Day 40

“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time for us to do.”

Ephesians 2:10

“I am sure of this, that he who started a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

Philippians 1:6

Today is the last day of our 40 Days of Prayer. Congratulations! You have been faithful to seek the Lord, and He has done a powerful work through your prayers. To celebrate and give God glory for what He has done in your life over the past 40 Days of Prayer, take some time to prayerfully answer these questions:

  1. What are 1 or 2 things that God revealed about Himself to you through these 40 Days of Prayer?
  2. What are 1or 2 things that God taught you about prayer?
  3. How has God worked in your heart through these 40 days?
  4. Is there anything God has healed you or set you free from?
  5. What do you want God to continue to do in your relationship with Him so that you experience more of His presence in your life?

Close your prayer time by thanking God for His love for you, His presence in your life, and the gift of prayer. Ask God to continue to lead you to a deeper revelation of who He is and His great love for you.

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Day 39

“Isn’t this the fast I choose: To break the chains of wickedness, to untie the ropes of the yoke, to set the oppressed free, and to tear off every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, to bring the poor and homeless into your house, to clothe the naked when you see him, and not to ignore your own flesh and blood?  Then your light will appear like the dawn, and your recovery will come quickly. Your righteousness will go before you, and the LORD’s glory will be your rear guard.”

Isaiah 58:6-8

Prayer:
Father, as we prepare for a church-wide time of prayer and fasting (Prayer Vigil), would you speak to my heart. Speak to me and show me if there is anything that you want me to give up for the next 3 days during our time of prayer and fasting. Show me how I can adjust my schedule so that I can attend the Prayer Vigil. God, give me a desire to pray, to seek you, and to seek your Kingdom. In Jesus’ name, amen.

  • Take a few minutes and ask God to speak to your heart about fasting. Is there an activity (such as social media, a hobby, or media in general) or a food that God wants you to refrain from eating/doing over the next 3 days. 
  • Ask God to help you be obedient to what He is leading you to do over the next 3 days of our church-wide time of prayer and fasting.

Note:
Fasting is not simply removing something from our life for a period of time. Fasting is removing something in our life to seek God more diligently and to pray more fervently.

Prayer Vigil is March 21, 22ndand 23rd

Prayer times are 6:00 am to 8:00 am, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Chapel located in the Burns Building.

Day 38

“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

Luke 4:18-19

Prayer:
Father, thank you for sending us Jesus to save us, release us from captivity, give us sight, and set us free. Your word says that when Jesus sets us free that we are free indeed. We are free to worship you, live for you, and fulfill the purposes that you have for our lives. You have poured out your Spirit in us, and your light shines in us. You, the light of the world, live in us, and you shine through us. God, we pray for those in our family and in Katy, Texas who do not know you. Open the eyes of the blind and give them sight. Let them see the light that is in your people and give them hope. Anoint us with your Spirit to share the Gospel. Give us your eyes to see the lost, your heart to love the lost, and your grace to share the Gospel. Father, tender the soil of hardened hearts. Teach us to pray for the lost and go beyond our comfort zone to share the love of Christ. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Day 37

“Jesus did not let him but told him, ‘Go home to your own people, and report to them how much the Lord has done for you and how he has had mercy on you.'”

Mark 5:19

Prayer:
Father, you have done so much for me. You saved me, set me free, and transformed my life. It should be so easy to tell others what you’ve done for me, but I struggle to share my story. I confess that I am often insecure or afraid of what people will think of me if I share my story. I allow my own fears and insecurities get in the way of sharing the Gospel with those who are lost. I believe the lie that I need to know all the answers or say things perfectly in order to share my story. God, set me free from anything that hinders me from simply sharing what you’ve done in my life with others. Holy Spirit, lead me to people who are lost and give me opportunities to share my story. Help me be sensitive to your voice so that I know when to share and what to say. Give me confidence that you will give me the words to say. I don’t have the power to save anyone but I can pray for others and show them the love of Christ. Help me to seek you each day, receive from you each day, and trust that you are working through me. Lord, I pray that you would bring revival in me, my home, and all the people at Kingsland. Give us an absolute passion for others to know you and compel us through your Spirit to share the Gospel. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Day 36

“Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will help you; I will hold on to you with my righteous right hand.”

Isaiah 41:10

Prayer:
Father, thank you that you are with me. You are mighty, and there is nothing that is greater or more powerful than my God. You are my God, and you strengthen me. You uphold me by your righteous right hand, and you exalt me above my enemies. There is no weapon formed against me that has the power to destroy me. You are my strength and my shield. You surround me with songs of deliverance. I will bless you at all times and your praise will always be on my lips. I will boast in you and proclaim that you are great! I will exalt your name in the sanctuary and lift up my hands to you. You are worthy to receive all praise and glory and honor. 

Lord, I want to be a man/woman who trusts in you at all times. You are unchanging, and your grace is enough for every season of my life. I choose to trust you with my future and my family’s future. You have our future in your hands and you are working everything out for our good and for the purpose you have for our lives. Because you are at my right hand, I will not be shaken. You have revealed the paths of life to me; you will fill me with gladness in your presence. My soul boasts in you, my God and my refuge. For you are great and worthy of all praise! In Jesus’ name, amen.

Day 35

“But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and remind you of everything I have told you.”

John 14:26

Prayer:
Father, thank you for sending the Holy Spirit to live in me. Thank you that the Spirit lives in me, will remain in me, and is always with me. Teach me to walk by the Spirit, live by the Spirit, keep in step with the Spirit, and yield to the Spirit. Teach me to keep my mind set on the things of the Spirit. Give me discernment to recognize when the Spirit is speaking to me and leading me. Lord, teach me to pray according to the Spirit’s leading and through the power of the Spirit in me. Your word tells me that apart from you I can do nothing. Show me how to rely on your Spirit to speak, serve, and love others. I want to learn how to depend on the Sprit to live and lead others to you. May the Spirit’s work through my life be so evident that you are who people see in me. In Jesus’ name, amen. 

Day 34

Introduction: Kingdom Prayers –
The next 7 days our prayer focus is on seeking God’s Kingdom in our lives, in our church and in our community.  These prayers will help prepare us for our upcoming Prayer Vigil on March 21st– 23rd.

“Therefore, you should pray like this: Our Father in heaven, your name be honored as holy. Your Kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And do not bring us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil on.”

Matthew 6:9-13

Prayer:
Father, you are the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of armies; your glory fills the whole earth. Your name is above all names, and at the name of Jesus every knee will bow – in heaven and on earth- and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father (Ephesians 2:10-11). I ask for your Kingdom to come into my life, my family, and Kingsland Baptist Church. I ask for your Kingdom of righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit to come. Reign over my life, my family, and Kingsland. Manifest your presence, your power, and your glory so that all may know that you alone are God. Father, your word tell us “and my people, who bear my name, humble themselves, pray and seek my face, and turn from their evil ways, then I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin, heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7:14). Father, I need you, my family needs you, our church needs you. We need you to forgive us for our pride, our selfishness, materialism, legalism, impurity, complacency, and putting our trust in our own strength and abilities. Forgive us for believing lies from the enemy about you, ourselves, and others. Forgive us for gossip, slander, and thinking that we are better than others. Forgive us for thinking more highly of ourselves than we should and not allowing others to see our weaknesses. Forgive us from hiding our hearts from you, from others, and for not having courage to share our story – our testimonies of what you’ve done in our lives. We were lost, covered in sin and darkness, and you rescued us. You saved us, healed us, and delivered us from darkness. Forgive us for not giving you the praise, glory, and honor that you alone deserve. Father, heal our land. Heal our hearts, home, and church. We cry out to you to heal us. The sin and darkness has wounded us deeply. Our hearts, home, and church need your healing. God, bring your Kingdom into our hearts, home, and church. Make your glory shine on us. In Jesus’ name, amen.