40 Days of Prayer: Week Five

Thursday 28th March: Local and global government leaders

‘I will restore your leaders as in days of old, your rulers as at the beginning. Afterward you will be called the City of Righteousness, the Faithful City.”’Isaiah 1:26

ACTION: Pray for the leadership of this country.


Friday 29th March: Pray against anxiety

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.’ Philippians 4:8


Saturday 30th March: Forgiveness

If anyone has caused grief, he has not so much grieved me as he has grieved all of you to some extent—not to put it too severely.’ 2 Corinthians 2:5

QUOTE: ‘To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.’ CS Lewis


Sunday 31st March: Other religions

How long will you people turn my glory into shame? How long will you love delusions and seek false gods?’ Psalm 4:2


Monday 1st April: Worship

‘But I, with shouts of grateful praise, will sacrifice to you. What I have vowed I will make good. I will say, “Salvation comes from the Lord.’”Jonah 2:9

ACTION: What is your favourite worship song? Spend 10 minutes in worship to God with no distractions.


Tuesday 2nd April: Church leaders

How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!’ Psalm 133.1

BOOK RECOMMENDATION: Prayers of the Reformers by Thomas McPherson

ACTION: Commit to praying for your church leader AND a church leader in your community who you don’t know (look up churches in your area on the web for names). Pray for them three times today.


Wednesday 3rd April: Pray about the news

In that day I will make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field, the birds in the sky and the creatures that move along the ground. Bow and sword and battle I will abolish from the land, so that all may lie down in safety.’ Hosea 2:18

QUOTE: ‘Prayer is where the action is.’ John Wesley

ACTION: Watch the news or listen to the news and commit to praying over a particular crisis.