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40 Days of Prayer

Yesterday we announced that we’d like to call the church to prayer during the 40 days of lent with a particular focus on peace and salvation.

Our world is shaking, but this isn’t a surprise to God. Hebrews 12 tells us that we are a part of an unshakeable Kingdom and that Kingdom is ruled by the Prince of Peace! From this place we can pray for peace over nations in chaos and that as people are scared, shaken and facing trials and challenges that they will find Jesus.

We can and should continue to sow seeds but Jesus told us there is a ripe harvest all around us right now. Let’s pray that God’s Kingdom comes and His will is done in the coming days, weeks, months and years.

The plan is to meet every Monday in Stoney Stanton, unless there is prayer and fasting planned during the week, in which case we will only meet on the Wednesday instead, in Market Harborough and Stoney Stanton. There are two times to chose from; 12.00 noon or 7.45pm. Dates are as follows:

  • Wednesday 2 March – Prayer & Fasting
  • Monday 7 March
  • Monday 14 March
  • Monday 21 March
  • Monday 28 March
  • Wednesday 6 April – Prayer & Fasting
  • Monday 11 April

During these times we’ll focus on different areas of peace and salvation as the Spirit leads us in prayer and the situation in our world develops. Please see the attached sheet for more information.

Finally be encouraged with these scriptures about how powerful our prayers are and let’s allow these to stir us to pray even more during these next few months:

2 Cor 10:3-5 – For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ

Mark 11:24 – Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours

James 5:16b – The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working

1 Tim 2:1-4 – First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Saviour, 4 who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Let’s be expectant that our prayers are going to transform situations and extend the Kingdom during this time!