We are nearing the end of this 40 Day Prayer Journey “Growing by the Power Within to Please God: Repenting for a Renewed Relationship With God”. Philippians 2:13 . Just a few more days to go. I hope you have been blessed and have sincerely begun to grow in prayer and your relationship with the Lord during the Lenten Season and always. 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. 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 36 – April 5– “Growing to Please God by Increasing Our Personal
and Corporate Prayer Life”

Paul Prayed Constantly

Scriptures: Colossians 1:3, 9; Romans 1:9-10; 10:1


  • Pray for an increase in your desire to consistently pray for others.
    • Confess to the Lord if you don’t like to pray for others or don’t pray for others or think it is boring. Is it because you don’t love them as you should? Confess that also.
    • Pray for an increase in your ability to see the good in others, for a deep sense of care for the well being of others and for confidence that your prayers will make a difference in their lives.
    • Thank the Holy Spirit for His ability and willingness to purify our prayers and to help us when we don’t know how to pray very well (Romans 8:26).
    • Thank God for others in your family, congregation, or circle of friends. Tell God the specific things about them for which you are thankful.
    • Pray for your Pastor .
    • Pray that grace to minister and serve together in love, honor, and humility will exist throughout the church.

DAY 37 – April 6 – “Growing to Please God by Increasing Our Personal
and Corporate Prayer Life”

Elijah: An Ordinary Man Who Prayed Powerfully

Scriptures: James 5:17-18; Read the full story of Elijah’s prayer victory in 1 Kings 17-18


  • Praise God for the power that makes powerful praying possible.
    • Thank God that he hears and answers the prayers of ordinary persons and makes it possible for us to pray powerfully.
    • Ask God to reveal to you what he wants you to pray about and to help you pray earnestly and persistently.
    • Pray that God will cause his church to grow strong in prayer and be effective in ministry.
    • Pray that men, women, boys, and girls will be happy to be enlightened and empowered of the things of God.
    • Tell God that you are available to pray earnestly and persistently about anything that He lays on your heart and that you will listen for His direction. Now listen for God’s directions.
    • Pray for the Holy Spirit to bring victory over all unrighteousness.
    • Pray for the Arts and Entertainment Industry-that God will inspire artist and those in the entertainment industry with creativity and wisdom that reflect God’s beauty and truth; pray for salvation of those in the industry; and that those who come to follow Christ will follow Christ with courage and take a stand for Jesus.

DAY 38 – April 7 “Growing to Please God by Increasing Our Personal
and Corporate Prayer Life”

David: Finding Renewal Through Confession

Scriptures: Psalm 51:7-10 (For background to this confession, read 2 Samuel 11-12)


  • Praise God for His mercy. Mercy means that God does not treat us as we deserve.
    • Thank God for conviction or “good guilt” that drives us into the arms of His forgiving love when we confess.
    • Confess any wrong you are aware of that remains unconfessed. Repent.
    • Ask for a clean heart, a renewed life and a steadfast spirit.
    • Pray that God will give his church sensitivity to sin and a readiness to confess when and if that is needed.
    • Thank God for His unspeakable gift. JESUS 2 Corinthians 9:15
    • Pray for God’s people to stand still and hear His voice.
    • Pray for those who have lost a love one and the loved one didn’t know Christ.


Linda Fegins “The Prayer Leader” 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. As a former Prayer Coordinator for over 13 years (later Director over the Prayer Ministry) for the Lydia Circle Christian Business and Professional Women trained many to pray the Word with fervency and power.  She served on the prayer team of a medical mission’s 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 serves as an intercessor and volunteer for Girlfriends Pray, a global prayer ministry. Contact her at ldfaygo@gmail.com ldfaygo@aol.com