WEEK 1 – Personal Relationship

PRAYER  “God—you’re my God! I can’t get enough of you! I want to have a hunger and thirst for you as I go about my day. So here I am in the place of worship, eyes open, drinking in your strength and glory. In your generous love I want to really live. Draw me close to you. AMEN “(modified Psalm 63)

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WEEK 2 – Freedom

“Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for sending Jesus to die on the cross for my sins. I acknowledge that I have sinned and that I cannot save myself. I believe that Jesus came to give me life, and by faith I now choose to receive you into my life as my Lord and Saviour. By the power of your indwelling presence enable me to be the person you created me to be. I pray that you would grant me repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth so that I can experience my freedom in Christ and be transformed by the renewing of my mind. In Jesus’ precious name I pray. Amen.”

WEEK 3 – Empowerment

Holy Spirit, you know I have my own expectations about what I should and should not do. I now surrender to you my ideas, my limitations, my preferences, and my goals. Fill me, Holy Spirit, with all your supernatural gifts! Empower me to accept and grow in the supernatural life as much as the early disciples did. I want to be useful to you. I want to go where you lead me. Holy Spirit, send me forth gifted and empowered to make a difference spreading the Good News of God’s forgiving love. Amen.”

WEEK 4 – The Lost

Dear God, You know our hearts, you hear our prayers, and care about all that concerns us.  You understand the burden we carry and how we want, more than anything, to see our loved ones come to you.  Help us to remember that you love them more than we ever could.  And you desire to extend your great love and forgiveness, your mercy and hope.

Thank you that nothing is too difficult for you.  Thank you that your power is unlimited and you came to set the captives free.  Thank you that you wait, arms open, for the prodigal to return, that you look for his arrival to lavishly celebrate that he’s come home.

Thank you for the gift of our Saviour, God with us. Thank you for your goodness and love. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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WEEK 5 – PRAISE

“Wonderful Father, I come to you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, entering into your presence with thanksgiving and a worshipful heart. My soul will bless you for I know the reason behind my creation, and my heart desires to bring you pleasure. Praising you for your mercy and goodness in my past, offering up to you the sacrifice of praise in my present, and thank you for what you are preparing for my future – it is the joy and purpose of my life. You have chosen me in this generation to show forth your praise, expressing to all how you have called me out of my former darkness into a life filled with light. I know when I praise you I am given access to your very presence. I know that heaven opens up to my life and supernaturally intervenes on my behalf. As I magnify you, my troubles are minimized; as I worship your name, help is on the way. I choose to praise you. I refuse to permit an unthankful heart to interfere with my inheritance. My mind will be filled with thoughts about how good you are. My emotions will release their joy. My body will express itself freely. You alone are God and worthy to be praised, and I will worship none other. Praise is going before me and dealing with every evil tactic and scheme of my enemies. Thank you that I am living under an open heaven, free to praise and worship the One who loves me with an everlasting love. AMEN”.

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WEEK 6 – COMMUNITY

“Wonderful God, with all our hearts and with all our minds, we pray to you. We pray for your peace from above, for your loving-kindness, and for the salvation of our souls.

We pray for our community, and for those who live in it. We pray for the aged and infirm, for the widowed and orphans, and for the sick and the suffering. We pray for the poor and the oppressed, for the unemployed and the destitute, and for prisoners and captives and for all who remember and care for them.

We pray that we and others may end our lives in faith and hope. Defend us, deliver us, and in your compassion protect us, O Lord, by your grace. AMEN”

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WEEK 7 – Ministry

“Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for sending Jesus to die on the cross for my sins. I acknowledge that I have sinned and that I cannot save myself. I believe that Jesus came to give me life, and by faith I now choose to receive you into my life as my Lord and Saviour. By the power of your indwelling presence enable me to be the person you created me to be. I pray that you would grant me repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth so that I can experience my freedom in Christ and be transformed by the renewing of my mind. In Jesus’ precious name I pray. Amen.”

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WEEK 8 – Wisdom

“Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for sending Jesus to die on the cross for my sins. I acknowledge that I have sinned and that I cannot save myself. I believe that Jesus came to give me life, and by faith I now choose to receive you into my life as my Lord and Saviour. By the power of your indwelling presence enable me to be the person you created me to be. I pray that you would grant me repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth so that I can experience my freedom in Christ and be transformed by the renewing of my mind. In Jesus’ precious name I pray. Amen.”

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WEEK 9 – Leaders

Wonderful God, today I bring you the rulers of the nations — Kings, Queens, Presidents, Prime Ministers — all who are in positions of leadership. I know I may be can be quick to criticize. I know that on most issue I have the luxury of withholding judgment, of not committing myself, of sitting on the fence. Even when I have an opinion it has little influence and seldom any consequence. I know this is not so with our leaders. O God, help them in the loneliness of their decisions. Put wise counsellors around them. Help them see how good right decisions are and where decisions must be made that are not in their own interest, deepen their sense of duty. Continue to draw them to your light and then give them then give them the courage to walk in that light. Amen

(Modified from a Richard Foster prayer found in his book *Prayers from the heart)*

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