From Sunday, February 26 through Friday, April 7 we are asking our church family to unite in prayer, asking for the Lord’s will to be done in our lives, in our families, in our church, in our community, in our country, and around the world.
These 40 days of prayer will culminate with a special time of prayer and reflection upon the work of Christ on the cross during our Good Friday service on April 7 at 7:00 pm in the Worship Center.
We invite you to read over the selected Scripture passages in this prayer guide and to consider certain questions as you use the prayer prompts provided for each passage.
“Pray without ceasing.”
James 4:8-9 – Draw near to God and ask Him to cleanse your heart.
James 4:10 – Ask the Lord to humble you and to exalt Him only.
Romans 12:1-2 – Ask the Lord to help you focus on Christ and not the things of this world.
What does it look like for me to be humble before the Lord and submit myself to complete obedience?
Pray for all who will lead and attend the Ladies Night of Worship & Fellowship on March 3.
Ask the Lord for salvation decisions and women’s relationships with the Lord to be strengthened and renewed.
2 Chronicles 7:14 – Ask the Lord to help you and all of His people humble themselves, seek His face, and turn from evil.
Philippians 2:1-2 – Ask the Lord to help Christians around our nation join together, uniting in love through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 10:12-13 – Ask the Lord to help you see the need that every individual has for Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
How can I have a greater practical and eternal impact in my country?
Pray for those leading church plant efforts, specifically our church’s new ministry in Green Cove Springs.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 – Ask the Lord to help you display Christ-like love for those in your family.
Colossians 3:13-14 – Ask the Lord to help you forgive others, especially those in your family, as He forgave you.
Joshua 24:15 – Ask the Lord to help you commit as a family to serve the Lord faithfully.
How can I leave a legacy of faithful service to the Lord for my family?
Pray for all who will lead and attend the Men’s Breakfast on March 18. Ask the Lord for salvation decisions and men’s relationships with the Lord to be strengthened and renewed.
2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 – Ask the Lord to help those in church leadership to be worthy of His calling in their lives in order for Him to be glorified.
Ephesians 6:10-18 – Ask the Lord to help Christians in your church to be strong in their faith and put on the full armor of God.
Isaiah 40:28-30 – Ask the Lord to help Christians in your church rely upon Him in order to not grow weary in serving the Lord.
How can I participate or contribute more toward God’s will being done in my church?
Pray for our IDX Preteen Retreat, March 24 – 25 and our Deep Dive on Sunday, March 26. Pray for all those who participate to be spiritually encouraged and fully embrace their identity in Christ.
Matthew 25:34-40 – Ask the Lord to help you develop eyes to see the needs of others around you and a heart of compassion for those in crisis.
Romans 10:14-17 – Ask the Lord to help you love those who are lost around you and to share the good news of the Gospel with them.
James 2:1-4 – Ask the Lord to help you serve those around you without bias or partiality.
How can I serve others in my community and boldly share the good news of the Gospel with them?
Pray for those who will participate in our mobile dental ministry April 4 – 8 and those who volunteer at the Clay County Fair April 2 – 9. May they serve as the hands and feet of Christ and share the good news of the Gospel with our community.
Matthew 9:37-38 – Pray for the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His fields.
Isaiah 6:8 – Pray for those who are called by the Lord to answer in obedience.
Matthew 28:18-20 – Pray that you and all Christians develop a heart for making disciples of all peoples and nations.
How can I more effectively invest in God’s Kingdom being advanced around the world?
Pray for all those who will lead and participate in our Good Friday and Easter Services. Ask the Lord for salvation decisions as this is a great time of outreach to people who do not normally attend church.