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The Lord is near.
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. (Phil. 4:4b-7)

We are challenging the youth, families, leaders, and anyone else to pray for 40 days straight! This is the formula not so much to learn ‘how’ to pray, but that praying means ‘showing up’. Just show up for time with God, and you will form the habit of prayer for a lifetime. Challenge yourself for Lent or start any time!

If you are ready for the 40-Day Prayer Challenge, fill out the form below.
Sign up before Tuesday, February 13 to do this practice for Lent!

Sign up for the Prayer Challenge

The Prayer Process

Download a printable Prayer Challenge card. Or pick one up at the church.

Choose a time and place that you can make a 5- 10 minute appointment with God every day, and stick with it for 40 Days! This is the formula not so much to learn ‘how’ to pray, but that praying means ‘showing up’. Just show up for time with God, and you will form the habit of prayer for a lifetime. 

Begin by thanking God for whatever you are most grateful today.

Revisit the times in the past 24 hours when you were and were not the best version of yourself.  Talk to God about these situations.  What can you learn from them.  What might God be trying to say to you?

Ask God to forgive any wrong you have committed or experienced (against yourself, another person, or God) and to fill you with a deep and abiding peace.

Lift up to God anyone you feel called to pray for today.  Here is a list with one petition for each day of the month. Ask for God’s blessing, guidance, and help.

1 - all 6th graders
2 - all 7th graders
3 - all 8th graders
4 - people who are homeless
5 - all 9th graders
6 - people who are hungry
7 - all 10th graders
8 - parents
9 - people who live on a SNAP budget
10 - all 11th graders
11 - people who live in the presence of war
12 - children and youth in schools who are hungry
13 - all 12th graders
14 - the pastor and staff of WRPC
15 - the Session of WRPC
16 - the Diaconate of WRPC
17 - all college students
18 - the staff of New Hope Presbytery
19 - WRPC leaders and teachers
20 - the youth and their leaders of St. Giles and Trinity Presbyterian Churches
21 - the people who come for lunch with WRPC's Bag Lunch ministry
22 -the leaders and staff of Massanetta and Montreat Youth  Conferences
23 - all those who work, volunteer, and eat at “A Place at the Table”
24 - the teachers of children, youth, and college students
25 - people who are ill or hospitalized and their caregivers
26 - people who are in prison
27 - all children
28 - the first person you see outside your home today
29 - your neighbors
30 - anyone you know who is grieving
31 - open minded, accepting conversations with others



Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors;
and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen

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