be overwhelmed with a spirit of humility and repentance, turning from the ways of the world and toward the Lord; that the number of believers following the ways of humility and repentance would increase; that the promise of revival would be poured out upon the people of God as we walk in His ways; that the grace of God would impact the world through us as we follow Him in humble obedience. Praise God who promised to revive and refresh those who humble themselves and turn to Him with all our hearts!
Day 37/Thursday, April 2 A Life of Prayer & Intercession
Read and Reflect. 1 Sam. 12:20-25, Is. 56 & 62; Rom. 8:26-30;
Repent of failing to pray or growing weary or sluggish in persevering in prayer; of departing from the call to watch and pray as watchmen on the wall of our cities; of not yielding to the Holy Spirit who makes intercession through us; of not being joyful, grateful, and hopeful in our prayers; of not pursuing becoming a house of prayer for all nations; of ___________________.
Receive forgiveness and the spirit of grace and supplication to embark upon a life of prayer and intercession; faith that will see Christ rule and reign in us.
Revive/Rejoice. Ask that prayer and intercession will increase in purity, passion and power throughout our church and city. Pray that God answers with revival fire from heaven; and that our city will be transformed by the presence of Christ as we cry out in humble and faith-filled intercession.
Day 38/Friday, April 3 Listening to His Voice
Read and Reflect. Ps. 81:8-16; Jer. 7:23-27, 23:26; John 10:22-30
Repent of not heeding the voice of the Lord; of allowing fear, doubt, or unbelief to hinder our willingness and ability to hear the voice of our Good Shepherd; of hearing but not obeying His voice; of trusting in the voice of others more than in the voice of the Lord; of mocking those who openly confess and testify to listening and hearing His voice; of _____________________.
Receive forgiveness and fresh assurance of being able to hear as God’s children, the sheep of His pasture; the gift of ears to hear what the Spirit is saying to the church today (Revelation 2:7).
Revive/Rejoice. Intercede for the family of PAC to come to a place of being quiet before the Lord, expecting to hear what He has to speak today; for grace to walk in humble obedience to His voice; for ears to hear from the Lord in the way He has chosen to speak to and through His children; that a deepening desire to hear His voice more clearly will permeate our church.
Day 39/Saturday, April 4 Exalting His Name
Read and Reflect. Ex. 15:1-2; Ps. 34:1-3, Ps. 99; Philippians 2:5-11
Repent of not magnifying and lifting high the name and person of Jesus Christ; of exalting anyone other than Christ; of not faithfully participating in praise and worship of the Lord – personally and corporately; of not giving the Lord the honor that is due His name; of __________________.
Receive forgiveness for misplaced honor, praise or attention; restoration of a heart of praise and worship which lifts Christ high, far above all others.
Revive/Rejoice that He is the Exalted One and that will never change; that He gives us the privilege of celebrating and honoring His rightful place as the Almighty Lord; that His name is above every name, and that at His name every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father. Hallelujah!
Day 40/ Sunday, April 5 Worshiping God – Together, Forever!
Read and Reflect. 1 Chron. 16:7-36; Ps. 95, 96; John 4:21-26
Repent of failure to humble ourselves before the Lord, acknowledging His total Lordship; 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 worshiping in form with the substance of the heart; of ______________________.
Receive forgiveness and a heart revived to passionately and completely worship the Lord, simply because He is worthy of all our praise, worship and adoration.
Revive/Rejoice. Pray for PAC to have Christ-centered experience of worship in Spirit and truth that will please the Father; for humility and unity among believers at PAC that will give rise to worshiping the Lord in the beauty of His holiness throughout His church. Rejoice that the Word of God declares that the day has come when the Lord is worshiped in spirit and in truth throughout the world; that He deserves and demands our worship; that our God reigns now and forever. Amen!
40 Days of Prayer for Perrysburg Alliance Church
Relationships With the World
Day 29/ Wednesday, March 25 Demonstrating the Love of Christ
Read and Reflect. John 3:1-21, 17:6-19; 1 John 3:1-23
Repent of declaring that we love when demonstrating lack of love and concern for those who are lost without Christ; of speaking love, but not showing love through deeds that touch the lives of those in the world around us; of demonstrating the letter of the law rather than the Spirit of liberty and love. Of _____________________.
Receive a new impartation of holy love for the world, just as Christ loved the world and gave His life for it; a fresh grace to demonstrate the love of Christ in tangible ways to those in our community who do not know Christ.
Revive/Rejoice. Pray for PAC to be a living, vital force of love in the earth today; that we will be known by our love for one another and the loving-kindness of the Lord that leads to repentance for the lost; for our church family to birth new and creative ways to show the world love that is genuine, significant and relevant. Rejoice that Christ first loved us, so we can love by His grace; that Christ’s love overcomes evil, does not rejoice in evil, casts out fear and covers a multitude of sin.
Day 30/Thursday, March 26 Demonstrating God’s Grace
Read and Reflect. John 1:14-18; Acts 4:32-33, 11:19-24, 14:1-7, 21-28
Repent of receiving grace but not demonstrating grace to others; of limiting our understanding of grace to conversion alone, ignoring the divine enablement of grace that He gives us to live a life of testimony that glorifies Him; of testing the Lord and not trusting Him fully through daily obedience; of ________________.
Receive fresh grace to live according to His commands and His call upon our lives; His grace (Divine favor) to be and to do all that He requires of us in these days.
Revive/Rejoice. Pray for PAC to receive a fresh revelation of the marvelous grace of the Lord Jesus Christ; to have faith to live graciously toward those in our communities who do not yet know Christ; to see grace as a gift we have received and to bestow freely upon others; that a restoration of graciousness in our attitude, speech, and actions will permeate our church family.
Day 31/Friday, March 27 Demonstrating Mercy, Loving-Kindness and Goodness
Read and Reflect. Lam. 3:22-33; Rom. 2:1-16, 9:14-29; Gal. 5:22-23
Repent of failing to show acts of kindness to those who mistreat or revile us or our loved ones; of withholding mercy out of judgment, loving-kindness out of vengeance or goodness out of so-called “righteous” indignation; of demonstrating a counterfeit mercy that does not line up with God’s truth. Of ____________________.
Receive forgiveness and grace to walk in ways that reveal the holiness of God’s mercy, loving-kindness and goodness.
Revive/Rejoice. Intercede for the family of PAC to grow in grace, mercy, and love to impact the world; that the fruit of the Spirit would abound in and through the church; that God’s pruning of His church would bring forth a bountiful harvest through demonstrations of goodness that lead many to repentance and salvation; that the church would be known for her mercy, love and goodness, pointing to the Lord Jesus Christ with clarity and power.
Day 32/Saturday, March 28 Demonstrating Truth in Love
Read and Reflect. Ps. 85:8-13; Zech. 8:16-17; John 8:31-36; Eph. 4:15
Repent of not living in truth or demonstrating truth in love; of using truth as a weapon that wounds rather than as a revelation that sets people free; of telling truth without love saturating every expression; of telling people the truth without loving them first; of _______________.
Receive forgiveness and revelation of the love of God in His truth; an understanding that truth without love is not a truth reflection of the Lord God Almighty.
Revive/Rejoice. Pray that PAC would come to a greater understanding and demonstration of truth in love; that the Holy Spirit would release new ways to demonstrate truth to the world in ways that would draw unbelievers to faith; that truth would increase to, in and through us, bringing liberty to all who hear.
Day 33/ Sunday, March 29 Demonstrating the Life of the Spirit
Read and Reflect. Rom. 8:12-14; Eph. 5:15-21
Repent of living according to the flesh and its desires rather than the Spirit of love; of failing to demonstrate the fruit of the Spirit, especially to those who do not yet know Christ as Savior and Lord; of failing to recognize the Lord’s work in your life by lack of faith in and surrender to His Word and Holy Spirit; of ________________________.
Receive forgiveness and restoration by the power of the Holy Spirit to live in the Spirit and not in the flesh; fresh hope of living in a new way that will more clearly reveal Christ to the world.
Revive/Rejoice. Intercede for all believers to walk as sons of God, led by the Spirit of God toward increasing maturity; to grow in faith and surrender to the Holy Spirit as a powerful demonstration of His love and power; to walk in the fullness of Christ’s grace as members of the body of Christ, demonstrating His love, mercy, grace and power to the world.
Day 34/ Monday, March 30 Demonstrating the Ministry of Reconciliation
Read and Reflect. Mat. 5:21-26; Eph. 2:14-18; 1 Tim. 6:11-19
Repent of not pursuing righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness, and peace, particularly with those who do not yet know Christ as Savior; of not responding to wrong treatment or suffering with righteousness and goodness; of not being intentional in reconciling with those from whom we are separated; of __________.
Receive forgiveness for sins of commission and sins of omission; grace to begin pursuing attitudes, words, and actions of reconciliation with our community.
Revive/Rejoice. Pray for the PAC family to submit to the Holy Spirit, seeking to demonstrate abundantly the fruit of the Spirit to the world around us; for tangible expressions of reconciliation to prevail in and through the church; for grace and patience to flow through believers to the lost, especially for believers who have been mistreated, criticized or persecuted for righteousness’ sake.
Day 35/ Tuesday, March 31 Demonstrating the Servant-Heart of Christ
Read and Reflect. Mat. 20:20-28; John 13:1-17; Phil. 2:5-18
Repent of not walking in the attitude of Christ Jesus who came ot serve, not to be served, of failing to serve others; of expecting to be served by others, demonstrating pride rather than humility; of selectively choosing whom we serve by personal preferences, not by a motivation to demonstrate Christ’s love through service; of ________________.
Receive forgiveness and revival of spirit to walk in the ways of Christ in service, humility, and reverence.
Revive/Rejoice. Pray for our family at PAC to learn how to serve as Christ did, demonstrating God’s agape love; to discover ways of serving our communities that will soften the hearts of unbelievers to the gospel of love, life, and truth; to be clothed in humility in order to serve out of love Christ has bestowed upon us; to remember that without the grace of God we all would be facing an eternity without Christ.
40 Days of Prayer for Perrysburg Alliance Church
Relationships With Other Followers of Christ
Day 22/ Wednesday, March 18, Pursuing Unity and Cooperation
Read and Reflect. John 17:20-26; Ps. 133; Eph. 2:14-22, 4:1-6
Repent of operating in disunity, isolation, separation, and division toward followers of Christ who do not attend PAC or who have differences of belief on the non-essentials of the faith; or criticizing and judging other congregations or denominations; of allowing things that were never intended to unite or divide us; of allowing pride, hard heartedness, or an unteachable spirit to keep us from working together in the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Receive forgiveness and the appropriation of Christ’s finished work on the cross that tore down the wall of division; divine enablement to walk in unity and cooperation with believers throughout our area and world.
Revive/Rejoice. Intercede for the body of Christ to function according to Christ’s finished work on the cross – in love, unity, harmony and humility; for individuals and congregations to begin pursuing unity and cooperation with other believing congregations in our area.
Day 23/Thursday, March 19 Pursuing Wisdom & Understanding
Read and Reflect. Ps. 119:33-40; Prov. 2:1-11, 3:5-6; Is. 11:2-5
Repent of trusting our own understanding or not pursuing the understanding and wisdom that comes only from the Lord; or discounting or discrediting the wisdom and understanding others in the body of Christ have gleaned from seeking the Lord.
Receive forgiveness and the provision of wisdom and understanding that God promises to those who earnestly ask Him; a fresh filling of the Holy Spirit.
Revive/Rejoice. Pray for PAC to increase in pursuit of God’s wisdom and understanding; to be set free from the tyranny of the world’s system of understanding.
Day 24/Friday, March 20 Pursuing Reconciliation in Truth & Love
Read and Reflect. 2 Cor. 5:12-21; Eph. 2:16-18
Repent of not being properly reconciled to the Lord and to His children; of allowing disagreements, arguments, and vain pursuits to keep you separated from others in the body of Christ; of not submitting to the Spirit of truth and love.
Receive the gift of reconciliation from the Lord through repentance, being restored into a deeper level of loving intimacy with Him; grace and love to be reconciled to those with whom we have been estranged.
Revive/Rejoice. Pray for believers throughout our area to be burdened with Christ’s compelling love to be reconciled to one another; for truth and love to cause individuals and congregations throughout the area to pursue reconciliation with those from who they are separated. Rejoice that God is a God of fellowship and communion and as a good Father, he loves to draw His children together!
Day 25/Saturday, March 21 Pursuing Genuine Relationships Through Fellowship
Read and Reflect. Acts 2:42-47; Gal. 2:1-10; 1John 1:1-10
Repent of failing to pursue genuine relationships with fellow believers; of living in separation and isolation from believers within our communities or families because of petty differences of belief; of declaring love for God while not living in love with brothers and sisters in the Lord; of ________________.
Receive forgiveness and a fresh baptism of love for the family of God; a fresh desire to embrace fellowship and communion with others who follow Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
Revive/Rejoice. Intercede for the body of Christ to return to the ways of the early church; for a fresh conviction and commitment that brings our church to pursue genuine relationships.
Day 26/ Sunday, March 22 Pursuing Forgiveness & Humility
Read and Reflect. Mt. 6:14-15, 18:1-35; Eph. 4:25-32; 1Peter 5:5-11
Repent of not forgiving those who have sinned against us; of walking in pride, superiority, or opposition to others in the body of Christ; of not walking in tenderness, humility, kindness, meekness, longsuffering, or forgiveness toward one another; of failing to submit to God and resist the devil, especially with regard to walking in the unity of Christ’s spirit; of ______________.
Receive forgiveness once we have forgiven; restoration of things lost through unforgiveness and pride; fresh grace to walk in forgiveness and humility toward others.
Revive/Rejoice. Intercede for the PAC family to practice forgiveness, demonstrating the amazing grace we each have received in Christ Jesus our Lord; for true humility to permeate the church and that the enemy’s counterfeit humility which keeps people bound, will be driven out of the church in the Name of the Lord Jesus; for the church to be cloaked in a garment of humility and grace so that Christ is increasingly revealed through her to the world.
Day 27/ Monday, March 23 Pursuing Ministry & Service Together
Read and Reflect. Rom. 12; 1 Cor. 12; Eph 4:7-16
Repent of not valuing others and their God-given gifts, talents and abilities; of operating in independence rather than in god’s ordained order of interdependence of the body, of despising spiritual gifts that we fear or don’t understand; of wrongfully judging others with the body for pride, error, perceived lack of value, etc…… Of not functioning as a “whole body” joined and held together by every supporting ligament which “grows and builds itself up in love.”
Receive God’s cleansing power to restore and revive us in relationship with others in the body of Christ; fresh revelations of the body of Christ as one new people and the bride of Christ.
Revive/Rejoice. Pray for PAC to be awakened to the wonder of being joined as one by the Spirit of the Lord; that we will learn to value and esteem every part of the body, seen and unseen; that we learn to submit to God’s divine order for His church; that grace to minister and serve together in love, honor and humility will permeate our church family.
Day 28/ Tuesday, March 24 Pursuing Worship Together
Read and Reflect. 2Chron. 5:2-14; Ps. 95, 150; John 4:21-26; Rev. 4:1-11
Repent of failing to worship the Lord without division; of not worshiping according to the patterns set by the Lord in Scripture; of failing to cultivate an atmosphere of worship that honors the Father, glorifies Christ and welcomes the Holy Spirit in corporate gatherings.
Receive forgiveness and a fresh baptism of the love of Christ that stirs up to worship in spirit and in truth; of a desire, born of the spirit, to worship with others who love the Lord Jesus – regardless of worship style.
Revive/Rejoice. Intercede for a release of fresh passion for worship among all God’s children and here at PAC. For our fellowship to be a place where the Holy Spirit would be welcome in the midst of worship.