Focus: National Elections
This is a call from NIRSA, TEASA, Jericho Walls, Global Day of Prayer and other Christian organisations for the Church to pray and seek God's face for our nation in this season of change and turmoil.
We call on the Church to set aside one day of CORPORATE PRAYER (Friday 20 March 2009) and three days of FASTING and PRAYER (18 - 20 March 2009).
20 March 2009: 1 day of corporate prayer
For each community, town, congregation, school or business to organise a dedicated time of corporate worship on the National Day of Prayer (e.g. in the Town Hall, Public Square, School Hall, high places overlooking the community, in a Mall or in church buildings).
For every church of all denominations to organise a time of corporate prayer for their congregation on this day (e.g. early morning, lunchtime and evening prayer meeting, cell groups, meeting for men, women, youth and children etc)
For businesses, municipalities, public offices, schools, universities and sport centres etc. to make available a small office or private space and to encourage employees, clients and visitors to join in prayer for our nation.
18 – 20 March 2009: 3 days fasting and prayer
For every church of all denominations to organise times of corporate prayer for their congregation (e.g. early morning, lunchtime and evening prayer meetings, meetings for men, women, youth and children) for the duration of the three days of prayer and fasting.
For every individual Christian to rise up, take their stand before the Throne of Grace and intercede for our nation for at least one hour during the three days of fasting.
Consider filling the three days with multiple night-and-day prayer sessions.
We encourage individuals to participate in the three days of fasting on any one of the following ways of fasting:
The following guidelines are to help you to focus your prayers on two aspects of prayer:
Proclamations and Thanksgivings
I confess and believe that:
Prayer points for the 2009 elections
For peaceful, free, air and just elections.
Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on South Africa. Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on South Africa. Holy Spirit, have mercy on South Africa.
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit we bless you South Africa!
A small booklet on praying for the nation HEAR OUR PRAYER is also available and can be ordered from the Jericho Walls office. Also available in Afrikaans, Xhosa and Tswana.
Jericho Walls International Prayer Network
Private Bag X22, Lynnwood Ridge 0040 South Africa
Tel. +27 12 365 3213 Fax. +27 12 365 3214
P.O. Box 14747 Hatfield 0028 Tel. +27 12 343 9488/9 Fax. +27 86 685 5649
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