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Follow this guideline:
A. Acknowledge our dependence on God “Lord God of Heaven! You are great, and we stand in fear of you. You faithfully keep your covenant with those who love you and do what you command”. Nehemiah 1:5 GNT - You are great: referring to God’s grandeur and position
- You are awesome: referring to God’s power, might, and wonder - You keep covenants: referring to God’s faithfulness - Worship God and be free to sing and honor his name B. Confession of sin: Confession of personal sins, sins in our family, city, state, and nation (Fresno - California - USA) “Listen to my prayer! Look down and see me praying night and day for your people Israel. I confess that we have sinned against you. Yes, even my own family and I have sinned!
We have sinned terribly by not obeying the commands, decrees, and regulations that you gave us through your servant Moses”. Nehemiah 1:6-7 NLT C. Recall and reclaim God’s promises “Remember the instruction you gave your servant Moses, saying, ‘If you are unfaithful, I will scatter you among the nations, but if you return to me and obey my commands, then even if your exiled people are at the farthest horizon, I will gather them from there and bring them to the place I have chosen as a dwelling for my Name.’ Nehemiah 1:8-9 NIV - This prayer will help us remember what God has promised us - He promised us revival “O Lord, I have heard Your speech and was afraid; O Lord, revive Your work in the midst of the years! In the midst of the years make it known; In wrath remember mercy. Habakkuk 3:2 (NKJV) - He promised blessing and prosperity “Then I will command My blessing on you in the sixth year, and it will bring forth produce enough for three years”. Leviticus 25:21 - Remember that God doesn’t shut off his resources as long as you don’t remain quiet. - He promised us a spiritual awakening and growth in our churches. Spiritual growth, intellectual growth, cell group growth. Also growth in our teams: worship, tech, creative, welcoming, ushering, kids, consolidation teams, and more. “Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and also put it in writing, saying,” Ezra 1:1 - He promised the Year of Restitution “So I will restore to you the years that the swarming [ a ]locust has eaten, The crawling locust, The consuming locust, And the chewing locust, My great army which I sent among you. You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, And praise the name of the Lord your God, Who has dealt wondrously with you; And My people shall never be put to shame”. Joel 2:25-26 (NKJV) D. Reclaim what the Blood of Jesus has done for us “Now these are Your servants and Your people, whom You have redeemed by Your great power, and by Your strong hand”. Nehemiah 1:10 - RECITE THE 5 CONFESSIONS OF THE BLOOD OF JESUS: 1. “By the blood of Jesus I/we am/are redeemed from the power of the enemy.” - “ In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace...” Ephesians 1:7 (ESV) - Combine this first confession with reading and confessing Psalm 91 2. “By the blood of Jesus all my/our sins have been forgiven". There is no sin-tab left to pay because Jesus paid it all on the cross of Calvary.” - “ In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace...” Ephesians 1:7 (ESV) - Combine this second confession with reading and confessing Psalm 32 - This Psalm refers to David’s past sin and the negative consequences it brought about: - physically: ‘...for when I kept silent, my bones wasted away...’ - emotionally: ‘...through my groaning all day long...’ - financially: ‘...my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer...’ - However, the Lord restored him
3. Because 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.” 1 John 1:7 - This confession is an ongoing, constant cleansing of our lives - Combine this third confession with reading and confessing Psalm 23 4. “By the blood of Jesus I/we am/are justified, made righteous, as though we had never sinned.” “Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.” Romans 5:9 - Combine this fourth confession with reading and confessing Psalm 24 5. “By the blood of Jesus I/we am/are sanctified, set apart for God” -
“So Jesus also suffered outside the gate in order to sanctify the people through his own blood.” Hebrews 13:12 - Combine this fifth confession with reading and confessing Psalm 112 - It's important that the head of the household should be the one confessing this Psalm E. Pray for our rulers (people in politics) “O Lord, I pray, please let Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servant, and to the prayer of Your servants who desire to fear Your name; and let Your servant prosper this day, I pray, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man.” For I was the king’s cup bearer.” Nehemiah 1:11 - Nehemiah needed favor with the king-the person with political power and authority. - Pray for presidents, governing bodies, and health professionals of the nations to fight this virus with wisdom. - Pray for the POTUS, the Coronavirus Task Force, the CDC, the FDA, state and local governments, and health professionals, that they may have wisdom in making decisions to prevent, contain, and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. - Pray that hospitals, doctors, nurses, and people working in close contact with the virus be supernaturally covered and protected. - Pray for complete eradication of COVID-19 in all nations. - Pray for national peace “Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice, for the Lord has done great things!” Joel 2:21 (ESV) F. Pray to have God’s abundant favor and grace in these times “O Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of your servant, and to the prayer of your servants who delight to fear your name, and give success to your servant today, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man...” Nehemías 1:11 (ESV) We need His grace to:
- Evangelize to many friends and help their needs - Preach with grace and freshness in our cell groups
- Impact thousands of people via social media. May His grace and support be with us
- See a spirit of service, diligence, and commitment in our own lives so that we may run the extra mile - Lift up and back up pastors Cesar y Emma Claudia Castellanos and G12 pastors network, pray protection to their family.