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Hopefully each of you will join me in this 40 Day Prayer Journey. Step into this forty (40) day prayer journey and adventure of repenting and praying toward the desires and promises of God to enable us to grow in our spiritual walk. Let each of us as individuals and as a corporate body grow in grace, in service and deed, in love for God and each other and into a lifestyle of individual and corporate prayer. Know that you won’t be praying alone. God is orchestrating this corporate prayer of which YOU are an important part.

. United prayer can bring powerful results. Pray with purpose, biblical promise and passion. Let’s all continue with one accord in prayer and supplication (Acts 1:14a) during this Lenten season.

Scripture makes prayer a priority of the church. The Lord said “My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples”. (Isaiah 56:7 RSV).

Love and pray fervently,
Linda Fegins

Suggested Logistics

What follows is a suggested format for the journey. You may need to modify it to fit your schedule or medical restrictions. You are encouraged to use a journal or notebook to write your reflections, what the Lord is speaking to you, your prayers and/or prayer requests.

During the Forty Day Prayer Journey it is suggested that you:
1. Fast at least one day per week preferably Wednesday (see information on fasting included in this packet). Alternatively, you can fast a food or activity the entire Lenten season. See Fast Guidelines.
2. Select a Prayer Partner or two (Triplett) to pray together at least once a week as you determine for your schedule.
3. Daily pray the intercessory daily prayer focus and prayer points for that date. Read the Bible and the scriptures.
4. Read the scriptures listed in the daily prayer focus. Answer the questions in your journal if there are any for that day and write down your reflections. Meditate on the Word each day.
5. Make an entry in your journal each day or as led by the Holy Spirit. Make sure you the complete the “Something to Act On” exercise section where it appears from time to time in the daily prayer focus.


40 Day Prayer Journey

The First 7 Days We Will Focus on Repenting For A Renewed Relationship With God

The Lenten Season (February 18 to April 4, 2015) is a time of repentance, self-examination, fasting and prayer in preparation for Resurrection Sunday (Easter). Today seek God with a repentant heart (See Joel 2: 12-24) and honestly search your heart (Psalm 139:23-24). As you pray through the 40 Days of Prayer Journey allow the Lord to examine your life thoroughly.

DAY 1 – Feb 18, 2015- Ash Wednesday the Beginning of Lent

Scriptures: Psalm 139: 23-24 ; 1 John 1:9 ; Psalm 32:5; Acts 3:19
Psalm 139:23-24 Amplified Bible (AMP)
 23 Search me [thoroughly], O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts!
 24 And see if there is any wicked or hurtful way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting
1 John 1:9 Amplified Bible (AMP)
 9 If we [freely] admit that we have sinned and confess our sins, He is faithful and just (true to His own nature and promises) and will forgive our sins [dismiss our lawlessness] and [continuously] cleanse us from all unrighteousness [everything not in conformity to His will in purpose, thought, and action]
Psalm 32:5 King James Version (KJV)
 5 I acknowledge my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.
Acts 3:19Amplified Bible (AMP)
 19 So repent (change your mind and purpose); turn around and return [to God], that your sins may be erased (blotted out, wiped clean), that times of refreshing (of recovering from the effects of heat, of [a]reviving with fresh air) may come from the presence of the Lord;
(Henceforth only the scripture will be provided.)
No one is perfect. But we all can surrender our lives to God and let Him work through us. It is important that each of us possess a clean heart. This is required as a part of God’s call for you to get right before Him for a closer relationship with Him , to enable you to do the work He has called you to do and to receive the blessings He has in store for you. ( Read post on repentance Feb 18, 2015)

To do that you must examine yourself carefully.You have to confess your sin and repent. You must be brave enough to say “Lord, show me what is in my heart, soul, mind and spirit and life that shouldn’t be there. Convict me where I am missing the mark. Tear down my arrogance, pride, fear and insecurities and help me to see the truth about myself, life and my circumstances. Expose me to myself, Lord and help me to take it. Enable me to correct my ways.” Prayer by Stormie Omartian.

Now, you say the prayer or another for yourself.

Confess: Confess to God any sins of thoughts or actions that He shows you.

Repent: Of all the things that you have confessed.

Meditate, pray, and write down other areas for which you should repent.

Reflect on repentance and on what way you want to improve in your prayer life to deepen your relationship and friendship with God to enable you to rise in the spiritual things of God.


• Confess the ways that you have been complacent about sin and not appalled that His Holy name is defiled.
• Confess any sin that the Spirit brings to your attention.
• Ask God to reveal to you a new understanding of repentance and His holiness.
• Express to the Lord your desire to repent for the sake of His holy name.
• Ask God to search your heart and life and to reveal to you any sin you may need to deal with.
• Repentance means to change your mind and be determined not to do the sin again. It means to turn and walk the other way and that we are sorry about our sin to the point of grief. Ask God to open your eyes, ears and heart to feel real sadness and sorrow about your sin and to turn your heart and mind to repent. Thank Him for the gift of repentance.
• Pray for God to strengthen your prayer life and deepen your relationship with Him.
• Pray for your Pastor and His family.

 Something to Act On: Write your own prayer of repentance to the Lord.

DAY 2- February 19 Repenting For A Renewed Relationship With God

Scriptures: Job 42:1-6; Isaiah 58:1-6

Repent: Of _________________________________________________.

Meditate, pray, and write down areas for which you should repent.

Reflect on repentance, what you want to release in your life and on what steps you need to take to improve your prayer life and to deepen your relationship with God.


• Pray that the message of repentance will penetrate your heart and the members of Messiah or your church.
• Job learned that there was no room for arrogance or misinterpretation of true repentance. He meekly took back everything he thought he knew and then sat in ashes. Ask God to forgive you for trying to justify your attitudes and mindset. Pray that your life will demonstrate a deeply repentant heart and attitude toward God without excuses or explanations.
• Confess the ways you have taken the message of repentance lightly and tried to soften the reality of your sin.
• Pray that the message of repentance will penetrate the members of your church.
• Pray that leaders at your church will walk in true humility and a deep reverence for the Lord.
• Pray for MEN – Pray that men will seek God and honor Him with an integrity that unites their lives in faithfulness, wisdom, and truth; that their vision of masculinity would be a Christ-like servant leadership in the family, church and world.
• Pray for God to strengthen your prayer life and deepen your relationship with Him.

DAY 3-February 20 – Repenting For A Renewed Relationship With God

Scriptures: Daniel 9:1-5; Jeremiah 6:16-26

Repent: Of ________________________________________________________.

Meditate, pray, and write down areas for which you should repent.

Reflect on repentance, what you want to release in your life and reflect on what steps you need to take to improve your prayer life and to deepen your relationship with God.


• For Christ to bring people near enough to God to experience the Father’s loving delight in His Son for people to love and follow Jesus.
• Approach the throne of God humbly and thank Him for forgiveness and His gift of repentance.
• Ask God to stir a continual heart of repentance in you.
• Pray that the message of repentance will be taught and preached at Messiah with grace and mercy-but without compromise.
• Ask the Lord to free people in your life from Satan’s trap and then lead them to repent.
• Pray that your community will be redeemed and restored through an outpouring of God’s gift of repentance.
• Pray that you will lay aside every sin and rise toward the spiritual ways and thoughts of God.

Linda Fegins, “The Prayer Leader” serves as prayer leader and teacher/trainer with the Global Missions Prayer Force and as a guest intercessor and volunteer for Girlfriends Pray, a global prayer ministry. She served as Prayer Coordinator for over 13 years( later Director over the Prayer Ministry) for the Lydia Circle Christian Business and Professional Women. As part of the Lydia Circle she has lead over a dozen prayer boot camps, and has lead prayer services and workshops in the Bahamas and in South Africa and was on the prayer team of a medical missions trips to Jamaica under the leadership of Rev. Jackie McCullough. She is also a member of the National Church Prayer Leaders Network and serves as the Prayer Leader of the Intercessory Prayer Ministry of her church