Day 8 (April 12, 2020, Easter Sunday)
Praise – That we are able to enjoy God’s peace in the midst of the pandemic, knowing that His resurrection power lives in us to enable us to shine as lights during this storm and that if we die we are headed for heaven, because He lives.
Prayer – That as a movement we will understand, in a much greater way, the resurrection power that lives in us and appropriate it to live lives that bring glory to God (Eph. 1:18-21).
Day 9 (April 13, 2020)
Praise – That at least 27 churches are praying around the clock for a day during these 40 days and some are praying for part of those days.
Prayer – That God will use this increase in prayer to become a new norm for us as churches (Ac. 2:42).
Day 10 (April 14, 2020)
Praise – That God is using this season of crisis to connect us as a family of churches in new ways (eg. joint worship & prayer night, NLT interaction times)
Prayer – That more and more, we would feel like a family of churches that care for each other and work together to advance the Kingdom of God (Rom. 15:5-6).
Day 11 (April 15, 2020)
Praise – For the relative peace and goodwill we are experiencing as a nation during this crisis, for the wisdom God is granting to our leaders and for the willingness of our frontline workers to serve our nation.
Prayer – That God would grant our leaders the wisdom, strength and help they need to enable our country to enjoy peace, for us to live for Jesus unmolested, and that gospel can be freely shared in our country (1 Tm. 2:14).
Day 12 (April 16, 2020)
Praise – For the many creative ways, that churches are developing to reach out to their children and youth during this time. A couple of young adults are conducting an Alpha Course on line with their friends.
Prayer – That God would teach us as churches and parents how to contend in prayer for our next generation (Is. 49:24-25).
Day 13 (April 17, 2020)
Praise – That many of our churches have found a way to meet virtually for worship services, prayer meetings, small groups, etc. and the attendance at these meetings has been significantly above average and with many visitors.
Prayer – That God would continue to guide us to know how to connect in this way and other ways and that He would bless these times of worship and prayer with His presence (1 Cor. 14:24-25).
Day 14 (April 18, 2020)
Praise – For acts of generosity that people are doing in this time of growing need.
Prayer – That God would stir our hearts to excel in the grace of giving as we care for His people and our neighbors (1 Cor. 8:7).