10 day Prayer Focus

DAY 1 - Thursday May 17
Seeking THE KINGDOM OF GOD
For the transforming power of Christ’s kingdom
Concerning: spiritual darkness, church divisions, economic oppression
For the Glory of Christ
• For the hearts of God’s people to blaze with love and loyal obedience to Jesus as King and Lord of all.
• For the goodness and glory of Christ’s kingly love to be experienced by many throughout whole cities.
• For Christ to gather and instruct His people from the Scriptures concerning the hope of His life-giving kingdom.
For the Blessing of the Nations
• For Christ to bring believers to dwell in cities where breakthroughs of blessing have not yet occurred.
Pray that they would patiently pursue the promised blessing of Christ’s kingdom in difficult places.
• That the power of Christ’s love would bring lasting transformation throughout entire communities.
“...and speaking of the things concerning the kingdom of God. Gathering them together, He commanded them
not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for what the Father had promised, ‘Which,’ He said, ‘you heard of from Me...’”
— Acts 1:3-4 (NASB)


DAY 2 - Friday May 18
Increasing in UNITED PRAYER
For sustained movements of united prayer
Concerning: prayerlessness, occult practices, materialism
For the Glory of Christ
• That God would unite us in prayer with “one mind,” (Acts 1:14, 2:46, 4:24), empowering us to pray passionately together for Christ’s glory in all the world.
• That God would hear and answer the prayers of the poor, the young and the marginalized and would be glorified by their praises.
For the Blessing of the Nations
• That God’s Spirit would inspire and empower believers to pray specific blessings upon their neighbors and friends.
• That people throughout our communities would be moved to call out to God for His help as never before.
• That the leaders of our community would ask God for His wisdom and hope.

“These all with one mind were continually devoting themselves to prayer...”
— Acts 1:14 (NASB)


DAY 3 - Saturday May 19
Being filled with THE HOLY SPIRIT
For God to pour out His Spirit upon all Concerning: intellectual pride, demonic oppression, spiritual blindness, depression
For the Glory of Christ
• For the Church to be filled afresh with God’s Spirit, empowered as Christ’s witnessing servants in the world.
• For the Spirit of God to reveal Jesus to those buried in spiritual darkness.
For the Blessing of the Nations
• That God would pour out His Spirit upon every person alive on the earth.
• That the Spirit of God would awaken the nations to hear His voice and to see His works (Acts 2:33).
• For many to be stirred by Spirit-given dreams to envision Jesus alive and at work in their lives.

“‘In the last days,’ God says, ‘I will pour out my Spirit on all people...’” — Acts 2:17

DAY 4 - Sunday May 20
Turning to God in REPENTANCE
For many to turn from sin to new life in Christ
Concerning: pornography, addictions, rebellion, immorality
For the Glory of Christ
• For Christ to encounter people with His forgiving love, so
that millions turn from their sin to the joy of following Him.
• That the Spirit of God would help many to recognize how they have grieved God and openly confess their sin.
• That the Word of the cross of Christ would break the grip of sin’s power so that many will find hope for their sins to “be wiped out” (Acts 3:19).
For the Blessing of the Nations
• That God would bless His people by helping them be the first to turn “from their wicked ways” (Acts 3:26) so that massive movements of repentance would sweep through whole communities.
• That these movements of repentance would bring “times of refreshing” (Acts 3:19) so that men, women and children would experience the presence of God.

“Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.” — Acts 3:19


DAY 5 - Monday May 21
Pursuing THE PEACE OF CHRIST
For relationships to be transformed Concerning: racism, poverty, violence, crime
For the Glory of Christ
• That God would release outbreaks of Christ’s peace all over the world through the changed lives of His people.
• That reconciliation among churches would remove divisions and hostilities, marking relationships among Christians with love, joy, unity and gladness of heart.
• For Christ to move so powerfully and clearly that His people, as well as the on looking world, are “filled with awe” (2:43).
For the Blessing of the Nations
• For God’s people to turn away from greed and worldly desires and become more generous than ever.
• For God to intervene in wars, restraining spiritual forces of evil, subduing terrorism, and protecting the lives of those afflicted.
• For God to use Christians to help lift people from the oppression of extreme poverty. It is estimated that a billion people struggle to survive on less than one dollar a day.

“Everyone was filled with awe… All the believers were together… Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need... They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people...” — Acts 2:43-47


DAY 6 - Tuesday May 22
Empowering THE COMING GENERATION
For God’s purpose for families and children Concerning: broken homes, sexual perversion, child exploitation, abortion
For the Glory of Christ
• For Christ to strengthen marriages and homes.
• For young people to follow Christ early in life, serving Him with a lifetime of extreme devotion.
• That young leaders would be recognized and released to help churches (Acts 6:3-7).
For the Blessing of the Nations
• That Christians would boldly show the love of God’s family to orphans, widows, the defenseless, and the homeless.
• For Christians to extend God’s fatherly love to millions of children orphaned by wars and the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
• For God to empower the coming generation to fulfill His promises throughout the earth.

“For the promise is for you and your children...” — Acts 2:39 (NASB)

DAY 7 - Wednesday May 23
Resounding THE CALL OF GOD
For the nations to hear the voice of God Concerning: unreached peoples, idolatry, unbelief, illiteracy

For the Glory of Christ
• For the Word of God to be proclaimed to people of every language, tribe and nation (Acts 1:8, 2:5).
• That the world would hear of the “mighty deeds of God” in the words of their own language and the ways of their own culture (Acts 2:11).
• For Christ to be followed in every people, especially among the thousands of unreached people groups who still lack vital, growing, multiplying churches.
For the Blessing of the Nations
• For the Bible to be translated for the 2,500 people groups without even one verse in their language.
• That the Bible, published in diverse media, would become available to people everywhere.
• That God would call many to Himself (Acts 2:39) who would call on Him to be saved (Acts 2:21).

“...and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself.” — Acts 2:39 (NASB)

DAY 8 - Thursday May 24
Suffering with power for THE GLORY OF JESUS
For the faithful courage of His people Concerning: persecution, injustice, terrorism

For the Glory of Christ
• That those who face opposition because they serve Christ will respond with the gentle, courageous character of Jesus (Acts 4:13).
• For Christians who suffer for Christ’s name to be strong in joy and faith.
• For God to glorify Himself by His great deeds in places where He is rejected (Acts 4:21).
For the Blessing of the Nations
• For our leaders and governments to be blessed.
• That government leaders who oppose Christ (Acts 4:25-27) would be blessed with wisdom so as not to be found “fighting against God” (Acts 5:39).

“...rejoicing because they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name.” — Acts 5:41

DAY 9 - Friday May 25
Bringing THE HEALING OF CHRIST
For Christ to bring substantial healing Concerning: lack of heath care, the AIDS epidemic, witchcraft, pollution

For the Glory of Christ
• That communities would see the hand of Christ extended, bringing miraculous healing among the sick (Acts 5:14-16).
• That the name of Jesus would be declared with signs and wonders in the presence of many (Acts 3:16).
For the Blessing of the Nations
• For the end of HIV/AIDS in our generation.
• For Christians to act with wisdom, compassion and persistence to eradicate diseases.
• For Christians to engage in providing basic health care to the needy. Thousands of children die daily worldwide from preventable diseases.
• For God’s people to work wisely, trusting God to work powerfully, in order to bring healing to the land.

“Stretch out Your hand to heal and perform miraculous signs and wonders through the name of Your Holy Servant Jesus.” — Acts 4:30

DAY 10 - Saturday May 26

Extending THE BLESSING OF CHRIST
For promised blessing among all peoples Concerning: hunger, warfare, gangs, corruption

For the Glory of Christ
• For Christians to live in expectancy that the ancient promise of blessing would soon be fulfilled, bringing transformation to their communities and countries.
• That Jesus, Abraham’s greatest descendant, would be seen for all He really is among all peoples.
• For churches to work together as one family in Jesus’ name, co-working with God to change lives, cities, and nations.
For the Blessing of the Nations
• For the righteousness and justice of God to affect the ways of commerce and politics, cleansing whole societies from the curse of corruption.
• For the peace of Christ’s kingdom to influence the way cities and nations are governed.
• For the joy of Christ’s kingdom to erupt in celebrations of grateful praise amidst every people group on earth.

“He said to Abraham, ‘Through your offspring all peoples on earth will be blessed.’” — Acts 3:25)

 
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