Day 1 – Day 3: Personal and Corporate Preparation – 50 Days of Prayer and Fasting 2021

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PRAYING FOR THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST

MATTHEW 16:18

And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not

prevail against it.

CALENDAR FOR THE 50 DAYS OF PRAYER 2021

WEEK DATES THEME
Thursday, 19th August – Saturday, 21st August PERSONAL PREPARATION
1 Sunday, 22nd August – Saturday, 28th August CHURCH AS THE HOUSEHOLD OF GOD
2 Sunday, 29th August – Saturday, 4th September CHURCH AS THE FLOCK OF GOD
3 Sunday, 5th September – Saturday, 11th September CHURCH AS THE TEMPLE OF GOD
4 Sunday, 12th September – Saturday, 18th September CHURCH AS THE VINEYARD OF GOD
5 Sunday, 19th September – Saturday, 25th September CHURCH AS SALT AND LIGHT
6 Sunday, 26th September – Saturday, 2nd October CHURCH AS THE BODY OF CHRIST
7 Sunday, 3rd October – Thursday, 7th October CHURCH AS THE BRIDE OF CHRIST
Tuesday, 4th October – Thursday, 7th October CONCLUDING VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
Friday, 8th October NIGHT VIGIL & DEDICATION OF 2021/2022
Saturday, 9th October INDEPENDENCE DAY & THANKSGIVING

Important Events to take note of:

Sundays (6.00 p.m. – 7.00 p.m.): Virtual Launch of the Week’s theme

Wednesday (5.30 a.m. to 7.000 a.m.) – Prayer and Teachings Series: “The Church – Past Present Future”

(Meeting links to be shared)

DAILY PRAYER FOCUS ON THE WEEK’S THEME

DAY FOCUS
SUNDAY Thanksgiving
MONDAY Personal/Family Life
TUESDAY Local Church
WEDNESDAY Church in the Community
THURSDAY Church in the Workplace
FRIDAY Church in Uganda
SATURDAY Church Worldwide

THURSDAY 19th AUGUST 2021 – SATURDAY, 21st AUGUST 2021

PERSONAL AND CORPORATE PREPARATION

1 Corinthians 11:31

31For if we would judge ourselves, we would not be judged. 32But when we are judged, we are

chastened by the Lord, that we may not be condemned with the world.

Psalm 19:12-14

Who can discern his errors? Declare me innocent from hidden faults.

Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins; Let them not have dominion over me!

Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression.

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight,

O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.

1 John 1:5-10

This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is

no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do

not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one

another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say we have no sin, we

deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to

forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say we have not sinned, we

make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

As we begin the season of prayer for the Church of Jesus Christ, it is vital that we spend

time examining our lives and heart attitudes. As we do this and repent of our sins in this regard,

the legal ground for the voice of the “accuser of the brethren” (Revelation 12:10) before the

throne of God will be removed. Without doing so, our prayers will be made of little or no effect.

Therefore the first three days of this year’s national fasting and prayer season will be spent on

examining ourselves and confessing our sins.

In Psalm 19:12, the psalmist refers to “hidden faults” and “presumptuous sins.” Hidden faults are

known to us but may not be known to others. Presumptuous sins are translated in other versions

of the Bible as “willful sins” or “deliberate sins”. These are committed well knowing what we are

doing. They are done with forethought, in defiance, intentionally, and with our eyes wide open.

They are a manifestation of a rebellious heart: one knows that it is wrong and does it any way. The

heart that commits presumptuous sins is hardened, proud, and does not care what God thinks.

This attitude towards God’s laws and commandments arises from carelessness with God and His

Word, and carelessness with the needs of others. God views these sins so seriously that in the old

covenant no provision was made for their atonement (Numbers 15:30,31).

SELF EXAMINATION

1 John 2:1-6

My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin,

we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins,

and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. And by this we know that we have

come to know him, if we keep his commandments. Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep

his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, but whoever keeps his word, in him truly

the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: whoever says he abides in

him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.

Psalm 139:23,24

Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts!

And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!

Over the next three days take time to examine yourself against the sins listed in alphabetical order

below. Allow the Holy Spirit to search your heart and confess anything that He brings to light.

 

1. Adultery: infidelity to a marriage partner

2. Anger, wrath and (same as murder)

3. Backbiting: speaking evil of those who are absent

4. Bitterness against other: unforgiving heart

5. Blasphemy: speaking disrespectfully of God

6. Brawling: fight or quarrel in a rough or noisy way

7. Bribery: giving or taking of them

8. Burying your talents: not making wise use of what God gave you

9. Calling a brother a fool: ridiculing another

10. Cheating God in tithes and offerings

11. Clamor: loud, continued noises

12. Cohabiting: unmarried people living and sleeping together

13. Competition: ambition to excel

14. Contentiousness: quarrelsomeness, causing strife, seeking superiority

15. Corrupt communications: unprofitable or impure language

16. Covenant breaking: lightly breaking a solemn or legal pact, divorce

17. Craftiness: cunningness

18. Defiling the body: abusing of self, having unnatural lusts

19. Denying Christ

20. Desiring the praise of men: doing things to gain praise.

21. Despitefulness: expressing malice or hate

22. Devising evil plans: contriving evil ways to satisfy carnal lusts.

23. Dishonesty

24. Disobedience to parents

25. Divisions: forming splits or factions in groups

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26. Double tongued: making insincere statements

27. Drunkenness

28. Eating the bread, or drinking the Lord’s cup unworthily: taking communion while living in

sin

29. Envy (wishing that you had something that another person has)

30. Evil thoughts: worthless, injurious, or depraved thoughts

31. Extortion: obtaining something through force or threats

32. Fathers provoking children to wrath: frustrating children through harsh treatment and/or

failure to communicate.

33. Fearfulness: being anxious, faithless

34. Filthiness: being vulgar, dirty, obscene

35. Filthy lucre: receiving personal gain through unrighteousness

36. Finding faults with others while having a greater fault yourself

37. Foolishness: foolish talking: silliness

38. Fornication (sexual intercourse between people not married to each other)

39. Giving false witness

40. Greed and Covetousness: intense and selfish desire for something, especially wealth,

power, or food

41. Guile: being treacherous, cunning; skillfully deceiving others

42. Harboring evil treasures in the heart

43. Hardheartedness: refusing to be appeased; entertaining very strong feelings of hostility or

disapproval that nobody can change

44. Hatred: extreme dislike or disgust of another person or people

45. Having pleasure in the company of evildoers.

46. Hearing the sayings of Christ, but not following them

47. Heresies: holding religious opinions different from established scripture.

48. Hypocrisy: pretending to be what you are not; claiming to have higher standards or more

noble beliefs than is the case

49. Idle words: babbling, speaking words of no value

50. Idolatry: loving someone or something more than God

51. Inordinate affection: passion, lust.

52. Jealousy: a feeling of unhappiness and anger because someone has something or someone

that you want – wishing that they did not have it

53. Judging others

54. Knowing to do good, but doing it not

55. Lasciviousness: lustful, wanton, exciting lust – behaving in a way that expresses a strong

desire for sexual activity, being morally unrestrained

56. Laziness: sloth

57. Living in pleasure: fond of luxury and sensual pleasure/gratification.

58. Longing or desire for forbidden things.

59. Lying

60. Maliciousness

61. Mockery: unkind, critical remarks or actions against God or fellow man

62. Murmuring: grumbling, secretly complaining

63. Offending others: causing another to fall spiritually by our example; becoming a stumbling

block to a weak brother through our liberty; taking liberty to do things without thinking of

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the effect on a weaker brother’s conscience

64. Presumptuousness

65. Pride: boasting, high-mindedness, arrogance, being puffed up: overestimating of one’s

ability or knowledge, strong self will

66. Pride: self esteem

67. Pursuing material success at the expense of spiritual things.

68. Reveling: overindulgence at feasts, merrymaking.

69. Rioting

70. Seditiousness: inciting or stirring up opposition against authority

71. Seeking salvation through means other than Jesus Christ

72. Selfishness

73. Slander: making statements about others that damage their reputation, or the making of

such a statement; secretly spreading false or slanderous information

74. Sorcery: practicing magic with aid from evil spirits

75. Speaking against the Holy spirit

76. Speaking evil of dignities: speaking ill of those to be honored

77. Stealing: defrauding others; taking what does not belong to you; withholding wages of

employees; “borrowing” Government, organization or employer’s property, evading taxes

78. Stiff-neckness and stubbornness

79. Teaching the traditions and commandments of men as doctrine: neglecting God’s

commandments by manmade interpretation or commandments.

80. Timewasting

81. Treachery: behaviour that deceives or is not loyal to someone who trusts you

82. Trusting in riches

83. Un-thankfulness

84. Unbelief: lack of faith.

85. Unkindness in thought or action toward others; lack of mercy

86. Unrighteousness: moral wrongfulness.

87. Witchcraft: manipulation, domination, control of others

TO DO:

1. Use this time to take stock of your heart, your thoughts and your and actions

2. Repent and make restitution where you where you need to

3. Make personal, family and corporate commitments to do things God’s way

 

You can download the PDF Version of the Prayer Guide here: Personal preparation 2021

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