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Lent 2013

Lent is a season of reflection, repentance, and fasting that prepares us for Christ’s resurrection on Easter Sunday. Christians, for centuries, have celebrated these 40 days leading up to Easter as a way of remembering the 40 days that Jesus fasted in the wilderness prior to beginning His ministry. During this season, we focus on the battle Christ fought against sin and Satan in order to win our salvation.

Daily Lenten Prayer Points

Wednesday, February 13 - Ash Wednesday
Ask God to pour out more of His Holy Spirit's power on all Faithbridgers and friends as we begin this season of Lent (Eph 3:20-21).
 
Thursday, February 14 - Devotion and Confession
Devote yourself daily to a quiet time of reading the Scriptures and listening for the Lord's voice (Jn 10:3). Spend some time today confessing your sins to God and receiving His forgiveness (1 Jn 1:9).    
 
Friday, February 15 - Fervent Prayer
Ask God to lift us to new levels of fervent prayer, realizing that apart from God we can do nothing; that we should seek God before deciding ourselves, asking for God's guidance and depending on His power to accomplish the tasks He sets before us (Jn 15:5).
 
Saturday, February 16 - Our Pastors
Pray God would deliver our Pastors from the tyranny of the unfinished and grant them the sense of fulfillment and the personal joy of Jesus (1 Tim 6:6; Jn 15:11).
 
Sunday, February 17 - Small Groups
Ask God to cause many more people to become connected within our small group network, glorifying God in all we are called to do as we serve Him at Faithbridge and beyond (Col 3:23 -24).
 
Monday, February 18 - Diversity
Pray that Faithbridge will grow increasingly heaven-like in its racial, socio-economic, and special needs diversity (Gal 3:28).
 
Tuesday, February 19 - Care
Thank God for using our Care Ministry in incredible ways to bring healing (2 Cor 12:9-10).
 
Wednesday, February 20 - Student Ministry
Pray that God would reveal Himself to our students so they will be able to reflect His love to others (1 Pet 2:2).
 
Thursday, February 21 -  Faithbridge Church
Pray that we would always be a church that gives our best to honor God and inspire people through wise preparation, committed service, joyful creativity, and diligent perseverance (Col 3:23; Jn 1:32-33).
 
Friday, February 22 - Generational Relevance
Ask God to continue to guide us in making Him real to people in their everyday lives by being creative and intentional in reaching every child, student, and adult  with age-appropriate methods to convey God's truth (Ps 78:4-6).
 
Saturday, February 23 - Worship & Communications Team
Pray the staff and volunteers on the team are blessed with supernatural energy and creativity; that they work in unison and all for the glory of the Lord! (Is 48:28-31)
 
Sunday, February 24 - Prayer 
Ask God to raise up people of prayer, who will humble themselves and pray (2 Chron 7:14), and who will worship Him in spirit and in truth (Jn 4:24).
 
Monday, February 25 - Safety
Pray for all military troops serving around the world, and for those who do not know Christ as Lord and Savior to come into the knowledge of His saving grace (Jn 3:16). 
 
Tuesday, February 26 - Evangelism
Pray that all Faithbridgers will develop the passion and boldness to share with friends and family that Jesus Christ is Lord. Pray the Lord will open our eyes to places where we can share the Gospel message and give us boldness to speak the truth in love (Acts 1:8).
 
Wednesday, February 27 - Curious Bible Studies
Pray for God's direction as our students gather together to learn and study, so that more students who do not know the Lord can be reached and those already involved will grow to know Him more intimately (Mt 5:6).
 
Thursday, February 28 - Spiritual Warfare
Ask God to help all of us to see with spiritual eyes and to resist the Enemy who seeks to destroy us (Eph 6:10-12).  
 
Friday, March 1 - Financial Blessing 
Pray for biblical financial stewardship for all Faithbridgers, giving the full tithe into the storehouse and receiving God's abundant blessings (Mal 3:10). 
 
Saturday, March 2 - Life-Changing Community
Pray that as we share life together, our small groups would model relationships of honesty, selflessness, and transparency, encouraging one another, and striving to become more like Christ (Acts 2:42-47)
 
Sunday, March 3 - Parents
Ask the Lord to raise up godly parents in our community who will train their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. (Eph. 6:4) 
 
Monday, March 4 - Spiritual Blessings in Christ
Pray for believers to know the joy and assurance of the spiritual blessings we have in Christ, to the praise of His glorious grace (Eph 1:3-14); pray that all who come to Faithbridge will enter into the family of God.
 
Tuesday, March 5 - Praises!
Take some extra time to praise God for all He is in your life, and thank Him for all that He does (Ps 6:1). 
 
Wednesday, March 6 - Marriages
Pray that the Lord might be woven into all Faithbridge marriages, strengthening, deepening and fulfilling couples (Eccl 4:9-12; Eph 5:22, 25). 
 
Thursday, March 7 - Staff and Elders
Ask the Lord to pour out his wisdom and guidance on our staff and elders in all decision-making and leading as Faithbridge continue to grow (Jas 1:5; Is 30:21).
 
Friday, March 8 - Healing
Pray that God will do works of spiritual, emotional, marital, and physical healing within our congregation (Jer 30:17).
 
Saturday, March 9 - Global Bridging
Ask the Lord to bless and protect the families on the El Salvador and Honduras mission trips. May God continue to lead Faithbridge outside our walls to honor and serve Him, and to speak His Gospel to the least, the last, and the lost (Mt 28:19-20).
 
Sunday, March 10 - Unchurched
Pray for God to stir the hearts of the unchurched to seek Him in our life-giving church today and bless all families worshiping together (Jer 29:12-14).
 
Monday, March 11 - Humility
Seek the Lord's face in prayer and true humility as a child coming to His loving arms (Mk 10: 14-15).
 
Tuesday, March 12 - Intentional Loyalty
Ask God to guide us as we work to protect the unity that Christ sought for His followers by valuing one another, protecting reputations, and keeping Faithbridge a gossip-free zone (Jn 11:20-23).
 
Wednesday, March 13 - United States of America
Ask the Lord to revive our nation to a reverence and posture of dependency upon God (2 Chron 7:14).
 
Thursday, March 14 - Kids Ministry (infant-5th grade)
Pray God will use the Kids Ministry as a safe place where kids can search for answers on how to deal with issues in their daily lives (Is 54:13).
 
Friday, March 15 - Family
Ask the Lord to bless the families of Faithbridge and strengthen our walk with the Lord; may each person in  our families come into a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ (1 Jn 4:15).
 
Saturday, March 16 - Unemployed
Ask God to strengthen the hearts of those who have been impacted by economic struggle and unemployment  (Phil 4:19).
 
Sunday, March 17 - Forgiveness
Ask the Lord to thaw our hearts into free-flowing rivers of Christ-like forgiveness to those who have harmed us  (Mt 6:14).
 
Monday, March 18 - Area Schools Returning after Spring Break
Ask God to command His angels to guard Faithbridge students, teachers, and friends in all our ways (Ps 91:11). 
 
Tuesday, March 19 - Mailers to our Community
Ask the Holy Spirit to anoint our mailers, that they might be received on time and in a spirit of love and hope, and that many unchurched people will  come and see in the days ahead (Jn 1:46).
 
Wednesday, March 20 - Unpaid Servants
Thank the Lord for all the many Faithbridge unpaid servants who serve the Lord faithfully each day (Mt 11:28-30).
 
Thursday, March 21 - Personal relationship
Change my heart, Heavenly Father; fill me with Your love for others, and show me how to serve others as Christ would have me do (Phil 2:3-4).
 
Friday, March 22 - Praise
Spend time today praising God for who He is and thanking Him for the blessings He pours out upon us (Ps 106:1).
 
Saturday, March 23 - Adults Ministries Team
Pray that our Adult Ministries team would be unified in prayer and efforts, yielding to Godís will as we seek to make more and stronger disciples of Jesus Christ who make more and stronger disciples of Jesus Christ (Phil 2:2-3).
 
Sunday, March 24 - Thanksgiving 
Come to the Lord's house with thanksgiving in your heart and praise on your lips, for His love endures forever (Ps 100:4).
 
Monday, March 25 - Christ-centered Joy
Pray for contagious, Christ-rooted joy to fill the hearts of the people as we go through this week of Easter, and as we rejoice in the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Gal 5:22). 
 
Tuesday, March 26 - Knowing Christ Better
Pray that God will give us a spirit of wisdom and revelation so that we will know Him better and desire to be like him (Eph. 1:15-19).
 
Wednesday, March 27 - Travel Mercies
Ask God to command His angels to guard Faithbridgers who are traveling to be with family and friends for Easter weekend (Ps 91:11). 
 
Thursday, March 28 - Maundy Thursday Service
Pray that worshipers and seekers would meet Jesus in the midst of His sufferings at our Maundy Thursday service (Phil 3:10-11).  
 
Friday, March 29 - Turn Your Eyes to the Cross
Read the Scriptural account of Easter from the triumphal entry into Jerusalem through the resurrection (Mt 21:1-9; Mt 26-28; Mk 11:1-10; Mk 14-16; Lk 19:28-24:53; Jn 13-21:25). 
 
Saturday, March 30 - Children 
May God be glorified in the Kids Ministry classrooms this Easter weekend. Pray that many children will hear the story of the resurrection and accept Jesus as a "Forever Friend" (Lk 18:16).
 
Sunday, March 31 - REJOICE!  THE LORD HAS RISEN!
Pray for God to send us hundreds of people this weekend who hear and understand the powerful Easter message of His resurrection for the first time.