Prayer and Fasting

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It has been six months since all the churches were closed down and all large gatherings were banned. But now the believers have found their voices in all media and online platforms. The gospel message and content has filled the airwaves and are listened to by many near and far and across denominations. Help for the fearful and those in
distress is now just a call away.

Preaching and teaching is being conducted via various platforms, Zoom, Skype, Webinars, Telegraph,Facebook, Instagram and even on WhatsAapp. Bless the Lord who has given his church a voice in the midst of darkness.

Though the Churches and other places of worship are being slowly opened, we are not certain how and when this pandemic will end, nevertheless, there is need to thank God for this far He brought us as individuals and as corporate. We are therefore calling upon all of us to participate in our 31 days of prayers as we give thanks and also dedicate our families, institution of learning, government institutions and Church of Jesus Christ.

It is in this context we have released a schedule of the day each district will take charge and the prayer guide of items to pray for. The prayer torch will be launched on Thursday 1st October and the climax will be on 31st October followed by our final Thanksgiving Sunday this year on 1st November 2020. The success of our 31 days
of prayers will depend on our commitment and total sacrifice.

Let us all Arise and Shine in our prayer lives for God has given us another opportunity.

Rev Ngere H.N
Parish Moderator

BREAKING EVIL COVENANTS - Monday, 19th October 2020

"Thus says the LORD to His anointed, To Cyrus, whose right hand I have held - To subdue nations before him And loose the armor of kings, To open before him the double doors, So that the gates will not be shut: 'I will go before you And make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze And cut the bars of iron. I will give you the treasures of darkness And hidden riches of secret places, That you may know that I, the LORD, Who call you by your name, Am the God of Israel." Isaiah 45:1-3

1. Lord we bring repentance today on behalf of the body of Christ and the nation for dedicating our riches and wealth to the spirit of Babylon.

2. We renounce and cancel every evil dedication of our national currency to idols and demons and we sanctify our wealth with the blood of Jesus Christ.

3. Lord by your power we break every evil covenants upon our finances and we rededicate and bring our economy, our wealth, our finances back to your kingdom and to your ways in the name of Jesus Christ.

4. Our Powerful All-Knowing God, reveal and expose the different strongmen holding our economy at ransom and holding various sectors in bondage. We pray that you will give us strategies, wisdom and zeal to defeat them.

5. We rededicate our national currency (Kes) our economy and wealth of the nation to the most High God-Jehovah El Elyon.

6. By your great mercy Jehovah, we pray that you may bring Shalom to the spirit, heart and mind of your children and they will operate under the guidance of your Word and Spirit.

7. As you held the hand of Cyrus, God holds the right hand of your sheep and the nation to gently lead us out of economic depression to prosperity.

PRAYERS FOR THE SENATE: Thursday 22nd October 2020

"Now I exhort you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all agree and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be made complete in the same mind and in the same judgment. l Cor.1:10

1. Let us dedicate to God the house where The Senate meets so that all the activities carried out there will be done honorably.

2. Let us repent on behalf of the Senate members for any sm or acts of corruption to serve selfish interests.

3. As the Church take authority in Jesus Name, bind and cast out the foul spirit of negative ethnicity out of this house and its members.

4. Let us pray that the Senate will represent the counties and protect their interests fairly.

5. Pray that there will be agreement on the bill or revenue allocation from the counties. That the formula they will adopt will bring equity to all come to an end.

6. Pray that the exercise of oversight over national revenue to the county government is done diligently.

7. Pray that a spirit of humility will come upon the members and they will repent and tum to God and be saved.

8. Speak Shalom to all leaders of the Senate and to all members and workers in this house.

9. Confess on behalf of committees any compromise or corruption that has happened in the past. Pray that men and women of integrity will stand for what is right and reports will not be manipulated to protect the corrupt but every evil will be exposed.

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THANKS GIVING FOR COUNTY GOVERNMENTS: Friday 23nd October 2020

"Oh, give thanks to the LORD! Call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples! 1 Chronicles 16:8

1. Give thanks and acknowledge the many good things that devolution has brought to the grassroots people.

2. Let us thank God for the Governors and Senators who have done a lot in devolution despite this being a new introduction to the way we govern and utilize resources.

3. Praise God for the way development has now come closer to the people and what has been accomplished in the last few years.

4. Let us give thanks to God for those MPs who have done well in their constituencies.

 5. Let us give thanks to God for good bills that have been passed in Parliament.

6. Let us give thanks to God for those who serve the people with humility and dedication.

7. Let us thank the Lord for the prayer groups who are committed to continuously pray for this nation including Christian Prayer Network. Pray that God will answer their prayers.

8. Thank God for answers to our prayers and pray that his will and Kingdom will come into the nation and Kenya will take her rightful position in birthing the
end-time revival.

EDUCATION SECTOR: Saturday 24th October 2020

"I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye on you" Psalm 32:8. This sphere of society includes teachers, administrators, home school instructors coaches, non-teaching staff, community partners, parents, volunteers, and children at all levels of education from preschool thru graduate levels.

Isaiah. 54:17 - "No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousnessisfromMe," Says the LORD

1. Thank our Heavenly Father for His love and presence in all our institutions of learning in the 47 counties of Kenya
2. Pray for the physical environment of the schools to be safe grounds, free from drugs, major fights, and outbreaks of illness, catastrophic accidents, fires, explosions or any other hazardous conditions.
3. Pray God's peace and safety over every school, prekindergarten through college.
4. Plead the blood of Jesus Christ over the schools and declare they are safe in the name of Jesus. That God will assign angels to supernaturally sanitize all learning institutions.
5. Pray that the school environment will always be conducive to learning. (2 Corinthians 2: 14)
6. Pray for the availability of the needed tools and proper facilities to teach our children.
7. Pray for the support staff in the schools to treat the children with dignity and respect.

PRAYER FOR STUDENTS: Sunday 25th October 2020

"Jeremiah 29:11- "For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

Thank God the Alpha and Omega for the good plans He has for our children and youth. Pray and ask God to impart upon them the virtue of peace and hope even as they resume school.

1. Ask our Heavenly Father to encourage those children who are struggling with their studies; strengthen their minds. That He will enable their teachers and parents know how to help them learn.
2. That God will empower them to overcome any feelings of worthlessness or shame.
3. Pray for students to separate themselves from the world and the things of the world: the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye, and the pride of life.
4. We declare their bodies, souls and spirits shall not be contaminated by corrupt influences, they will not engage in immoral behavior, and they will conduct themselves honorably as children of the King.
5. According to Psalm 91, declare that the Lord is our students' refuge. He is their God and their trustworthy place of safety. God shields them from attacks and threats. He will rescue them from every trap, protect them from the deadly disease, and make sure no evil overtakes them. The angels protect them wherever they go.
6. That God will cover the children and youth by His blood and stay the hand of violence against the children and staff off the schools.

PARENTS: Monday 26th October 2020

"And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. Parents and teachers should work together for the good of the child such as making sure a child does his/her homework, address disciplinary issues and emphasizing the importance of studying and obtaining an education. Parents also have a responsibility to train up these precious children (our future generation) in the reverence and admonition of God". Philippians. 4:19.

1. Pray that parents will have all of the resources necessary to properly provide for their children so that they can grow physically, academically, and socially.

2. That Our Lord, The Good Shepherd, who promises to guide us through the wilderness and to protect us through the storm, will make parents and guardians wise even when they cannot clearly see the way forward, That He will make them brave and strong in the face of their weakness.
3. That God will make possible what seems impossible so that parents/guardians might joyfully entrust themselves and their children into His tender care in these trying and troubling times In Jesus' name.
4. Pray that parents will be involved in their children's lives in a positive way and not anger their children, but raise them properly, teaching them and instructing them about the Lord.
5. Declare that Christian teachers, administrators, and parents will be fervent intercessors for students.
6. Pray for parents' and children's - hearts, minds, and spirits to be opened to wisdom, counsel and understanding that comes from God so that their minds and purposes are conformed to the mind of Christ and His purpose.

ADMINISTRATORS AND TEACHERS: Tuesday 27th October 2020

"But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way." 1 Corinthians 14:40.

1. Thank God that they have answered the call to lead our teachers and schools so that our children might learn in a safe and nurturing environment conducive to academic and personal success.
2. Ask God to bless our school administrators with wisdom, integrity, a sense of humor, patience and the physical and mental energy equal to their tasks.
3. That Jehovah will bless them with strong support from parents, teachers and the community.
4. Ask God to give administrators insights into each teacher's unique gifts, strengths and abilities so that they might use each teacher in ways that contribute greatly to the common good.
5. That God will Reward them by allowing them to see the fruits of their labor displayed in the success of their teachers and students.
6. Pray that God will position Godly administrators and teachers on the Mountain of Education. (Psalm 75:6)
7. That every school principal recognizes and operates in the God-given responsibility he/she has for God's will for the children who attend the school.
8. Humbly beseech our Good God to accept our prayers today as an expression of our gratefulness to The Almighty God and to all Principals/ Administrators for their dedication in making our schools a central and vital part of our community..

LESS FORTUNATE IN OUR SOCIETY - Prayers for Widows and Orphans: Wednesday 28th October 2020

"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. "James 1:27

"Learn to do right, seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow" Isaiah 1:17.

1. Pray that the Church will take the position and protect, be more concerned and have a greater appreciation of the value and dignity of widows, orphans and the fatherless amongst us.

2. Pray that those who are not bereaved will consider the widows and orphans with understanding and wisdom and that they will show love to the widows and orphans within their midst.

3. Proclaim that widows, orphans and fatherless will blaze with God's love and obedience to Jesus Christ as Lord in their lives throughout the nation.

4. Pray that the power of Christ's love will bring lasting transformation in their lives.

5. Pray that the Lord will hear the prayers of the widows, widowers, fatherless and orphans and answer them in His mercy and love.

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LESS FORTUNATE IN OUR SOCIETY - FATHERLESS: Thursday 29th October 2020

"He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow and loves the alien, giving him food and clothing" Deuteronomy 10:18.

1. Pray that Christ will strengthen the bond between orphans, fatherless, widows and the rest of the citizens.

2. Declare that the widows and orphans will follow Christ whether young or old and serve Him with a lifetime of extreme devotion.

3. Pray that Christians at large will show and extend God's love to the widows and orphans of this nation and that the blessings of Zion will be bestowed upon every widow, widower, and orphans and fatherless in this nation.

4. Pray for both church and government to extend God's love to the thousands of widows and orphans by supporting them in prayer, empowering them spiritually and financially and consistently participating in their lives

5. Pray those widowed and orphaned as a result of the HIV epidemic will get the medical care and attention needed

6. That the message of hope will be received by widows and children through Church, Para Church and NGO initiatives. Pray that Christ's power, providence, guidance and protection will grow stronger and stronger in the lives of orphans and widows and that the Lord will rescue them from those who plan to hurt demoralize or discourage them.

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INSTITUTIONS TAKING CARE OF THE NEEDY: Friday 30th October 2020

"Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the alien or the poor" Zechariah 7:10.

Pray that the leadership in Kenya will focus on bringing justice to widows, orphans, fatherless and for the Lord to destroy every evil altar constructed against them in the name of Jesus.

1. Pray that Kenyans will not oppress the widows and orphans and that God will arise and scatter every conspiracy in

the heavenliness that is against the widows and orphans.

2. Pray that Christians will act with wisdom, compassion and persistence to reach out to those suffering because of
bereavement.

3. Pray that the name of Jesus will be declared among those who are bereaved with the demonstration and power in
the Spirit, where God's love becomes personal and tangible to them.

4. Pray that Christians will work wisely, trusting God to work powerfully, in order to bring spiritual and emotional healing to many widows and orphans and foreigners of goodwill in this land.
5. Pray that God will strengthen the capacity of families, communities and well-wishers for the orphans to access basic essential needs such as shelter, food, clothing as well as school fees and basic health care.

6. Pray that Christ will lift the economic hardship( s) that widows and orphans experience

PRAY FOR ST. ANDREWS PARISH: Friday 31st October 2020

Pray for P.C.E.A St. Andrews Parish

1. Pray for all the Church leaders from top-level to the lowest level.
2. Pray for Church members old and Young
3. Pray for P.C.E.AKileleshwa Church Plot purchase
4. Pray for our Revenue Avenues and our Local and International Donors
5. Commit our Thanksgiving Sunday before God.
6. Pray for the Staff working in our Parish
7. Pray for Tumaini and Hawa Children Home.
8. Pray for our mission centers, Mashuru and Rumuruti.