Date: 8/8 ( 8th Day )
Urgent Prayer Request!
Please pray for those people who are involved in organizing and making this Global 40 Day Prayer And Fast movement possible. Particularly, please pray for the spiritual leaders, their co-workers and their family members, the behind-the-scene editorial team and their spiritual coverings, and family members. The son of one of the main leaders got sick, vomiting blood and hospitalized for three days. Please ask God to:
- protect everyone involved in the global prayer and fast and their family. May God watch their coming and going and keep them healthy and properous spirit, soul and body.
- bless the editorial team to be able to receive from God and translate it in words speedily and accurately.
Therefore, we sincerly encourage churches around the globe to stand up and earnestly watch and pray for the church, so God can once again revive nations and cleanse His church, to use the God given authourity to pray for oneself, family, city, church and nation, to take back the land we lost, for revival to come to all the land.
Pursuing Intimacy With God
The Mystery of Decision Making
Psalm 14:2 “The Lord looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.”
[Today, on the eighth day of prayer and fasting, the theme of a dialogue with God is the mystery of decision making.]
Dear Abba Father,
Thank You, Father, how we long to hear from You as we make important decisions in our daily lives. Psalm 14:2 told us that to understand God is to seek Him. You long for us to know You, to focus on You, and to look upon You until You speak. You desire even more than us to know Your heart and fulfill Your wonderful plans.
Father, You desire that whenever we make decisions we would come close to You to hear from You and to know Your heart and will. Yet we often have no patience to wait upon You to listen to You, instead we make decisions based on our own abilities, experiences, etc. Oh, Father, forgive us for allowing our flesh and pride to rule over us and forgetting that You desire for us to walk humbly with You. Abba Father, we are willing to humble ourselves and submit to You. Help us once again lay down our own efforts, and come before You with a childlike heart. As we enter into a deeper relationship with You, help us become more mature and steadfast that we would inquire of You in all things and not get flustered or be hasty. Father, shower us with grace as we run into Your embrace.
In the name of Lord Jesus we pray, Amen!
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Pray For Nations
[Editor’s note: In these forty days, we will first pray for the countries participating in this fasting prayer. After that, we will pray daily for the countries in the continent according to the continents of the world. We will select three to four countries / regions and pray for them everyday.]
Germany: Ready, set, and go enter again into your destiny as the “Father Land” that God had given to you a long time ago.
[Background ： The history of the Second World War greatly humiliated Germany. 2015 marked the 70 year anniversary of the Second World War. Christians from around the world came to Germany to offer them forgiveness, to bless them and call them to enter into the destiny of “Father land” that Father God had called them into. Germany was an accursed nation, but now Germany is blessed, a blessing for the Islamic refuges, as well as a blessing for all the nations. By the grace of God and the renewed outpouring of Holy Spirit, that the heavenly blessings can come upon Germany. The German churches are composed of the Lutheran, the Reformed (Continental Reformed Church)Church, the Joint Lutheran Church, and the Reformed state Church, but there are significant division in politics, ethnic, and theology. Most churches have lost her own roles and functions.
Germany was seen as the nation that showed the most kindness to refugees. However, after years of accepting refugees, she is showing hesitation and indecision today. From the Cologne assaults several years ago, to the more recent frequent reports of rapes, and then the large scale clash between refugees, Turkish immigrants and German right-wing activists… There are a large number of terrorists hidden throughout Germany, who could be posing as refugees or even citizens. The options available to the German police to tackle this situation is rather limited.
However, the European culture of pluralism and humanism, which is also dominant in Germany, has provided a favorable condition for the spread of Islam in Europe. At such a time when people identify less with their home country as a nation state, and lacking in political agreement with their government, the decline of Christianity has also caused Germany to lose her power through spirituality. Europeans are lacking effective means, both politically and spiritually, to tackle the rising challenge of Islam. European countries, including Germany, may have to revive their cultural roots as nation states and Christianity so as to face this cultural crisis.
Meanwhile, an ambitious ideological revolution is propelling radical liberalization of the individuals, and eschewing various traditional, institutional, religious and moral bounds on each person. It demands absolute unfettered autonomy on one’s personal life, leading to sexual profligacy. At the same time, welfare states have provided social security for Europeans, so that they can fully undertake their own individual liberalization agendas while enjoying a stable and affluent lifestyle. Europeans, awash in the pleasure from pursuing their desires and indulging in affluence, have diluted and forgotten their need for spiritual pursuits. However, social and political crises caused by individualism are sounding alarms to Europe. A foremost depiction of social crisis is seen in the current population crisis: the rapid drop of birth rates not only entails an ageing population, but more severely, it threatens the self-sustaining continuation of the society and its culture. On the other hand, Muslims in Europe are rapidly reproducing to expand their realm, and their goal is to turn Europe, including Germany, to an Islamist territory.
Recently, in an interview by Bild daily, the new interior minister Horst Seehofer expressed that the influx of muslim immigrant and asylum seekers does not imply their culture has been integrated to the local social fabrics. “The Muslims who live among us are naturally part of Germany.”, he said, but then continued to point out that “But that of course does not mean that we, out of a false sense of deference, should sacrifice our traditions and customs.” “Christianity has shaped Germany including Sunday as a day of rest, church holidays, and rituals such as Easter, Pentecost and Christmas,” he said, “My message is: Muslims need to live with us, not next to us or against us,” 。]
No matter European would understand the Islamic and European civilization to be “at war”, some Muslims clearly thinks they are really partaking in a “holy war” for Islam to conquer Europe and the world under Christendom at large. At the same time, extremist also think that are warring against Europe through two routes: by terrorist attacks and emigration.
- Bless Germany citizen coming in and blessed going out: Father God, give the government of Germany wisdom and strategies to bring the terrorists that are hidden among the refugees that have been violating the women and innocent people into the constraint of the law. Bless the people come in and going out.
- Awaken the church in Germany, bring Your Revival: Father God revive the church in Germany, Germany was the forerunner for much of the mission work and the Bible movement in the spiritual Realm. May God raise up the church and Christians to establish prayer altars, praying day and night and crying out for the Holy Spirit to flood Germany; touch their hearts, turn the government, religion and culture totally around, restore God’s reign in Germany. Just like the Reformation 500 years ago with Martin Luther, Germany can stand up again, to mobilize this revival of this generation in Europe with courage.
- Raise up Christian family: Help the Christian once again understand the importance of establishing Christian family and be fruitful and multiply, walk away from individuality, worldliness and complacency, stand up to be the light of the world and the salt of the earth for the nation of Germany.
- Pray for the Christian political leaders in Germany: strengthen the Christian leaders that are in political position with God’s truth to uphold the Purity and singleness of their faith, to have spiritual discernment, alertness to the crisis of Islam attempting to overtake Germany with holy war, to humbly return to God seeking Heavenly strategy, to partner with the church to preach the gospel among the Islam refugees, to win souls for God.
- Pray for German prime minister Angela Merkel: Abba Father, we thank You for prime minister Angela Merkel, give her Spirit of wisdom, Council and revelation so she will have a deeper understanding of You and truly know You, to walk in Your will. Give her a clean and humble heart, to seek Your face in all things, and lead her cabinet and the people of the nation to come together and pray, seek Your heart, to become a nation for our Lord Jesus Christ. Walk in her destiny, Your will be done!
- In the name of Jesus we declare that the holy war of Islam attempting to conquer European nations including Germany and Christian world whether it is through terrorist attack or Refugee strategy will not be accomplished。
- For the restoration of the power of the Early Church: May God greatly restore this nation and strengthen faith of the Christians and the Church, so that they live out beautiful testimonies and influences. May the Lord protect the believers in Turkey. Make them strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. May the Spirit of glory and of God rest on them. We pray that the Lord give them boldness to share their faith, the same way the apostle Paul did, to bring the gospel to Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, India, China, even to the Muslims who are farther away. (Ephesians 6:10, I Peter 4:13,14).
- For the people to be set free from the bondage of erroneous religions: We pray that God would bless the Muslims by freeing them from the bondage of the lies and keep their hearts soft for the gospel. May God give them dreams and visions. May God send His messengers to preach the gospel through satellites and internet. Help them seek and find their salvation the Lord has prepared for them. Pray that the Lord would rescue them from the dominion of darkness and bring them into the Kingdom of Jesus Christ. (Colossians 1:13).
- For the increasing riots and terrorist attacks: We pray that God watch over the future development of Turkey, so that we may discern the destiny God has in mind for this nation and know how to intercede fervently for her. May the will of God be done in Turkey as it is in heaven.
- For Turkish President of Recep Tayyip Erdogan: Dear Lord Jesus, please forgive President Erdogan for his animosity of towards Israel. Forgive him for the angering opposition for the move of the US embassy into Jerusalem. Grant him Your mercy. Open his spiritual eyes to see Your love and power on the Cross. Like King Nebuchadnezzar, President Erdogan will acknowledge that You live forever, that Your dominion is an eternal dominion, that Your kingdom endures from generation to generation, that everything You do is right and all Your ways are just. May he praise and honor You and know that You are the Most High who is sovereign over all kingdoms on earth. May he cease abhorring your people so that he and his nation could find favor with You and enjoy the prosperity, wealth, peace and protection that come from You. (Daniels 4:32, 34). In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.
Pray for World Leaders
- President Trump of the United State
- PrimeMinister Netanyahu of IsraelPresident
- Putin of Russia
- Chairman Xi Jinping of China
Abba Father, we thank You for setting up these world leaders at this time. We ask you to fill them with Your Spirit daily, bless them and their family, watch their coming and going, keep them healthy and give them wisdom to govern all the domestic and international affairs according to Your will. May they be graceful to God’s people and protect Christian religion freedom.
Pray for President Trump:
- Pray for God to grant Trump wisdom and strategy to facilitate peace between China and Taiwan.
- Ask God to break all the Satanists’ curses on the body and mind of Trump and his family, especially curses of health and murder.
- Ask God to keep Trump humble with a heart of dependency on God to govern America. Let his policy decisions, not only bring blessings to the United States, but also bring peace in the world, especially in the relation between China and Taiwan.
- Ask God to help President Trump focus on the importance of establishing a peaceful relationship with Chairman Xi Jinping. Let there be beautiful relationship between the two countries.
Pray for Chairman Xi Jinping:
Thank God for giving China a good political leader and ask God to continue to bless him and his family.
- Ask God to save the soul of Chairman Xi Jinping, give him a new heart and a new spirit, and appear in his dream as God appeared to King Nebuchadnezzar. Raise up people like Daniel to help him govern the country and even help him know the greatness of God. Let him humble himself before God and receive salvation, trust God and align with God so that his policies can bless the Chinese church and all aspects of the country.
- Ask God to give Chairman Xi Jinping wisdom to make policies according to God’s will concerning China’s environmental pollution and trade issues with the U.S
Pray for Prime Minister Netanyahu
- Ask God to show Israeli Prime Minister in his dream that homosexuality is extremely defiling and destructive to Israel. From now on, let the Gay Pride Parade be prohibited in Israel.
Pray for Seven Mountains
[Background: The 7 Mountain Strategy is a strategy for Christians to bring about the transformation of society in accordance with the values of the Kingdom of God. Transforming urban countries by changing the seven most important areas that affect society and culture. Among them, the “Seven Great Mountains” are the seven major areas. Advocates believe that when on the “Seven Great Mountains” Christians can rise, exert influence, or even become leaders, they can change society. The seven major mountains are: Art Entertainment / Business / Religion / Media / Education / Family / Government. For more information on the 7 mountain strategy, please see the video by Rober Heidler。We will take turns to pray for these seven hills in these 40 days.]
- Pray for Hollywood and all the filming industry of the world: Pray that salvation will come upon the entire Hollywood and all the film producers of the world, along with all the directors, actors/actresses, and all those who are in the movie industry. Prevent them from producing any more films that promote pornography, violence and fornication etc. Lord, forgive them for producing these films to deprave many. Lord, take hold of them and turn them around so that they will produce films to spread the truth of the gospel; hence, through their productions, people will see the goodness of God and turn back to Him.
- Pray for the ministry of the artists’ Christian fellowships all over the world: Lord, we pray that You pour out Your grace and anointing upon the ministry of the artists’ Christian fellowships to swiftly spread the gospel to the artists of the art and entertainment industries and to establish prayer altars. Hence, through the famous artists’ testimonies, the gospel will be widely shared to win souls for Christ.
- Pray for the artists in the movie industry who have already been enticed in sin: Many artists have been blinded and confused by Satan’s deception and are willingly controlled and used by Satanism. They have fallen into taking drugs, pornography, fornication, adultery, violence and materialism. They are confused and cannot save themselves. They have become channels for Satan to deprave many all over the world. Father God, have mercy on them and forgive their sins. Give them grace to repent; let Your truth shine on them; deliver them from the bondage of sins; turn their lives around to become Your glorious vessels to bring many to Christ.
- Raise up young Christian generation to replace the influence of heavy metal and rock music industry: Majority of the lyrics written by today’s heavy metal and rock music artists are filled with filth, fornication, violence, decadence, depression, confusion and lies which mislead the younger generation. Their lifestyles have become the role models of today’s young people. Lord, forgive them and save their souls. Protect the Christian young people with the power of discernment that they will not be misled. Lord, we also pray that You raise up holy and godly Christian artists who love You to bring God’s love, healing, holiness, honor and greatness to the young people. Awaken and turn the young people of this generation back to the Most High and true God like the surging seas.
Urgent Prayers for Nations
Prayer over the monsoon torrential rains in India
- For the church to become refuge from the floods: please raise up the local churches of India to be high towers in the great floods, those who call on You shall be saved!
- Crisis into opportunity: just as Noah brought his whole family into the ark, may the church lead the refugees into Christ Jesus!
- Prayer for provisions: may the church become the hands and feet for Christ, to visit and help the helpless victims of the floods.
- Flood prevention: for the local government to have strategy to deploy prevention measures in order to reduce casualties and deaths.
Pray Over the Earthquakes in Indonesia
- For salvation to reach the victims: You forgive the local people for idol worshipping. They thought the idols could grant them peace, not knowing that You are the only true God who will give them peace. Lord, open their eyes so that they may truly know You, seek You and receive real peace from You.
- For comfort and healing: We look up to You for these victims. We pray that you grant comfort to those who have lost their loved ones or properties. Heal the injured. Help the afflicted so that they will be strengthened in You.
- For their needs to be met: Lord, have mercy on those people who have already been living in poverty and now have become even more devastated by the earthquakes. May You send Indonesian government agencies and volunteers to provide them with their daily necessities and help them through these difficult times and rebuild their homes.
- For revival in this land: We declare that these earthquakes will shake and stir up the dormant souls, that these local people will cry out to God, that the sound of worship and praise will prevail in these islands, that the incense of prayer will arise to the throne of Father, well pleasing to God so that revival will break out.
Pray For Israel
Pray for Repentance of Israel
Please pay attention to this note:
[This year is Israel’s 70th anniversary but the Israeli government allows the Gay Pride Parade in eight Israeli cities between June 8th till August 2nd and the finale of the parade took place in Jerusalem on August 2nd. This has opened a huge gap for the enemy. When Israel celebrates the founding of the nation 70 years ago, Satan enticed the Israeli people to enter into demonstrations promoting homosexuality, to sin against God and to provoke His indignation, so that surrounding enemies may take the chance to attack Israel. Its ultimate purpose is to block and thwart God’s plan to bring His divine calling and destiny for Israel to fullness, especially at such a season when Israel enters her 70th year of establishment. but our God is victorious. Let us join us to pray for Israel and believe that God will completely turn Israel around and regain lost ground.]
- Ask God to forgive the Israeli government for allowing gay parades throughout Israel
- May God give Israel the spirit of repentance and save the souls of Israelites
- Let the fire of the Holy Spirit continue to cleanse Israel, especially the places where the parades have passed by and the hearts of the people in those cities. May God have mercy on Israel, and rid Israel of the defilement caused by the gay parades, both on the land and on people’s heart
Pray For Iran – Israel’s Greatest Enemy
[Background: The state of Iran is still the archenemy of Israel, which also exert control over the Hezbollah, the Assad regime in Syria and Hamas, to name a few. Iran is beginning a major naval exercise in the Strait of Hormuz, which is a control point of the waterway into the Persian Gulf, affecting many countries other than Iran. This has triggered an announcement from the US to begin naval exercise in the nearby region. Any attempt to close up the Strait of Hormuz is effectively a declaration of war. The Israeli response is to declare that she will react strongly against any such attempts to close off the Red Sea, which is a strategic waterway through which southern Israel gain access to all the oceans. In the meantime, due to economic problems and anti-government protests, internal instability is building up in Iran.]
- We ask God to help Israel stay vigilant, and respond prudently to each action that Iran is taking.
- Grant wisdom to Israeli and American military leaders, so that they would be able to discern and respond sensibly to what Iran is doing and expressing in public. (Proverbs 8:14-16)
- Shake the political leadership of Iran.
- Break the bow of Elam: according to God’s promise, may the bow of Elam be broken, and the kings and princes be destroyed.
- Break the links of Iran with Hezbollah and Hamas: may the Lord use internal uprisings to break the links of Iran with Hezbollah and Hamas.
- Raising up churches in Iran: use the thriving church in Iran to cause the nation to steer away from the current evil path.
(Source: Intercessors for Israel)
Pray for Syria (Israel’s enemy to the north) :
[Background: In the last few days, Israel has intercepted a group of ISIL combatants attempting to infiltrate the Golan Heights which is now part of Israeli territory. This is the latest event that is increasingly triggering tensions at the border. Moreover, confusion is rising about which party should take action to contain the situation. This means Israel has to stay vigilant so as to protect its own safety]
Psalm 138:7-8 though I walk in the midst of trouble You preserve my life. You stretch out Your hand against the anger of my foes, with your right hand you save me. The lord will vindicate me: Your love Lord, endures forever— do not abandon the works of your hands.
- We ask God to protect the mountainous and northern borders of Israel against infiltration of enemies, and erect Your shield over the whole northern Israel, because “For the shields of the earth belong to God” (Psalms 47:9). Protect and bless Israeli soldiers, keep them secure and vigilant, and grant them rest.
- Anoint the intelligence and national defense agencies. We ask God to expose all underground tunnels dug by the enemies and nullify their tactical value. Protect all informants and agents every where and keep them under cover, so that they can relate precise intelligence to Israel.
- We ask God to bestow the spirit of unity at the leadership level in Israel, and wisdom and courage from God to take effective action to solve problems.
- Protect and raise up Messianic churches and Christians in the north.
(Source: Intercessor For Israel Ministries)