Awaken Seattle! Everyday on this page we will have a short devotional, a scripture passage to meditate on, and a suggested prayer.
Day 100 April 14
Thank you for praying with us for the last 100 days. The Lord hears us when we call! Come join us tonight for our celebration service at Emerald City Bible Fellowship 6:30pm to hear testimonies of all God has done in our city!
“I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.” - 1 John 5:13-15
O gracious and glorious Lord you are high and lifted up! We have asked you for revival, repentance, restoration, reconnection, reconciliation, and your reign over our city. Thank you for hearing our prayers. Move in our city we pray!
Day 99 April 13
Prayer is a privilege we get invited into as believers in Jesus. The Sovereign Lord has chosen to work through the prayers of his people to bring about his will on the earth. And when we pray it really does make a difference. Let’s lift up our voice today and ask God to send revival here in Seattle into every church and every neighborhood and every workplace.
“The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.” - James 5
O LORD thank you for hearing our prayers. We come to you clothed in the righteousness of Christ and we pray earnestly for Seattle to experience your powerful love. Send revival! Reconnect Churches! Bring reconciliation! Grant us repentance! Redeem the lost! Restore the broken! Reign over our city!
Day 98 April 12
We all look for security and safety but the only true security comes from the mighty name of Jesus. In his love he has redeemed us from the curse of the law, and the curse of always having to measure up. He offers us his own righteousness as a gift, and for those who accept it by faith, we discover it is a mighty tower like none other. We pray for our colleagues and friends to run to Jesus today and to find the freedom and security only he can bring.
“The name of the LORD is a fortified tower;
the righteous run to it and are safe.” - Proverbs 18:10
LORD, we praise you for your mighty name. We praise you Jesus that at your name every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that you are Lord to the glory of the Father. We pray today for our city to run to you for salvation. Thank you Jesus that there is no other name under heaven by which we must be saved. Help us see the wisdom of turning to you. Redeem us for the things that have us bound.
Day 97 April 11
We pray today for the gift of repentance. It is a scary thing to be clueless that you are headed in a dangerous direction. Others may say something to you to warn you from danger, but often people do not want to jeopardize a friendship and so they keep silent. But true love looks out for the best interest of others and is willing to speak up to save us. Jesus was true love embodied and his first sermon was to “Repent and believe the Gospel” We pray today for this beautiful city full of precious people to turn in repentance and trust Jesus.
“The God of our ancestors raised Jesus from the dead—whom you killed by hanging him on a cross. God exalted him to his own right hand as Prince and Savior that he might bring Israel to repentance and forgive their sins. We are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.” - Acts 5:30-32
Thank you Jesus for hanging on the cross for our sins. We repent of our stubbornness and our self-worship. Thank you for your love that covers a multitude of our sins. We pray for our city that we would have the ability to repent and to believe the gospel.
Day 96 April 10
We pray today for redemption of our friends and colleagues without faith. The Lord of heaven and earth has laid down his life to redeem all who are lost. He invites all to turn to him for salvation.
“your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
“This, then, is how you should pray:
“‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,”
- Matthew 6:9-10
O Lord you are the good shepherd who comes to seek and save the lost. Thank you for redeeming us from the prisons that once bound us. We pray the same freedom for our colleagues and neighbors. Open their eyes to you and your great love!
Day 95 April 9
We pray today for reconnection of our churches here in Seattle. When the New testament describes the church it calls us the Body of Christ. We are unique and different, but, just like the parts of the body, we need each other. We ask the Lord today to break down our individualism and isolation and to knit our hearts together so the world may know that Jesus is the savior they have been waiting for.
“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.” - Ephesians 6:12-18
Abba Father, we ask for unity among churches here in this region. Thank you for your power to overcome all of the obstacles that keep us apart. Help us live like brothers and sisters of the King. We pray in the mighty name of Jesus!
Day 94 April 8
Sometimes when we look at the many issues in our broken world we feel overwhelmed and hopeless. We don’t know if anything can be done. But Jesus is not daunted by these things. He is the Lord of Life and he has the power to restore. He invites us to believe he can do what he promises and to pray for our city/
“And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.” - John 14:13-14
Lord Jesus you raise the dead, you heal the sick you give sight to the blind. Restore our city we pray
Day 93 April 7
Scripture and Prayer:
Praise the LORD
How good it is to sing praises to our God,
how pleasant and fitting to praise him!
2 The Lord builds up Jerusalem;
he gathers the exiles of Israel.
3 He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.
4 He determines the number of the stars
and calls them each by name.
5 Great is our Lord and mighty in power;
his understanding has no limit.
6 The Lord sustains the humble
but casts the wicked to the ground.
7 Sing to the LORD with grateful praise;
make music to our God on the harp.
8 He covers the sky with clouds;
he supplies the earth with rain
and makes grass grow on the hills.
9 He provides food for the cattle
and for the young ravens when they call.
10 His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse,
nor his delight in the legs of the warrior;
11 the LORD delights in those who fear him,
who put their hope in his unfailing love.
12 Extol the LORD, Jerusalem;
praise your God, Zion.
13 He strengthens the bars of your gates
and blesses your people within you.
14 He grants peace to your borders
and satisfies you with the finest of wheat.
15 He sends his command to the earth;
his word runs swiftly.
16 He spreads the snow like wool
and scatters the frost like ashes.
17 He hurls down his hail like pebbles.
Who can withstand his icy blast?
18 He sends his word and melts them;
he stirs up his breezes, and the waters flow.
19 He has revealed his word to Jacob,
his laws and decrees to Israel.
20 He has done this for no other nation;
they do not know his laws.
Praise the LORD.
Day 92 April 6
Revival is renewed passion, and reordered priorities. The LORD is the great God the maker of heaven and the earth, and yet he humbled himself enough to die on the cross to rescue us. He is better than everything else and he deserves our heartfelt devotion. We ask him today to remind us of the good news and to revive our love for him.
“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,” Psalm 23:1
Jesus we praise you for the way you have laid down your life for us! You are truly our good shepherd who protects us at the cost of your own life. We pray for revival today. We pray for you to set our hearts on fire for you and for your gospel.
Day 91 April 5
The reign of God is anywhere that God is in charge and his will is being carried out. We ask today for this to be the reality here in our lives and in our beautiful city. When God reigns love and faithfulness meet together; righteousness and peace kiss each other and our world begins to feel like heaven. When God reigns Injustice flees and the oppressor is no more.
“When you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. 7 And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.” -Matthew 6:5-8
“‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.”
Day 90 April 4
We ask the LORD today to grant repentance to our city. God’s kindness leads us to repentance. It is because he loves us so dearly that we can be honest with him and with ourselves about our sin.
Praise be to you, LORD,
the God of our father Israel,
from everlasting to everlasting.
Yours, LORD, is the greatness and the power
and the glory and the majesty and the splendor,
for everything in heaven and earth is yours.
Yours, LORD, is the kingdom;
you are exalted as head over all.
Father you are worthy of our praise. Grant our city the ability to turn to you today in repentance.
Day 89 April 3
Jesus told his followers what his mission was- to seek and to save the lost. We come to the Lord in prayer today and ask him to continue this mission in our time and in our place. We ask him to use us and to redeem our friends and colleagues who are lost. As we pray for these loved ones who do not yet have faith, we are reminded of Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 6 where he asks for prayer that he may fearlessly declare the good news of Jesus. As we pray for redemption, we also pray for boldness in our own ability to speak of Jesus the great savior and redeemer.
“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.” Ephesians 6:18-20
O gracious redeemer, redeem this city and the people here. Use us Lord to fearlessly proclaim good news to our friends neighbors and co-workers without fear today.
Day 88 April 2
When Jesus called his 12 disciples he deliberately and prayerfully chose them from very diverse backgrounds, and throughout the gospel accounts we hear they are fighting about who is most important. So when we come to Jesus’ prayer in John 17 it should not surprise us that Jesus prays for us to be unified. Let’s pray Jesus’ prayer over the Seattle church today.
My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
Father we pray for the church in Seattle to be united around Jesus in a deeper way. Thank you for all of the prayer networks of pastors all over the area. Thank you that we are not completely isolated. We pray for the barriers of pride and busyness to be torn down, and for you to knit our hearts together, so that the world may know the truth of the resurrection. Reconnect your church we pray.
Day 87 April 1
We come before God today in prayer to ask him for restoration. Our world is fallen and what was once good is now twisted and warped. Instead of righteousness, mercy, and truth blossoming, we have injustice, falsehood, and a ‘me-first’ mentality. But God can restore our city by his powerful presence. Even when Seattle feels alone and abandoned, it is not.
“You will leave me all alone. Yet I am not alone, for my Father is with me.” - John 16:32
Abba Father thank you for never leaving us or forsaking us! Lord Jesus thank you for being the friend who sticks closer than a brother. Holy Spirit praise you for dwelling in our hearts. We ask that your presence in our lives will bring restoration to the parts of our selves that are broken down. We ask that your restoring presence flow into our work environments, into our homes, into our neighborhoods, into the parks and into the shopping centers and restaurants. Restore what is broken Almighty God, restore what is broken.
Day 86 March 31
“You do not have because you do not ask God.” - James 4:2
LORD we ask you today for revival!
Day 85 March 30
Have we paused to recognize the miraculous and shocking nature of God’s love? When we were dead in our sin and enemies with God, he loved us and gave himself up for us! To be God’s treasured possession like this has melted us into new people, the old has gone the new has come. Revival happens when we dwell on this truth and let it overwhelm us. And this is what we pray for today, for revival in our city. We pray this miraculous love can again fill God’s people with wonder love and praise.
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” - Ephesains 2:8-10
Father thank you for loving us while we were yet sinners. Thank you for coming after us like a shepherd looking for a lost sheep. Thank you LORD! We rejoice in your amazing love and we pray for you to open our eyes to your glory in new and powerful ways.
Day 84 March 29
When Jesus walked the earth he displayed for all to see what the reign of God looks like in person. Doubters found faith, the sick were healed, the ostracized were enfolded into community, demons were cast out and the dead were raised. His reign is beautiful and shocking in its power to break the chains that once bound people.
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” - Ephesians 3:20-21
Jesus we are grateful and we praise you for including us in your reign. We rejoice that we get to be your servants and your adopted children. We lift up our city today. Establish your reign here and break the chains that hold our city back.
Day 83 March 28
“Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” Hebrews 4:16
“Prayer is” - by Jackie Jarawan
or "give me"
or "why not"
not the goal
or the end point
or the arrival
though if prayer
is these things
He meets me
and loves me
His death - my atoning
His life - my hope
His Father - mine too
prayer can be
prayer can be
I am seeking
prayer can be
cleansed heart connecting
prayer can be
surrendered heart finally at peace
He is my rest
in His grace
drawing my strength
from the light of His face
Day 82 March 27
My Redeemer lives! He has conquered death hell and the grave and he reigns on high! He loved us enough to lay down his life for us. And we ask today that his redeeming power would now redeem our friends and colleagues. We pray for them to experience the same freedom that Jesus Christ has freely given to us.
Scripture: Philippians 1:4-8
“In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart and, whether I am in chains or defending and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God’s grace with me. God can testify how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus. And this is my prayer:”
Prayer: Philippians 1:9
“that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.”
Day 81 March 26
“One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.” Psalm 27:4
Let’s ask the LORD today for his face to shine on Seattle.
And please make plans to join us for worship Sunday Night April 14th in Seattle. The goal of the night will be to hear testimonies of what God has done during the 100 Days of Prayer. Come be encouraged and be an encouragement. If you have praises we can celebrate please email email@example.com
Day 80 March 25
To pray for restoration is to admit that we are broken, but that is what we are. But God in his great love and mercy is a God who restores the broken and heals the brokenhearted. Let us get on our knees and pray today for God to restore the people of our city to wholeness. And let him make us agents of restoration by the power of his Spirit
You, LORD, reign forever;
your throne endures from generation to generation.
Why do you always forget us?
Why do you forsake us so long?
Restore us to yourself, LORD, that we may return;
renew our days as of old
unless you have utterly rejected us
and are angry with us beyond measure. - Lamentations 5:19-22
O gracious LORD Restore us and make us whole. Pull us out of our numbness and our busyness and give us eyes to see who is hurting around us. Use our words and our deeds today to restore this city. You are the great Restorer. Do a mighty work here!
Day 79 March 24
Join us in prayer today for reconciliation in our lives and in Seattle
I will exalt you, my God the King;
I will praise your name for ever and ever.
2 Every day I will praise you
and extol your name for ever and ever.
3 Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;
his greatness no one can fathom.
4 One generation commends your works to another;
they tell of your mighty acts.
5 They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty—
and I will meditate on your wonderful works.[b]
6 They tell of the power of your awesome works—
and I will proclaim your great deeds.
7 They celebrate your abundant goodness
and joyfully sing of your righteousness.
8 The Lord is gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger and rich in love.
9 The Lord is good to all;
he has compassion on all he has made.
10 All your works praise you, Lord;
your faithful people extol you.
11 They tell of the glory of your kingdom
and speak of your might,
12 so that all people may know of your mighty acts
and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
and your dominion endures through all generations.
The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises
and faithful in all he does.[c]
14 The Lord upholds all who fall
and lifts up all who are bowed down.
15 The eyes of all look to you,
and you give them their food at the proper time.
16 You open your hand
and satisfy the desires of every living thing.
17 The Lord is righteous in all his ways
and faithful in all he does.
18 The Lord is near to all who call on him,
to all who call on him in truth.
19 He fulfills the desires of those who fear him;
he hears their cry and saves them.
20 The Lord watches over all who love him,
but all the wicked he will destroy.
21 My mouth will speak in praise of the Lord.
Let every creature praise his holy name
for ever and ever.
Day 78 March 23
We join our prayers together today and ask for revival. Revival happens when we return to the LORD as our first love. It is the work of God that frees us from the empty routines of religion and fills us instead with true connection with our Savior.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” - Jeremiah 29:11-13
Father we ask you today to send revival. Your love is better than life but we allow ourselves to get so busy that we forget it. Holy Spirit bring us back to life and open our eyes to see your greatness. We seek you today with all our heart. Set us on fire once again so that our friends and colleagues can experience the power of the gospel.
Day 77 March 22
We ask the LORD today to reign over our city and we invite you to join others in fasting and prayer. Fasting is one way we can physically demonstrate to our Savior how dependent we are on him. As we feel the pains of hunger we can turn these into prayers. You can fast from anything. Jesus fasted from food. Daniel fasted from steak. Give up something you enjoy so that you can focus instead on enjoying God.
“When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 17 But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, 18 so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. Matthew 6:16-18
Prayer: Gracious Father we pray for your reign to be established here in our lives and in our region. Your wisdom and love are beautiful and majestic. We confess that we have refused your rule in different ways and asserted our independence from you. By the power of your Holy Spirit help us today to surrender to your authority
Day 76 March 21
We pray today for repentance. Last night a group of us went out in the Search and Rescue Vans with Union Gospel. We went into the parts of the city where the homeless live and we stopped to pray for people give them blankets, food and clothes. Some of them were high others were not. Even though we offered them a bed and a roof over their heads as well as a ride back to the mission many of them were not interested. They seemed to prefer their freedom and their drugs to shelter and structure. They were in need of repentance. But we are too. Just because we have good jobs and nice homes does not mean that we can avoid repentance. All of us have things holding us back from deeper relationship with Jesus. Today we ask for his grace to be repentant people ourselves and also for the many people in our city to repent as well.
“Even now,” declares the Lord,
“return to me with all your heart,
with fasting and weeping and mourning.”
Rend your heart
and not your garments.
Return to the Lord your God,
for he is gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger and abounding in love,
and he relents from sending calamity.
Who knows? He may turn and relent
and leave behind a blessing—”
O Sovereign LORD we return to you today with all our heart
Day 75 March 20
When Jesus Christ went to the cross it was a display of the love of God for sinners. It was also a display of the judgment of God upon sin. We rejoice that we have the freedom that comes from this price being paid. And we pray today for the people in our city to experience this same freedom themselves. He is the redeemer and we ask him for redemption.
Scripture and Prayer:
LORD, hear my prayer,
listen to my cry for mercy;
in your faithfulness and righteousness
come to my relief.
Do not bring your servant into judgment,
for no one living is righteous before you.
The enemy pursues me,
he crushes me to the ground;
he makes me dwell in the darkness
like those long dead.
So my spirit grows faint within me;
my heart within me is dismayed.
I remember the days of long ago;
I meditate on all your works
and consider what your hands have done.
I spread out my hands to you;
I thirst for you like a parched land.
Answer me quickly, LORD;
my spirit fails.
Do not hide your face from me
or I will be like those who go down to the pit.
Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,
for I have put my trust in you. - Psalm 143
Day 74 March 19 (Key Focus: Reconnection of our churches)
It is all too easy to live individualistic lives and to forget about others. This can happen at work and at home and also within the church family. Busyness keeps us apart but so does pride and fear. Pride tells us we don’t need others and fear tells us that others don’t want us. The truth of the gospel is that we all need others and that on the cross God has shown us how he truly wants us. When the gospel of God’s kindness and love melts our hearts, it sets us free from these prisons and allows us to build true community with others.
“At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior” Titus 3:3-6
O God our Savior thank you for appearing! Thank you for saving us not because of righteous things we had done but because of your mercy. We pray for freedom today from pride and fear. Help us set aside our busyness and reconnect with other believers in the places where we work, learn, live and play. Make us one so that we can proclaim your gospel with one mouth.
Day 73 March 18 (Key Focus: Restoration)
We are a people living in exile longing for our true home. While we anticipate a new heaven and new earth, we, as God’s exilic people are called to bless the place we live in and pray for its prosperity. Consider the places you live, work, learn and play and ask what true flourishing in God’s Kingdom would look like in those places if you prayed for and worked for restoration. The Gospel is not just good news for our individual salvation. The Gospel is also good news for the world we live in. It is the good news of Jesus’ power to bring about the restoration of all things. As God’s people set apart for God’s purposes, let’s devote ourselves to giving people a foretaste of the future home we will live in by bringing some of that reality into our present. Who knows? Maybe a taste of the Kingdom come will give them an appetite for the future world as well.
“Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: 5 Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat their produce. 6 Take wives and have sons and daughters; take wives for your sons, and give your daughters in marriage, that they may bear sons and daughters; multiply there, and do not decrease. 7 But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.
Lord make us a people who are blessed to be blessing. Show us how to care for our world and bring a foretaste of the future into the present by how we seek the welfare of our city. We make ourselves available to you so that you can bless others through us. Bring about restoration where we live, work, learn and play.
Day 72 March 17 (Key Focus: Reconciliation)
One of the greatest stains on our Christian testimony is people who call themselves Christians yet refuse to be reconciled. Bitterness and brokenness in our relationships prevents people from seeing the power and goodness of God’s grace. People who have experienced the grace of God can extend God’s grace to others. If you are not at peace with someone, make every effort to pursue peace. Look to the cross and remember how Jesus cried out: “Father forgive them they don’t know what they are doing!” He cried that out over your life. Ask him to give you the same love and compassion for others today. Do everything you can with his power to be reconciled.
“Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed. Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no “root of bitterness” springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled.”
Lord you have reconciled us to yourself through the sacrifice of your own life. We want the world to see the message of reconciliation that we also proclaim. Fill us with your love and grace today and enable us to pursue reconciliation with others. We do not want anything to prevent the world from seeing you Jesus. So, help us to display the beauty of your reconciliation.
Day 71 March 16 (Key Focus: Revival)
God is more than able to save. He can awaken the heart, open spiritually blind eyes and make the deaf to hear. We know because He did it with us. While we were in the pit of destruction, He rescued us. Our lives are a testimony of our God’s power to save. Now, through our songs and lives of praise and our persistent prayers, we long for others to see what God has done so that they also might come to see the saving power of God. Our lives are a daily demonstration of God’s power to revive the soul. It is our prayer that many will see that God’s salvation is also available for them in Jesus Christ.
I waited patiently for the Lord;
he inclined to me and heard my cry.
He drew me up from the pit of destruction,
out of the miry bog,
and set my feet upon a rock,
making my steps secure.
He put a new song in my mouth,
a song of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear,
and put their trust in the Lord.
Lord you revived my soul. I was lost and now I’m found. I was blind but now I see. I pray you would do this to those around me. Lord, bring a revival to our region. Awaken those who are spiritually asleep. Revive those who are spiritual dead. Give sight to those spiritually blind. As you have given me new life, give new life to all those around me as well.
Day 70 March 15 (Key Focus Area: Reign of God)
God is the true King over all the earth. There is no square inch over which He doesn’t say: This is mine! However, the world is not experiencing the joy of willfully submitting to the King of all Kings. In rebellion, every human heart that is not in submission to God finds themselves fighting against the movement of God’s Spirit. They are not able to enjoy the unforced rhythms of grace. As each heart submits to God’s reign, the Kingdom of God breaks in and brings about true flourishing. Imagine and pray toward a day when the greater Puget Sound experiences the reign of Christ in every neighborhood, workplace, school and place of recreation.
1 Clap your hands, all peoples!
Shout to God with loud songs of joy!
2 For the Lord, the Most High, is to be feared,
a great king over all the earth.
3 He subdued peoples under us,
and nations under our feet.
4 He chose our heritage for us,
the pride of Jacob whom he loves. Selah
5 God has gone up with a shout,
the Lord with the sound of a trumpet.
6 Sing praises to God, sing praises!
Sing praises to our King, sing praises!
7 For God is the King of all the earth;
sing praises with a psalm!
8 God reigns over the nations;
God sits on his holy throne.
9 The princes of the peoples gather
as the people of the God of Abraham.
For the shields of the earth belong to God;
he is highly exalted!
O LORD you are the true King. You are worthy of all praise, glory and honor. And your Kingdom is where life truly flourishes. Come reign in my heart today and through my life make the good news of your Kingdom visible. Set free the captives and bring about the flourishing of our region for your glory and our joy.
Day 69 March 14 (Key Focus Area: Repentance)
We can offer many different forms of worship and praise to our God. We can gather together to sing songs and sit under the teaching of God’s Word. We can serve our neighbor or give to the care for those in need. All of these can be good things that please our LORD. However, what he wants first is our hearts. And more specifically, God wants hearts that are broken over sin – our sin and the sin in our world. We need to humble ourselves before God with contrite hearts and acknowledge that we have sinned and need God’s grace and forgiveness.
“For you will not delight in sacrifice, or I would give it; you will not be pleased with a burnt offering. 17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.” - Psalm 51:16-17
O LORD we know that we are not without sin. Search us and show us our sin. And bring our hearts before the cross in contrition and remembrance. As we confess our sins, we are grateful that you are faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. We turn from our sin to you in faith with hearts cleansed through the blood of Christ. Now help us to walk in faithfulness to your commands O LORD.
Day 68 March 13 (Key Focus Area: Redemption)
Let’s not forget where we were before we saw the light of Christ. Remember afresh all God did to rescue us from darkness. As we remember the redemption we have experienced, may our hearts be burdened with a deep affection for those who are in darkness around us every day. We have the opportunity to bring the light of Christ into the places that we live, work, learn and play. Through our words and deeds the Spirit of God can shine the light of Christ on the hearts of those he plans to redeem. Let your light shine today.
“He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” - Colossians 1:13-14
Father of light shine the light of Christ through our lives today. Enable us to display your glory in our words and deeds and bring your light into the darkness. Redeem people around us from darkness and bring them into the kingdom of light.
Day 67 March 12 (Key Focus Area: Reconnection of our churches)
Our God is one and we display to truth of what God is like when we are working with one heart and one mind for God’s glory. All who profess faith in Jesus Christ are brothers and sisters – we are God’s forever family. May it be that the world sees what our God is like through our unity.
1 Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity! 2 It is like the precious oil on the head, running down on the beard, on the beard of Aaron, running down on the collar of his robes! 3 It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion! For there the Lord has commanded the blessing, life forevermore.
O LORD we want the world to know the truth about you. You are one God. Help us to work together as one body in this region for your glory. Reconnect our hearts to one another and make our desire to work together a blessing to those around us.
Day 66 March 11th
Today is the 66th day of praying together for our city and so it seems appropriate to report an answer to one of those prayers. As we pray today for restoration in our city let this story of answered prayer from Union Gospel Mission increase your confidence that God is listening.
“An anonymous donor recently purchased 1000 new Coleman Sleeping Bags and gave them to the Mission.
When the shipment arrived at The Mission’s Kent Distribution Center our Outreach Team immediately took the sleeping bags and hand delivered them to our neighbors in-need. Many people struggling with homelessness received brand new sleeping bags to help keep them as warm and comfortable as possible while they are living on the street.
We are so grateful for the anonymous donor who gave this incredible gift during this winter season!”
He raises the poor from the dust
and lifts the needy from the ash heap;
he seats them with princes
and has them inherit a throne of honor. - 2 Samuel 2:8
Awesome God thank you for hearing our prayers and for restoring others in our city! Thank you for moving on the heart of this anonymous donor to bring restoration to the people in our city living on the street. We pray today for physical restoration for those who are sick. Emotional restoration for those who are in despair and spiritual restoration for those who don’t know you.
Day 65 March 10th
We pray today for reconciliation to be poured out in our city. When people insult us or treat us unjustly it is only natural for us to put up a wall in our hearts and stay away from them. But Jesus gives us power to respond differently. Jesus gives us the power by his Holy Spirit to have mercy on others who have wronged us and to forgive them.
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. - Acts 2:42-44
Lord thank you for your power that is able to turn selfish hearts into loving hearts. It grieves your heart when we put others down and hold grudges. Give us the grace today to reconcile with others. We pray for reconciliation to be poured out over out city.
Day 64 March 9th
We ask the Father today for Revival in the Seattle Region. When Paul met with the Ephesian elders in Acts 20 he warns them against false teachers and he reminds them that he did not do his ministry for a paycheck. He tells them that his only aim was to complete the task the Lord had given him, the task of testifying to the Gospel. This is a picture of revival. When revival comes to us we will each realize that life is about finding the will of God and doing it with all of our heart.
I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace. - Acts 20:24
O LORD we praise you today for your goodness. We thank you for your grace that takes us from being your enemies dead in our sin and makes us into your adopted children alive by your Spirit. You are so great, and glorious. Will you today make us even more alive in you. Help us and revive us as individuals and also a local churches. We pray for you to send revival on the Seattle region.
Day 63 March 8th
We unite in prayer today for God to rule and reign in our midst. No longer do we want our land ruled by selfishness or greed. No longer do we want our land ruled by pride or lust. We ask instead that the LORD the righteous king would rule.
The Lord reigns forever;
he has established his throne for judgment.
He rules the world in righteousness
and judges the peoples with equity.
The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed,
a stronghold in times of trouble.
Those who know your name trust in you,
for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.
Sing the praises of the Lord, enthroned in Zion;
proclaim among the nations what he has done. - Psalm 9:7-11
Prayer: Lord we lift up our voices all over this city and this region and we pray ‘Your Kingdom come! Your will be done!’
Day 62 March 7th
We pray today for the sorrow that leads to repentance. So much of our lives are spent seeking pleasure and happiness. And yet there are things in our city and in our lives that are deeply broken. Instead of ignoring these things, or living in denial, we want God to break our hearts for the things that break his. Search my heart O God and see if there is any offensive way in me. Is there greed in your life? Repent. Is there selfishness, pride or lust in your life? Repent. Is there judgmentalism, self-righteousness, or an air of superiority? Repent. Are you holding a grudge? Repent. Are you living a lie? Repent. Are you trying to be your own lord and savior? Repent. And the gracious hand of God will be there to restore you.
Scripture: “I am happy, not because you were made sorry, but because your sorrow led you to repentance. For you became sorrowful as God intended and so were not harmed in any way by us. Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.” - 2 Corinthians 7:9-10
Prayer: Gracious Father we are so amazed at your power and your strength. You made the heavens and the earth and you hold the stars in the palm of your hand. Help us to see where we are not in line with the truth of the gospel and give us grace to repent. We pray Lord for our city that as a whole, we would be a repentant people who weep over our selfish and unjust ways and turn our lives completely over to you
Day 61 March 6th
We were made for freedom and yet today many in our city are still slaves. The things that enslave our city are often invisible like pride, greed and lust. These are our enemies and they hold us back from true freedom. But Jesus laid down his life to free us from these things. He has paid the price to redeem us, and we pray for our friends and colleagues to also experience this freedom that comes from believing in his finished work on the cross.
“Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel,
because he has come to his people and redeemed them.
He has raised up a horn of salvation for us
in the house of his servant David (as he said through his holy prophets of long ago),
salvation from our enemies
and from the hand of all who hate us—
to show mercy to our ancestors
and to remember his holy covenant,
the oath he swore to our father Abraham:
to rescue us from the hand of our enemies,
and to enable us to serve him without fear
in holiness and righteousness before him all our days”
- Luke 1
Prayer: Thank you Lord Jesus for coming to redeem us from our enemies. We were once enslaved to death and shame and guilt and pride and fear but you have truly set us free by your death on the cross. We pray now for you to free our friends and colleagues from these same things. Lord Jesus redeem this city we pray.
Day 60 March 5th
The church is the body of Christ and we need every part to stay connected to the others. Have you ever had your foot fall asleep because you were sitting on it wrong? It is the strangest feeling to have no feeling in part of your body. When this happens you can either sit and wait for it to pass, or try to walk it off. But walking with a numb foot is difficult and dangerous and it looks quite silly. The same is true when we try to accomplish the great commission without the partnership of other believers.
Scripture: Because of the privilege and authority God has given me, I give each of you this warning: Don’t think you are better than you really are. Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has given us. Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other. - Romans 12:3-5
Prayer: Father we pray for your body to come awake and to work together for your glory. We pray you connect your people all over this city and unite us around the truth of the gospel.
Day 59 March 4th
Our prayer today is for the restoration of our city.
Now we pray to God that you will not do anything wrong—not so that people will see that we have stood the test but so that you will do what is right even though we may seem to have failed. 8 For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth. 9 We are glad whenever we are weak but you are strong; and our prayer is that you may be fully restored.
-2 Corinthians 13:7-9
Prayer: O gracious Savior thank you for the many ways you restore people. Thank you that we can look at your life and ministry and see your power. We ask today for restoration physically, emotionally, and even economically and spiritually in our city. Have mercy on us and make us whole.
Day 58 March 3rd
We pray for reconciliation today, between spouses, neighbors, friends and enemies. Jesus took away our hostility on the cross and opened the door for us to be family. We pray for that reality to come here in our midst.
Scripture: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. “ - 2 Corinthians 5:17-20
Prayer: Lord Jesus you love people who are different than you, Pharisees, prostitutes, Men, women, Jews and Gentiles, young, old rich and poor, and when you died on the cross it was to bring all Nations to the Father. We pray for your reconciling love to flow through us today.
Day 57 March 2nd
We come to God in prayer today asking for him to send Revival. As imperfect human beings, our hearts grow cold and indifferent towards God, and so we need him to breathe new life into us again. We desire to follow and love him with all our heart and not just to go through the outward motions. Take some time on your knees today to worship God and read his word allowing his Spirit to revive your heart so you can return to your first love.
“he said to me: “Son of man, these bones are the people of Israel. They say, ‘Our bones are dried up and our hope is gone; we are cut off.’ Therefore prophesy and say to them: ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: My people, I am going to open your graves and bring you up from them” - Ezekiel 37:11-12
O Sovereign LORD you see us just as we are and you love us still. We see our own prayerless lives and our lukewarm faith and we feel cut off and hopeless. But you are the God who brings life and so we ask you for revival. Your love is more fulfilling than anything this world has to experience. Today breathe new life into our relationship with you and bring us up from our graves.
Day 56 March 1
We pray today for the Reign of God over our beautiful city. The reign of God can be experienced anywhere that God is honored and human hearts submit to Jesus as Lord. When the Lord is reigning in our lives we bear the fruit of the Spirit and evil is defeated.
I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and wages war. His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. …… 16 On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written:
King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
- Revelation 19:11-12 & 16
Prayer: Almighty King we praise you and thank you that you are a righteous and just ruler, a ruler who keeps his word and who can always be trusted. Your goodness is our great delight. We pray for your good reign to be realized here in our city in our midst. Forgive us for trying to establish our own kingdoms and give us the grace to welcome yours instead.
Day 55 Feb 28
We pray today for God to grant repentance to Seattle in his grace. We are asking for his word to show us where we are walking in ways that are not wise, ways that are selfish and self-destructive.
Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd, were leaving the city, a blind man, Bartimaeus (which means “son of Timaeus”), was sitting by the roadside begging. When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”
Many rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” - Mark 10:46-48
Prayer: O Jesus Son of David we are in need of your touch. We live for ourselves and we ignore the needs of others and we don’t even see what we are doing to the fabric of our city. Open our eyes! Have mercy on us! Give us your love for others that moves us out of our comfort zones and our individualistic lives.
Day 54 Feb 27
We pray for redemption today for our friends and loved ones who do not have faith.
Scripture: “Let me not be put to shame, LORD,
for I have cried out to you;
but let the wicked be put to shame
and be silent in the realm of the dead.
Let their lying lips be silenced,
for with pride and contempt
they speak arrogantly against the righteous.
How abundant are the good things
that you have stored up for those who fear you,
that you bestow in the sight of all,
on those who take refuge in you.” - Psalm 31:17-19
Prayer: O LORD we cry out to you today in thanksgiving and praise for the price you paid to set us free from sin and shame. We praise your awesome name for redeeming our lives from slavery to the things of this world that leave us unsatisfied and empty. O Jesus we pray you would do the same thing for our friends and loved ones.
Day 53 Feb 26
We pray today for reconciliation. The enemy’s tactics are designed to divide and to conquer but Jesus by his grace comes to make us family. One day in the new Heavens and the New earth we will join the throng of people from every tribe and tongue worshiping the One who sits upon the throne and we will see that our different cultures and languages and skin color are actually a reflection of the glory and wisdom of God. We pray that by his grace we can start to worship as one here and now on this side of heaven as well.
Scripture: For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. - Ephesians 6:12-13
Prayer: Thank you God for your power and your might! Thank you for your love that overcomes hate and your mercy that overcomes divisions. We ask for you to knit our hearts together so that with one mouth we may proclaim the mystery of the gospel to Seattle. Reconcile the people in this city who are divided.
Day 52 Feb 25
When God created humanity it was for fellowship with himself. But when our first parents rebelled against his ways, the result was brokenness that cascaded into every area of our lives.
Scripture: Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. - Philippians 4:6-7
Prayer: O LORD WE PRAY FOR RESTORATION Have mercy on us and make us whole once again by the power of your Holy Spirit
Day 51 Feb 24
Scripture: For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility Ephesians 2:14-16
Prayer: Lord Jesus thank you for loving us and for uniting us by your death on the cross. Empower us today by your Holy Spirit to be agents of reconciliation
Day 50 Feb 23
Join us in prayer today for Revival. Have you ever had a campfire that died down and the flame went out? All you are left with is some glowing embers and piles of ash. Just because the flame is out does not mean that the fire is done. If you sweep away the ash, add some fuel, and blow on those embers, they will glow again and burst into flame. This is what revival is. When we brush away the soot and the ash from our old spiritual ruts and we put new fuel on the fire, then we are in a position for God to blow on us with his Spirit and light us up once again. All we have to do is call on him.
This is what the LORD says, he who made the earth, the LORD who formed it and established it—the LORD is his name: ‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know’ - Jeremiah 33:2-3
O LORD we call on you today. In your great mercy blow your Spirit into our lives so that we are on fire for you. We love you and we ask you to help us love you more and more. Revive us and revive our churches.
Day 49 Feb 22
Daniel recognized that his generation was under judgment because of the idolatry they had been practicing. So he went before God in prayer to ask for mercy. Today we do the same thing and come before God asking him to come and reign in our city in all his kingly glory.
Scripture and Prayer:
“In the first year of Darius son of Xerxes (a Mede by descent), who was made ruler over the Babylonian kingdom— in the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, understood from the Scriptures, according to the word of the Lord given to Jeremiah the prophet, that the desolation of Jerusalem would last seventy years. So I turned to the Lord God and pleaded with him in prayer and petition, in fasting, and in sackcloth and ashes.
I prayed to the Lord my God and confessed:
“Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and keep his commandments, we have sinned and done wrong. We have been wicked and have rebelled; we have turned away from your commands and laws. We have not listened to your servants the prophets, who spoke in your name to our kings, our princes and our ancestors, and to all the people of the land.
“Lord, you are righteous, but this day we are covered with shame—the people of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem and all Israel, both near and far, in all the countries where you have scattered us because of our unfaithfulness to you. We and our kings, our princes and our ancestors are covered with shame, Lord, because we have sinned against you. The Lord our God is merciful and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against him;…
“Lord, in keeping with all your righteous acts, turn away your anger and your wrath …
Now, our God, hear the prayers and petitions of your servant. For your sake, Lord, look with favor on your desolate sanctuary. 18 Give ear, our God, and hear; open your eyes and see the desolation of the city that bears your Name. We do not make requests of you because we are righteous, but because of your great mercy. 19 Lord, listen! Lord, forgive! Lord, hear and act! ” - Daniel 9:1-19
Day 48 Feb 21
Repentance is not a dirty word, it is the path to life and to connection with God. We pray Scripture today over our city and ask God to grant us repentance. Our city needs his help to see the things we are depending on to give us meaning in life and self-worth are insufficient. Our city needs his help to turn to Jesus and to find our heart’s true home in him.
Scripture and Prayer: For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. - Ephesians 1:15-19
Day 47 Feb 20
We pray today for redemption for our city. Redemption is a term that means freedom at a price paid. Jesus has paid the price and so we can be free from sin both visible and invisible, both obvious and hidden.
“Praise the Lord, my soul;
all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise the Lord, my soul,
and forget not all his benefits—
who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion,
who satisfies your desires with good things
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” - Psalm 103
Prayer: Lord Jesus thank you! Thank you for paying the price to set us free! Thank you for freeing us from the curse of the law and from the power of sin. We pray for our city, our friends, our neighbors, Lord set them free as well by your amazing grace.
Day 46 Feb 19
The enemy comes to steal kill and destroy, but Jesus comes to give life abundantly. The enemy’s tactics are to divide and conquer, but Jesus comes to unite us into one body.
“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.” - John 17:19-23
Prayer: Gracious Father give us the courage to unite with other believers in proclaiming your gospel. Thank you that you have already made us one by your grace. Forgive us for seeing the church down the street as our competition. Help us realize today they are family.
Day 45 Feb 18
In the days of Hosea, Israel had endured great hardship and suffering which they attributed to the LORD’s judgement upon their sin. It was in this context that Hosea made some amazing promises about God’s grace and his willingness to restore his people. In the same way there is suffering in our city that comes from our sin. God is gracious though and desires to restore us if we will return to him.
“Come, let us return to the Lord.
He has torn us to pieces
but he will heal us;
he has injured us
but he will bind up our wounds.
After two days he will revive us;
on the third day he will restore us,
that we may live in his presence.
Let us acknowledge the Lord;
let us press on to acknowledge him.
As surely as the sun rises,
he will appear;
he will come to us like the winter rains,
like the spring rains that water the earth.” Hosea 6:1
Heavenly Father we return to you today as the most important person in our lives. We ask you to restore us to wholeness by your Holy Spirit. Where our city is broken by pride, poverty, strife, and deceit bring restoration we pray.
Day 44 Feb 17
We pray today for reconciliation in our city.
But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation - Colossians 1:22
Prayer: God of mercy we lift you up today. We pray that the effects of the cross will be felt in all our relationships. Give us the power to love people who are different than us and make us a people who are reconciled and reconciling.
Day 43 Feb 16
We pray today for God to stir our hearts and to melt us into new people. The daily routines can become a distraction from gazing into the beauty and the mystery of God’s grace displayed on the cross. But the Holy Spirit has the power to revive us to new life and to make Jesus the number one in our hearts once again.
I will sacrifice with shouts of joy;
I will sing and make music to the Lord.
Hear my voice when I call, Lord;
be merciful to me and answer me.
My heart says of you, “Seek his face!”
Your face, LORD, I will seek. Psalm 27:6-8
Prayer: LORD thank you for your grace and your mercies that are new every morning. We ask for you to revive our love for you in such a powerful way that the world around us will be moved. You have loved us to completely in the cross and we pray your love would melt our hearts today.
Day 42 Feb 15
We pray today for the reign of God to be realized here in our city. Jesus taught us to pray ‘your kingdom come, your will be done.’ When we submit to the Father’s authority it allows us to more fully become his beloved creation spending our days loving and serving others.
You, Lord, are my lamp;
the Lord turns my darkness into light.
With your help I can advance against a troop;
with my God I can scale a wall.
“As for God, his way is perfect:
The Lord’s word is flawless;
he shields all who take refuge in him.
For who is God besides the Lord?
And who is the Rock except our God?
It is God who arms me with strength
Heavenly Father your reign is the desire of our heart. Come and rule in your power and your might.
Day 41 Feb 14
When Jesus appeared on the scene his message was simple and yet profound. The Kingdom of heaven has come near so it is time for you to repent. When the king is away the people will ignore and dismiss his rule. But when the King returns the people change their ways and turn back to following his ways. Jesus is the King of heaven come to earth and when we see his greatness it leads us to repent and to return to his ways. His ways are clearly on display in his life death and resurrection. Repentance involves prayer for sure but it also involves loving others and restoring others to wholeness rather than living for our own comfort and personal affluence.
Scripture: When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, he withdrew to Galilee. Leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum, which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali— to fulfill what was said through the prophet Isaiah:
“Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali,
the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan,
Galilee of the Gentiles—
the people living in darkness
have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of the shadow of death
a light has dawned.”
From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”
Prayer: Jesus you are the light of the world and we praise you for your power and your grace. Your love is better than life and so today we turn to you in repentance. Help us find our satisfaction and our purpose in your loving arms. And help our city experience the light of your glorious face and repent.
Day 40 Feb 13
We pray today for God to grant our city the ability to repent.
The Redeemer will come to Zion,
to those in Jacob who repent of their sins,
declares the Lord. Isaiah 59:20
Gracious redeemer and glorious savior we come to you today because of the cross. We can see your heart to redeem the lost and we pray you would give that same heart to us. Give us compassion for our friends and loved ones without faith and move on their hearts to turn to you.
Day 39 Feb 12
We pray today for reconnection between the churches of our region. We praise God that from the very beginning local churches have been united in the mission to spread the gospel and make disciples. The truth is that we need each other and that each church has unique gifts and strengths that are a blessing to the region. The gospel deconstructs our pride and our busyness that keep us isolated, and it replaces them with humility and unity.
Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. - 1 Corinthians 12:12-13
Jesus you are the head of the church and we are your body. Lord thank you for bringing us into a community of faith so that we have others to depend on and others who depend on us. Forgive us for our pride and selfishness that keep us isolated from other churches and other believers. We pray you would knit our hearts together with other gospel believers here in this region so that with one heart and one mouth we may proclaim the good news to our city.
Day 38 Feb 11
We pray today for restoration. A beautiful example of this can be seen from this weekend when A Seattle Church hosted an event to give coats to the homeless. They were practicing restoration and the news caught it on camera. https://twitter.com/NeilKOMOTV/status/1094393336842993665
If you return to the Almighty, you will be restored:
If you remove wickedness far from your tent
and assign your nuggets to the dust,
your gold of Ophir to the rocks in the ravines,
then the Almighty will be your gold,
the choicest silver for you.
Surely then you will find delight in the Almighty - Job 22:23-26
O LORD we praise you for your grace and your mercy! You are more valuable and more precious than everything else. We pray you restore the broken and heal the hurting. Use us as agents of restoration empowered and filled with your Spirit.
Day 37 Feb 10
Martin Luther King Jr. has been quoted as saying, “I've decided to stick with love, hate is too great a burden to bear" Indeed, love is the definitive mark of Jesus and his followers. Even among the 12 disciple, Jesus intentionally included people from completely different backgrounds. Zealots were known for their hatred of Rome and their willingness to use physical violence against their enemy. Tax-collectors on the other hand, were notorious for the way they cozied up to Rome and carried out it’s agenda, even when it meant swindling their brother Israelites. And yet, in the gospels we read, “These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon (who is called Peter) and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot” (Matthew 10:4). These were the same disciples who he gave authority to and sent out in pairs to heal the sick. I wonder if he paired up Matthew and Simon?
The point is that Jesus reconciled these two men and ever since, his followers have been reconciling people as well.
“For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility” - Ephesians 2:14
Almighty God we lift up our city and our region to you today. Thank you for your power and your love that breaks down dividing walls and brings men and women together in unity. We pray today that the same power that restructured the hearts of Simon the zealot and Matthew the tax collector would now restructure our hearts and help us live reconciled lives.
Day 36 Feb 9
Announcement: Thank you to everyone who donated to purchase Winter Survival Kits with Union Gospel Mission. With this new storm there is a renewed need. If you want to donate please visit www.ugm.org
We ask the Lord today to send revival here and to fill us with an all consuming love for our Savior. Paul urges Timothy to fan into flame the gift of God that is within him. As we set aside time for private prayer, open our Bibles, and reach out to the lost and hurting, we are positioning ourselves to be moved by the Holy Spirit. It is like raising the sail on a sail boat. But in order for us to move forward, and to experience deeper love and passion for God, the Spirit must blow. We pray the Spirit blows on believers who live in the Seattle region. When Revival happens, the things of earth grow strangely dim to us and we find our hearts enraptured with the beauty of Jesus, our gracious Savior who loved us and gave himself up for us.
“I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner. Rather, join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God. He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time,” - 2 Timothy 1:6-9
Revive me Lord. Revive your church. We confess the things of this world have become too important to us and we fall into dead religion going through the motions without true love for you. Holy Spirit set us on fire with love. Jesus our sin was so great you had to die for us, but your love was so great you were glad to die for us. Help us love you in return.
Day 35 Feb 8
The LORD reigns on high and yet he has given us the dangerous freedom to refuse his authority. But when we choose to rule our own lives and to be our own savior and lord, we live for self and the world becomes a twisted place. We pray instead that we can lay down our authority and surrender to Jesus as Lord. When he is on the throne of our hearts we find that love rules over all and that his mercy transforms our selfishness into service to neighbor.
I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting:
For our Lord God Almighty reigns.
Let us rejoice and be glad
and give him glory! - Revelation 19:6-7
Prayer: You are a mighty King O Lord and you reign on high. Your rule is righteous and just. We pray you would reign over Seattle. Let your kingdom of grace and mercy expand and gain influence in our hearts and in our relationships and all over this region.
Day 34 Feb 7
We ask the Lord today to grant repentance to our region.
This passage in Isaiah 19 is remarkable because it relates to one of Israel’s oldest enemies - Egypt. Egypt had enslaved the people of Israel for 400 years, and yet God in his mercy is promising that one day they will turn and follow him. God loves his enemies and he offers mercy and forgiveness to anyone who will cry out to him, no matter what they have done or who they have become. As we pray for repentance today we remember that the ability to turn to the LORD and turn away from our idols is a great gift.
Scripture: When they cry out to the LORD because of their oppressors, he will send them a savior and defender, and he will rescue them. Isaiah 19:20
Prayer: Merciful God give us the power to repent. Thank you for your mercy and for your love that you respond to ANYONE who cries out to you. We are oppressed by our selfishness and greed and lust and pride. Help us today to repent and turn to you.
Day 33 Feb 6
Scripture: I know that my redeemer lives,
and that in the end he will stand on the earth. Job 19:25
Prayer: O Redeemer thank you for loving us to the end. Thank you for laying down your life to set us free from sin and death and guilt and shame. We love you and we pray you redeem the people of this beautiful region of Seattle. We need your freedom to truly set us free. Redeem us Lord we pray! Help us to speak openly about you and your grace with our neighbors and colleagues so that they can taste and see that the LORD is good!
Day 32 Feb 5
We pray today for a reconnection of our churches. One of the clearest ways that God’s people can reconnect is through caring for the poor. When we were spiritually destitute and ruined because of our bad choices, God in his mercy impoverished himself to rescue and restore us. We did not deserve it or qualify for such mercy. In the same way, as God’s people we impoverish ourselves to rescue and restore others who are in need. In this way we let our light shine before a watching world so that they can see our good deeds and praise our Father in heaven. PLEASE visit www.ugm.org and donate towards a Winter Rescue Kit to help the homeless in our city survive this storm and hopefully hear about the Gospel in the process.
Scripture: Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. - Luke 6:38
Prayer: Good Father reconnect your church here in Seattle. Overcome our distance and our lack of unity. Help us today to see in the church down the street our brothers and sisters. And give us generous hearts as we reach out to help the homeless during this winter storm. Use this storm to bring them out of homelessness and into community.
Day 31 Feb 4
We pray today for restoration. Considering this heavy snowstorm there will be a lot of people exposed to the cold who will need restoration physically. Praise God for ministries like Union Gospel Mission. PLEASE visit www.ugm.org and donate towards a Winter Rescue Kit. If everyone who receives our AwakenSeattle Texts will donate, we can provide more than 400 winter rescue kits. And as we lay our lives down and intercede for others, like Job, we might actually find ourselves restored as well. We do not give to get. We do not serve to be served. We give because we love others. We serve because there is a need. But God in his mercy has so designed the universe that when we seek the wholeness of others we find that we often receive wholeness ourselves.
Scripture: “My servant Job will pray for you, and I will accept his prayer and not deal with you according to your folly. You have not spoken the truth about me, as my servant Job has.” So Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite did what the Lord told them; and the Lord accepted Job’s prayer.
After Job had prayed for his friends, the Lord restored his fortunes and gave him twice as much as he had before.”
- Job 42:8-10
Prayer: Heavenly Father thank you for our friends and colleagues. We pray for them today that you would help them. Help them see you in all your amazing greatness and worth. Help them experience your love that knows no bounds. We pray you draw all people here in Seattle to yourself. Give us the courage and the love to let our light shine and not to hide our faith.
Day 30 Feb 3
Join us in prayer today for reconciliation, in marriages, between different ethnic groups, and between the rich and poor.
Scripture: Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise. 14 Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. 16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. 17 Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth. 18 Then he prayed again, and heaven gave rain, and the earth bore its fruit. James 5:13-18
Prayer: O Sovereign LORD you made heaven and earth and you reign from on high. But you also dwell with the lowly and the humble in heart. We come to you today in prayer. We pray for reconciliation here. Lord bring the estranged together. Heal the wounds of division and give us the ability to forgive and reconcile.
Day 29 Feb 2
We pray today for revival. I remember early morning swim practices when I was young when the coach watched us do our warm up laps. There were mornings when the fatigue would overtake me and I would start just going through the motions of swimming laps without exerting myself or putting my heart into it. I’m sure it looked to my coach like I was swimming in place. But, if you do that long enough, you start to sink. Living life with Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior is something that requires putting your heart into it and not just going through the motions. All of us need the Holy Spirit to revive us and to melt our hearts again with the good love of the Father. When we know our Father’s love, it is a new day, and revival can begin.
Scripture: The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness
for his name's sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord
Prayer: Good Shepherd thank you for laying down your life for us. We ask today that you revive our love for you. Your love for us is so glorious and strong, let it be the joy of our hearts today. Fan us into flame! Set us on fire with love for you and love for our neighbors. Resurrect us to new life, and make us agents of revival.
Day 28 Feb 1
We live in a broken world surrounded by situations that are in need of God’s reign. We pray for God to extend his kingdom into our lives and into our city. Jesus is Lord has been the confession of the church for 2000 years and it continues to be ours today. When he brings his rule the sick are healed, the lonely are comforted, the oppressors repent and the lost are found.
Scripture: Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. - Ephesians 3:20-21
Prayer: Jesus you are King of Kings and Lord of Lords. You reign on high but there are still areas of our city where your reign is not realized. We pray for your kingdom to come and your will to be done here in us and in our city. You are the perfect ruler.
Day 27 Jan 31
We seek the gift of repentance today. The gift of being able to release our grip on the things of this world and instead surrender to God’s grip on us. In 2 Chronicles God makes some amazing promises to people who will humble themselves and repent.
Scripture: If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. - 2 Chronicles 7:14
Prayer: O LORD maker of Heaven and earth we call on your name today. We humble ourselves today. We pray for the gift of repentance. Show us where we are loving the things of this world more than you. And give us grace to let those things go and instead seek your face and your presence. LORD forgive our sin and heal our land.
Day 26 Jan 30
We pray today for the redemption of our friends and colleagues. There is so much freedom that comes from knowing Jesus died in your place to cover your shame and remove your guilt. We want them to experience the confidence and the humility of knowing Jesus had to die for them and at the same time he was glad to die for them.
Scripture: I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
Prayer: Heavenly Father we are so busy and distracted. Give us grace today to slow down and meditate on your love. We pray for you to give us power to grasp and be grasped by the immensity of your love displayed on the cross. Lord we especially lift up our friends and colleagues who have not experienced your jaw-dropping, never giving up always and forever love. Open their eyes today. Help us share the truth and not hide it.
Day 25 Jan 29
We consider a sobering passage of Scripture today. God is rebuking Jerusalem for all of the ways they have drifted spiritually and morally. And he says he wants to have mercy on them but that no one is standing in the gap to avert his just judgment. Today we pray for reconnection of our churches. We do this because Jesus prayed for our unity in John 17. We also do it because, by standing in the Gap, we create an opportunity for God to have mercy and not pay us back according to our sins.
Scripture: “officials within her are like wolves tearing their prey; they shed blood and kill people to make unjust gain. Her prophets whitewash these deeds for them by false visions and lying divinations. They say, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says’—when the Lord has not spoken. The people of the land practice extortion and commit robbery; they oppress the poor and needy and mistreat the foreigner, denying them justice.
“I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one. So I will pour out my wrath on them and consume them with my fiery anger, bringing down on their own heads all they have done, declares the Sovereign Lord.” - Ezekiel 22:27-31
Prayer: O Sovereign LORD we do stand in the gap today. We love you and we praise you that you are so just and righteous. You do not let the oppressor get away with it. And we thank you that you also delight to show mercy. We stand in the gap today for your church here in this region. Forgive us for our sins. Forgive us for our pride and disunity. Knit our hearts together, so that with one mouth we may proclaim the gospel.
Day 24 Jan 28
Restoration is the work of God. It begins with the restoration of our relationship with Father and it flows out into all other areas of our city. Because Jesus took our place on the cross, we can trust in him and have a restored relationship with the Father. But this was never intended just for us. As his restored people, we are now his agents of restoration in the world around us. We pray today for God to restore whatever is broken in our closest friendships, our marriages, our workplaces, and our city. At the tomb of Lazarus Jesus wept. He was angry at death and he reversed it, restoring Lazarus to new life. Jesus weeps over our city just as he wept at the tomb. As we pray today we get to be his agents of restoration. We open ourselves up to his compassion.
Scripture: You, Lord, showed favor to your land;
you restored the fortunes of Jacob.
You forgave the iniquity of your people
and covered all their sins.
You set aside all your wrath
and turned from your fierce anger.
Restore us again, God our Savior,
and put away your displeasure toward us.
Will you be angry with us forever?
Will you prolong your anger through all generations?
Will you not revive us again,
that your people may rejoice in you?
Show us your unfailing love, Lord,
and grant us your salvation. - Psalm 85
Prayer: Father restore our city today by the power of your Spirit. Give us, your people, eyes to see what is broken and energy and creativity to be agents of wholeness.
Day 23 Jan 27
We pray today for reconciliation. We live in a broken and estranged world and because of that we often look down on others who are different than us. But in the gospel we discover that we are actually all the same- sinners in need of grace. All over the city today people who are different than each other are worshiping the one risen Savior. We are united under his redeeming blood. What God has brought together, may no man separate.
Scripture: God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
We love because he first loved us. Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister. - 1 John 1:16-21
Prayer: Merciful God thank you for reconciling us to you through the death of your Son on the cross. Thank you for not counting our sins against us. Forgive us for looking down on others and thinking we are better than they are. We ask for your Holy Spirit today to fill us up with love for people who are different than us. Help us see we have so much we can learn from each other and that we truly need each other to fully reflect your glory. Make Seattle a fountain of reconciliation!
Day 22 Jan 26
We pray today for God to revive us as his people. Revival happens when sleepy Christians come awake to God and his reality. The things of earth fade away in their ability to distract us from God. And we begin to see again that he loves us he really loves us!
Scripture: As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our fles and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. - Ephesians 2:1-5
Prayer: Lord revive your church in your love. We have taken you for granted and our hearts have become cold. But your love is true and real and it is unfailing. Reignite our love for you by the power of your Spirit.
Day 21 Jan 25
Scripture: The Lord lives! Praise be to my Rock!
Exalted be my God, the Rock, my Savior! - 2 Samuel 22
Prayer: King of Kings and Lord of Lords you are good and you reign on high. Help us now submit to your reign. Make what is broken, whole. Make what is lost, found. Establish your rule here. We pray for all of the things in our city that our broken. We pray that you would come as the King and reign in power and mercy,
Day 20 Jan 24
Today we pray for the gift of repentance. It is a gift to be able to see that the things you are pursuing are actually empty pursuits. It is a gift to be able to put it behind you and to turn around and follow Jesus. Jesus is true satisfaction and everything else will leave you lacking.
Scripture: Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord, and that he may send the Messiah, who has been appointed for you—even Jesus. - Acts 3:19-20
Prayer: O Lord your ways are higher than our ways. We pray today for the gift of repentance to come to our city. Help us see the ways we are looking for love in all the wrong places. Help us turn away from those empty pursuits and find true satisfaction in you.
Day 19 Jan 23
We lift up our voices today and pray for God to redeem our colleagues and friends. We love them, but God loves them more
Scripture: This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him - 1 John 5:14-15
Prayer: Lord you loved the people of the world so much that you gave your One and Only Son so that whoever believes in him can have eternal life. We know you are a God who redeems. So we pray you redeem the people in this city, on our streets, in our offices, in our homes.
Day 18 Jan 22
One of our seven key focus areas is Reconnection of our churches. Jesus prayed in John 17 that his followers would be one so that the world would know that Jesus was sent by the Father. Our unity around the gospel is a curious thing to the world around us. It comes when we focus on Jesus and lift him up above all else.
Scripture: Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. - Philippians 2:1-4
Prayer: Lord thank you for the believers in this city and in my workplace. Even though they are part of other churches, thank you Jesus that because of our faith in the gospel we are one in you. Help us live out this reality today. Help the world see that we are not territorial or separated but rather united and loving.
Day 17 Jan 21
We pray today for the restoration of the Seattle region. Lord restore us physically, spiritually, relationally, emotionally, and economically.
Scripture: I love you, Lord, my strength.
The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
I called to the Lord, who is worthy of praise,
and I have been saved from my enemies.
The cords of death entangled me;
the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me.
The cords of the grave coiled around me;
the snares of death confronted me.
In my distress I called to the Lord;
I cried to my God for help.
From his temple he heard my voice;
my cry came before him, into his ears.
The earth trembled and quaked,
and the foundations of the mountains shook;
they trembled because he was angry.
Smoke rose from his nostrils;
consuming fire came from his mouth,
burning coals blazed out of it.
He parted the heavens and came down;
dark clouds were under his feet.
He mounted the cherubim and flew;
he soared on the wings of the wind.
He made darkness his covering, his canopy around him—
the dark rain clouds of the sky.
Out of the brightness of his presence clouds advanced,
with hailstones and bolts of lightning.
The Lord thundered from heaven;
the voice of the Most High resounded.
He shot his arrows and scattered the enemy,
with great bolts of lightning he routed them.
The valleys of the sea were exposed
and the foundations of the earth laid bare
at your rebuke, Lord,
at the blast of breath from your nostrils.
He reached down from on high and took hold of me;
he drew me out of deep waters.
He rescued me from my powerful enemy,
from my foes, who were too strong for me.
They confronted me in the day of my disaster,
but the Lord was my support.
He brought me out into a spacious place;
he rescued me because he delighted in me.
The Lord has dealt with me according to my righteousness;
according to the cleanness of my hands he has rewarded me.
For I have kept the ways of the Lord;
I am not guilty of turning from my God.
All his laws are before me;
I have not turned away from his decrees.
I have been blameless before him
and have kept myself from sin.
The Lord has rewarded me according to my righteousness,
according to the cleanness of my hands in his sight.
To the faithful you show yourself faithful,
to the blameless you show yourself blameless,
to the pure you show yourself pure,
but to the devious you show yourself shrewd.
You save the humble
but bring low those whose eyes are haughty.
You, Lord, keep my lamp burning;
my God turns my darkness into light.
With your help I can advance against a troop;
with my God I can scale a wall.
As for God, his way is perfect:
The Lord’s word is flawless;
he shields all who take refuge in him.
For who is God besides the Lord?
And who is the Rock except our God?
It is God who arms me with strength
and keeps my way secure.
He makes my feet like the feet of a deer;
he causes me to stand on the heights.
He trains my hands for battle;
my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
You make your saving help my shield,
and your right hand sustains me;
your help has made me great.
You provide a broad path for my feet,
so that my ankles do not give way.
I pursued my enemies and overtook them;
I did not turn back till they were destroyed.
I crushed them so that they could not rise;
they fell beneath my feet.
You armed me with strength for battle;
you humbled my adversaries before me.
You made my enemies turn their backs in flight,
and I destroyed my foes.
They cried for help, but there was no one to save them—
to the Lord, but he did not answer.
I beat them as fine as windblown dust;
I trampled them like mud in the streets.
You have delivered me from the attacks of the people;
you have made me the head of nations.
People I did not know now serve me,
foreigners cower before me;
as soon as they hear of me, they obey me.
They all lose heart;
they come trembling from their strongholds.
The Lord lives! Praise be to my Rock!
Exalted be God my Savior!
He is the God who avenges me,
who subdues nations under me,
who saves me from my enemies.
You exalted me above my foes;
from a violent man you rescued me.
Therefore I will praise you, Lord, among the nations;
I will sing the praises of your name.
He gives his king great victories;
he shows unfailing love to his anointed,
to David and to his descendants forever.
Day 16 Jan 20
We pray today for reconciliation. Our enemy wants to divide and conquer. But Jesus wants to unite and redeem. This is a work that only God can accomplish and so we stand in the gap and pray for him to do it. In the past other generations have sown hate and discord in their attempts to elevate one group of people above another. But the message of the gospel is that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God and all need forgiveness and a Savior. By our prayers we can smash these old ways and experience God’s reconciliation.
Scripture: “I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one. So I will pour out my wrath on them and consume them with my fiery anger, bringing down on their own heads all they have done, declares the Sovereign Lord.” Ezekiel 22:30-31
Prayer: God we thank you that one day everyone who has trusted in Jesus will encircle your throne and bring you praise. On that day there will be people from every tribe and tongue glorifying you for your mercy and grace displayed on the cross. We stand in the gap today and ask that you help us live that reality now. Help us live reconciled lives in the way we interact with and love people from different cultures and backgrounds. Holy Spirit help us live as one reconciled people.
Day 15 Jan 19
We are praying today for Revival, and specifically for God to give us boldness in sharing our faith. Jesus tells us that we are the salt of the earth but if the salt loses its saltiness what can be done? Which of your friends needs to meet Jesus? Let’s pray for them today and let’s ask God for open doors in our conversations.
Scripture: And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should. Ephesians 6:18-20
Prayer: Heavenly Father you love this city more than I do. You long to send revival and to bring new life here. We ask today for the compassion and the boldness to share our faith. O God forgive us for not praying more. Thank you that when the Holy Spirit comes on us we receive power to be your witnesses. Open doors today for us to talk about your Son. We pray this in His name!
Day 14 Jan 18
We pray today for the Reign of God over us and over our city. He is a gracious king who has proven his trustworthiness. Every area of our lives that we surrender to him is transformed and made whole by his grace.
Scripture: The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises
and faithful in all he does.
The Lord upholds all who fall
and lifts up all who are bowed down.
The eyes of all look to you,
and you give them their food at the proper time.
You open your hand
and satisfy the desires of every living thing.
The Lord is righteous in all his ways
and faithful in all he does.
The Lord is near to all who call on him,
to all who call on him in truth.
Prayer: Almighty King we thank you for all of the ways you provide for us. We praise you for your mercy that you are King who reigns from a cross. Your humility and your love give us confidence to trust you with every aspect of our lives. Today we give you every area of our lives and every are of our city. Establish your rule and reign in our midst. And teach us to follow your ways.
Day 13 Jan 17
Repentance is changing our mind and turning around. We repent from trusting in our accomplishments to make us right and instead we turn to trusting in Jesus’ accomplishments.
Scripture: In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. - Acts 17:30
Prayer: Lord thank you for the gift of repentance. Today we turn away from trusting other things and we trust you and your love. Lord we pray for our city and our friends and colleagues help them turn to you. Grant repentance to Seattle we pray.
Day 12 Jan 16
Redemption is an old word. It means freedom that comes from a price being paid. Within the idea of redemption is the concept of slavery. But we see ourselves as free people and so redemption can feel antiquated and unnecessary. But we aren’t free. Our city is not free. We are tied in knots by our need to succeed or by the need to prove ourselves to others. Even though there are no physical chains on us, we are enslaved in many unseen ways to guilt, shame, greed or lust and we find ourselves doing what we don’t want to do. Jesus came and paid the price for our freedom. When anyone accepts his gift they are redeemed, the knots are loosened and they become a child of God. This creates a new life free from condemnation.
Scripture: Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, 2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh, 4 in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.- Romans 8:1-4
Prayer: Jesus thank you for redeeming us! Thank you for praying the highest price to set us free! We pray for our friends and our neighbors. We pray for our colleagues and our city. Give them the same freedom you have given us. Redeem them and set them free. We pray they can experience life without condemnation because they see and accept your great love for them.
Day 11 Jan 15
We pray today for God to reconnect churches so that we can work together for the gospel and together avoid getting off track. The world will know we belong to Jesus by the way we love each other.
Scripture: “For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.” Romans 12:5-8
Prayer: Heavenly Father you are so great and your kingdom is so majestic. We ask today that you would unite us as your people around the good news of the gospel. Forgive us Lord for building our own kingdoms. Remind us today how we need other believers and how we are truly one body
Day 10 Jan 14th
When Jesus walked the dusty streets of Palestine almost 2,000 years ago, he left a wake of restoration. The blind could see, the lame could walk and the deaf could hear. His restoration extended to the social realm when he brought lepers back to their loved ones and restored tax-collectors to the community of faith. Jesus is still restoring lives and we have experienced it first-hand. Pray today for the restoration of Jesus to extend further inside us and also into the people around us. Instead of getting frustrated with someone today who lets you down, instead pray for their full restoration by the power of the Holy Spirit.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
Prayer: Gracious restorer will you come in your might, and in your love, and restore our city to wholeness today? We ask you to restore us in body mind and spirit. Thank you that you have the power to raise the dead and to set the captives free. Come do that here Lord we pray!
Day 9 Jan 13th
Today is Sunday! Resurrection Day! When Jesus rose from the dead he showed the world that he truly is the ruler of heaven and earth. And as the ruler, his fame is honored by all peoples and all nations. As we worship today we should remember that we are joining in with believers all over the globe, in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas and the Middle East. Jesus unites us and reconciles us to be brothers and sisters. We pray today for this reality to emerge here in our hearts and in our city.
Scripture: You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation. - Revelation 5:9
Prayer: Risen Lord you have conquered the grave and you reign on high. We confess our hearts sometimes think we are better than others who are different than us. We ask Lord for you to tear down that lie. Replace it with your truth that we are brothers and sisters because of our faith in your finished work. Reconcile us to each other and give us courage and power to be agents of reconciliation here in our city!
Day 8 Jan 12th
Revival is a gracious gift of God sent by his love to reignite our passion for him. Revival comes from the Spirit and moves us to seek God for God. He is the most wonderful thing that has ever happened to us but sometimes we forget that and drift into spiritual apathy. The good news is that by his grace we can be revived out of apathy and into his presence.
Scripture: "Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you” - James 4:8
Prayer: Gracious Lord thank you for coming to rescue us. Thank you for making a way for us to be near to you by taking away our sin. We ask you to revive our hearts with a deeper love for you today! Send revival Lord!
Day 7 Jan 11th
Every Friday we hope to pray for the Reign of God over our city. As Americans we have a difficult time in general seeing authority figures in a positive light. But God is so good and so faithful and so loving that we should welcome his authority with open arms. His kingdom is a place of flourishing, wholeness and freedom to become like Christ.
Scripture: “Your Kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven” - Matthew 6:10
Prayer: O King of the Universe we praise you and we worship you. You are the sovereign of our lives. May your kingdom come in us! Reign over the people we see today and in the many homes, families, and workplaces of the Seattle region.
Day 6 Jan 10th
Sin is finding our identity in anything or anyone other than God. It is not just doing wrong or breaking the rules. It is seeking for fulfillment and happiness outside of our Creator and Redeemer
My people have committed two sins:
They have forsaken me,
the spring of living water,
and have dug their own cisterns,
broken cisterns that cannot hold water. Jeremiah 2:13
Father I confess I have given my heart to other things and I repent and turn to you today. May a spirit of repentance come to us as a city.
Day 5 Jan 9th
Our earnest hope is to see the people in our neighborhoods and workplaces experience freedom from the power and penalty of sin. One of our seven key areas of prayer is redemption and today we pray for that!
Scripture: “everyone who practices sins is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free you will be free indeed.” - John 8:34-36
Prayer: O Jesus our great redeemer we pray for the people in our great city, we pray for our neighbors and co-workers. You have blessed them in many ways, now bless them with the joy and freedom that comes from knowing their sins have been paid for and their souls have been redeemed by faith in you. Lord bring redemption to every man, woman and child.
Day 4 Jan 8th
We pray today for the Reconnecting of the churches in our great region. Do you know of another church? Do you know of another pastor? Lift them up in prayer today
Scripture: My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. - John 17:20-21
O Father make us one body here in Seattle. Unite us around the gospel! Unite us so that the world may see your amazing grace displayed!
Day 3 Jan 7th
When Jesus shows up there is restoration. This is one of the seven key focus areas we are praying for. Our city has people who are loved by God and yet suffering from brokenness loneliness sickness and shame. We have economic brokenness, relational brokenness, physical brokenness, spiritual brokenness, mental brokenness but Jesus has the power to restore us in all of these areas. And he has the power by his Spirit to empower us to restore others.Sometime the first step is being able to see our own brokenness, or being willing to ask for restoration. Today is the day to ask God to restore us and to pray for all the needs we see around us. Open your eyes and look for places and people that need restoration today and pray for God to move.
Scripture: “Jesus left there and went along the Sea of Galilee. Then he went up on a mountainside and sat down. 30 Great crowds came to him, bringing the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute and many others, and laid them at his feet; and he healed them. 31 The people were amazed when they saw the mute speaking, the crippled made well, the lame walking and the blind seeing. And they praised the God of Israel.” - Matthew 15:29-31
Prayer: Jesus we thank you for being the restorer of our souls. Through your resurrection power, we can be made whole and so can our city. Will you please restore us? We bring to you all the areas of our lives and all the areas of our city that need to be restored and we ask you to do a mighty work. Restore us in your mercy in body mind and spirit.
DAY 2 Jan 6th
Love is a fruit of the Holy Spirit. When God moves in our midst he gives us a deeper love and unity with each other than we have ever known before. We ask him today for an outpouring of love in our hearts. We ask him to reconcile estranged marriages, estranged people groups and those who are distant. When we see the cross we see how far God was willing to go to reconcile a rebellious world to himself. He did it because he loves us. And now he has given us the ministry of reconciliation. Who do you need to be reconciled to? Pray for them today and ask the Spirit for power to come together once again.
1 Corinthians 13 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,[b] but do not have love, I gain nothing.
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
Jesus thank you for reconciling us to the Father by substituting yourself. Thank you that we are no longer God’s enemies, but that through believing in you, we are his beloved and adopted sons and daughters. Give us your power today to live as reconciled and reconciling.
DAY 1 Jan 5th
People from over a dozen churches gathered last night in the shadow of the Space Needle at A Seattle church to pray for these seven key things and to worship Jesus. It was a beautiful kick off!
We begin today January 5th by meditating on God’s promise in 2 Chronicles 7:14 “If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways. I will hear from heaven and forgive their sins and restore their land.” God loves this city and he knows what we need before we ask him.
Prayer - Father we come boldly to your throne of grace because of Jesus and his finished work. He has torn the veil and we can enter into your presence cleansed by his atoning blood. Give us grace now to do what your word calls us to do. Give us grace to humble ourselves, to pray to seek your face and to turn from our wicked ways
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