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40 Days of Prayer - Easter Sunday

Day 40 - EASTER SUNDAY

He who is the faithful witness to all these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon!” Amen! Come, Lord Jesus! – Revelations 22:20

He Is Risen

Arising from the dead, Jesus has shown us that there is no wound too deep, no scar too unbearable that He cannot heal. As we await His triumphant return, He is still ‘binding up the broken-hearted, proclaiming freedom for the captives and releasing from darkness the prisoners’.

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40 Days of Prayer - Holy Saturday

HOLY SATURDAY

Today, we pause to anticipate the coming of Easter Sunday and the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed. All of us, like sheep, have strayed away. We have left God’s paths to follow our own. Yet the Lord laid on him the sins of us all. - Isaiah 53:5-6

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40 Days of Prayer - Day 39

Day 39 – Crucifixion

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. – Galatians 2:20

The Crucifixion is the most scandalous event in history. This is how the world meant to put a stop to Jesus and all that He was about. He came to proclaim good news to the poor, set the captives free, to bring sight to the blind, give liberty to the oppressed. Thank Jesus for His sacrifice and for showing us an excellent way. Pray that Nonchle and other vulnerable children, Care Workers, Primary Caregivers across Africa, churches and volunteers with Hands at Work in Africa and the world, would feel the weight of what it means for Jesus to die for us. Pray that God would compel us to lay down our lives as living sacrifices. Let us begin our prayer with a few moments of silence.

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40 Days of Prayer - Day 38

Day 38 – Maundy Thursday

So, Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him. – Hebrews 9:28

As Jesus spent time in the garden of Gethsemane, He prayed in agony, knowing the weight of the sacrifice that was to come. Contemplate on the depth of Jesus’ sacrifice.

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40 Days of Prayer - Day 37

Day 37 – Holy Wednesday

“Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbours together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent. – Luke 15:3-7

When Jesus told the parable of the lost sheep, he said that the shepherd left the ninety-nine to go and look for his lost sheep. This is exactly what Jesus did and continues to do for us. Pray that we will become like the good shepherd. Pray that we will follow the heart of God to the lost and the destitute; sharing the good news of Jesus with them. Ask God to open your eyes and ears to the needs of the people around you.

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40 Days of Prayer - Day 36

Day 36 – Holy Tuesday

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations." – Jeremiah 1:5

Each one of us was created in the image of God. Ask God to remind you of this truth and pray that you will be courageous in sharing the truth that we were made in the image of God, with the people around you.

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