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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

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. 

STEP 1  GRATITUDE
Begin by thanking God for whatever you are most grateful today.

STEP 2  AWARENESS
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?

STEP 3 PEACE
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.

STEP 4 OTHERS
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 - mothers of youth
9 - fathers of youth
10 - all 11th graders
11 - people who live in the presence of war
12 - the leaders, coaches, and teachers of extra curricular activities for 6th - 12th graders
13 - all 12th graders
14 - the pastors and staff of WRPC
15 - the Session of WRPC
16 - the Diaconate of WRPC
17 - the staff members of middle and high schools
18 - the staff of New Hope Presbytery
19 - the leaders and teachers of WRPC Youth and members of WRPC Youth Design Team
20 - the youth and their leaders of St. Giles PC
21 - the youth and their leaders of Trinity PC
22 - the leaders and staff of Massanetta Middle School Conference
23 - the leaders and staff of Montreat Youth Conference
24 - the teachers of 6th - 12th graders
25 - people who are ill or hospitalized and their caregivers
26 - people who are in prison
27 - the New Hope Presbytery Youth Council
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

 

STEP 5 PRAY THE LORD’S PRAYER

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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