End of Month Fasting & Prayers — April 2022

End of Month Fasting & Prayers — April 2022

The Aroma of Christ

Scriptures For Meditation — Rom 12:1, Gen 8:20-22, 2 Cor 2:14-16

As I waited on the Lord for a word and the prayer direction for this month’s fasting, two worship lyrics began to play in my spirit. And I sang those songs, I realised that both of them were actually amplifying what the Lord had been ministering to me over the past few days from some messages I’d been listening to.

The first is from the song — Fill Me Up by Tasha Cobbs.

As the song goes:

You provide the fire

I’ll provide the sacrifice

You provide the Spirit

I will open up inside

You provide the fire

I’ll provide the sacrifice, that’s who I am

If You provide the Spirit

I will open up inside

Fill me up, God…

The song led me right back to one of my favourite scriptures Rom 12:1, and made me to begin to look at it a bit deeper than maybe I’d previously done.

An Acceptable Offering

Many times when we read that scripture, it is possible that we just focus on presenting the sacrifice, but do not think further about what happens to that sacrifice after we’ve offered it —

The sacrifice that God requires from us, has to be a burnt offering that only becomes fully acceptable and useful after it’s been consumed by the fire on the altar.

In Leviticus 23:18 and Numbers 28:27, this principle is emphasised —

And you shall offer with the bread seven unblemished lambs, one year old, and one young bull and two rams. They are to be a burnt offering to the LORD, with their grain offering and their drink offerings. It is an offering by fire, a sweet and soothing aroma to the LORD. (Lev 23:18)

You shall present the burnt offering as a sweet and soothing aroma to the LORD: two young bulls, one ram, seven male lambs one year old (Num 28:27)

It is the fire that releases the aroma of the sacrifice that God delights in!

There are so many of us who though we have brought the sacrifice to the altar, we have not yet allowed the sacrifice to be consumed by the fire of God!

The bible records a powerful testimony about this in Gen 8:20 -22 when Noah after the flood, presented a sacrifice to God:

And Noah built an altar to the LORD, and took of every [ceremonially] clean animal and of every clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar.

Gen 8:21 The LORD smelled the pleasing aroma [a soothing, satisfying scent] and the LORD said to Himself, “I will never again curse the ground because of man, for the intent (strong inclination, desire) of man’s heart is wicked from his youth; and I will never again destroy every living thing, as I have done.

Gen 8:22 “While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, Cold and heat, Winter and summer, And day and night Shall not cease.”

2 Cor 2:14-16 brings this home to us:

2Co 2:14 But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us spreads and makes evident everywhere the sweet fragrance of the knowledge of Him.

2Co 2:15 For we are the sweet fragrance of Christ [which ascends] to God, [discernible both] among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing;

2Co 2:16 to the latter one an aroma from death to death [a fatal, offensive odor], but to the other an aroma from life to life [a vital fragrance, living and fresh]. And who is adequate and sufficiently qualified for these things?

We can only become the “aroma or fragrance of Christ” if:

1. We have first brought ourselves to Him as sacrifices on the altar

2. We have yielded to the Holy Spirit in allowing Him to both lead us to and keep us on that altar

3. We have allowed His holy fire to consume us in order that the fragrance of the burnt offering can be released from our lives.

PRAYER FOCUS

1. Let’s pray a prayer of rededication as we re-present ourselves as living sacrifices unto Him.

2. Let’s yield to the Holy Spirit and ask Him to help us remain on the altar till we become useful to God.

3. Ask that God will send His fire to consume us till become set on fire for Him.

4. Let’s pray that the sweet fragrance of our knowledge of God will be a pleasing aroma to God and will be a fragrance of life that will bring souls into God’s Kingdom.

24 Hour Prayer Watch Guidelines

24 Hour Prayer Watch Guidelines

Thank you for volunteering yourself to be used by God to stand as a Watchman for His people.

Your Commission:

Pray for 1 Hour everyday throughout the month of February, at the time slot you have chosen.

In case you haven’t been able to commit to a specific slot throughout the month, you may still choose an hour to pray along with the volunteers at any time that you are able to make available for the cause.

The prayer guidelines below will help to give you a prayer focus with structure and content to fill your hour slot.

***In addition to this prayer direction, please also listen to God, and pray for any particular person or family or situation that He may bring to your mind and lead you to pray specifically about.

I pray that God will honour your commitment and reward your sacrifice abundantly in Jesus’s Name.

Yours in His Service,

Pastor Wale Ola

1- Preparatory Prayers

PREPARE YOURSELF— As You Come Into God’s Presence, Pray a Prayer of Dedication and Consecration.
  • Praise and Worship to usher in God’s Presence and Power
  • Pray for the anointing and grace to stand your watch — Ask For the infilling, empowerment and help of the Holy Spirit
  • Pray for God to strengthen you and to bless the hour of your prayer
  • Pray for open eyes, open ears and inspired words to keep your watch, as the Holy Spirit will inspire.
  • Pray that the Holy Spirit will inspire you and lead you to pray as He may want you to specifically direct you, on the hour of your intercession.
  • Pray for Open Heavens, that God will show mercy and favour, and hearken to the voice of your supplication.

2- STAND YOUR WATCH

Your Watch is: Your family, The Church and Your Brethren, Your Nation

All these are areas where the enemy will seek to attack you to try and destabilise and hold you in captivity in order to prevent the will of God from being established in your life.

Prayer Points

We are standing on the prophetic word that the Lord has spoken over this church and the members, and praying every promise into manifestation and rich fulfilment.

    Bring every plan, ministry initiatives, meetings and events of the ministry before God. Pray that God will bless and prosper the work of our hands.
    Pray for souls to be saved and added to the church. (Pray especially for God to bring in Men and add them to the ministry).
    Pray for spiritual growth in the lives of the people and for God to bring revival into our homes.
    Pray especially for God to revive the youth and children’s ministries.
    Pray for God to bring in labourers and resources to do the work that He has committed into our hands.
    Pray for God to refresh and reward all those that have been labouring in His vineyard and to birth or increase a spirit of commitment and a desire and willingness to serve in the hearts of the people. Ask Him to start with you.
    Pray that God will settle us and lead us to the place that He has prepared for us.

We are taking position against the works of Satan and his forces in this season that we are in, in the Name of Jesus.

  • We will pray that God will avert, subvert and cancel every plan of Satan concerning our lives, our families, this church and our nation.
  • We will pray that God will fight for us and destroy all the works of the devil in our lives and against our family and church.
  • Pray that God will break and reverse Negative Cycles and Patterns in our lives
  • Pray that God will deliver those who are being held captive in any way by demonic powers, and break Curses operating in our personal lives, and families.
  • Stand in the gap and intercede for the families, households and members of the church – For God to deliver them from the hands and bondage of the enemy.
  • Pray for God to visit every household and bring deliverance and the fullness of His Salvation.

You will also pray for:
• Your marriage
• Your siblings
• Your children (their salvation, walk with God, education, gifting, calling, protection, career)
• Your parents
• Your spouse

Pray especially for God to answer the prayers of our brethren that are believing God to get married.

  • Bring every unmarried member of the church and your family before God, and pray that the will of God will be established in their lives concerning marriage, and also God’s choice of their partner.
  • Pray that God will remove every obstacle in their lives or families that have prevented them from getting married
  • That God will cancel every embargo that has been placed on their lives to stop them from getting married
  • That God will release and bring forth the life partners that He has ordained for them.
  • We prophesy that this year 2022, we will celebrate weddings/marriages of the members of this ministry in Jesus’s Name.

Pray For Your household and the household of God (Pray the same prayers for the church and members)

  • Pray for God’s Covering and Protection
  • Pray against losses, accidents, sickness, death and calamities.
  • Pray for the release of provisions and resources that are needed in every family
  • Intercede for every member of the church and pray that God will come through for them miraculously in whatever areas that they need God to show up in their lives.
  • Pray For Your job, your business or the place where you are working
  • Pray for those that are believing God for jobs that God will make a way for them and open doors of miraculous jobs for them.
  • Businesses of members of the church —Pray for Resources, Open Doors and Uncommon Favour.
  • Pray that God will cause them to flourish and prosper supernaturally even in this season in Jesus’s Name.
  • Pray for the release of resources and the infrastructure that are needed for them to accomplish the vision and to complete the projects that God has committed into their hands.

• Your Education (For the students amongst us)
• Your ministry
• Your dreams
• Your vision
• Your destiny
• Your Faith in Jesus Christ to grow and be strengthened; that your faith will not fail and that You will not lose your Salvation

Intercede for your nation for peace and prosperity —

  • For the government, economy and culture to come under the influence and administration of the Kingdom of God.
  • Pray that God will avert whatever calamities may be brewing in the nations, and protect you and your family from whatever storms may be in the horizon.
  • Finish with thanksgiving and pray for the next intercessors that will be taking over from you. Pray that God will strengthen, refresh and anoint them anew for their task.
October 2021 Fasting & Prayers — Day 3

October 2021 Fasting & Prayers — Day 3

Fruitful In Every Way

Scriptures for Meditation: Mat 6:33, 3John 1:2, Is 37:31

In yesterday’s meditation and prayers, the focus was on developing and nurturing the fruit of the Spirit whilst also dealing with the undesirable character traits in our lives.

And Then Some More…

But God is talking to us about fruitfulness this month, and this also includes material prosperity in addition to spiritual prosperity. As the Bible says:

Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in every way and [that your body] may keep well, even as [I know] your soul keeps well and prospers. 3Jn 1:2

Therefore today, we will also be believing God for fruitfulness in other areas of our lives as well.

In Isaiah 37:31, God sent a prophetic promise to the exiled Israelites about their restoration and impending fruitfulness. And the nature of this change, was that they would take root downwards and bear fruit upwards.

Prayer Focus

Let’s pray John’s desire for the brethren that we read in 1John 3:2 above, praying that our lives will be fruitful and that we may prosper in every way.

Let’s pray that we will take root downwards. That God will cause us to be firmly rooted in Christ Jesus, such that we become unshakeable in our faith and that the seeds we have sown in faith will not be uprooted by the enemy.

Let’s pray that the harvest from our labour will not fail; that the returns from our planting will bear fruit upwards and multiply to the praise and glory of His name.

Let’s bless the month of November in the name of Jesus. Prophesy into the month of November and pray that God will cause it to be the most fruitful month of the year so far.

Pray that your harvest will not be delayed or hindered and that the fullness of your fruitfulness will be evidently manifest this month in every area of your life in Jesus’s Name.

Prayer & Fasting Online Corporate Prayers

Please note that today’s prayers will be said as part of the Sunday Service, so we will not be meeting to pray online tonight.

October 2021 Fasting & Prayers — Day 2

October 2021 Fasting & Prayers — Day 2

Bearing Good Fruit

Scriptures for Meditation: Luke 13:6-9, Luke 3:8-10, Gal 5:16-25

The fruitfulness of a Christian is the foundation of all true prosperity.

There is an appointed season for bearing fruit for every one of us. God has invested so much of Himself and heaven’s resources in us to empower us to be fruitful. Consequently, there is a time that God will come looking for seasonable fruit in your life and hold you accountable for what you have produced.

Q. What kind of fruit is your life and your Labour producing?

Not only will God be looking for fruits in your life, but also crucially, for what kind of fruit it is that your life is producing or has produced.

The fruits that we produce must be timely and seasonable (appropriate for the season; meeting the needs of the occasion, they must be fit for purpose)

The fruit of the Spirit are the foundational building blocks for Christian Living and Service.

More than material possessions and temporal fruitfulness will do, they provide an accurate measure of the fruitfulness of the knowledge of God in the life of a believer.

Prayer Focus

Today’s prayers will focus on a commitment to nurturing and manifesting the fruit of the Spirit in our lives.

Read through and meditate on the lists in Gal 5:19-21 and Gal 5:22-23

Ask the Holy Spirit to show you where you are lacking, that He will highlight any particular fruit of the Spirit that may not be mature, or that presents a challenge in your life.

With the help of the Holy Spirit, confront them and pray for the grace of God to be made available to you to walk in victory in those areas in Jesus’s Name.

Prayer & Fasting Online Corporate Prayers

Please Join Us For Prayers on Zoom TONIGHT from 7:30pm – 8:00pm. Click the link below to Join directly from your, PC, Mac, Linux, and on your iOS or Android phone: https://zoom.us/j/2018045150

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October 2021 Fasting & Prayers — Day 1

October 2021 Fasting & Prayers — Day 1

This Months Theme: Bearing Good Fruit

Scriptures for Meditation: Heb 13:15, Hosea 14:2, Rom 12:1

As we come to the end of this month, one thing that we can definitely say, is that the Lord has been gracious and faithful to keep us through this year.

Day One Prayer Focus

1. We are going to start this series of fasting as we always do, by first thanking God for all that He’s done in our lives. Look around you; look at your life and your family and count all the things that God has done, that you can thank Him for.

As the scriptures say in Isaiah 57:19 —

Peace, peace, to him who is far off [both Jew and Gentile] and to him who is near! says the Lord; I create the fruit of his lips, and I will heal him [make his lips blossom anew with speech in thankful praise].

Give thanks to the Lord and pray that He will heal and rid your life of anything that may hinder or impact your fruitfulness, and that He will cause your lips to blossom anew with speech in thankful praise.

2. Next, we are going to respond to God’s goodness by offering not just the fruit of our lips in thanksgiving, but also offering our very lives as consecrated vessels unto Him.

As Paul also writes to the church in the book of Romans 12:1 —

I APPEAL to you therefore, brethren, and beg of you in view of [all] the mercies of God, to make a decisive dedication of your bodies [presenting all your members and faculties] as a living sacrifice, holy (devoted, consecrated) and well pleasing to God, which is your reasonable (rational, intelligent) service and spiritual worship.

Rededicate your life to Christ.

Ask God to give you the grace for a renewed commitment to Him and the power to live a life that honours and brings glory to His Name.

Prayer & Fasting Online Corporate Prayers

Please Join Us For Prayers on Zoom TONIGHT from 7:30pm – 8:00pm. Click the link below to Join directly from your, PC, Mac, Linux, and on your iOS or Android phone: https://zoom.us/j/2018045150

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September 2021 Fasting and Prayers — Day 3

September 2021 Fasting and Prayers — Day 3

An Experiential Knowledge of God

Scriptures For Meditation: Eph 1:Col 1:1-14; Eph 5:14-17

Our prayer focus for today,, will be on having an authentic experimental knowledge of God.

To this end, we will meditate on, and pray the prayers that Paul prayed for the believers in both the Ephesus and Colossian churches over ourselves.

Let’s begin with thanksgiving for the grace that we have received to be called children of God.

Let’s pray Eph 1:17

That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, that He may grant us a spirit of wisdom and revelation [of insight into mysteries and secrets] in the [deep and intimate] knowledge of Him,

Eph 1:18

That the eyes of your heart will be flooded with light, so that you can know and understand the hope to which He has called you, and how rich is His glorious inheritance in the saints (His set-apart ones).

Eph 1:19

That you will know by experience, the workings of the power of His resurrection.

And [so that you can know and understand] what is the immeasurable and unlimited and surpassing greatness of His power in and for us who believe, as demonstrated in the working of His mighty strength,

Col 1:9

Pray that you will be filled with the full (deep and clear) knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom [in comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God] and in understanding and discernment of spiritual things.

Col 1:10

Pray that you may walk (live and conduct yourself) in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him and desiring to please Him in all things.

Pray also, that you will consistently live a life that is bearing fruit in every good work and steadily growing and increasing in and by the knowledge of God [with fuller, deeper, and clearer insight, acquaintance, and recognition].

Col 1:11

Pray that you may be invigorated and strengthened with all power according to the might of His glory, [to exercise] every kind of endurance and patience (perseverance and forbearance) with joy,

Let’s prophesy Into the month of October, That our knowledge of God will indeed produce fruit that will also prosper us in all our ways, spiritually, temporally and materially.

Let’s pray also, that the month of October will align with the perfect will of God for us and that the riches of His grace and favour will be abundantly manifest in our lives in Jesus’s Name.

Let’s end today with a prayer of thanksgiving and rededication, consecrating our lives afresh to Him and praying that the evidence of our faith in the Lord will bring glory to His Name and draw others to Him, desiring to serve Him as well.

Amen.

Shalom,

Pastor Wale Ola