Year of Growth – Pray for 40
We will launch into 2017 in a spirit of focused prayer for over 40 days! This time of prayer begins January 1st and continues for 40 consecutive days, ending February 9. We will pray by themes:
- Repentance & Reconciliation
- Abyssinian Baptist Church
In the second 10 days, we will pray prayers of REPENTANCE and RECONCILIATION!
January 22: Scripture: Hebrews 13:17: Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.
Prayer: Lord, I thank you for the leadership of my pastor who watches over my soul.
January 21: Scripture: 1 Peter 4:10-11 As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
Prayer: Lord help me to recognize my giftedness and through your Spirit use my talents in service to others.
January 20: Scripture: Colossians 3:13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
Prayer: Lord, in 2017 give us a heart to forebear and forgive as we are forgiven by You.
January 19: Scripture: Colossians 1:20-22 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled. In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight.
Prayer: Lord, we thank you that through Christ we have been reconciled holy, unblameable, and unreproveable in Your sight.
January 18: Scripture: Matthew 5:23-24 Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath aught against thee; Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.
Prayer: Lord, in 2017 allow us to be reconciled with our brothers and sisters so that we may freely present our gifts before You.
January 17: Scripture: Romans 5:10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
Prayer: Lord, we thank You that we were reconciled from our death into new life through Christ.
January 16: Scripture: Ephesians 4:32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.
Prayer: Lord, we thank You that for Christ’s sake we are forgiven and reconciled unto You.
January 15: Scripture: Luke 17:3-4 Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him. And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.
Prayer: Lord, in 2017 soften our hearts to forgive our brothers and sisters of their trespasses so that we may be forgiven
January 14: Scripture: Romans 2:4 Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, tolerance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness leads you toward repentance?
Prayer: Lord, in 2017 reveal Your goodness in new ways that lead us to repentance.
January 13: Scripture: Acts 3:19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.
Prayer: Lord, in 2017 we repent of our sins that we may partake in the time of refreshing from Your presence.
January 12: Scripture: Luke 5:31-32 And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
Prayer: Lord, in 2017 we acknowledge our sinfulness and ask You to be the physician that makes us well.
January 11: Scripture: Matthew 4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Prayer: Lord, we believe that repentance ushers in the Kingdom, so create in us a heart for repentance in 2017
In the first 10 days, we will pray prayers of PRAISE and THANKSGIVING!
January 10: Scripture: Psalm 9:1-2 I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your marvelous works. I will be glad and rejoice in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.
Prayer: Lord in 2017 I will pray, praise, and sing of your marvelous works and mighty name with my whole heart
January 9: Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
Prayer: Lord, in 2017 I have decided to rejoice, pray, and give thanks always because this is Your will for my life.
January 8: Scripture: Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.
Prayer: Lord, in 2017 let those things that are praiseworthy be on our minds and expressed through our mouths.
January 7: Scripture: Psalm 150:1-2 Praise the Lord! Praise God in His sanctuary; Praise Him in His mighty firmament! Praise Him for His mighty acts; Praise Him according to His excellent greatness!
Prayer: Lord in 2017 I will praise you in the sanctuary of Abyssinian Baptist Church, your house of worship, for your mighty acts and excellent greatness.
January 6: Scripture: Psalm 113:3 From the rising of the sun to its going down, The Lord’s name is to be praised.
Prayer: Lord in 2017 I will commit to praying prayers of praise and thanksgiving from the rising of the sun until the going down of the same.
January 5: Scripture: Acts 16:25-26 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed.
Prayer: Lord we give You thanksgiving and praise that 2017 will be a break out year!
January 4: Scripture: Psalm 34:1 I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
Prayer: Lord God in 2017 I commit to blessing your name with praise and thanksgiving at all times.
January 3: Scripture: 1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
Prayer: Thank you Lord for choosing us and calling us your own that we may proclaim Your praises in 2017.
January 2: Scripture: 1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
Prayer: God we thank you for giving us not a dead and dormant but a vibrant and living hope for 2017.
January 1: Scripture: Psalm 100:4-5: Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, And His truth endures to all generations.
Prayer: Lord, Your word declares that thanksgiving grants us access through your gates, but in 2017 we want to be in Your presence through our praise.