PROGRAM OF PRAYER FOR 40-DAY FASTING

The family of ECHO is starting a 40-day fast on 10 November 2012.
The focus of our prayers will be:  Gen. 26:1-25, Matt. 9:33-38 and John 4:35.
“I tell you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.”

*These 40 days will be a blessed time to seek the face of the Lord diligently and feel his presence daily.

*We will pray that we may know more Jesus Christ, that our lives may become a true reflection of our Lord and Saviour; that the Spirit of the Living God may transform us into the true image of our Lord (Phil. 3:7-11; 2 Cor. 3:18; Phil. 2:5).
*We will pray the Lord to open our eyes to see things from his perspective and not from our natural eyes or present circumstances.
*We will pray for sevenfold restoration of what the thief had stolen (Prov. 6:31).
*We shall commit ourselves, our families, our beloved ones, the Ministry, the Body of Christ and the world nations into the hands of Almighty for a bountiful harvest, filled with that peace of the Lord which surpasses all understanding (John14:27; Phil. 4:7).
* We will also focus on the lost souls and pray for the Lord to harvest them into His eternal Kingdom, by sending us and many other workers into His harvest field. (Matt. 9:33-38; John 4: 35).

N.B.: 1) Make sure to set aside enough time during the day to have quality fellowship with the Lord. It may be done individually, at church or with a friend and family. Listen much and read your Bible a lot. The Lord will speak to you.
2) We will send the prayer points on a weekly basis.

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.

Together in His Service,

Apostle Trice Shumbusho

WEEK ONE

Day 1: Repentance:

– Read and meditate on Nehemiah 9, Ezra 9 and Daniel 9.
– Repent for your sins and for the sins of your family.
-Forgive those who wronged you and forgive yourself
– Repent for the land, for your city and for your community. Repent for    the church and for the church leadership.
– Repent for the people in authority form the highest level of the government to the community leaders.
– Ask the Lord to remove any curses incurred because of some sins done by past generations in your family and to close any spiritual doors that are giving access to the evil one into your family(Ex. 20:5).

Day 2: My new life in Christ

-Take time to reflect on who you are in Christ:  Are you really being transformed into the image of Christ? (2 Cor. 5:17)
-Examine your heart and let the Spirit of God test it (Ps. 26:2; Ps. 139:23-24)
-Be truthful to yourself and deal with the weaknesses that you discover.
-How have you been serving the Lord? What has your prayer life been like? How much have you read and meditated on the Word of God this year?
-Ask the Lord to break any spirit of laziness in your prayer life and in the church community in general.(Matt. 26:40-41)
-Pray for the Lord to break any spirit of heaviness and to release the prayer anointing upon you.(Rom 8:26; 1 Thes. 5:16-18)
-Also thank the Lord for the progress you have made in your walk with the Lord, if any.

Day 3: Stand in warfare prayer: -All the injustice, the diseases, the ignorance, the hatred, the poverty, all the misery you see around you and everywhere in the world have spiritual ramifications.
-Take this whole day to stand in warfare prayer against the rulers, the authorities, the powers and the spiritual forces of evil in the dark world and the heavenly realms. Destroy their powers and cancel their plans against you, your family, your church, your community and your nations. (Eph. 6: 12).

Day 4: -Pray for the land in which you are living and for your own country if you are foreigner in that land (1 Tim. 2:1-3; Rom.    13:1; Ezra 6:10).
-Ask for wisdom for the leaders;
-Pray for peace, unity, for the eradication of poverty, diseases, etc.
-Pray for the salvation of the people, for the expansion of God’s Kingdom through opening of doors for Gospel (Matt. 9:37-38).

Day 5: Pray for your family in the following areas: the unsaved in your family,  health, finances, protection, peace, harmony, unity, marriages, studies, work, etc. (Acts 11:14, Ps. 103:1-3; Ps. 127).

-Pray for the orphans, the widows, the divorcees and separated
-Pray for the sick, the poor, the abandoned, the unloved, the    rejected, the old and the dying. (Isaiah 58).

Day 6: -Personal spiritual life:

-Pray for your own spiritual life (Deut. 6:5; Joshua 1:8;
John 4:23-24; John 15; Phil. 2:1-5; 1 Tim. 413-16
)
-Ask to be able to hear God’s voice, to know his will for your life, to walk closer to God in prayer, in his Word.
-Ask God to show you how you can serve him better.
-Pray for more commitment in his service.
-Pray for the manifestation and effective use of your spiritual gifts.

Day 7: Praise day:

-Your prayer requests have been presented to the Lord. Let him deal with them according to his will.
-Now just praise God throughout the day. Count your blessings. You have indeed many reasons to praise Him. (Ps.136; Ps. 118; Ps. 92; Ps. 89; Ps. 34)

May you have a wonderful time in God’s presence.

WEEK  2:  Worry and Fear-killer week

(Phil. 4:6)

Day 1:  Feelings of worry, fear, doubts and unbelief indicate our lack of trust in the power, love and faithfulness of our God.
-Identify your sources of concern: Health issues, money problems, family difficulties, etc. Look at them with the eyes of the spirit and find out what the Word of God tells you about them.
-Find out the promises of God concerning those issues and appropriate them with boldness.
-Pray for yourself, so that the Spirit of God to remove such negative feelings.

Day 2: -Continue to pray for yourself, speaking to those stubborn spirits identified above: fear, doubt, unbelief, etc., those spirits which cause you doubt whether God hears your prayers and whether he is able and willing to help you. Cast down all those imaginations. (2 Cor. 10:4-5)

-Pray for God to give you the spirit of a Kingdom seeker so that you may worry less and trust him more with expectations of blessings. (Matt. 6:33).
– Pray to for God to help you pursue his presence, to make Jesus Christ and his word the top priority in your life.
-Pray to have rest in the Lord no matter the circumstances you might be going through (Heb. 4:10).