Sunday, March 27 – Sunday, May 15
“And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.”
– Acts 2:4 –
The purpose of this 50 day consecration is for the Church Of God In Christ to petition God for continuance of the Pentecostal revival and outpouring. The aim is for all of the saints to answer the call to fight for salvation and righteousness in a violent and immoral world.
Baptism of the Holy Ghost
Father, Your Word says that we would receive power after the Holy Ghost has come upon us. The Word also says that out of our bellies (innermost being) would flow rivers of living water (John 7:37-39)! Let us receive this experience of being baptized in the Holy Ghost (Acts 1:8)! In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Love of God
Father, Your first commandment is that we love You, with all of our heart, soul and might (Deuteronomy 6:5). You said that if we love you, we would keep your commandments (John 14:15). Help us to be willing and obedient to you (Isaiah 1:19). Let our motivation in serving You come from our love for You and not just how we can benefit from You. As we express our love and devotion to you, help us to love our ‘neighbor’ as we love ourselves (Mark 12:31). In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Father, Your Word says that Jesus, Your Son, humbled Himself, even unto death (Philippians 2:8). You also promised that if we humble ourselves you would heal the land and exalt us in due time (1 Peter 5:6). Help us refrain from excessive pride and false humility. Unto Your Name, Oh God, be the glory for the great things you have done, are doing and going to do through the Church (Psalm 115:1). In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Father, Your Son, Jesus, when He was reviled, he did not retaliate. (1 Peter 2:23). From the Cross, He said, “Father forgive them…” (Luke 23:34). Your Word also instructs that if we do not forgive, we will not receive forgiveness (Mark 11:26). Please forgive us of our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us (Matthew 6:12). Help us to bless our enemies and pray for those who despitefully use us (Matthew 5:44; Romans 12:14). Through the Holy Ghost, empower us to live peaceably with all men; because the Greater One lives within us (Romans 12:18; I John 4:4). In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Father, Your Word says that the Spirit of the Lord is upon us to heal the broken hearted (Luke 4:18). We believe and confess that Your Son, Jesus, is the “Balm in Gilead” and the “Great Physician” that can mend the wounded in Spirit (Jeremiah 8:22). Give us beauty for ashes and the oil of joy for mourning (Isaiah 61:3). Forgive us, O God, for the wounds we have placed on each other. Help us to provide spiritual and emotional healing (through the Word of God) to the multitudes that You are ushering into the Church (Psalm 107:20). In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Father, having reconciled us to Yourself, and given to us the ministry of reconciliation, give us the Grace to walk daily in reconciliation with one another, as we serve as Your ambassadors, reconciling the world to you. In Jesus Name, Amen (Matthew 5:23-24; Matthew 6:14-12; Matthew 18: 15-17; Luke 17: 3-4; II Corinthians 5:18-21) We pray that the power of reconciliation and restoration be upon the land through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
The Blood of Jesus
Father, we thank you that the blood of Jesus destroys Satan’s plans (Revelation 12:11). As the blood protected the children of Israel in Egypt (Exodus 12:13), let your blood protect every nation where the Church of Jesus Christ is planted, in and from all terror and violence. We plead the blood of Jesus over our lives, our families, our communities and our churches. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer & Fasting
Father, You promised that you would reward those who seek You in secret (Matthew 6:6). As we recommit ourselves to the practice of fasting and prayer, fill us with Your Presence! Reward us with the more of You! Endow us with a fresh anointing of Your Spirit (Psalm 92:10)! Lord, destroy every yoke (Isaiah 58:6) and remove the things that are not like Christ as we yield to the power of prayer and fasting (Mark 9:29. In Jesus’ Name. Amen!
Father, we have the faith to believe that You are going to send revival to the Church. You promised that in the last days You would pour out of Your Spirit (Acts 2:17). You said there would be signs and wonders (Acts 2:19). We know the only way revival will occur is if we repent and turn from ways that are not like you. Create within us a clean heart (Psalm 51:10). Wash us. Search us. Cleanse us from unrighteous thoughts, motives, actions and speech. Help us to truly be holy and sanctified within and without; in public and in private. Help us to be people of integrity in how we conduct ourselves and how we treat others. Help us to be the ones you are calling for, in these last and evil days. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Father, You promised in Acts 3:19 that if we would repent, our sins would be blotted out and times of refreshing would come from your Presence. We are desperate for you! As the deer pants after the water brook our soul pants after You (Psalm 42:1). You are our God, early will we seek you (Psalm 63:1). We long to see Your power and glory in our churches (Psalm 63:2). We repent for anything that we have done to grieve you or fall short of your glory (Ephesians 4:30). We confess our sins and we confess that you are faithful and just (1 John 1:9). Lord forgive us, In Jesus’ name, Amen.
A Pure Heart
Father, through all of the trouble of terrorism, violence and injustice that is in our world, we pray for peace to abide within the hearts and minds and that you would keep our hearts pure from bitterness, resentment and unforgiveness. Create in us a clean heart and renew a right spirit (Psalm 51:10). Bring forth the ministry of reconciliation in us first and then in our land (2 Corinthians 5:18-5-21). In Jesus’ Name, Amen.