Updated: Sep 28, 2020
10 DAYS OF FASTING & PRAYING SATURDAY 19TH of SEPTEMBER – MONDAY 28TH of SEPTEMBER 2020
THEME: “TEN DAYS OF REPENTANCE SEEKING AFTER GOD”
DATE: SATURDAY 19th of Sep – MONDAY 28th of Sep (6am -6pm)
SCRIPTURE: Acts 3:19-20 “Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, 20 and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before,”
Peter in one of the most powerful sermons given in the Bible commanded the people to “repent” (Greek for “metanoeō” to change one’s mind) and turn back (“turn back is the Greek word “epistrephō” meaning “to turn to” God). Only if they had a change of mind could they turn back to God, which would then allow their sins to be blotted out. If there is no change of mind and if there is no turning to God, there cannot be the forgiveness of sins. If you believe the church needs revival then it must start with us first, because only then can revival possibly spread to those around you in and in the church, then outward to the community and hopefully, reaching out to the lost if perhaps God grants them repentance because without repentance, there can be no revival and without revival, there can be no awakening of the large harvest of souls. Such a revival giving lost souls the chance for their sins to be forgiven and give eternal life for those who are presently separated from God by their sins (Isaiah 59:1-2). That’s what revival is all about precious saints.
Now just to digress a little, the Lord recently gave me a dream with an important message. In the dream I was given a scroll from a messenger from heaven and when I opened the scroll I read and heard an audible voice mention the date 26th of September 2020 Fall (Autumn). After hearing this voice, I immediately awoke from the dream and understood that this was for the United States of America. Then further instructions where given that I needed to call for 10 days corporate fasting and prayer during the days of Awe or more commonly know as the 10 Days of Repentance in the Hebrew calendar. There is a lot to repent of today within our nations with so many evil things being brought to the light within this hour and just to name a few abortion (killing of innocent unborn baby’s), human trafficking, paedophile syndicates, greed, murder, hatred (racism), rebellion, deception, lying, perversion etc and the list goes on. We are truly living in a time were the Prophet Isaiah spoke of in Isaiah 5:20 were people would say good is evil and evil is good. This September should be a time of coming back to God, as an individual, as a church and as a nation.
Now just so we understand the significance of the dream and the Jewish feasts connection, I thought it is important for us to understand the Jewish Feasts a little better before we get into the program. So, the first of the Fall (Autumn) Feasts on the Hebrew calendar is the Feast of Trumpets. The Hebrew people commonly refer to this feast as Rosh Hashanah, which literally means “head of the year.” It is the Jewish New Year’s Day and is celebrated on the first two days of their month Tishri.
During the Feast of Trumpets, God instructed “you shall observe a day of solemn rest, a memorial proclaimed with the blast of trumpets, a holy convocation.” (Leviticus 23:24). Rosh Hashanah is also the first of a ten-day period during which God’s people enter into self-examination and repentance, known as the 10 Days of Awe, which conclude on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. It is a time to also forgive people of their debts and anyone that may of offended us. So to many Jewish people around the world it is a time for serious self-examination, a time to consider the sins of the previous year and repent before Yom Kippur which is the Day of Atonement.
During these Ten Days of Repentance, we will provide you with daily teachings and instructions to follow for each of the days. These devotional thoughts will hopefully be a blessing to you and help you draw closer to the Lord. We will also present a passage or two from the Bible for you to meditate upon, and allow the Lord to speak to you through His word during this important season of the year, as we the called out ones prepare in holiness for the snatching away of His bride.
During the 10 days, we will believe God for revival, miracles and breakthrough in our spiritual lives. Whether this is your first time fasting or you have done this many times, the result is always a closer connection with God and a stronger church family.
We are excited about the remaining of 2020 despite the troubles we have seen with our natural eyes, but remember Jesus said to be not troubled (Matthew 24:5). We are expectant of a mighty manifestation of the supernatural in our midst and upon the earth! As you enter this fast, release decrees and declarations that you will see the burdens of the beginning of this year fall from you and have a renewed vision and hope for the later part of 2020, no matter what the future holds Jesus is alive saints! He is still healing today and is still sitting on the throne!
MESSAGE THEMES FOR THE 10 DAYS:
DAY 1 THEME: "THE FEAST OF TRUMPETS”
DAY 2 THEME: "SAINTS WE NEED MORE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT”
DAY 3 THEME: “EXPOSING SATAN'S AGENDA TO THE NATIONS”
DAY 4 THEME: “PRAYER FOR HOPE AND PEACE WITHIN A NATION WITHIN CRISIS”
DAY 5 THEME: “PRAYING FOR YOUR NATIONS ELECTIONS”
DAY 6 THEME: “PRAY FOR JUSTICE, PEACE, AND ECONOMY IN EACH NATION”
DAY 7 THEME: “PRAY FOR REVIVAL PRAY FOR AN AWAKENING!”
DAY 8 THEME: “PRODIGAL SON’S ARE RETURNING"
DAY 9 THEME: “OPEN HEAVENS”
DAY 10 THEME: “THE DAY OF ATONEMENT”
What am I required to fast from?
We want to leave this decision up to you. We do not have any mandatory church-wide requirements for how you fast, but here are a few ideas:
When we choose not to eat or not to eat certain foods, we allow our physical bodies to hunger and to bring our desires into alignment with our spiritual need for God. There is a clarity in hearing from the Lord which comes when we fast and pray; making a small sacrifice to give up a “pleasure” or comfort to increase your spiritual sight and vision.
We are providing the following options for you to consider:
1. Food Fast
You fast from all foods from either 10pm-6pm (20 hours) or 6am-6pm (12 hours) each day with fluids allowed.
2. Partial Fast
You choose to eliminate certain things i.e. fizzy drinks; sweets/chocolates, bread, no red meat etc, but the rest of your diet remains mainly the same
3. Fruit and Veg
Eat fruit during the day, with liquids (tea/limited coffee, herbal drinks and water) with a veg meal in the evenings
4. Liquids only during day and veg meal for dinner
Drink water and herbal drinks during the day with a veg meal in the evenings.
Please consult your doctor if there are any medical concerns before you commence the fast.
During this time, we encourage you to turn off the TV, computer, video games, Facebook, twitter, Instagram, the Internet, and any other form of social media for a brief peri od of time. You may decide to fast from Facebook or some other form of media altogether or to limit your time to only 1-2 hours per week. When we do this, we create more time when we can read our Bible, pray, worship, and hear from God.
Search your heart in deciding what type of food fast you want to do. If you have never fasted, maybe start off with a partial fast and progress to a fruit and veg option for the last 3 days. Remember, the most important consideration in fasting is your motive. Why are you fasting?
What will we be praying about?
Check each day for the next 10 days there will theme topics, scriptures and prayers so you may follow corporately all together. We are trusting the Lord that this time of fasting and prayer will release a passion for His name within us – to cut off what belongs to a past seasons, to receive renewed hope and vision for our lives/ministries, to be conduits for signs, wonders and miracles and to fulfill the mandate of sharing the gospel to the ends of the earth! During this time of fasting, be intentional about your priorities. Set aside ample time to be alone with the Lord. The more time you spend with God, the more meaningful your fast will be. If you need an overview or suggestions on what you can do to make the most of the fast in terms of having a daily routine, use the below points:
Begin your day in praise and worship
Read the days program and meditate on God’s Word
Invite Holy Spirit to work in you
Take a short prayer walk
Spend time in intercessory prayer for the theme of the day
Make time for an unhurried time of “seeking God’s face”
If others are fasting with you, meet together for prayer
Avoid television or any other distraction that may affect your spiritual focus and watch the daily uploads to YouTube. You are welcome to watch Christian movies etc.
When possible, begin and end each day with your spouse, family or friend for a brief time of praise and thanksgiving to the Lord.
Please let us know you’ll be fasting & praying with us!
PRACTICAL TIPS FOR FASTING:
1. Avoid medical and even natural herbal drugs. However, if you are under medication, these should only be withdrawn upon the advice of your doctor. You may choose to just skip one meal a day to still be able to take all medications.
2. Limit your physical activity and exercise. If you have a workout routine, adjust it accordingly.
3. Rest as much as you can if needed be.
4. Maintain an attitude of prayer throughout the day. Intercede for your family, pastors, church, nation, missionaries & world missions, etc.
5. Drink plenty of clean water if you are joining the water fast.
6. As your body adjusts, be prepared for temporary bouts of physical weakness as well as a greater likelihood of impatience, irritability, and anxiety.
DAY 1 THEME: "THE FEAST OF TRUMPETS”
DATE: SATURDAY 19TH OF SEPTEMBER 2020
SCRIPTURE TEXT: Leviticus 23:24 “you shall observe a day of solemn rest, a memorial proclaimed with the blast of trumpets, a holy convocation.”
Tonight, begins Rosh Hashanah (Feast of Trumpets) which is the New Year celebration of Jewish people all over the earth. It is the Feast of Trumpets and starts 10 Days of Repentance and ends with Yom Kippur (The Day of Atonement). Though these two Holidays are for the Jewish Peoples, we have chosen what Israelites call “The High and Holy Holidays” for our “10 Days of Prayer & Fasting” because of their prophetic nature. That is, in His first coming Christ fulfilled the first four Jewish Feasts (for instance The Passover when He died on the Cross for our sins and Pentecost when the Holy Spirit kicked off the Church Age ten days after Jesus Ascension into Heaven), but in His Second Coming He will fulfill the last three Jewish Feasts. Therefore, these “10 Days of Prayer & Fasting” are perfect timing for praying for the Second Coming of our Lord and Saviour!
Why is it important for a Christian believer to understand what is hidden in the old testament? The New Covenant message is the ultimate message that gets people saved and into heaven. But what do you do after when people have been saved? See there is a deep of study that can only come from the depth and study of the entire word of God. See the Old Testament is the New Testament concealed. The New Testament is the old Testament revealed.
The Apostle Paul suggests the importance of understanding and even experiencing the Jewish festivals in his letter to Timothy. He writes,
“All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
I have found the above verses to be very helpful and practical in understanding the role of the festivals in the lives of believers in Jesus (Yeshua) the Messiah.
In using the term Scripture, Paul is referring to the entirety of the Old Testament. Certainly, we can infer that this is also true of the New Testament, but specifically, Paul has the Hebrew Scriptures in mind. Remember he was a radical orthodox pharisee that was very well trained in the Torah (Old Testament), but He was radically converted. See every part of the Bible is useful to us in the process of growing to spiritual maturity and this would include the Jewish holidays, as they all see Christ Jesus ultimately one day fulfilling all at His second coming.
Paul is not suggesting that we must keep these festivals in any particular way, nor is he suggesting that we are under obligation to keep them! Rather, he tells us that every verse in every one of the thirty-nine books of the Old Testament is helpful and may be utilized for spiritual benefit. This would be true of the festivals outlined in Leviticus 23 and would include the three fall events: the New Year, the Day of Atonement, and Tabernacles. Therefore, learning more about these “feasts” is helpful for your spiritual journey. And for me, the emphases of the first two holidays on repentance and forgiveness creates a magnificent backdrop for understanding the work of Jesus the Messiah, who died that we might live. This time of fasting and prayer allows us to prioritise our relationship with the Lord at the start of the Hebrew calendar new year; releasing all that held us back, hurt or hindered us in 2020; freeing us up to enter this new Hebrew year hungry for the supernatural to increase in our lives and prepare for the rapture of the church.
His Word also declares “Be in awe and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations. I will be exalted throughout the earth.” (Psalm 46:10) Whereas God is usually seeking us, during the 10 Days of Awe the Jewish believer will seek Him. It is as if the Father is saying to His children, “If you want to know Me, seek Me!” Therefore, I have decided it is a time for us to seek more of the Holy Spirit during this time, who in the one in charge of the sanctification process to prepare us for His coming. So, let’s go a little deeper the hebrew term Yamim Noraim or the עשרת ימי תשובה, (10 Days of Awe) refers not only to Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, but the seven days in between. In 2020, Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on Friday, Sept. 18 and ends at sundown on Sunday, Sept. 20.
This year Days of Awe 2020-2021/5781, on our calendar, these feasts are:
Sep 18 – Sep 19 – Rosh Hashanah (Feast of Trumpets)
Sep 19 – Sep 27 – 7 Days of Awe between
Sep 27 - Sep 28 – Yom Kippur (The Day of Atonement)
Rosh Hashanah It is a time of inner renewal and divine atonement and is one of the High Holiday periods. The Days of Awe represent the climax of a longer process. Starting at the beginning of the previous month, called Elul, the shofar is traditionally sounded at the conclusion of the morning service. A ram’s horn that makes a trumpet-like sound, the shofar is intended as a wake-up call to prepare for the Tishrei holidays. One week before Rosh Hashanah, special petitionary prayers called Selichot are added to the ritual. Rosh Hashanah itself is also known as Yom Hadin or the Day of Judgment, on which God opens the Books of Life and Death, which are then sealed on Yom Kippur.
Shofar — Pronounced shoh-FAR or SHOH-far (rhymes with “so far”). The ram’s horn that is sounded during the month of Elul, on Rosh Hashanah, and at the end of Yom Kippur. It is mentioned numerous times in the Bible, in reference to its ceremonial use in the Temple and to its function as a signal-horn of war. On the Feast of Trumpets, it says In Leviticus 23:24 God commands his people to gather and to commemorate the decree with trumpet blasts. On the same front, the sound of a trumpet is also associated with the rapture, or the time Jesus will return for his bride (1 Corinthians 15:52). Once he returns, there will be a wedding feast of celebration. Revelation 19:9 says, “Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding feast of the Lamb”. He is preparing us to celebrate!
The Days of Awe are filled with wonder and worship, days of reflection, fasting, and prayer, days of solemnity and solace. These are days meant to set the tone for the beginning of the Jewish New Year even as they remind the faithful to reflect on what has gone before. So, during this time according to Jewish custom, God, in a sense, withdraws His presence in order to create a hunger in the hearts of His people so that they will abandon all else in pursuit of Him. In this season, we are commanded to celebrate the freedom, victory, healing, blessing, peace, and dominion that Christ our Redeemer provisioned for us by the atoning work of His cross – and a reminder of His soon-coming return.
The main thrust of our prayers will be in three areas today. First, that there will be UNITY in the Body of Christ. Our Lord prayed that we would be one as He and the Father are One (John 16:21). Second, that believers would gain greater maturity in Christ. The church is meant by God to equip us for good works in Jesus so that we might all come to unity through growing more and more into Christlikeness (Ephesians 4:11-16). Third, that the church might be getting ready for the rapture of the church and the Second Coming of our LORD. Worship is a wonderful way to do this, and also evangelizing. Our Lord Jesus Christ said, “The gospel must be preached to every nation and then the end will come” (Matthew 24:14). So, our prayer targets each day will be 1.) For Ourselves to grow in Christ and in unity toward one another. 2.) For our city’s and families, because there are many lost around us that need to hear the gospel and be saved and our like-minded churches need to continue to work together to help all believers be “salt & light” here for Christ. 3.) For our Nations as the Pentecostal, Charismatic, Evangelical Churches etc desperately needs revival. 4.) For our world which needs to have greater peace. But only through Christ will that peace come, for He is the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6-7). We need to pray that the Great Commission will be fulfilled in our lifetime (Matthew 28:18-20).
PRAYER FOCUS DAY 1:
Prayer for Ourselves: (1 John 5:13) “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. 14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 15 And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.”
Prayer for your city: Matthew 5:13-16 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men. 14 “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” Pray for unity of the Spirit between family members, churches, and the desire to work together, so that the lost will be saved, and Christians would be “salt & light” here.
Prayer for our Nation: 2 Chronicles 7:14 “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 will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 15 Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place.” Pray that believers all over your nation and particularly within the United States of America would join in repentance and truly seek the face of God. Pray that the church would be revived and, as Christians starting to get it right with each other that the world would know we are Christians by our love for one another.
Prayer for our World: Matthew 24:14 “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” Pray that the gospel will be spread throughout the nations of the world and that “The Prince of Peace” would rule in the hearts of men, women, boys, and girls!
DAY 2 THEME: "SAINTS WE NEED MORE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT”
DATE: SUNDAY 20TH OF SEPTEMBER 2020
SCRIPTURE TEXT: Acts 1:8 “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
As this starts off day two of ten days of fasting and praying the weeks of awe, I want us to start off today by repenting of all known and unknown sins before the Lord. For according to 1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
See it is the Holy Spirit that convicts us of sin (John 16:8), so ask the Holy Spirit now to reveal to you any area within your life that needs repenting and start to confess to the Lord with a broken heart and a contrite spirit (Psalm 51:17)
As you allow the blood of Jesus to wash you today from all unrighteousness, I want us to focus back on the today’s main scripture. Acts 1:8 “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
Jesus was giving His disciples the very invitation to receive the power of God from on high. See Jesus knew the importance of the Holy Spirit, because without the Holy Spirit He could not do the mission before Him. (Acts 10:38)
So, if Jesus emphasised the importance of receiving the Holy Spirit, then why do we not hunger and thirst for the gift of the Spirit more today? Why do we not talk of it, pray for it, and preach concerning it? The Lord is more willing to give the Holy Spirit to all those who hunger and thirst for Him. He desires to give more of the Holy Spirit to all those that serve Him, just like good parents that reward their children with gifts. God desires to give you more and more of His Spirit each day.
Imagine we had ordinary men and women that were waiting in one place in one accord worship God with an expectation of something that they had never experienced before. But when the power of God came it transformed this ordinary people to do extraordinary tasks before them. The church of Jesus Christ was announced with a mighty rushing wind and a tornado of fire that would transform life’s forever. They became the people they became and led thousands to Christ, because they were filled with the Holy Spirit.
As I look back at my own introduction to the baptism of the Holy Spirit. I was at a charismatic long weekend with a group of youth that also did not know what to expect, but that weekend the Holy Spirit came down with fire. Where tongues of fire touched tongues of flesh and I started to speak in the heavenly language. Where gifts of prophecy, words of knowledge and visions were imparted. Where a new spiritual boldness was given to reach lost souls, where a new deep love for the God head and Holy Spirit formed. Yes, I was never the same for something compelled me to share this experience with others, so others could also come into the fullness of what the baptism of the Holy Spirit promises for all who ask and wait upon Him.
See at that time I started to pray for people and many also were being filled within the Holy Spirit and no matter where God was moving, I wanted to be there to experience more of the Holy Spirit. I also remember the persecution that came from the religious people around us, that could not understand this newfound love for God or speaking in an unknown language. But despite of the attacks from religious people the joy of the Lord always overcome the attacks. When you pray for people and they start to be healed of their sickness or delivered from their oppression; then you not only know God is with you, but that He will do what He says He will do in His Word. What about you? Do you need more of the Holy Spirit in your life? Then Cry out to Him to fill you starting from today.
Here Are Further Scriptures To Dwell Upon:
Paul once asked 12 men from Ephesus, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” (Acts 19:2, NLT). How would you answer? The Ephesian men said, “No, we have not even heard of the Holy Spirit.”
Romans 8:16—When the Holy Spirit comes among us, we will confess our sins and receive the gift of salvation through Jesus. We will have assurance of salvation because we are children of God.
Ezekiel 36:25-27—The presence of the Holy Spirit will give us a new mind and a new heart. We will have victory over our sins and see real character growth.
John 7:38, 39 and Galatians 5:22, 23—When we are filled with the Holy Spirit, the fruit of the Spirit—the character of God—will flow from us like rivers of living water.
Acts 4:13, 31—The abiding presence of the Holy Spirit will motivate and empower us to share the gospel with as many people as possible.
John 16:13—As the Spirit dwells in us, we will have a hunger and love for the Bible, and He will lead us into all truth. This truth is not just a technical understanding of facts but the very character of Christ, who is the Truth.
Romans 8:26, 27—As we pray in the Holy Spirit, we will have power in our prayers and will see many miraculous answers to prayer.
Jesus said there would be two groups of Christians just before His return (Matthew 25). “Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.” (Matthew 25:). Five bridesmaids were foolish and had no oil (the presence of the Holy Spirit; see Zechariah 4:1-6) in reserve. These represent those who appear to be followers of Jesus but are not. They are religious but not spiritual. Thus Jesus said to them, “I don’t know you!” The five wise bridesmaids had plenty of oil. They were filled with the Holy Spirit and had a genuine relationship with Jesus. The disciples, in obedience to the command of Christ, remained in Jerusalem after His ascension. “They spent all of their time in the Temple, praising God” (Luke 24:53). When they were not in the temple, they were in the upper room. “They all met together and were constantly united in prayer, along with Mary the mother of Jesus, several other women, and the brothers of Jesus” (Acts 1:14, NLT). Ten days later they were all baptized in the power of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2), and 3,000 were converted in one day in that one place!
If you are still yet to receive the gift of the baptism of the Holy Spirit then I encourage you to look up this prayer on my channel “PRAYER TO RECEIVE THE BAPTISIM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lj-K1W0IA4o
PRAYER FOCUS DAY 2:
We come into Your presence with thanksgiving, and we enter Your courts with praise. We have no words that adequately describe how much we appreciate You and what You have done for us. We gladly and humbly add our human praise to that of the sinless angels, who ever delight to worship You!
Please change my heart, O God, and make it ever true. Cleanse me from sin and prepare me to receive Your Spirit (Psalm 51:7, 10).
Lord, please send a revival of true godliness among Your people, marked by the fruit of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22, 23).
Baptise us with the Holy Spirit and give us power to proclaim the gospel to a world lost in darkness (Acts 1:5-8).
Have mercy, O Lord, on my family, friends, co-workers, and classmates. Save them, and may I be Your helper to this end (Matthew 28:19, 20).
Bless the pastors, teachers, evangelists, Bible workers, and administrators of our church with the power of the Holy Spirit (1 Timothy 2:1-4).
Dear Lord, please show mercy to the abused and persecuted and give them Your protection and deliverance from the hands of those who seek to do them harm (Psalm 91).
We pray for a spiritual revival to erupt among all the youth in schools, colleges, and universities worldwide. May this youth arise and awaken to the Gospel to become vibrant ambassadors for Christ.
We pray for that percent of the earth’s population who have not received an unclouded presentation of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Pray for a new and great manifestation of God’s miracle power in your life, Narrow Path Ministries, Your church, and Your nation. Seek the Lord for miracles, signs, and wonders that will amaze the people and bring glory to the Lord Jesus Christ.
Pray that God’s healing power would come into your life in all of its fullness. Ask that He would heal you from sickness and disease, and from every hurt, brokenness, and defeat. (3 John vs. 2; Isaiah 53:5)
There are hidden strongholds that are blocking your progress in life. Pray against those strongholds. Ask God to reveal them to you so that they can be broken (2 Corinthians 10:3-5). Name the specific stronghold in your life and family and command it to be broken in Jesus’ name.
Pray for Robert Clancy YouTube Channel to grow and reach those in need of ministry, without any more hinderance coming against the channel being taken down in Jesus mighty name.
Pray that the remaining of September 2020 that will spill over into the remaining of the year for breakthroughs that God will cause you to walk upon high places - in the places of honour, promotion and elevation in the Mighty Name of Jesus.
Pray for Narrow Path Ministries (Rev Robert & Aida Clancy) and your church that God will supply exceeding, abundantly above all we could ask or think. Lord any spirit of sabotage that is coming against this ministry be exposed and cast back into the pit of hell in Jesus mighty name! Pray that every financial need will be met and that we will have more than enough to carry out the vision for this month of September and beyond. Pray that doors will continue to open in 2021 to reach nations that are ready for the gospel and hungry for revival.
Lord, we pray for those individuals that the Holy spirit brings to our attention right now, that they may let the Holy Spirit work in their lives.
DAY 3 THEME: “EXPOSING SATANS AGENDA TO THE NATIONS”
DATE: MONDAY 21ST OF SEPTEMBER 2020
SCRIPTURE TEXT: Numbers 23:23 says, “Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob, neither is there any divination against Israel: according to this time it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel, What hath God wrought!”
Luke 10:19 says, “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”
So, what is satan’s plan and agenda you might be saying? Anyone who seeks to have a CLOSE relationship with God through prayer and desire for greater intimacy with the Father through the finished work of the Son, Jesus — will become a prime target for satanic attacks. The Bible says that there is an enemy who is bent on destruction
John 10:10 The thief comes to kill, steal, and destroy… and will do whatever it takes to leave us discouraged, doubting and defeated Christians. In our “scientific” society where nothing you can’t see, feel, touch, taste or smell seems real, some scoff at the mention of a spiritual battle. The Bible, however, makes it clear: We have an “enemy the devil [who] prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8).
But Jesus promises that His followers can both survive and thrive through the battle: “I have come that they may have life and have it to the full” (John 10:10).
In most nations today become much more popular than it was say 30 years ago. Today, there is popular Satanic music, Satanic street gangs, an increase in Satanic worship, a more widespread use of the horoscope and study of the signs of the zodiac, and Satanic games that can be purchased. Despite this, many people do not take the occult seriously. They laugh off the notion of the Power of Evil as actually being a part of the "real" world in which we live.
I do believe that demonic influence is very real and that it constitutes a dangerous threat to our spiritual well-being. What is written here is, at best, a brief summary of a reality that I have no desire to spend much time exploring. My purpose is simply to give you enough knowledge to be able to at least suspect the presence of the occult and evil, so that you can avoid it completely.
Satan Has a Terrible Plan against Gods creation and to every believer of Christ Jesus. In the letter to the Ephesians (1:3-10), the apostle Paul tells us that God chose us in Jesus Christ before the world began. We are called to be holy and without sin in his sight. God called us to be his children through Jesus Christ. In Jesus and through his Blood we have been saved and our sins forgiven. This is how generous God our Father has been with us. And He has given us the wisdom to understand this mystery, this plan He revealed to us in Christ.
Now the kingdom of God is absolutely opposed to Satan's kingdom. Salvation in Jesus Christ presupposes our rejection of the kingdom of darkness. Our life, though, is a spiritual warfare. In the first letter of John.
1 John 5:18-20 “We know that whoever is born of God does not sin; but he who has been born of God keeps himself, and the wicked one does not touch him. 19 We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one. 20 And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.”
Peter tells us two things. First of all we who are born of God and are protected by God, so that the Evil One cannot touch us. But he also tells us that the whole world is under the Evil One. See the Evil One can tempt us, but he cannot touch us directly unless we open the door for him. We should not fear Satan nor should we be constantly looking for him in the ordinary happenings of our life or under every rock as I like to put it. Do not concentrate on the Evil Spirits but fix your eyes and your faith upon Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. We are saved by grace in faith of Jesus Christ alone. Through prayer and obedience and adherence to the Word of God in the Bible we are fuelled to finish the race He has started. He who started that good work in us shall be finished in Jesus Mighty Name!
THE DEVIL’S ACTIVITIES
To get an idea of the activities of the Devil and his fallen-angel followers, just look at the names for them throughout Scripture. Among many descriptive titles, the Devil is called the wicked one, adversary, father of lies. Fallen angels are called evil spirits, demons, unclean spirits. Together, their expressed activities include:
•Tempting (Matthew 4:1)
•Lying (John 8:44)
•Accusing (Zechariah 3:1)
•Corrupting (2 Peter 2:10-12) “and especially those who walk according to the flesh in the lust of uncleanness and despise authority. They are presumptuous, self-willed. They are not afraid to speak evil of [a]dignitaries, 11 whereas angels, who are greater in power and might, do not bring a reviling accusation against them before the Lord. 12 But these, like natural brute beasts made to be caught and destroyed, speak evil of the things they do not understand, and will utterly perish in their own corruption,”
•Deceiving (1 Timothy 4:1) Now the Spirit [a]expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons,
We must realize, however, that God limits the activities of Satan and his demons. Jesus’ death on the cross sealed the judgment of demonic forces: “When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a public display of them, having triumphed over them through Him” (Colossians 2:15; also see John 16:11;19:30; Hebrews 2:14).
Because of Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection, someone has said that Satan is like a bee without a stinger. Jesus took hold of the bee and was “stung.” Now the bee does a lot of buzzing and annoying, but he has no stinger (see Romans 6:23). For the wages of sin is death, but the [a]gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
It has been said that the Devil and his demons are like dogs, with leashes that extend only as far as God determines (see Job 1:9-12; Luke 22:31). In His perfect wisdom, God allows their activities, but He is always working above and beyond them (see Genesis 50:20-21; Romans 8:28-29; Jesus’ crucifixion — and its results — is the ultimate example). 28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. 29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.
Yet the Enemy and his followers are in denial, for they still think victory is within their grasps. They continue to do whatever they can to affect people — made in the image of God and with the potential of glorifying and being glorified by Him.
Though the ultimate war has been won, we are engaged in a daily battle against the prince of this world. We are clearly warned in God’s Word of the damage that can be inflicted by the kingdom of darkness. The Enemy schemes against us, throws flaming missiles at us, seeks to devour us, and wages direct warfare upon us (2 Corinthians 2:10-11 “10 Now whom you forgive anything, I also forgive. For [a]if indeed I have forgiven anything, I have forgiven that one for your sakes in the presence of Christ, 11 lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices.”
Ephesians 6:11-12, Put on the whole armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the [a]wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of [b]the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
We are to arm ourselves, stand against, refute, resist and overcome (Ephesians 6:12-18; Isaiah 54:7; James 4:7; Revelation 12:11). Everything we need to successfully do battle was appropriated on the Cross. We simply need to appropriate it.
What is the kingdom of Satan, the kingdom of darkness like? It is a lie that seeks to resemble the Kingdom of God. Read Isaiah (14:12-15).
Isaiah 14:12-15 “How you are fallen from heaven, O [a]Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, you who weakened the nations! 13 For you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation On the farthest sides of the north; 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.’ 15 Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, To the [b]lowest depths of the Pit.”
It is about Satan. The prophet Isaiah tells us that in his heart Satan is determined to be like God. Therefore, in Satan's kingdom he wants everything that is in the Kingdom of God. But his kingdom is a lie; it is false. In the kingdom of darkness, there is false worship and adoration; there is evil prayer. He offers us false happiness and peace. He holds out to us dark wisdom and knowledge. This is how he tempted Adam and Eve (Gen. 3:5). Satan said: "No, God knows well that the moment you eat it (the forbidden fruit) your eyes will be opened and you will be like gods who know what is good and what is bad." In his kingdom, Satan also offers us a health that is unto death, and a protection that is false. Just as we picture the angels of heaven singing and worshipping God, there is also a special music that is evil in the kingdom of darkness.
Satan's kingdom is a lie. He wants to be like God. But in the very first of the Ten Commandments, God told Moses: "I am the Lord your God. You shall not have strange gods that are proposed to us in the kingdom of darkness. " Paul tells us in 1 Tim 4:1 to be on our guard: "The Spirit says clearly that some men will abandon their faith in later times. They will obey lying spirits and follow the teaching of demons" (1 Tim. 4:1). Let us hold fast to our faith in the Lord Jesus and his Church. Our salvation is brought about by Jesus Christ alone and the finished work of the cross. Jesus has given us all authority to overcome the enemy and we need to exercise that authority each and every day to overcome the enemy. Let us pray today to overcome the enemy.
PRAYER FOCUS DAY 3:
Prayer Points To Confess From Top To Bottom:
1. Ask the Lord to shed some light of truth in exposing the enemy’s schemes, by revealing us in advance to counterattack in Jesus Mighty Name!
2. Ask the Lord to shed some light on the truth of why the enemy is doing this march? In Jesus Mighty Name!
3. Stand firm in the lord against all the wiles of the devil, standing firm on the Lordship of our Lord Jesus Christ!
4. Ask Jesus to confuse the enemy’s agenda by brining confusion in the camp of the enemy in Jesus Mighty Name!
5. In Jesus name we cut off any attack being sent against you or your families and friends in Jesus Mighty Name!
Destroying Witchcraft Caldron:
1. I break every witchcraft pot over our life, in the name of Jesus.
3. Every wicked pot cooking our affairs, be roasted, in the name of Jesus.
4. Every witchcraft pot working against us, we bring the judgment of God against you, in Jesus name.
5. Every pot of darkness seated against my life, be destroyed by fire, in the name of Jesus.
6. Every power calling our name into any caldrons, fall-down and die, in the name of Jesus.
7. Every power cooking my progress in an evil pot, receive the fire of judgment, in the name of Jesus.
8. Every satanic program emanating from the caldron of darkness, be reversed, in the name of Jesus.
9. We disentangle ourselves and our family from every witchcraft cage and pot, in the name of Jesus.
10. I command every evil pot and concoction used against our life’s to break to pieces, in the name of Jesus.
Destroying the Altars of Witchcraft:
1. Altars that are working against us, let the heavens send judgment against you now, in the name of Jesus.
2. Evil altars, the day of your judgment has come by fire, in the name of Jesus.
3. Let every altar of witchcraft and familiar spirit, be broken in the name of Jesus.
4. We set the fire of God on demon powers eating sacrifices on crossroads.
5. I command that every altar of wickedness constructed against us to be broken in the name of Jesus.
6. Let the fire of God fall-down and consume every altar of false religion in this country in the name of Jesus.
7. I disgrace every altar of iniquity in my life by the blood of Jesus.
8. Let the altar of witchcraft in my household be roasted in Jesus.
Breaking Witchcraft Curses:
1. Raise your two hands up “Father Lord, baptize my hand with your liquid fire mixed with the blood of Jesus to destroy and break witchcraft curses.”
2. Lay the two hands on your head “Father Lord, destroy every witchcraft curse upon my life by your fire, in the name of Jesus”
3. You my divine destiny, you will not be bewitched, in the name of Jesus.
4. I gather all witchcraft curses issued against my life and I uproot them and destroy them by fire in Jesus’ name.
Destroying The Covens of Witchcraft:
1. 0 Lord, let Your thunder and fire locate all covens of witches and wizards established against your people and the nations in Jesus Mighty Name!
2. As the wax is melted by fire, let all witchcraft covens caging our lives or destiny evaporate by fire, in Jesus name.
3. All witchcraft banks and strong room harbouring our blessings and treasures be pulled down by fire, in the name of Jesus.
4. Every witchcraft coven calling our name for evil be destroyed by fire in the name of Jesus.
5. Every witchcraft coven having our picture or image be consumed by fire in the name of Jesus.
7. Every area of our life’s caged by witchcraft coven be released now by fire in the name of Jesus.
Destroying The Throne of Witchcraft:
1. Every throne of witchcraft in our neighbourhoods be pulled down, in the name of Jesus.
2. Let the ground open and swallow every witchcraft throne hiding in the body of Christ, in the name of Jesus.
3. Every flying throne of witchcraft be cast down, in the name of Jesus.
4. Every throne of witchcraft set up against our enthronement; be demolished, in the name of Jesus.
5. Let the throne of Jesus Christ be established in every area of my life, in the name le, of Jesus.
6. Let the thunder of God locate and dismantle the throne of witchcraft in our households.
7. Every throne that has exalted itself against my life, I cast you down, in the name of Jesus.
DAY 4 THEME: PRAYER FOR HOPE AND PEACE WITHIN A NATION WITHIN CRISIS
DATE: TUESDAY 22ND OF SEPTEMBER 2020
SCRIPTURE TEXT: Hebrews 6:19-20 “This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, 20 where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.”
What The United States of America and all nations at this time need is hope, and when our hope is anchored into Christ Jesus who is the hope of all glory, the hope of all nations we can have true peace. See there is only one hope, the person of Jesus. Our hope is not in a change of circumstances but is in the LORD
Psalm 39:7 “And now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in You.”
Pray for an opportunity for the Gospel of hope to touch the lives of every broken community with The United States of America and all nations, that racial barriers come down, may hatred turn into love and peace return.
Prayer for Hope to Be Restored:
Dear Heavenly Father in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ we come before you this day. Lord thank You that there are no boundaries in Your kingdom and that You ultimately rule over heaven and earth, despite the fact that wickedness and evil seeks to dominate the nations of the world as well the lives of individuals.
I pray that You would set up godly men and women in positions of leadership and power in all our own nations and in all the nations who exercise authority in our world today. Lord many are confused, hurt, angry and are seeking for answers. Lord I pray that they may encounter you Lord to receive true hope as you are the hope of all nations.
Thank You for those leaders that are prepared to stand up for truth and righteousness. Give them boldness to challenge those who want to remove the principles of freedom and tolerance and establish the flawed principles that come from human wisdom. Your word says that righteousness exalts a nation, so Lord I pray that you would send your Holy Spirit to convict us of sin in a deeper way that you would lead us in righteous ways.
Lord, I pray that You would guide the leaders of many nations to repent of their sins and turn to the path of peace that only comes from You. Help them to understand that the only peace that will ever be established on earth will be under the rule of the Lord Jesus Christ Himself, after Your wrath has been poured out on a Christ rejecting sinful world. Have mercy Lord. Have mercy on all the leaders of nations who do not know You. I pray that many will be saved by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, in Jesus Mighty Name!
PRAY FOR PEACE IN THE USA AND ALL NATIONS
Micah 4:3 “They will beat their swords into ploughshares and their spears into pruning hooks.”
Nation will not take up sword against nation, a nation will not be divided by civil unrest, nor will it be deceived by deception, by those that have interior motives to bring it to destruction for political purposes at the cost of others life’s.
2 Chronicles 7:14 “ 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.”
The healing of every nation including the United States Of America is always linked to several things, the people of God praying, humbling themselves, seeking God’s face, and repenting on behalf of their sins, their forefathers sin and the sins of the nation/s, then the Lord has promised that He will hear from heaven and will heal the land and nation we are directing the prayer. But note we don’t get the healing without our obedient response to all that the Lord calls for in this passage. Let us begin by getting down on our knees and crying out to the Lord today!
PRAYER FOCUS DAY 4:
Pray For Peace Within Our Nations:
Dear Heavenly Father in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ we come before you this day. You are the sovereign ruler, the mover of mountains, the victor of impossible victories. You are Lord over earthquakes and tsunamis, over nations in turmoil, civil unrest and terrorist plots, over starving children and fleeing refugees and prisoners tortured for their faith. You speckled the sky with stars and set the earth spinning like a top. You own everything, control everything. Your hand allows each mind to think and teaches each heart to beat. There is nothing you can’t do. So I pray, even though it seems impossible:
Bring an end to violence and hatred and racism and discord and riots. Steady the feet that rush into war and the finger poised on the trigger. Bring justice to the downtrodden, restoration to the marginalized and abused, hope to the hopeless. Guide all those in positions of power—whether that power is political or physical or social—and give them wisdom to use their power wisely. Give them, and all of us, the grace to admit when we are wrong and to seek forgiveness. Give us the grace to forgive.
Help us see your face in the faces of the people around us. Give us courage to love one another even when love seems like a risk. Give us compassion for those who are unlike us. Teach us to listen to those we disagree with, to hear stories that make us uncomfortable. Heal the hatred in the world around us by healing our own hearts first. Lord make us your peace makers that we may be your instrument of peace upon the earth and shine your light in the darkest of places in Jesus Mighty Name!
Prayer for Healing with our Nations:
Dear Heavenly Father in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ we come before you this day. We thank you for your great power and we praise you for your Truth. We are grateful that you have set us free from the clutching grasp of sin and death. May you grant your people and the people of The United States of America and all nations your healing, grace and freedom today in Jesus Mighty Name! Lord may you continue providing your protection and empowering your church with your strength to pray at this hour. We ask that You would bring about an awakening of your presence never seen before upon the nations, as we are crying out for revival. We ask that your Name be proclaimed, that all plans to silence the Name of Jesus would be thwarted and crushed in Jesus Mighty Name! We pray that many would come to know you as Lord and Saviour, we pray that many would see your Light, that you would open blind eyes and release those still imprisoned spiritually by the enemy.
Help us to put aside our own feelings that may be jumbled and confused at the moment, so that we may be in service of others, our families and friends and neighbours in the United States of America and around the world. Help us remember Your high calling to us to be agents of forgiveness and reconciliation, love and peace, healing and hope in a world made dark by fear and hatred and brokenness. Help us to rebuild this nation by seeking out your image in the face of others, finding the best in us to serve those who are the least, the lost and the lonely. Help us to remember that perfect love casts out fear. Help us to perfect our love for others so that they may know we are Christians by our love.
We pray that you would unify your people, for the glory of your Name’s sake. We pray for your great healing on our land. Shine your face on us dear God. We need you now, more than ever before. Our times are in your hands. Thank you that you are rich in mercy and full of grace. Thank you that you are forgiving and merciful. Thank you that you are strong and mighty. Thank you that you are for us and that you fight for us still today. Bring honour to your Name, Oh Lord, for You alone are worthy in Jesus Mighty name!
DAY 5 THEME: “PRAYING FOR YOUR NATIONS ELECTIONS”
DATE: WEDNESDAY 23RD OF SEPTEMBER 2020
SCRIPTURE TEXT: 1 Timothy 2:1-4 “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3 This is good, and pleases God our Saviour, 4 who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.”
It is so vital that we as the church and saints of God pray faithfully for our individual nations as well as other nations elections before they take place. Not just with the up and coming elections in The United States Of America in November 2020, but all nations. See our hope is always in God no matter who wins the elections, but prayer helps to bring about God’s perfect will upon the earth. The truth is if we as a church pray more for God’s will and truly allow the Holy Spirit to form our opinions over our emotions then we will get the results we pray for. But if we are just voting based on what others want us to or the corrupt media is telling us to then we will get what our emotions are being swayed to.
See the reality is that the spiritual and moral issues facing each person’s nation will not be resolved in governments or institutions, but rather from our prayers made on our knees. We as a church need not only revival, but our nations need a great awakening. Yes, the Church must experience a revival that awakens her to the life-changing power of Jesus to go forth in power to a lost nation. Such a spiritual awakening within the people of God has the power to bring about true cultural transformation in everyone’s nation that is listening today. It is never wise to base your vote upon the colour of one’s skin, their ethnicity, creed or belief or even biased to their past transgressions, but rather ask God to reveal to you to true intentions of their heart and the content of their character.
The Bible commands us to pray for those who are in leadership (I Timothy 2:1-4). This includes those who are potential candidates of becoming our leaders. With a direct attack against our religious freedoms we must pray God would send Godly leaders, so we can help slow the erosion of religious liberties in our land. This can provide an increased window of opportunity for the Church to pray and spread the gospel, not just in your nations but other nations we are praying for.
According to Scripture, “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people” (Proverbs 14:34). The selection of leaders who understand and lead according to God’s righteous standards can bring great blessing to a nation.
Scripture also says in Proverbs 11:14, “For lack of guidance a nation falls, but many advisors make victory sure.” The determination of who leads our nation will also determine who advises that leader and how we are guided.
1 Timothy 2:1-4 “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3 This is good, and pleases God our Saviour, 4 who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.”
Here Paul tells us clearly, petitions, prayers, intercession, thanksgiving are to be made for those in authority that we may lead a peaceful life. Whether people like their leaders or those that wish to become our leaders, we are called to pray for them all because prayer has power saints to change the course of a nation to be brought into the perfect will of God.
Romans 13:1 “Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God.”
Proverbs 21:1 “The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, Like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes.”
See the Lord is in control saints and He appoints who He wants for that period to bring about His perfect will, but He requires our prayers to move mountains also. It is time for the church to awaken and come out of your sleep and pray like never before elections take place. The promise of scripture is that when we pray for those who lead us, it results in peaceful and quiet lives! So, let us pray for all those who currently lead our nations and those to wish to lead us. The enemy’s plan is to bring division during elections, but pray unites us saints no matter how many miles we are away from each other, we can be praying for each others nations. Remember if you claim to be a Christian then we are pilgrims representing heaven upon the earth to be peace makers within our families, churches and communities.
THE BIBLE SAYS SCRIPTURE TEXT: Hebrews 6:19-20 “This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, 20 where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.”
What all nations at this time need is hope for our future, and when our hope is anchored into Christ Jesus who is the hope of all glory, the hope of all nations we can have true peace. See there is only one hope, the person of Jesus. Our hope is not in a change of circumstances but is in the LORD
Psalm 39:7 “And now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in You.”
Ask for great awareness and discernment as we pray over the election. "Be very careful, then, how you live-not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is" (Eph. 5:15–17).
Pray for physical protection for all candidates and their families throughout the campaign season. "May the Lord answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you" (Ps. 20:1).
Beseech the Lord for a strong hedge of protection around the nation itself during this time of decision. "May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in you" (Ps. 33:22).
PRAYER FOCUS DAY 5
Dear Heavenly Father in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ we come before you this day. We come against the powers of darkness, the forces of evil that would try to dominate and rule in our own nation. We rise up against that darkness. We rise up against those spirits and dispel the darkness. In the Name of Jesus, we command the devil to take his hand OFF of the political scene of our nation. We pray for every politician, everyone that’s in office, that they’ll not be so concerned about politics, that they’ll not be so party conscious, but that they’ll be concerned about our nation as a whole—and above all, put God first.
We come against the powers of darkness, the forces of evil, the demons of hell that would endeavour to dominate the financial scene of our nation. We pray for the economy of our nation. We pray about the unemployed. We pray that the economy will be turned around, and everyone that wants a job will find a job, and that we will be prosperous as a whole—as a nation—to continue to carry the Gospel around the world. We command the devil and all of his cohorts: Take your hand OFF of the financial scene of our nation.
We come against the powers of darkness, the forces of evil that would endeavour to dominate the domestic scene of our nation. We command you, Satan, and all of your cohorts: Take your hand OFF the domestic scene of this nation. May there be peace. May there be tranquillity. May there be understanding from the east to west, from south to north. We sweep the air clean from demons—powers of evil that would hinder, that would dominate. In the Name of Jesus!
We come against all forces that are wrong. And Father, we pray with our understanding as best we know how. We’re instructed to do so. Yet we sense in our spirit that our spirits have not prayed as they would like. We remember that Paul said that if I pray in an unknown tongue, MY spirit pray, MY spirit, by the Holy Spirit within me pray. So, the great, mighty Spirit of God dwells in us. He is our Helper. He is our Counsellor. He is our Advocate. He is our Intercessor. He is our Standby. He will help us. We thank you lord that you are listening to our prayer today in Jesus Mighty Name! Amen
THE ELECTION PROCESS
Pray for wisdom for voters and a safe and fair election. "My son, do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight, preserve sound judgment and discretion; they will be life for you, an ornament to grace your neck. Then you will go on your way in safety, and your foot will not stumble" (Prov. 3:21–23).
Ask the Lord to remove those who might try to unjustly and illegally change the outcome of the voting. "I will make justice the measuring line and righteousness the plumb line; hail will sweep away your refuge, the lie, and water will overflow your hiding place" (Isa. 28:17).
Pray for a huge turnout of voters who use wisdom in their decisions. "Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or turn away from them. Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you" (Prov. 4:5–6).
Pray for protection from any attacks from enemies that would prevent or delay the election. "Do not be afraid of them; the Lord your God himself will fight for you" (Deut. 3:22).
Prayers for The Leaders Within Our Nations:
Dear Heavenly Father in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ we come before you this day. Lord as the election approaches, we seek to better understand the issues and concerns that confront our city/state/Region and country, and how the Gospel compels us to respond as faithful citizens in our community.
We ask for eyes that are free from blindness so that we might see each other as brothers and sisters, one and equal in dignity, especially those who are victims of abuse and violence, deceit and poverty.
We ask for ears that will hear the cries of children unborn and those abandoned, Men and women oppressed because of race or creed, religion or gender. We ask for minds and hearts that are open to hearing the voice of leaders who will bring us closer to your Kingdom.
We pray for discernment so that we may choose leaders who hear your Word, live your love, and keep in the ways of your truth as they follow in the steps of Jesus and his Apostles and guide us to your Kingdom of justice and peace. We ask this in the name of your Son Jesus Christ and through the power of the Holy Spirit.
CANDIDATES AND LEADERS
Pray for the salvation of those who are in leadership of our nation. Ask the Lord to remove all envy and selfish ambition. "For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice" (James 3:16).
Pray that candidates will take brave stands for righteousness, even when it may not be well received. "If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all" (Isa. 7:9).
Pray that their families will be protected from harm and unnecessary scrutiny. "You, Lord, will keep the needy safe and will protect us forever from the wicked, who freely strut about when what is vile is honoured by the human race" (Ps. 12:7–8).
Ask the Lord to surround them with godly advisors. "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise" (Ps. 111:10).
Pray that each candidate will focus on the issues we face as a nation—and not on personal attacks on other candidates. "If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other" (Gal. 5:15).
Dear Heavenly Father in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ we come before you this day. We praise and thank You that You are the Most High God Who rules in the kingdom of men. You set up leaders in their various offices and remove them by Your mighty will.
Father, we lift up the leaders of each nation that will be having elections. Lord we lift all those that You have set up in places of authority to rule and govern our nation, both political and religious, and we pray that they would rule our land and the many institutions with wisdom and integrity.
We pray that each one would carry out their various responsibilities with honesty and for the benefit of the nation. Clothe each one with righteousness and justice, and we pray that all selfish ambitions would be laid aside, and that Your plans and purposes are fulfilled for the well-being of all citizens.
May Your ways be known in our country and Your name be lifted up in the corridors of power. Guide our country we pray, into the ways of peace, justice and truth. This we ask in Jesus Mighty name!
Pray for truth to be an established standard in our news media. "In your majesty ride forth victoriously in the cause of truth, humility and justice; let your right hand achieve awesome deeds" (Ps. 45:4).
Pray that media bias will be replaced by fairness. "The King is mighty, he loves justice-you have established equity; in Jacob you have done what is just and right" (Ps. 99:4).
Ask that Christianity will receive fair coverage in all reports. "Have I not written thirty sayings for you, sayings of counsel and knowledge, teaching you to be honest and to speak the truth, so that you bring back truthful reports to those you serve?" (Prov. 22:20–21).
Dear Heavenly Father in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ we come before you this day. Lord help us to follow your example, by looking out for those who each day feel that they are marginalised, who cannot find hope, who believe that they have little to offer, who are overcome by the challenges of poverty. Help us to widen our horizons, to make space for the stranger, to watch out for those who feel invisible, to give time to the outsider, to talk to the person facing silence, to restore justice and value. Fill the hearts of humankind with the fire of your love and with the desire to ensure justice for all. By sharing the good things you give us, may we secure an equality for all our brothers and sisters throughout the world. May there be an end to division, strife, and war and May you Jesus be Lord over all. Give us the courage to undertake this, the determination to join with others in seeing grace in every human face no matter the colour of their skin, and the faith to embrace the opportunity in your name. Amen
DAY 6 THEME: “PRAY FOR JUSTICE, PEACE, AND ECONOMY IN EACH NATION”
DATE: THURSDAY 24TH OF SEPTEMBER 2020
SCRIPTUAL TEXT: Psalm140:12 "Lord, I know that you defend the homeless, and see that the poor are given justice."
In our prayers for justice, not only are we praying for the justice of the deaths of innocent during the Corona-19 pandemic, but also within the united states during riots or any serious questionable motives and brutality that the whole truth will come to the surface with all facts. Yes, for we must also pray that God would expose any hidden agendas of the enemy to stir up unrest and rioting. We need to ask God also to give us strength and wisdom to act for change, and we ask him to bless, comfort and give hope to people who feel powerless and invisible. Pray for a fairer, more just society, so that "justice and fairness flow like a river that never runs dry." (Amos 5:24).
PRAYER FOR JUSTICE:
Dear Heavenly Father in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ we come before you this day. Lord help us to follow your example, by looking out for those who each day feel that they are marginalised, who cannot find hope, who believe that they have little to offer, who are overcome by the challenges of poverty. Help us to widen our horizons, to make space for the stranger, to watch out for those who feel invisible, to give time to the outsider, to talk to the person facing silence, to restore justice and value. Fill the hearts of humankind with the fire of your love and with the desire to ensure justice for all. By sharing the good things, you give us, may we secure an equality for all our brothers and sisters throughout the world. May there be an end to division, strife, and war and May you Jesus be Lord overall. Give us the courage to undertake this, the determination to join with others in seeing grace in every human face no matter the colour of their skin, and the faith to embrace the opportunity in your name. Lord we repent of all sin that has been committed by our ancestors also that would degrade, slander, or bring another into slavery or manipulation. Lord forgive us and wash us of all our ancestors sins this day in Jesus Mighty Name!
PRAY FOR THE ECONOMY OF YOUR NATION
Jeremiah 29:7 “Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper."
The enemy is trying to destroy the economies of the world, so that the one world economy can be brought into place for the soon coming antichrist. We are called to pray for the place that God has called us to live! You are not in your current nation by accident or by chance, for God has called you and placed you there. We must now take back ownership of our calling and positioning by God and pray for the prosperity of our nations. When we pray for our nation’s prosperity in every respect, we too will prosper dear saints.
PRAYER FOR EACH OF YOUR NATIONS ECONOMY:
Dear Heavenly Father in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ we come before you this day. We know that your love is infinite and that you care about all areas of our life. In this time of economic insecurity, help us to trust that all our security is in you. Keep us mindful that you always have and always will provide for our needs. Apart from you we can do nothing Lord and we trust whole heartedly in You alone.
Merciful God, we ask that you give our leaders the wisdom to guide our nation and the world out of the current economic crisis. Help us to protect the poor and all those who are struggling during this difficult time. Provide for their needs and give them hope. Open new opportunities for them and furnish the resources they need to live with dignity. Encourage those who have enough to share essential resources with those who lack the necessities of life, and to do so with humble, grateful, and loving hearts.
We come against the powers of darkness, the forces of evil that would try to dominate and rule in our own nation. We rise up against that darkness. We rise up against those spirits and dispel the darkness. In the Name of Jesus, we command the devil to take his hand OFF of the political scene of our nation. We pray for every politician, everyone that’s in office, that they’ll not be so concerned about politics, that they’ll not be so party conscious, but that they’ll be concerned about our nation as a whole—and above all, put God first.
We come against the powers of darkness, the forces of evil, the demons of hell that would endeavour to dominate the financial scene of our nation. We pray for the economy of our nation. We pray about the unemployed. We pray that the economy will be turned around, and everyone that wants a job will find a job, and that we will be prosperous as a whole—as a nation—to continue to carry the Gospel around the world. We command the devil and all his cohorts: Take your hand OFF of the financial scene of our nation.
We come against the powers of darkness, the forces of evil that would endeavour to dominate the domestic scene of our nation. We command you, Satan, and all your cohorts: Take your hand OFF the domestic scene of our nation. May there be peace. May there be tranquillity. We sweep the air clean from demons—powers of evil that would hinder, that would dominate. In the Name of Jesus!
We come against all forces that are wrong. And Father, we pray with our understanding as best we know how. We’re instructed to do so. Yet we sense in our spirit that our spirits have not prayed as they would like. We remember that Paul said that if I pray in an unknown tongue, MY spirit prays, MY spirit, by the Holy Spirit within me pray. So, the great, mighty Spirit of God dwells in us. He is our Helper. He is our Counsellor. He is our Advocate. He is our Intercessor. He is our Standby. He will help us. We thank you lord that you are listening to our prayer today in Jesus Mighty Name!
DAY 7 THEME: “PRAY FOR REVIVAL PRAY FOR AN AWAKENING!”
DATE: FRIDAY 25TH OF SEPTEMBER 2020
SCRIPTURE TEXT: - Habakkuk 3:1-2 "A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet, on Shigionoth. 2 O Lord, I have heard Your speech and was afraid; O Lord, revive Your work in the midst of the years! In the midst of the years make it known; In wrath remember mercy.”
This verse may be paraphrased also to “O Yahweh, I have heard Your fame, and I bowed in reverent worship. O Yahweh, repeat Your doings of old in the midst of these current years of affliction; in the midst of these years of sorrow, demonstrate Your power; in wrath, remember mercy.”
We are living in both peril times and exciting times for the born-again Christian that is awaiting the return of the Messiah. But between both we also should have the same cry as did the Prophet Habakkuk that was praying for the Lord to show Himself in power once more. A revival speaks of things that were alive but are dying out and need to be brought back to life. The greatest revivals in history have happened when the church has been declining and godly people have cried out, “Lord, we need to be stirred up in our faith once more especially now in the midst of the recent out of control riots in the United States Of America and also the ongoing Corona Virus Pandemic! Could it be that the events of this last week in prayer stir up a great awakening of revival!
Haggai 2:6 say’s “Once more in a little while I am going to shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and also the dry land, I will shake the nations……”
Above all else I am praying for an awakening to the message of the Gospel in not only The United States of America but all nations. May the Lord come and shake the very foundations on which we have built our lives, transform our towns, our cities, and our nations with a revelation of the great news of Jesus Christ. Begin with us Lord, wake up your people and do not pass us by!
See revival is not about us, it is not about building bigger buildings, actually it is not about the 4 walls of a building at all. It is not about having louder and more dynamic services. When you are filled with the Spirit and God revives you, you start to see people as God sees people – as sheep without a shepherd, you don’t see colour you see Gods creation and only revival can uproot the deep racial tensions around the nations. Revival awakens us also to a fresh vision of our own spiritual state under the magnifying glass of the Holy Spirit. It draws us straight to the mercy of God and need to change under the strong conviction of the Holy Spirit.
There is the greatest harvest of souls about to come into the kingdom and Jesus tells us that the fields are ripe unto harvest, but the laborers are still few. When you feel for people and see what is happening around the world you will truly weep for all lost souls, when you go out of your comfort zone and you sacrifice and you stretch, that’s when God begins to quicken you and work in your life. See God is looking for not just anointed people, but people that will bear the fruit of His Spirit. Those that will move in Charity, love, joy, peace, suffers long, envies not, loves not self, those that are not puffed up, meek, goodness and faith. See He’s looking for someone who will say, “Revive me, not for myself, but that I might become a not just a harvester of souls, but that that we will be transformed into Your image Lord.”
PRAYER FOCUS DAY 7:
Pray for another Great Awakening to sweep your nation as the Lord's people learn to humble themselves with a contrite spirit, and to tremble at the Word of the Lord. "'Has not my hand made all these things, and so they came into being?' declares the Lord. 'These are the ones I look on with favor: those who are humble and contrite in spirit, and who tremble at my word'" (Isa. 66:2).
Ask the Lord to bring revival to the Church within your nation. "Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains would tremble before you! As when fire sets twigs ablaze and causes water to boil, come down to make your name known to your enemies and cause the nations to quake before you! For when you did awesome things that we did not expect, you came down, and the mountains trembled before you. 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" (Isa. 64:1–4).
Pray for the preachers within your nation to fearlessly proclaim the Word of God regarding sin and God's love. "In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage-with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear" (2 Tim. 4:1–3).
Dear Heavenly Father in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ we come before you this day. O Lord, according to Your Word, we enter Your courts with Thanksgiving and Praise. Most High God, Master and Creator of the Universe, we humbly bow before You and worship You with all of our heart, soul and mind. Like Jesus instructed us, we start this prayer out with Thanksgiving—deeply grateful and thankful that You DO, indeed, hear the prayers of Your children.
“The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.” James 5:16
We acknowledge the incredible right and privilege You have given us to walk directly into the Presence of the most Powerful and Effective force in the Universe and BOLDLY ask for assistance. The devils tremble at this privilege that You have afforded us through the Blood of Jesus Christ. Help us to fully take hold of the extent of this opportunity. Forgive us for the times when we have not utilized this right effectively through lack of Faith.
We acknowledge our failure in the Body of Christ to live up to our side of the Covenant. We have NOT lived as we should. We have NOT obeyed all of Your commands. We have NOT placed You first in our lives. We confess that our nations are currently on a dangerous pathway towards the idolatry of Human Secularism which seeks to remove You from every aspect of our daily public lives. In doing so, we have not only failed to follow in Christ’s footsteps to help “set the captives free”, but have become captives ourselves to an un-Godly philosophy that will ultimately destroy the very foundations of our nations.
O God, we sincerely repent of our personal and national sins. We repent of the sins of omission as well as commission. These sins include idolatry, murder, anger, stubbornness, dishonesty, corruption, greed, sloth, lust, envy, compromise, fear, gluttony, gossip, hypocrisy, impurity, ingratitude, profanity, stealing, unforgiveness, untruthfulness, worldliness, worry and the ultimate sin of Pride. We take no solace in the fact that some of us may not have personally embraced sins such as abortion or marriage redefinition BUT by apathy or indifference have allowed evil to flourish. We have not followed Your Biblical mandate to submit to You, obey Your Holy Commandments and resist the Devil. Nor have we had a zeal to repent which invites You to commune with us, enabling us to become overcomers who will sit with You on Your throne (Rev 3:19-21).
Instead of embracing righteousness we--individually, in our families and in our nation--have performed evil acts. We have fallen short of Your Glory, for which You have cursed our nations with drought and pestilence and have opened our borders to the plunder of foreign armies. Even with obvious signs in the stars, moon, sky and weather, we have not repented and returned our nations to You Lord in corporate repentance. Instead, our leaders have vowed to rebuild us of their own strength thus raising a fist is defiance to Your judgments.
Master, please have mercy on us. We beg for Your grace and mercy. We are undeserving of your mercy, but Your Holy Word says you are patient, kind, loving, merciful and long suffering. Please, because of who YOU are and not because of what WE are—hear our prayer and grant our petition this day. We know You will hear from Heaven and will forgive our sins and heal our lands if we humble ourselves, pray, seek Your Face and turn from our wicked ways.
Then may all the kingdoms of the world truly know that YOU are our God and that we have no other gods but You. May You get all the glory, honour and praise. May Your Kingdom come quickly, and may Your will be done here on Earth as it is in Heaven. We pray this prayer with great expectancy, looking upwards for our ultimate Salvation when You will return to set things right forever in Jesus Mighty Name! Amen
DAY 8 THEME: “PRODIGAL SON’S ARE RETURNING"
DATE: SATURDAY 26TH OF SEPTEMBER 2020
Scripture Reading: Luke 15:25-35 “Now his older son was in the field. And as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing. 26 So he called one of the servants and asked what these things meant. 27 And he said to him, ‘Your brother has come, and because he has received him safe and sound, your father has killed the fatted calf.’ 28 “But he was angry and would not go in. Therefore, his father came out and pleaded with him. 29 So he answered and said to his father, ‘Lo, these many years I have been serving you; I never transgressed your commandment at any time; and yet you never gave me a young goat, that I might make merry with my friends. 30 But as soon as this son of yours came, who has devoured your livelihood with harlots, you killed the fatted calf for him.’ 31 “And he said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that I have is yours. 32 It was right that we should make merry and be glad, for your brother was dead and is alive again, and was lost and is found.”
Now the Lord has shown me that many backslidden Christians and prodigal children will come back to the Lord within this end-time revival and awakening, so let us look at this scripture more closely that we as a church maybe ready for what is to come.
Now as we read the parable, we see that both sons demanded their rights. Both related to the father for what they could get out of him. Both were lost in their own way. One in the far country. The other in the father’s house. Which is worse? Which are you?
Put yourself in the shoes of the elder brother. From where you stand, the little brat has diminished the money of the family estate by liquidating and wasting his share on prostitutes. And now he comes back, and your father kills the fatted calf! Humanly speaking, you have every reason to be angry or at least annoyed.
You throw a tantrum. You stake your claim. You snub the invitation to celebrate. You refuse to allow the healing of the family to run its course. You never say Father but Look here I do not agree! You never say Brother but this son of yours. All you can think about is your rights, a goat to feast on, not with family, but with friends. The father pleads. But by your own choice, you exclude yourself from the where the party is happening.
Alienation in the father’s house can be worse than the one lost in a far country. This elder brother is too blind to see that he too is lost. It is all too easy to hide behind one’s principles saying “I never disobeyed you” and disdain God’s grace and mercy.
The modern Church is filled with elder brother-types who are respectfully lost in the Father’s house. That have not spent enough time just sitting at the feet of Jesus. We need to re-discover God’s amazing love and reckless grace. We need to accept those who, like the prodigal, cannot merit one iota of God’s mercy or earn His forgiveness. We need revival saints and we need it more now than ever before.
The parable ends with the door wide open and the father pleading. Will you come in? Will you join the party? Will you receive the Kingdom as a little child? Will you receive and forgive your brothers and sisters?
Acts 3:19 “Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.”
The focus for today is to repent of any sin you need to confess, any hurt, any big brother attitude or anger. Ask the Lord to help you extending forgiveness to others and yourself, letting people go whom have held you in bondage and guilt. We need to let go of disappointments, regrets and missed or lost opportunities suffered in our life’s, family’s, or the church. Get ready, as the remaining of 2020 will be a tremendously powerful and significant remaining year for you personally to get closer to God and for many more to catch the fire of repentance revival across the global body of Christ.
Today, we declare freedom and release over all spiritual bondages and mental strongholds, in our personal lives as well as for our body of Christ, in Jesus’ name.
Let us claim that our morning and day of reaping, and rejoicing has come this day in Jesus name (Psalm 30:5)
PRAYER FOR RESTORATION (Isaiah 35:1-2, 5-7)
Father, be merciful unto us and save us for the sake of Your name! We pray for freedom from all forms of imprisonment, all that limit or hinder progress in life and in ministry. Lord we ask You to appear and speak to us within our situation and show us what we don't know that keeps us in prison, and that You’ll show us great and mighty things (Jer. 33:1, 3; Ex. 5:22-6:1; Habakkuk. 2:1)
SEEK THE KINGDOM
Think about your history of relationships. Have you been offended by God’s reckless grace? Be honest. All of us have a tinge of the elder-brother’s spirit. Will you allow God to expose and deal with it? Will you open your heart to His kind of love? Will you reconcile? Will you choose to be merciful as God our Father is merciful? Pray:
PRAYER FOCUS DAY 8:
Dear Loving Father forgive me for pretending to be more spiritual than I am. Forgive me for begrudging Your lavish love and longsuffering mercies toward sinners. I confess I have been wayward at heart. I repent of my foolish sense of superiority. Forgive me for self-righteously judging, despising, and rejecting those who do not perform like me, those who have walked out on family and faith. To my shame, I have not served You out of joy and love, but out of duty and fear just to comply. Pluck out the hidden roots of spiritual pride and deception in my life. Create within me a right spirit and a compassionate love so that I may always—with open heart and open arms—accept and acknowledge, applaud, and affirm every sinner who comes home. Thank you, Father, for sending your son to the cross to die for us and that we may have life In Jesus Name, amen.
Start to pray for your community saints. Yes, spend some time now praying by location for individuals and families in your community and throughout the region who need to be saved today.
Pray that God will send into their lives believers who will witness to them and lead them to Christ.
You may also pray for persons that are close to your heart (e.g. business owners, single parents, teenagers, family members, heads of government and front line workers that have been under pressure during this Corona Virus Pandemic).
Intercede on behalf of your nation and the nations of the earth. Bind every satanic spirit that is coming against the nations. Rebuke the spirit of corruption in the name of Jesus. Rebuke the spirit of murder and abortion over each nation. Ask God to shine His light into our society's and expose every evil work. Pray that the darkness of sin might be dispelled through the light of God’s Word.
The Bible tells us that promotion comes not from the east or the west but from God alone. (Psalm 75:6-7) Humble yourself before the Lord that He may promote you in His time. Seek His will and submit your plans to Him.
Give honour to the Lord today. He is your rock, your fortress, and your shield! The name of the Lord is a strong tower, so run into his name for safety today. Ask the Lord to guide you and direct your life. Whatever decisions you are facing today, commit them into God’s hands and pray for wisdom and direction.
Pray that the Lord will set you apart and set you on high so that your life will be a witness and testimony to the world. Ask God to elevate you at your work, in your family, and in your community, so that his light can shine out from you.
There is much error being taught in churches today. Pray for a return to the Bible, as our only source for doctrine and practice. Ask God to bring a revival of truth to the nations of the earth. A revival of Word & Spirit.
Intercede for lost souls. Ask God to lift the veil of deception from their eyes, so that they will see the truth of Jesus. Pray for your family and friends who don’t know Christ. Ask God to convict them of sin, and soften their hearts to receive His Word.
Intercede for all people that are in need for employment. Pray for their applicants to be given good positions. Seek the Lord for His peace, wisdom, and grace to be on their applicants, as they interview for positions.
Claim the promise of God’s blessing today. Ask God to increase you finances. Pray for Divine favor to open doors for you so that you will have contracts that will lead to financial success. Promotions in the work place. Inherited blessings that will chase you. Seek the Lord for the wisdom you need to make wise financial decisions and investments.
FURTHER PRAYER FOCUS DAY 8:
Ask God to cause revival living waters to begin to touch every area of your life, family, your nation, your church, Narrow Path Ministries (Pastor Robert & Aida Clancy) and for them to bring healing to every sickness, life in place of death, fruitfulness in place of barrenness, multiplication in place of stagnation. Cover Pst Robert Clancy and his family from every reprisal attack from the enemy for all the work he is doing on the front lines against the forces of darkness. Yes Lord protect them with your warrior angels as a hedge of protection around everything they do and go in Jesus Mighty Name!
Pray this prayer: Father, we are confident of this very thing; that He who has begun a good work in us; and in the Narrow Path Ministries that you would provide a building and new home for the ministry to have a training, healing and revival (worship centre) retreat centre it in Jesus name (Philippians 1:6). Give thanks to God for this and for answered prayers in your personal life also that He would provide for you according to His riches and glory in Christ Jesus. Remember as you pray for others, God takes care of your needs according to His riches and glory in Christ Jesus.
DAY 9 THEME: - “OPEN HEAVENS”
DATE: SUNDAY 27TH OF SEPTEMBER 2020
SCRIPTURE TEXT: Acts 10:1-3 “There was a certain man in Cæsarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band, 2 A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God always. 3 He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius. 4 And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? And he said unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God.”
Assurance of Faith
We are believing God to bring an open heaven whilst we are waiting on the Lord in fasting and prayers. In this first installment, I will like us to consider some things that we can hold on to, as we stand in prayers to believe God for our breakthrough.
What do we have to do to experience open heavens in our lives?
From the scriptures that we have been examining, we can see some helpful patterns emerge. One thing is very certain:
Child of God, you can live under open heavens. It is God's desire and plan for your life to live under, and experience continually open heavens. We are seated with Christ in heavenly places, and we know that Christ is seated in the very presence and at the right hand of the Father.
WHAT TO DO
God's Sovereignty — Many times, God opens the heavens to give man a revelation of His divine presence as a sovereign act without man's input.
Prayers — Our prayers position us to experience open heavens.
In our theme scripture today, Cornelius “provoked” open heavens, as the bible said concerning him:
“Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God.” Acts 10:3b
This is also confirmed by the following two scriptures:
Luke 3:21— “Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened…”
James 5:17-18 —"Elijah was a human being like us, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain and there was no rain on the land for three years and six months! 18 Then he prayed again, and the sky gave rain and the land sprouted with a harvest.“
Have you remained steadfast and importunate in your prayers?
Giving — In the passage of scripture that we read earlier (Acts 10:3b), Cornelius's prayers and his generous giving pushed through the heavens to come before God. Your giving (material and financial) can cause the heavens to be open unto you.
Are you generous and consistent in your giving?
This principle can also be seen highlighted in Malachi 3:10 — "Bring the entire tithe into the storehouse so that there may be food in my temple. Test me in this matter,“ says the LORD who rules over all, "to see if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until there is no room for it all.”
Are you faithful in your tithes and offerings to those the Lord lays it upon your heart to give?
Righteous Living and Obedience— As we read in from these two scripture passages from (In Deuteronomy 28:1-23 “12 The Lord will open to you His good [b]treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand. You shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow. 13 And the Lord will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you [c]heed the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them.”
and 2 Chronicles 7:13-14 “ When I shut up heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among My people, 14 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 will forgive their sin and heal their land.”) , we see that God warned Israel that the heavens will be shut up against them if they lived in rebellion and sinned against Him; and conversely, He promised Solomon that with repentant heart and righteous living, His people's prayers will guarantee open heavens over their lives.
Are you living a life of obedience and righteousness?
Walking in God's Purpose — One of the ways for us to enjoy open heavens over our lives is to make a commitment to aligning with and walking in God's purpose for our lives. When we do this, God backs up His word in our lives with the whole of heaven's resources made available to fulfil His vision and call for our lives.
Are you walking in alignment with God's purpose for your life?
Faith — This is the building block that underpins every other thing that we have talked about.
It is the assurance of faith that we have in Christ Jesus, that guarantees us access to the throne room of God.
As the bible says in Ephesians 3:12b — “…in whom we have boldness and confident access to God because of Christ's faithfulness”.
As God did when Elijah confronted the prophets of Baal, and later when he declared to Ahab about God opening up the heavens to send down rain, God honoured Elijah because he honoured and declared God's words in faith. God responded to Elijah's faith by opening up the heavens to magnify His Name.
Child of God, God wants to do the same in your life as well.
Will you let Him?
PRAYER FOCUS DAY 9
Meditate on the points highlighted above and use them as a checklist to prepare yourself as we on day 9 for this month's fast. Is there anything you need to do or redress in order to position yourself for what we are praying to God for?
Begin to petition God based on His word and pray that you will begin to walk in the tangible manifestation of open heavens over your life—your household, family, ministry, business, finances, church etc.
Declare and confess over your life, that from today, you will begin to operate and live under open heavens. That God will open the heavens unto you and over you.
Declare that every area of your life will begin to manifest the blessings and evidence of open heavens in the Name of Jesus.
Declare and Decree that you will have supernatural favour as a child of God. New opportunities to prosper will come your way (supernaturally) – new business ventures, new geographic territories you have mapped out and want to take for Christ, opportunities to reap the harvest or even larger church premises given to cater for revival increase of souls and new connections in your life to bless you & your ministry.
Ask the Lord to show you and create opportunities to do mighty exploits for the Lord – in your family, your marriage, your friendships, your church, your community, your workplace, your country and in the mission field.
Declare that every opportunity to prosper in mind, body, soul and spirit will not be missed this year
Declare that every opportunity to preach the gospel or witness for Christ you will take.
Invite God to use you – seek out every opportunity to pray for others to bring glory to the Lord – decree that signs, wonders and miracles will follow us
Pray for your family, workplace, city, ministry, global body of Christ to receive breakthrough to enter the new era of delight, freedom and prosperity in the Lord
Pray for an increase of supernatural signs, wonders and miracles to be seen as believers pray for others and gather in groups to praise the name of the Lord.
Decree exponential growth in your spirit, knowledge and wisdom, revelation.
Decree that exponential growth will occur in the body of Christ and the finances to prosper to support the work of God.
DAY 10 THEME: “THE DAY OF ATONEMENT”
DATE: 28TH OF SEPTEMBER 2020
SCRIPTURE TEXT: Leviticus 23:26-28 “And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 27 “Also the tenth day of this seventh month shall be the Day of Atonement. It shall be a holy convocation for you; you shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire to the Lord. 28 And you shall do no work on that same day, for it is the Day of Atonement, to make atonement for you before the Lord your God.”
Today Jewish people around the world will be in the midst of the Yom Kippur fast, which started at sunset September 27th to Night fall today 28th of September. It’s the most serious day of the year, a day on which God calls the children of Israel to “afflict their souls” (Lev. 16:31) and “to make an atonement . . . for all their sins once a year” (Lev. 16:34).
Jews believe that on Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, God writes down in the “Book of Life” what will happen to each person in the coming year. The book is then left open for ten days (Days of Awe) until Yom Kippur, when it is closed. But in those ten days it is possible to plead for mercy from both God and your fellow men; God can still change what is written up for you in the coming year.
As you will see as we dig in deeper one of the more mysterious chapters in the Old Testament is Leviticus Chapter 16, concerning the 10th day of the Hebrew seventh month, the Day of Atonement (see Leviticus 23:26-32). Chapter 16 discusses a series of animal offerings for this occasion, including that of two goats with roles determined by lot, and Israel’s high priest entering the Holy of Holies of the physical tabernacle. It also commands a fast on this day.
Ultimately, Leviticus 16 points to the dual roles that God our Father gave to Jesus Christ to become both our High Priest and ultimate sacrifice for our sins, as well as pointing to the complete removal of the source of sin.
A SINLESS HIGH PRIEST
We read in Leviticus 16:4 that ancient Israel’s high priest was to bathe himself on this occasion, then put on his priestly attire. In Leviticus 16:5-6 we read that he was to offer a bull as a sin offering for himself and his own family. This is significant in that it shows that no human being is without sin, not even the earthly high priest (see Hebrews 5:1-3). As a man, he too needed forgiveness; he needed to be washed clean so that he could perform his priestly duties.
But Jesus Christ, our true High Priest sent from God, never needed forgiveness (Hebrews 3:1; Hebrews 7:26-28). He “was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin” (Hebrews 4:15). Satan could never plant any of his evil nature in Him (John 14:30).
Israel’s high priest was to wear “the holy linen tunic and the linen trousers,” and “be girded with the linen sash” (Leviticus 16:4). This is similar to the clothing Christ wore when He appeared to the apostle John in a vision. Jesus was seen standing “in the midst of the seven lampstands . . . clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band” (Revelation 1:13). Some commentators note that the word translated “garment” here denotes priestly attire.
TWO GOATS—ONE FOR THE LORD, ONE FOR ANOTHER
Next, the high priest was to deal with the two goats. One would represent the Lord and the other, often called the “scapegoat,” would represent something else. He cast lots to determine which each would represent (Leviticus 16:8).
Note Leviticus 16:9: “And Aaron shall bring the goat on which the Lord’s lot fell, and offer it as a sin offering.” This goat, which represented the Lord, was sacrificed as a sin offering. It clearly stood for Jesus Christ, the ultimate sin offering who was slain for the sins of the whole world.
Since two goats were involved, many think both goats were to represent the Lord. But notice the contrast here in Leviticus 16:8: “One lot for the Lord and the other lot for the scapegoat”—or for Azazel, some Bible versions leaving the Hebrew word here untranslated. Clearly, only one goat was to represent the Lord. The other goat was not.
Note Leviticus 16:10: “But the goat on which the lot fell to be the scapegoat [or Azazel] shall be presented alive before the Lord, to make atonement upon it, and to let it go as the scapegoat into the wilderness.”
So this goat was not to be killed as the goat for the Lord was. The high priest was to “lay both hands on the head of the live goat and confess over it all the wickedness and rebellion of the Israelites—all their sins—and put them on the goat’s head. He shall send the goat away into the wilderness in the care of someone appointed for the task. The goat will carry on itself all their sins to a remote place; and the man shall release it in the wilderness” (Leviticus 16:21-22, New International Version, emphasis added throughout).
This sending away into the desert is part of the reason for translating Azazel as scapegoat, or goat that escapes. But many scholars identify Azazel as the name of a demon inhabiting the wilderness.
It stands to reason that Azazel is one in stark contrast to the Lord—indeed, the ultimate enemy Satan the devil.
Christ bore our sins to the cross in order to pay the ransom price for them through His own blood (and the resurrected Christ was portrayed by the high priest presenting the slain goat’s blood before God). In contrast, Satan bears the blame for sin as he was the first to lead mankind astray in the Garden of Eden and continues to deceive humanity today (2 Corinthians 11:3). And he is the tempter (Matthew 4:3)—enticing the world into sin.
The high priest placing sins on the live goat and having it driven away parallels the future of Satan and his demons at Christ’s return. They will be removed at the outset of Jesus’ reign over the nations, as John describes in Revelation 20:1-3:
“Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished . . .”
Jesus died for our sins. But Satan will bear blame for his role in our sins and be banished. And with the instigator of sin removed, the world will more easily be led to atonement—“at-one-ment,” meaning to be at one—with God.
Consider that if the live goat represented the resurrected Christ, then this would mean the sins Christ bore on the cross are placed back onto Him after His resurrection. Clearly this is not what happened.
And there is another distinction scholars have noted. We see that the Azazel goat was to be driven from the camp of Israel. In other words, this goat was not to dwell with humanity again. This banishment fits with Satan’s future. Yet it is the exact opposite of the role of Jesus Christ, who has promised to be with His people forever. “For He Himself has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you’” (Hebrews 13:5).
JESUS AS HIGH PRIEST AND PERFECT SACRIFICE FOR ALL MANKIND
In Leviticus 16:17 we read of Israel’s high priest: “There shall be no man in the tabernacle of meeting when he goes in to make atonement in the Holy Place.” The high priest did this atonement work alone. Christ, too, did His work alone. Earlier, His disciples “all forsook Him and fled,” Mark 14:50. Indeed, He felt so totally alone that he cried out to His Father: “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” (Matthew 27:46). At that point, Jesus alone bore the sins of all humanity.
And in His awesome sacrifice Jesus fulfilled the sacrificial system God gave to Israel (see Hebrews 9:13-14). The animal sacrifices on Atonement and those at other times ultimately pointed to the coming sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
Hebrews 10:4 states: “Because it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.” And in Hebrews 10:8-10 we read: “First he said, ‘Sacrifices and offerings, burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not desire, nor were you pleased with them’—though they were offered in accordance with the law. Then he said, ‘Here I am, I have come to do your will.’ He sets aside the first to establish the second. And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all”
These verses plainly state that the sacrificial system is not necessary today—that we have the one sacrifice for us we need, that of Jesus Christ. Indeed, to His Father He “appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself” (Hebrews 9:26). This one-time sacrifice of our great High Priest once and for all is more than sufficient to pay for the sins of all of humanity.
Today, however, Jesus’ sacrifice and priestly work is properly accepted with repentance by only a few. But after He returns, all mankind will come to truly understand what He has done for us.
It’s interesting to note that Jesus’ sacrifice is portrayed vividly in the spring feast of Passover, the day on which He actually died, as well as in this fall Holy Day of Atonement. The Day of Atonement and Passover both teach us about the forgiveness of sin and our reconciliation with God through Christ’s sacrifice. However, Passover concerns the redemption of the firstborn and thus applies most directly to Christians whom God has called in this age, while Atonement carries universal implications.”
Christ’s sacrifice and intercessory work as our High Priest allows us to come before God’s throne continually (see Hebrews 4:14-16)—to enter the Holy of Holies in a spiritual sense—and cast Satan out of our lives now. But this will not be experienced by all Israel and the world at large until widespread repentance following Christ’s second coming and the full banishment of Satan from the world scene (as pictured in the fall feasts).
AN OBSERVANCE TO KEEP TODAY WITH FASTING
In Leviticus 23:27 God commanded ancient Israel: “This shall be a statute forever for you: In the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month [i.e., Atonement], you shall afflict your souls, and do no work at all” (see also Leviticus 23:31; Leviticus 23:26-32). This meant they were to fast—to go without food and water—for a period of 24 hours.
Psalms 35:13 says that King David humbled himself with fasting. The word “humbled” is anah in the Hebrew, which is the same word we find in Leviticus 23:27, translated as afflict. Thus, to afflict one’s soul or being refers to the humbling process we go through when we fast. This day of fasting is for the purpose of humbling ourselves before God in a repentant and obedient frame of mind—to practice self-control with God’s help as we seek Him.
This time of fasting is not for the purpose of appearing to other people to be righteous (Matthew 6:16). Fasting as a display to others is hypocritical and vain. Scripture tells us that we are to fast only for the glory of God (Zechariah 7:5).
Fasting typifies the kind of humble, repentant and obedient attitude we as Christians must have. Christ promised that in the ages following His first coming, His disciples would fast on occasion (Matthew 9:15).
In fact the Day of Atonement is still mentioned long after Christ’s death and resurrection as “the Fast” in Acts 27:9. Paul and his gentile companion Luke were still observing this Holy Day by fasting. Many biblical commentaries acknowledge that verse is indeed referring to the Day of Atonement. Certainly, if Paul, the apostle to the gentiles, observed this day, then Christians are free (1 Corinthians 11:1) to observe this day as well. But we must understand the necessity of the Day of Atonement was rendered void by Jesus’ death on the cross with our debt being paid!
Leviticus 16 is a remarkable chapter in portraying two of the major roles of Jesus Christ. The Old Testament high priest typified the role of Christ as our ultimate High Priest. And the goat which was slaughtered was a type of the one great sacrifice our loving Father gave for the entire world, so that, in the words of John 3:16, “whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
PRAYER FOCUS DAY 10:
PERSONAL PRAYER SAID BEFORE YOM KIPPUR:
Here I stand, lacking in good deeds and in fear and trembling before the throne of the God of Israel. I come before you to beg for mercy for your people Israel who have sent me. Even though I am unworthy and unsuited for the task, I plead to you, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob: Lord, Lord, compassionate and merciful, God, Shaddai, awesome and fearsome. May you bring success to my task of pleading for compassion for me and for those who sent me. Do not reckon my sin or my evil deeds against them, since I am a sinner and evildoer. May they not be put to shame by the evil I have done, nor may I be put to shame because of them. And receive my prayers as of one the elders who has a good reputation among the people. Rebuke Satan not to mislead me. And may love to you be the essence of our prayers. And cover all our misdeeds with love.
• Lord, we pray for the people around us who do not realize You are coming soon. Please awaken their hearts.
• Please show us the things in our lives that are not surrendered to You. We give these things to You and ask You to change our hearts.
• Please continue to shape our characters and prepare us for Your coming.
• Lord, draw close to people who are afraid of Your second coming. May they surrender their lives to You.
• Please use each of us to tell others the good news of Your coming.
• Show us how to meet the practical and spiritual needs of refugees. May our church be known for our love of all people, no matter who they are or where they come from.
• We especially pray for refugees from countries that are closed to the gospel. As we meet their needs and lead them to know You, please open doors so they can return to their countries and share God’s love with others.
• Father, please give us a heightened sense of urgency in our work for You. Let us live with daily hope that Jesus is coming soon to make all things well.
• Lord, bless the work of each ministry participating worldwide. Strengthen them to continue to the works of Christ Jesus.
• Lord, we pray for each person on our individual prayer lists that we are also lifting up at this time. May they see their need and open their hearts to the Holy Spirit.
• Lord, thank You for Your promise: “He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ” (Philippians 1:6).
• Thank You that You have people in every city who are hopefully looking to heaven and awaiting your return.
• Thank You that You are working in the hearts of the people we are praying for.
THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING IN THIS 10 DAY PRAYER AND FASTING PROGRAM FOR SEPTEMBER 2020. FOR THOSE THAT DON’T KNOW EACH WEEK WE HAVE CORPORATE FRIDAY FASTING AND EVERY MONTH WE HAVE A 3 DAYS CORPORATE FASTING AND PRAYERS THAT ALL ARE WELCOME TO JOIN ALONG WITH US. MAY THE LORD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN JESUS MIGHTY NAME!
SHALOM, SHALOM, SHALOM