40 Days of Prayer: Week Two

Thursday 7th March: Prayer for healing for the sick 

‘And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven.’ James 5:15

QUOTE: Faith and prayer are the vitamins of the soul; man cannot live in health without them. Mahalia Jackson


Friday 8th March: Confession

Therefore, confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.’ James 5:16

BOOK RECOMMENDATION: Dirty Glory by Pete Greig


Saturday 9th March: Children and youth

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.’ 1 Timothy 4:12

ACTION: Where is the school in your community?  Where is the closest school? If you don’t know, find out. Pray for the children in that school.  It doesn’t matter that you don’t know their specific needs. God does. However, your prayers can make a difference in their learning, their development and their lives in general.


Sunday 10th March: Practice God’s presence

Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.’ Psalm 51:11

QUOTE: ‘Prayer is a simple two-way conversation between you and God.’ Rev. Billy Graham

BOOK RECOMMENDATION: The Practice of the Presence of God, Brother Lawrence.


Monday 11th March: Adoration

The Lord is my strength and my defence; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.’ Exodus 15:2


Tuesday 12th March: Church unity

Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.’ Galatians 6:10

QUOTE: Prayer is a strong wall and fortress of the church; it is a goodly Christian weapon. Martin Luther

BOOK RECOMMENDATION: One for All by Malcolm Duncan


Wednesday 13th March: Listening in prayer

‘Let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance.’ Proverbs 1:5

QUOTE: ‘The fewer the words, the better the prayer.’ Martin Luther

BOOK RECOMMENDATION: Listening to God by Joyce Huggett

ACTION: Take 10 minutes to sit with God in silence.  Don’t speak. Ask God what he wants to say to you and then wait patiently.


For week three, click here.