ECHOgram for Tuesday, January 27, 2017

Pray for the World

“If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves [fast] and pray, seek My face and turn from their wicked ways [repent], then I will hear from Heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7:14).
 
There is a lot happening in the world. More than ever before, the church needs to pray.
 
Pray for:
 
Revelation – Pray for a mighty move of the Holy Spirit to bring a conviction of our own personal sin and our corporate sin as a nation. Scriptures – Jeremiah 2:11-13; Colossians 2:8-10
 
Repent – Ask God’s forgiveness for where we have, in the past, failed to collectively pray for our national leaders and Government.  Our prayers provide the prayer cover that is necessary for Governments to rule wisely, with Godly authority and in the best interests of all people who make up our nation. Scriptures – I Timothy 2:1-6; Romans 13:1-2
 
Regret – Pray for a Holy Spirit transformation of our minds, for a new way of understanding and thinking about the things of God. Scriptures – Colossians 1:15-20
 
Return – Pray for a significant turn back within our nation to the person and teachings of the One true God, resulting in a re-direction of the nation’s ways and moral values. Scriptures – Joel 2:12-13; Revelation 2:4-5
 
Refresh – Pray for a fresh move of the Holy Spirit to ignite a greater desire in the church for the Word of God, and the proclamation of the Gospel in our secular society.  
Scriptures – Proverbs 11:25; Acts 3:19
 
Restore -Pray for the restoration of our Christian heritage as the foundation of future governments in this nation. Scriptures – Ephesians 1:16-18
 
Renewal – is a new way of living in the freedom Christ brings through repentance.  Pray for the Holy Spirit to renew the church to a greater place of authority and integrity in an increasingly secular society.  Pray that a renewed church will be able to take its rightful place in the authority structure of our nation. Scriptures – Isaiah 40:31; Romans 12
 
World Network of Prayer
UPCI Headquarters
Weldon Spring, MO