30 Day Prayer Guide

Dear Church Family,
We are embarking on our 30 days of prayer for the month of June.
Please meet 4 times in June and keep each other in prayer daily over the month of June.
I encourage you to also keep them in prayer over the summer months as we transition into the fall and future visioning.

As a group, refer to the ’30 Day Prayer Guide’ for further direction. As a group, please pick a main
‘facilitator’ – this person will be responsible for recording highlights,
messages from God, visions, etc, to share with me and the
rest of the church on Sunday mornings.

Feel free to call my home 519-787-0268 or cell at 519-993-0899 with
any questions and/or concerns. You can also contact the
church office for contact info.

God Bless, Faye

Praying Groups
If you need help contacting your group members, please contact us and we can help connect you together!
If you are not in a group, please contact us immediately!

  1. Jon, Doreen, Terry
  2. Marilyn, Mary C., Jacquie A.
  3. Faye, Switzers, Rensa
  4. Sharon B., Barb, Eunice, Elizabeth N.
  5. Melanie, Gwen, Mary S.
  6. Radu, Ngmata, Smiths
  7. Yvonne, Elaine, Shirley G., Linda G.
  8. John B, Nathan, Steve
  9. Katherine, Tara, Janet, Mikayla
  10. Randy, Werner, Alex, Bill
  11. Bruce, John M, Tony, Curtis, Liam
  12. Heidirose, Ruth Anne, Heather, Sarah, Julia
  13. Rachelle, Fern, Sharon H, Paula
  14. Cam, Seth, Victor, Gaye N.
  15. Hans, Craig, Wayne, Austin
  16. John G., Ray, Roy S.

Thank you for participating in Prayer Triplets. This guide will give you a specific focus for each of your 4 prayer meetings together. There is also a journaling section that we want you to use to collect insights that could be shared with the whole church. Throughout the process, we will be looking for testimonies that can be shared on Sunday.

Each group will have a facilitator who keeps you on track and will report your insights. You can hold your prayer meeting in a home, private place or at the church if you want to schedule a room and time. If it is convenient to come early or stay late on Sunday, you are welcome to do that. Find the place and time that three of you can agree on and make sure it’s an environment where you can have privacy and pray aloud.

Throughout the Bible, many examples of prayer, songs and meditations are filled with good questions for God. How long? When? Will you? Why? Who? At the heart of our questions for God is the ache for healing, redemption and a reason to hope. The questions we have for God tend to be very human and speak to our longing for a better world. Here’s a Psalm that gives voice to honest human questions.

Psalms 44:
23 Awake, Lord! Why do you sleep?
Rouse yourself! Do not reject us forever.
24 Why do you hide your face
and forget our misery and oppression?
25 We are brought down to the dust;
our bodies cling to the ground.
26 Rise up and help us;
rescue us because of your unfailing love.

There are also questions that God asks throughout Scripture. In prayer we want God to be able to ask us some clarifying questions. Consider these examples.

Genesis 3:
8 Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. 9 But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?”

Matthew 16:
26 What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? 27 For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done.

In this session together, we want to focus on asking God difficult questions and also ask each other probing questions. Take notes.

Prayer Prompts

1. Start by thanking God for ways that your questions have been answered. What are things that you used to wonder about and now have settled in your mind?

2. In prayer, bring all the questions you have for God. What are the things that you are not sure of, having difficulty with and wondering why it is not clear? What is bothering you?

3. Ask God what he wants to show us as a church. What are the unanswered questions and unfulfilled longings for the body of Christ in our church and in our city?

4. Now, we shift focus and ask God to examine our hearts. God, are there things that you want to ask us? God, speak to us about what is on your mind about our lives.

5. Pray for each other that God would give wisdom for unanswered questions. Pray that we would be willing and open to hear answers.

James 1:
5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. 6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.

Noteworthy Thoughts #1

The facilitator will use this page to record anything that might be relevant to share with the whole church. It may be something that God speaks to the group, a word of wisdom or knowledge or a testimony of what God is doing in your prayer triplet relationship. The facilitator will send the Pastor or Prayer Co-Ordinator an email with anything relevant. If you are not the facilitator, use this page to record your own notes and personal insights.

Anywhere that people co-exist there will be various kinds of conflict and challenge. Harsh words are exchanged. Promises are broken. Intentions are misunderstood. Selfishness and self-preservation keep insecurities alive.

Jesus taught us how to do conflict resolution. It is dependent on good intention and good communication. Prayer is a great place to begin to identify the next steps in making peace with those who trouble you. Read this passage and see how important it is to reach an agreement when you need next steps with someone. Our unity with God and one another is based on the common ground that is agreed upon.

Matthew 18:
15 “If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over. 16 But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.’ 17 If they still refuse to listen, tell it to the church; and if they refuse to listen even to the church, treat them as you would a pagan or a tax collector.
18 “Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
19 “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”

In today’s prayer time, we will seek to identify anyone that we are in conflict with or asking God to work on behalf of others with broken relationships.

Prayer Prompts

1. Start with thanking God for the unity we have experienced in our relationships and in the church. Identify the common ground we share—what do we mostly agree upon?

2. Identify specific individuals that you personally have some conflict with. As you name them before the Lord and each other, ask God to give you the right heart toward those people. Ask forgiveness for any bitterness, resentment or bad-mouthing that you have experienced.

3. Sometimes our greatest testing ground is our own home. In your marriage, family and relatives whom do you need fresh insight from God and peace toward? Are there ones that need to be reconciled to God?

4. Pray for courage to speak the truth lovingly and reframe difficult relationships in ways that bring peace to both sides.

5. Pray for each other and those you know that are facing relational challenges. Ask God to give insight and wisdom to those involved.

6. Finally agree together in prayer that you will be peacemakers who gently instruct others toward healthy conflict resolution.

Psalms 133:
1 Look! How good and how pleasant it is
when brothers live together!
2 It is like fine oil poured on the head
which flows down the beard—
Aaron’s beard,
and then flows down his garments.
3 It is like the dew of Hermon,
which flows down upon the hills of Zion.
Indeed, that is where the Lord has decreed
a blessing will be available—eternal life.

Noteworthy Thoughts #2

The facilitator will use this page to record anything that might be relevant to share with the whole church. It may be something that God speaks to the group; a word of wisdom or knowledge or a testimony of what God is doing in your prayer triplet relationship. The facilitator will send the Pastor or Facilitator an email with anything relevant. If you are not the facilitator, use this page to record your own notes and personal insights.

Parents, pastors, police, politicians, parking attendants, project managers—people with power that place expectations upon you. Everyone is answerable to someone else. We would love to say that we are answerable only to God, but what does God say about being accountable to others?

Jesus says that we are to give to Caesar what is owed. Paul says:

1 Timothy 2:
First of all, then, I urge that requests, prayers, intercessions, and thanks be offered on behalf of all people, 2 even for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. 3 Such prayer for all is good and welcomed before God our Savior, 4 since he wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God and one intermediary between God and humanity, Christ Jesus, himself human, 6 who gave himself as a ransom for all, revealing God’s purpose at his appointed time. 7 For this I was appointed a preacher and apostle—I am telling the truth; I am not lying—and a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth. 8 So I want the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or dispute.

God wants to hear us pray respectfully for all who have authority in our lives. Praying for them gives us a peaceful, quiet, godly, dignified life. God also wants to save them and guide them into truth.

The verse about there being one intermediary between God and humanity reminds us that ultimately Jesus is above all earthly names, titles and authority.

When the church can pray with lifted hands without anger and dispute God is pleased. He wants to use his Church to change the heart of those who rule over us. We cannot experience God’s best if we constantly resist those who have a say over us. We can make wise appeals to God on their behalf.

Prayer Prompts

1. Thank God for the freedom, provision and order that we have experienced at the hands of those in power. Name specific examples for what has been provided to you.

2. Starting with the generation that raised you, give thanks and name those who did something right in caring for you. Honour those who gave direction and brought truth into your experience. (Parents, spiritual mentors, pastors, employers, teachers, counsellors, social workers, etc.)

3. As you come to authority figures that you distrust, dislike, oppose or resent ask God to examine your heart and pray for their salvation and godly wisdom to direct their affairs. Pray for each other to grow in respect and honour.

4. Pray for governing officials by name (mayor, city council, community agencies (BIA, CAS, Neighbourhood Committees, Police, EMS, hospitals, doctors, provincial and federal leaders, world leaders)

5. Think about any way that you have a position of trust in the lives of others. Are there people that look up to you for direction, provision and to get a job done? Ask God to guide you toward knowing the truth and acting wisely and compassionately toward those whom you serve.

Noteworthy Thoughts #3

The facilitator will use this page to record anything that might be relevant to share with the whole church. It may be something that God speaks to the group; a word of wisdom or knowledge or a testimony of what God is doing in your prayer triplet relationship. The facilitator will send the Pastor or Prayer Facilitator an email with anything relevant. If you are not the facilitator, use this page to record your own notes and personal insights.

You cannot heal an infected wound without it first being properly cleaned, treated and properly dressed. Why do we think that our deep inner wounds will just go away without intervention?

James 5:
13 Is anyone among you suffering? He should pray. Is anyone in good spirits? He should sing praises. 14 Is anyone among you ill? He should summon the elders of the church, and they should pray for him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick and the Lord will raise him up—and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. 16 So confess your sins to one another and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great effectiveness.

Today we are looking at personal suffering. Where does it hurt? Where do we feel inadequate, broken and overly sensitive? We may behave optimistically when we feel good, but prayer is an opportunity to explore, that which gives us great pain.

Physical and emotional suffering gives us an opportunity to call for the pastors and mature believers to pray for our relief and healing. Anointing with oil signifies the healing work that needs to be done here. God wants to use the faith that others have to assist your recovery.

Sometimes we have sin in our lives that complicates our condition. As we learn to be transparent and confess our faults we change from suffering alone to trusting God for our help. You do not get better if you keep your symptoms hidden from a doctor. Likewise, we come to our soul doctors to examine the wound and apply God’s grace and truth to the issues.

Prayer Prompts

1. Start with thanking God for any blessings of health and wellness that you are experiencing. Thank God for any healing and recovery that you have experienced in the past and how that changed your life.

2. Are you physically ill or have a condition? Describe any ways that you feel ‘off’, wounded or sins that you struggle with. Go to prayer to confess your faults and then pray for each other to be healed, restored and delivered.

3. Pray for others in the church and your circle of relationships that are sick, wounded or struggling. Ask God to activate us in a good plan of care for one another.

4. In prayer thank Jesus for all the ways that he can identify with us in suffering and temptation.

5. Ask God to personally give you a name or two of people that you can bring some comfort and encouragement to. Who needs to hear from you?

Philippians 2:
Therefore, if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort provided by love, any fellowship in the Spirit, any affection or mercy, 2 complete my joy and be of the same mind, by having the same love, being united in spirit, and having one purpose. 3 Instead of being motivated by selfish ambition or vanity, each of you should, in humility, be moved to treat one another as more important than yourself. 4 Each of you should be concerned not only about your own interests, but about the interests of others as well.

Noteworthy Thoughts #4

The facilitator will use this page to record anything that might be relevant to share with the whole church. It may be something that God speaks to the group; a word of wisdom or knowledge or a testimony of what God is doing in your prayer triplet relationship. The facilitator will send the Pastor or Prayer Facilitator an email with anything relevant. If you are not the facilitator, use this page to record your own notes and personal insights.