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Have you been seeking to rise spiritually to grow in prayer, in service, in love and in obedience? Thank you for joining us if this is your first day on the 40 Day Prayer Journey. You may review prior posts of the journey. God Bless you.

DAY 30 – March 19 Seeking to Rise Spiritually by Demonstrating the Life of the Spirit
Scriptures: Romans 8:12-14; Ephesians 5:15-21

• Repent of living according to the flesh and its desires rather than the Spirit of love and failing to demonstrate the fruit of the Spirit.
• Pray that you and church members will be led by the Spirit of God toward increasing maturity and to demonstrate love in action.
• Pray to grow in faith and to surrender to the Holy Spirit as a powerful demonstration of His love and power.
• Pray to walk in God’s grace as members of the body of Christ and to demonstrate His love, mercy, grace, and power to the world.
• Pray for homeless people. Pray for immediate relief, shelter, food and health care; that Christ will restore hope for the future. Pray for protection from the risks of life on the streets for the homeless and for employment, housing and restored family life.
• Pray for your co-workers especially the difficult ones. Pray that God will give you divine appointments to witness to those who do not know the Lord.
• Pray for your neighbors. Pray for God’s peace to be upon those who live on your street or in your housing complex. Ask God to give you an opportunity to witness to them about God’s love.

Spiritual Rise Check Up- Write responses in a journal or notebook
What kind of help with prayer do you most need from the Holy Spirit? How will you rise to go about getting and doing what you need to do to improve upon your prayer life?

Spiritual Rise Act Again start each of your formal prayer times in the next week by asking the Holy Spirit to help you pray as you should. Pause to listen. Then begin to pray following the lead of the Holy Spirit rather than your usual pattern.

DAY 31 – March 20 Seeking to Rise Spiritually by Demonstrating a Servant Heart
Scriptures: Matt. 20:20-28; Phil. 2:5-18

• Pray for the church and yourself to learn to serve as Christ did and demonstrate love.
• Pray that the believers serve our community in ways that will soften the hearts of unbelievers to the gospel of love, grace and truth.
• Pray that unbelievers would receive your service as a demonstration of Christ’s love for them, leading many to salvation.
• Ask God to bring a conviction of sin, spiritual brokenness and genuine repentance among the people.
• Pray to be clothed in humility in order to serve out of the love Christ has bestowed upon you.
• Pray that your service would be a holy demonstration of Christ’s love, not self-serving in any way.
• Pray for business people. Pray that they operate honestly and to frustrate any practice that creates injustice. Pray that you will grow in the knowledge of God’s Word for every aspect of your life.

Spiritual Rise Check Up- Write responses in a journal or notebook

Ask God to reveal where you need to improve in showing a servant’s heart? What keeps you from serving or what excuses do you make for not serving at church, in the community or not helping your “neighbor”.

Spiritual Rise Act
Meditate on the scriptures above. Now think about what steps you can take to rise spiritually to demonstrate you are spiritually rising to have a servant’s heart. What areas can you serve in at church? What can you do in the community more or to assist your “neighbor”. Take a step of faith and do what the Holy Spirit leads you to do.

DAY 32 –March 21 Seeking to Rise Spiritually by Demonstrating God’s Grace
Scriptures: John 1:14-18; Acts 4:32-33, 11:19-24; 1Pet. 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 unforgivness.
• 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.

Spiritual Rise Check Up- Write responses in a journal or notebook
What kind of help with prayer do you most need from the Holy Spirit? How will you rise to go about getting and doing what you need to do to improve upon your prayer life?

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 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

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