Prayer | October 2018 Word from the President

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The staff of the Christian Blue Network has had the privilege over the past 23 years to open our work week on Monday mornings with staff prayer. During that time, we’ve committed to praying systematically through the alphabet for our business clients (businesses whose names start with “A” one week, B the next, etc.), and other prayer concerns that come into our office regularly. As a result, God has shown us, time and time again, that the prayers of the righteous do avail much (James 5:16).

During our prayer time this week, I shared about the 40 Day Prayer Covenant, a Cincinnati, Ohio based, international prayer movement which focus on 10 areas of prayer for believers in Christ – Grace, Love, Compassion, Repentance, Worship, Commitment, Dependence, Influence, Discipleship, and Authority.

Having recently attended a Christian business networking meeting where Stephen Eyre, Executive for Ministry Support shared about their 40 Day Prayer Covenant, I was greatly inspired by their Bible-centered prayer ministry, so I’m led to share it with you.

The mission of the 40 Day Prayer Covenant is to inspire and encourage Christ-centered covenant prayer partnerships among adults and children that empower discipleship, transformation and evangelism. Their vision is to see the Prayer Covenant be a catalyst for an awakening to the supremacy of Jesus Christ as Lord throughout His church and His world.

Here are the 10 prayers they recommend you pray daily for 40 days…

Grace – Dear Father, thank you for your grace that has made me one of your dearly loved children.

Love – By your grace, make being with you, loving you and obeying you my highest priority.

Compassion – Empower me to love others the way you love me.

Repentance – Wash me clean of every sin.

Worship – Enable me to Praise You, O Lord, with all my heart.

Commitment – Jesus, be Lord of my life today in new ways, and change me any way you want.

Dependence – Fill me with your Holy Spirit.

Influence – Make me an instrument of your grace, truth, forgiveness, righteousness and justice.

Discipleship – Use me today For Your Glory, as a witness to your kingdom, and to invite others to follow Jesus Christ as Lord.

Authority – Gracious father, I pray in the name of Jesus Christ our Savior and in the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

So, if you feel led, visit to find out more about how to incorporate this prayer covenant into your daily walk with the Lord.

May God bless you abundantly in all that you do, in Jesus’ name!

Darrel Geis
Christian Blue Network

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