December 31/January 1
12 noon (12/31/17) to 12 noon (1/1/18)
King’s Orchard Church of Christ will be praying for 24-hours to ask for peace, comfort and wisdom for our city, state, country and world. Please join us in prayer by signing up for a time slot (or 2) of 30 minutes of prayer: praying for victims of violent crime/horrendous accidents; survivors & victims of fires/hurricanes/floods; for our government—for the elected officials AND for the un-elected officials; and for the country and the world. Remember that whoever is elected, God can use them or turn their actions, and the effects of the actions, to show HIS truth and righteousness and power. God never promised that our days here on earth would be easy, but He did promise to give us strength and courage whatever may happen to us.
Suggestion on how to pray for 30 minutes: A-C-T-S
Adoration—When starting your time of prayer, begin by revering the name of God. Another term for adoration is “praise”. Praise is simply vocal adoration of God; we praise God first because Jesus instructed us to (Matthew 6:9) and because it puts God in His rightful position at the very beginning of our prayers.
Confession—When approaching God it’s important to have a time of confession. Read the following verses out loud: Psalm 139:23-24, Psalm 66:18, 1 Peter 3:12, James 5:16. Note the important link between confessed sin and answered prayer. After reading the verses, spend time confessing any sin in your own heart so that the Lord will hear your prayers.
Thanksgiving—Thanksgiving is closely related to adoration. While adoration is praising God for WHO HE IS, thanksgiving is praising God for what He has done! Thank Him for : Spiritual blessings, Material blessings, Physical blessings.
Supplication—Supplication is when we bring our needs and requests to God, asking Him to act on our behalf. Pray specifically and BOLDLY. See Matthew 21:21-23, Ephesians 6:18, James 5:16-18 and Matthew 7:7.