24 Hour Prayer Guide


  • July 2024

    24 Hour Prayer Movement

    First Alliance Church, along with 29 other churches in Lexington, have joined together to provide unceasing, 24/7 prayer for the city of Lexington and beyond. FAC has committed to pray on the second Monday of each month for 24 hours. Let us continue to ask God to add more churches as we faithfully follow His guidance!


    Prayer Guide

    We hope this prayer guide leads you into an intimate prayer time with Jesus as you intercede for churches, Lexington, and the world. Scriptures are provided to read and pray through along with specific prayer prompts. Allow the Holy Spirit to be your guide as you pray. Together we are interceding for God’s miraculous intervention in every aspect of the lives and institutions in our city and beyond.

    1 Timothy 2:1-6, NIV “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people- for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.”    


    Pause

    Invite the Holy Spirit to quiet your heart and your mind. Take 4 deep, cleansing breaths. As you breathe consider internally saying the following phrases.

    Inhale:   In Christ

    Exhale: I have all that I need

    Colossians 2:9 TPT “For he is the complete fullness of deity living in human form. And our own completeness is now found in him. We are completely filled with God as Christ’s fullness overflows within us. He is the Head of every kingdom and authority in the universe!”


    Praise

    Spend time thanking God for who He is! What specific blessings and gifts are you praising Him for today?          

    Psalm 105:1-2 “Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples! Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works!”

    1 Peter 1:3-4, NIV “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade.”


    Confession

    Is there anything you need to confess to the Lord or any burden you need to lay down? Spend time allowing the Lord to search your heart and cleanse you.

    Psalm 139:23-24, NIV “Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”


    Intercession

    Pray that the Holy Spirit would give you the prayers to pray as you intercede for the following requests. Use the scripture to guide you.

    Pray for First Alliance Church

    Matthew 5:6 NIV “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.”

    Isaiah 56:7, NIV “These I will bring to My holy mountain and make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be expected on my altar. For My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples.”

    • House of Prayer
      • Pray for the Holy Spirit to stir up an army of intercessors and for FAC to become even more a House of Prayer.
    • Next Generation
      • Pray for a hunger and thirst for God’s Word and God’s presence.

    Pray for Lexington

    1 John 3:18 NIV “Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.”

    Joel 2:12 NIV “Yet even now,” declares the Lord, “return to Me, with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.”

    • Salvation
      • Pray for people in our city and families to encounter the radical love of Jesus and choose to put their faith in Him as their Lord and Savior.
    • Churches
      • Pray for godly wisdom and direction for ministry leaders. Pray for unity and protection over the Bride of Christ.

    Pray for Our World

    1 Peter 4:12-14 NLT “Dear friends, don’t be surprised at the fiery trials you are going through, as if something strange were happening to you. Instead, be very glad-for these trials make you partners with Christ in his suffering, so that you will have the wonderful joy of seeing his glory when it is revealed to all the world.”

    • Missionaries
      • Pray for steadfast faith and perseverance for those advancing God’s kingdom in closed and open access places.
    • Unreached People Groups
      • Pray for people who have not yet heard the Good News to be reached.

    Listening

    Pause, listen and wait on the Lord. What is the Lord saying to you or revealing to you?

    Psalm 25:4-5 NIV: “Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.”

    Please consider sharing any prayers, verses or words you received from the Lord in the Prayer Journal.


    Blessing

    “Now to the one who is able to keep you from falling, and to cause you to stand, rejoicing, without blemish before his glorious presence, to the only God our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, power, and authority, before all time, and now, and for all eternity. Amen.”

    Jude 24-25


    Thank you for praying expectantly for God to transform our community through praying churches. We believe that God hears passionate prayer!