Pray that hundreds of Christians will be excited by fresh vision and radical faith to believe for great positive changes in Bakersfield and Kern County in 2017. Pray that those who do not yet know Christ will encounter loving presentations of the gospel everywhere they go as Christians become more and more bold to share their personal testimonies and to share the good news of Christ’s redemptive life, death, resurrection, and ascension.
Preparation to Pray
Effective prayer is best offered in faith from a pure heart. Faith and purity derive through honest communication with God – interacting with the Word of God and the Holy Spirit of Christ. Here are some suggestions that may help you begin your time of prayer.
Pray through the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6. 5-15). That one short prayer involves worship, confession of sins, forgiving, and asking forgiveness of others that you may have offended, help with your daily needs and protection from temptation and evil. After sincerely interacting with God through this prayer (or feel free to use a favorite psalm or worship song etc.) then begin to pray with joy, energy, and confidence through the Prayer Focus Guide.
Your Own Church
First of all we ask you to pray for the identified needs and ministries of your own church. Be sure to include blessing and health and protection for all followers of Jesus in your congregation – and special blessing and anointing for your pastors/elders and key leadership. Pray specific prayers for the outreach ministries of your church.
THANK YOU ALL FOR PRAYING – YOU ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE!
If my people, who are called by my name,
will humble themselves and pray
and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways,
then I will hear from heaven,
and I will forgive their sin
and will heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:14