AUGUST 1, 2020 HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS A CHURCHWIDE DAY OF PRAYER AND FASTING
On Saturday, August 1, 2020 you are encouraged to spend at least one hour in prayer between 8 A.M. and 8 P.M. Below is a prayer guide to help you. You are also encouraged to fast (obstain) from some activity (doesnt have to be a meal or fasting from food but it could be watching tv, or not doing social media, etc...) and utilize that time for prayer instead.
PRAYER GUIDE August 1, 2020
“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.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)
God has promised in His Word that if we Christians will humbly pray and repent, He will forgive us our sins and heal our nation. Never in our lives have we had a greater need to have that happen than now during this pandemic and time of turmoil. Please join in prayer with other believers for at least one hour of prayer on August 1 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. for personal repentance and a renewed commitment as we praise God, seek His forgiveness, recommit our lives to Him, and intercede for our nation. You may pray from the safety and comfort of your own home.
Praise God for who He is—your Creator, Savior, Lord, Love, Joy, Peace, Power, Strength, Truth, and Wisdom.
“I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.” (Psalm 34:1)
“You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all
things, and by Your will they exist and were created.” (Revelation 4:11)
“I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your marvelous works. I
will be glad and rejoice in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.” (Psalm 9:1-2)
Thank God for all the blessings He has provided you.
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.” (James 1:17)
“In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
Repent of any sins or shortcomings in your life and renew your commitment to God.
“Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.”
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9)
Forgive anyone who has hurt you.
“And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.” (Ephesians 4:32)
“And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.” (Mark 11:25)
Seek God’s will for your life and the church and the nation.
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” (Romans 12:1-2)
“I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me.” (John 5:30)
“Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.” (Ephesians 5:17)
Pray for God to heal our nation and guide our leaders.
“Yet regard the prayer of Your servant and his supplication, O Lord my God, and listen to the cry and the prayer which Your servant is praying before You today.” (1 Kings 8:28)
“Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.” (1 John 5:14)
“Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.” (1 Timothy 2:1-2)
“He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and raises up kings;
He gives wisdom to the wise And knowledge to those who have understanding.”
“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 6:12)
Pray to trust in God and not to be anxious.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7)
“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (John 14:27)
Pray for our Pastor and our local church leadership
“Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood.” (Acts 20:28)
“‘And I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding.” (Jeremiah 3:15)
“And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers,
to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ,” (Ephesians 4:11-12)
“Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as
those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for
that would be of no advantage to you.” (Hebrews 13:17)
WBC Prayer Team