At the start of 2018, the ACC National Executive is launching a 21-Day National Prayer strategy across our movement, starting on the Australia Day weekend.
Over the 21 days, we will focus on Local, National and Personal matters. It also includes our support for the National Day of Prayer & Fasting which launches on 10th February 2018.
We encourage everyone to participate in some way over this 21 day period, as there are a wide range of options to include the focus on prayer in your local church programs and personal devotions.
We will provide daily prayer points over the three weeks:
WEEK 1: Focus on Local
Start date: Sunday 28 January
Prayer for: your local church; local church leaders; community services; schools; local businesses; specific local community needs; loving your neighbour; and your local government.
WEEK 2: Focus on the Nation
Start date: Sunday 4 February
Prayer for: the nation, government and leaders; media; religion; education and health; business; sport, arts & entertainment; farmers; justice and righteousness that exalts a nation.
10 February: National Day of Prayer & Fasting (sign up at www.nationaldayofprayer.org.au)
WEEK 3: Focus on Personal
Start date: Sunday 11 February
Prayer for: your relationship with the Lord; family; relationships and marriage; healing; finances; personal ministry and opportunities for ministry
HOW YOU CAN BE INVOLVED
Some ideas and suggestions include:
• Do a 21-day Daniel Fast over the three weeks
This is a great opportunity to do a biblical study on fasting. Some recommended resources include:
- Chris Hodges Church of the Highlands Fasting
- Jentezen Franklin on Fasting
- The Daniel Fast
• Host dedicated prayer services
This can either be held early in the morning or in the evening, either daily or once a week.
• Pray for the nation according to 2 Chronicles 7:14
Continue to set your alarm for 7:14 am or pm every day and pray for our nation according to 2 Chronicles 7:14.
• Sign up for the National Day of Prayer & Fasting
The National Day Of Prayer & Fasting will launch on 10 February and has various activities scheduled including a 40 Day Prayer & Worship Relay starting on 14th February to Sunday 25th March, the week before Easter. To register your involvement: www.nationaldayofprayer.org.au
• Do a 21-day devotion
To co-incide with your prayer program, include a 21 Day devotion. Recommended bible reading plans are available online:
- Bible.com - Awakening 21 Day prayer & devotion
- Youversion plans
Let us unite together in prayer, across our nation. We ask that you prayerfully consider how you can be part of this national strategy and let’s launch into 2018 with prayer our foundation for a great year in the Lord.