40 DAYS OF ASCENSION PRAYER GUIDE
May 15 – By Alisha Moore, Secretary
Scripture: Psalm 69:30 “I will praise the name of God with a song and will magnify Him with thanksgiving.”
Prayer: Dear Lord, please always keep a song in my heart and fill me with joy no matter the circumstances around me. Thank You for my salvation, for everything that You provide for me, and for Your love and protection. I pray that I will never forget to give you glory, honor, and praises every day. Amen.
May 16 – By Jim Bennett, Pastor
Scripture: Proverbs 3:25-26 “Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, for the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being snared.”
Prayer: Father, it must surely sadden Your heart that we’re quick to talk about the weather, politics, gossip, or the latest fashion, tool, or electronic gizmo, but we’re slow to speak about the Rock of our salvation. Why should we hesitate to be boisterous about the amazing ways You work in our lives every day when You forthrightly tell Your followers that You long for the praises of Your people. Jeremiah writes that “But those who wish to boast should boast in this alone: that they truly know me and understand that I am the Lord who demonstrates unfailing love and who brings justice and righteousness to the earth, and that I delight in these things. I, the Lord, have spoken!” You also give warning that the rocks will cry out in our place if we don’t give praise. Let us praise You foremost with our surrendered lives but also with our yielded tongues as we speak forth the praises of Him who called us out of darkness into His wonderful light. Now is the time to worship as we confess with our tongues that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father who is in heaven. Amen.
May 17 – By Chip Owens, Associate Pastor of Education
Scripture: Matthew 5:14-16 “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”
Prayer: Father, give to us the courage, the words, and the opportunity to be Your light. Remove us and let it be Your light and only Your light that shines through to draw others to You. Amen.
May 18 – By Jim Bennett, Pastor
Scripture: Psalm 106:2 “Who can proclaim the mighty acts of the Lord or fully declare his praise?”
Prayer: Father, just as You sent an angel to rescue Peter from Herod’s wrath, You rescue us from dangers, toils, and snares that overwhelm us. In the darkness of Peter’s cell, the sudden appearance of an angel radiated light from heaven showing him the way to freedom. Help us to look to the light of Your Holy Word that releases us from the hopelessness of our circumstance. Thank You for the messengers of light You commission who encourage us or release us from our fears, whether they be angels from heaven or Your servants on earth. Amen.