WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6
DAY 1: MEETINGS
Morning Prayer Call at 6:15-6:45 a.m.
We are praying with the worldwide church.
See the list of prayer requests at tendaysofprayer.org
This is a short list of what can be prayed for:
- God’s people around the world... as we come to the end of time.
- Religious liberty in difficult places that hold back the last-day message
- A complete acceptance to proclaim the three angels’ messages
- A response by the worldwide church membership to say, “I Will Go”
- A strong belief in and acceptance of the Bible as God’s Holy Word
- The latter rain of the Holy Spirit for the finishing of God’s work
- Countries that are heavily affected by COVID-19
- Those suffering from COVID-19 in your local community
TODAY AT NOON
Everyday at noon we all PAUSE and PRAY ON OUR OWN at the same time for the same thing as a united church family. Set your alarm so you'll remember. Even though we are separated, we can do this together.
Here's what we all can pray for together for our church:
- The Holy Spirit, for our own self-revival and church revival
- For Holy Spirit-lead prayer groups and ministry revival
- For Holy Spirit-lead church plans and leadership revival
- For individual family revival
- Our pastors
TONIGHT, January 6, 6 p.m. ZOOM
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Meeting ID: 932 759 120
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TODAY ON YOUR OWN
Watch a Video about Prayer
Join a ZOOM Prayer Group AROUND THE WORLD
Find below a few options to join a prayer group via ZOOM in your preferred timezone:
The password for ALL prayer calls is 247247.
READ Promises that God Answers Prayers
- “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.” John 15:7
- “Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” Heb. 4:16
- “Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.” Mark 11:24
- “Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.” Ps. 50:15
- “Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.” Matt. 18:19
- “And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.” Matt. 21:22
- “And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” John 14:13, 14
- “And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you.” John 16:23, 24
- “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, 15
GET TIPS FOR Prayer Times
- Keep your prayers short—just a sentence or two on one topic. Then give others a turn. You can pray as many times as you’d like, just as you talk in a conversation.
- Do not be afraid of silence, as it gives everyone time to listen to the Holy Spirit.
- Singing songs together as the Spirit leads is also a huge blessing. You do not need a piano for this; singing acapella is fine.
- Rather than using up valuable prayer time talking about your prayer requests, simply pray them. Then others can also pray for your requests and claim promises for your need.
CLAIM the Promises
It is our privilege to claim God’s promises in our prayers. All His commandments and counsels are also promises. He would never ask from us something that we could not do in His strength.
It is so easy to focus on our needs, our difficulties, our challenges—and to wail and whine about our situation when we pray. This is not the purpose of prayer. Prayer is meant to strengthen our faith. That is why we encourage you to claim God’s promises in your prayer time. Take your eyes off yourself and your weaknesses and look to Jesus. By beholding Him, we become changed into His image.
Ellen White offers this encouragement: “Every promise in the Word of God is for us. In your prayers, present the pledged word of Jehovah and by faith claim His promises. His word is the assurance that if you ask in faith, you will receive all spiritual blessings. Continue to ask, and you will receive exceeding abundantly above all that you ask or think” (In Heavenly Places, p. 71).
How can you claim His promises? For instance, when praying for peace, you can claim John 14:27 and say, “Lord, You have told us in Your Word, ‘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.’ Give me the peace that You promised to leave with us.” Thank the Lord that He is giving you peace, even though you may not feel it right then.
Praying God's Word Q&A
Why don’t we have more answers to prayer?
“Yet you do not have because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures” (James 4:2, 3).
Dear Heavenly Father, please forgive us for neglecting to ask continually for the Holy Spirit. Thank You that if we confess our sins, You are faithful to forgive them.
Our request shows how much we value God’s offer.
“If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!” (Luke 11:13).
Dear Father, thank You for promising to give us the Holy Spirit. We ask for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit now, and we thank you for answering. Teach us to rely on this promise.
God wants to give us life in abundance!
“‘He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’ But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive” (John 7:38, 39).
Dear Lord, thank You for granting rivers of living water to those who believe in You. Please help us to live in daily, continual surrender to Christ so that You can fulfill this promise in our lives.
OTHER WAYS TO GET INVOLVED
VISIT THE 10 DAYS OF PRAYER WEBSITE: Engage in the 10 Days of Prayer website. It is packed with stories, readings, and prayer ideas. You can sign up to get reminders. tendaysofprayer.org
MAKE YOUR OWN PRAYER LIST: Create your own specific prayer list of 3-5 people in our church. Think about where all of your church friends used to sit. Prayer specifically for them each day.
CALL A FRIEND: Call someone in the church and pray together, at least every day or every other day.