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40 Day Prayer and Fasting Journey to Rise Spiritually

Hopefully each of you will or have joined me in this 40 Day Prayer Journey which started March 1. 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 on this 40 Day Prayer Journey. 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). Below Days 4 through 7 are provided: They are short and you can do a day at a time .

Love and pray fervently,
Linda Fegins, The Prayer Leader

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  Alternatively, you can fast a food or activity the entire Lenten season. If you have questions send me am email.
2. Select a Prayer Partner or two (Triplet) 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 (March 1  to April 9, 2017) 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 4-March 4 Repenting For a Renewed Relationship With God

Scriptures: Esther 4:1-4, 16-17; Matthew 11:20-23; 2 Chronicles 34:27(NLT)

Repent: Of the times you have not responded to the call for corporate times of fasting and praying.

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


  • Praise God that He responds to humble hearts and that His grace will search out every hidden place of sin if you surrender to Him.
    • Confess to the Lord the ways you have not understood repentance as a lifestyle.
    • Ask the Lord to give you a tender heart that is sensitive to the voice of the Holy Spirit and the conviction of sin.
    • Pray for pastors and ministry leaders to live lifestyles of repentance.
    • Pray that the message of repentance as a way of life will be preached in churches in your community.
    • Pray that your lifestyle of repentance will glorify God and attract unbelievers to God.
    • Pray that the Word of God will be revered and honored at your church.
    • Pray that believers in your community will see a truer picture of idolatry and sin- and be willing to repent.

DAY 5- March 5 Repenting For a Renewed Relationship With God

Scriptures: Psalm 51:6, 10; Joel 2:12-15

Repent: Of failing to examine every attitude, motive, every action and every word of condemnation and sin and to ignore our sins.

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

• Ask God to cleanse your heart of every fault and sin and renew a right spirit within you.
• Specifically I confess to You Lord______________________________________.
• Ask the Lord to show you any place in your life where you harbor sin in your thoughts, words, or actions that you have not recognized.
• Welcome the Lord into those inward places and repent of everything He shows you. Rejoice in His peace.
• Ask the Lord to enable you by the power of the Holy Spirit to make changes where you need to do so.
• Ask the Lord to “wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin: and create in me a clean heart”. Psalm 51:1-2, 10-11.
• Pray that the thoroughness of repentance will be embraced by others at your church and other churches.
• Praise the Lord that the Blood of Jesus will cleanse and redeem every part of your repentant heart.

Something to Act On: Meditate on Psalm 51. Let the Spirit teach you important things about confession and restoration from its verses.

DAY 6-March 6 Repenting For a Renewed Relationship With God

Scriptures: Acts 3:19; Isaiah 55:6-8; Acts 3:2

Repent: Of ________________________________________________________.

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


  • Give thanks that God will hear our cries of repentance.
    • Ask forgiveness for delaying repentance because of pride or negative motives.
    • Pray for the Lord to reveal every area in your community where He requires repentance.
    • 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.
    • Pray that the churches in our city would be overwhelmed with a spirit of humility and repentance, turning from the ways of the world and toward the Lord.
    • Pray that the number of believers following the ways of humility and repentance would increase exponentially.
    • Pray that the promise of revival would be poured out upon the people of God as we walk in His ways.
    • Ask God for a repentant heart and a fresh awareness of sin and the Lord’s love to forgive us if we confess our sin.
    Something to Act On: Make a list of 3 spiritual blessings and thank God for each one of them.

DAY 7 – February 24 Repenting For a Renewed Relationship With God-

Scriptures: 2 Kings 22:19-20 (NLT); Jonah 3: 8-9; Daniel 9: 3-6, 20-23

Repent: Of ________________________________________________________.

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

Reflect on repentance.


  • Praise the Lord that He delights in responding to a heart of repentance and humble hearts.
    • Confess the ways you have ignored God’s call to repent.
    • Offer your heart to the Lord in repentance.
    • Pray that the cycles of violence and revenge be ended. Pray that we repent as a community and nation from hatred, fear, racism and anger.
    • Pray for the spirit of repentance to sweep across the city of Detroit or your city.
    • Pray that the grace of God would impact the world through you as you follow Him in humble obedience and repentance.
    • Pray that many in our city, family and community will turn from their evil ways .Pray that that they open their spiritual eyes and ears to hear the gospel, to see their sin, such they will turn and follow the Lord.
    • Pray that God will use your prayers of repentance as a powerful spiritual weapon in your church and city.

Something to Act On: Write down all the areas in your life where you want to experience spiritual growth.

Linda Fegins, “The Prayer Leader” serves as prayer leader and teacher/trainer on the “Prayer Boot Camp” 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  serves as the Prayer Leader of the Intercessory Prayer Ministry of her church.


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Ready to Pray: A Spiritual Journey of Prayer and Worship

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Gail Dudley’s Ready to Pray: A Spiritual Journey of Prayer and Worship shares the life and prayer lessons that she learned from the Lord through her spiritual journey with Him. Transparent, even funny, encouraging and biblically based, she shares and exhorts on how to develop and build a powerful prayer life. She gently challenges you to examine your own prayer journey as she shares her struggles and mistakes by encouraging the reader to use the “Steps of the Journey” note section at the end of the chapter. This is not just another prayer book of “how to” pray based on standard ways and formulas. She shares her experiences of how she grew in her prayer life based on the Word and the power of the Holy Ghost which lead to her testimony of a life transformed by the power of prayer with a heart for true worship. In sharing her journey which lead to her calling as an intercessor , she encourages you to know that you also can grow to know Jesus Christ through prayer.

Her goal is to help others, through their discovery of prayer, grow in their relationship with Jesus. She writes in an easy to understand style. She stresses the need to have an intimate relationship with God which flows from the heart before you can effectively pray. “In order to be “Ready to Pray” we have to get to a place where we are able to pray and come away with God’s heart, not ours”, exclaims Gail.

Some of the areas of prayer she addresses:

• the issues of prayerlessness,
• dealing with issues when you don’t know what to do,
• and learning to hear what God is speaking through His Word

Gail Dudley shows you that God speaks through His Word, and the Word of God provides a solid foundation for prayer. The book is written in easy to understand style and a Work Book is available. I enjoyed the chapter “It’s Different” where she reveals how she struggled with her calling as an intercessory and lets you know you do not have to be a “cookie cutter” prayer or intercessor ,but pray with your own unique style as the Lord allows.

Book Review by Linda Fegins

Excerpt – Chapter VI Interceding on Behalf of Other

There is truly an urgency to pray for individuals, marriages, families, churches, pastors, government, communities, the lost, and our cities. We find in the Bible this passage of Scripture, “One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision: ‘Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent. For I am with you, and no one is going to attack and harm you, because I have many people in this city (Acts 18:9-10).'”

We are called by God to intercede. Intercession is praying and standing in the gap on behalf of another. Believe it or not, everyone has been called to pray on behalf of another. However, God has called others specifically to the ministry of intercession. Intercession is not about your personal conversation with God about yourself, your needs, and your desires.

Intercession means standing in the gap, covering, warring, and sometimes weeping on behalf of someone else in prayer. Sometimes it is when the Lord puts the face of a person in front of you or maybe the Lord drops someone’s name in your spirit. There’s nothing you can do but pray. Intercession is having a connection with God, talking with Him, petitioning Him, crying out to Him, through prayer on behalf of another in need.

All across the world there are individuals whom God has chosen to stand in the gap for someone else or for a particular situation. Maybe God has placed your name on the heart of someone else to pray. Maybe God has placed someone’s name on your heart to pray.

How can we pray for one another for such a time as this?


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Author and international speaker, Gail is committed to a calling of encouraging others and prayer. She is a contributing author for a variety of publications with topics ranging from Christian training workbooks to cultural awareness and discipleship along with being a blogger, and the author of five books. Additionally, Gail has written many magazine articles that are life changing, and has a powerful gift of delivering messages that are both scriptural and applicable to real life situations. Gail shares the words that are spoken into her heart by the Holy Spirit and those same words are delivered directly from her heart to the listener’s ear. She is an anointed speaker whose message will stir the soul and further advance her desire for all Christians to find healing, hope and health.

In 2009 Gail was ordained as pastor with a calling to train and equip the saints for the work of the ministry. This transparent vessel of God has been anointed with a spirit of intercession to pray on behalf of the saints and blessed with the gifts to edify God’s people. Gail has completed 85 hours of ‘Formational Prayer’ from Ashland Theological Seminary and conducts inner-healing sessions for individuals ready to be delivered from their wounds. Gail serves as a speaker and author with a passion to provide guidance to God’s people as they navigate through their spiritual journey. Gail organizes regional 24 hour prayer gatherings and “Journey of Prayer Instruction” conferences where she has touched the lives of many people from various walks of life across the globe.

As a strategic thinker and creative voice Gail has worked collaboratively toward greater vision with organizations and ministries while engaging, encouraging and empowering individuals to accomplish their goals. Gail established ‘@ The Table with Gail’ in January 2013, a consulting firm focused on ministry, nonprofit, and personal development. Gail is also the servant leader of Ministry in Motion Ministries a ministry she founded in 1994 and re-launched February 2012. She is an international conference and workshop speaker who has traveled to Zimbabwe, the United Kingdom, and South Africa ministering to women and girls. Gail finds joy in helping ministries and non-profit organizations to become “Ministry-Minded, Ministry-Equipped, Ministry-Motivated, and Ministry-Engaged.” Gail is on a ministry assignment with Synergy Women’s Network as well as serves as pastor preaching, teaching discipleship studies, and overseeing multiple outreach efforts at The Church at North Pointe.


Gail is the wife of Reverend Dr. Kevin Dudley, senior pastor of The Church at North Pointe (Columbus, Ohio) and the loving mother of two young adult’s Alexander and Dominiq. Gail connects with people where they are and upon hearing her speak it is evident that Gail walks closely with the Lord, spends time daily in the word and seeks always to be ready to share God’s truth for transforming lives.

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