Thank you for joining the 40 Day Prayer Journey “Growing by the Power Within to Please God: Repenting for a Renewed Relationship With God”. Philippians 2:13. We have talked about rising spiritually during the prior prayer journey posts.We went to grow by the power of the Holy Spirit within each of us to please God.

We are nearing the end of this prayer journey;eight more days to go .I hope you have been blessed and have sincerely begin to grow in prayer and your relationship with the Lord. As you walked this forty (40) day prayer journey and adventure of repenting and praying toward the desires and promises of God to enable us to grow by the power within to please God, share your experiences. Let each of us grow in grace, in service and deed, in love for God and each other and into a lifestyle of individual and corporate prayer.

This is a daily prayer journey. Today’s prayer focus is a continuation of the 40 Day Prayer Journey which began on March 1 Ash Wednesday. See prior post for prior days.

The daily prayer points in this guide begin with stated scriptures applicable to the focus of the day. You are invited to seek God’s face to enable you to grow in the actions and thoughts that please God. You want to confess, repent and turn from actions and thoughts that grieve the Lord.

During the Forty Day Prayer Journey daily read the suggested scriptures. Meditate on the Word asking the Holy Spirit to speak to you and reveal in your heart how He wants you to respond personally and on behalf of your church or city. This is an opportunity for personal repentance.

Ask the Lord to search your heart for thoughts and actions that are sinful. (Psalm 139:23-24) Allow the Lord to examine your life thoroughly.

During the 40 Day journey each of us are opening ourselves to be joyful by what pleases God and grieved by our actions, walk and talk that displease Him.
Pray the specific daily prayer points as well as other prayer points that the Holy Spirit brings to your heart. It is suggested that you write in a journal your reflections and what the Lord is saying to you.

DAY 32 – April 1 – “Growing by the Power to Please God by Demonstrating God’s Grace”

Scriptures: John 1:14-18; Acts 4:32-33, 11:19-24; 1Peter 4:7-11


  • Pray that you would grow in grace and in the knowledge of the Lord.
    • Pray to have faith to live graciously toward those in our communities who do not yet know Christ.
    • Pray for fresh grace to live according to God’s commands and His call upon your life.
    • Thank the Lord for His grace and for the gifts He has bestowed upon you.
    • Pray that you and members of the church demonstrate graciousness in your attitude, speech and actions.
    • Pray that our city will be transformed as we cry in humble and faith-filled intercession.
    • Pray that families will be free from the destructive power of unforgiveness.
    • Pray for every member of the body to understand their place and purpose in the body and to work together in proper relationship with each other under the leadership of the Pastor.

DAY 33 – April 2- “Growing by the  Power to Please God by Listening to and Obeying His Voice”

Scriptures: Psalm 81: 8-16; John 10:22-30


  • Seek the Lord for you to come to a place of being quiet before the Lord, expecting to hear what He has to speak to you.
    • Pray for the grace to walk in humble obedience to His voice.
    • Pray for ears to hear from the Lord through the pastor, teacher or through whatever way He has chosen to speak to and through His children.
    • Pray for your relationship with a family member. Pray that the Lord will bring healing, reconciliation and restoration where it is needed.
    • Pray for any relationship you may have with people who do not know the Lord. Pray for words to say that will turn their hearts to Jesus. Specifically, pray for ______ who has turned his/her heart from God.
    • Pray for new hearts for ministry in all of the leaders. See Ezekiel 18:31

By Linda Fegins “The Prayer Leader ldfaygo@gmail.comThe Prayer Leader” is a former Prayer Coordinator (for over 13 years, later Director over the Prayer Ministry) for the Lydia Circle Christian Business and Professional Women. She serves as an intercessor and teacher/trainer with Global Intercessors Prayer Force. As part of the Lydia Circle she has lead over 8 prayer boot camps, all night prayer services, and has lead prayer services and workshops in the Bahamas and in South Africa. She served on the prayer team of a medical missions trip to Jamaica under the leadership of Rev. Jackie McCullough. She serves as the Prayer Leader of the Intercessory Prayer Team of her church. Linda is as an intercessor and volunteer for Girlfriends Pray, a global prayer ministry.