Below is a prayer focus for you that is meant to be completed over a ten-day period. It was not written by me alone. The material used was initially written by Dr. Chuck Pierce from Glory of Zion International. I have made a few changes to the original 50-day prayer focus Dr. Pierce prepared and released in his book, A Time to Prosper. It was my thought that many of you may want to set aside 10 days and do this in preparation for the New Year, 2014. I suggest that you keep a journal as you journey with the Lord over these 10 days. May these 10 days truly bring a blessing as Dr. Pierce said, “May this be a time of visitation where the presence and power of God invade your space and order your steps! May you be restored and healed – body, soul and spirit! Expect God to move.”
Day 1: Read Psalm 139; Ephesians 2. May the Lord show you who you are in Him. You are an original, fearfully and wonderfully made! Thank Him for forming you in your mother’s womb. Spend the day praising Him!! This is very important in the process of breaking old expectations and receiving a new expectation for your future.
Day 2: Memorize and speak forth 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24. Decree that your whole spirit, soul and body will be sanctified! Also read Joshua 3. Stand strong and courageous, the Lord your God goes with you wherever you go. Follow Him and move forward!!
Day 3: Sing or praise with Psalm 23. Agree with God for restoration of your soul. Soul is linked with “Breathing” and refers to the entire inner nature and personality of a person. Read Proverbs 29:18. Ask the Lord to open up new vision and revelation over your life.
Day 4: Ask the Lord to make your heart pure! Read the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-12). Ask the Lord to align your feelings, desires, affections and aversions with Holy Spirit. Ask the Lord to send help or aid to you so that your heart and soul will be cleansed. Pray that your soul will begin to prosper in a new way. Now read… 3 John 2; Hebrews 13:17; James 1:21; James 5:20; 1 Peter 1:9 and ask the Lord to allow you to “see” Him (see Matt. 5:8).
Day 5: Memorize Proverbs 18:14. Ask the Lord to remove any vexation (frustration, annoyance, or worry) of your spirit and its influence on your spirit. Thank God that you are a spiritual being and that you will live eternally with Him if Jesus is the Lord of your life. If you do not have this assurance, stop and ask the Lord to forgive you of your sin and cleanse you from all unrighteousness. Invite Jesus to become the Lord of your life. Read Romans 6:23; 5:8; 10:13; 10:9. Receive your cleansing through the power of His blood. Read Hebrews 9. Ask the Lord to cleanse your conscience and restore it to full working authority. Ask the Lord to renew your communion with Him. Take communion with Him. (You may want to read Romans 8) Day 6: Read Romans 6. Make a list of any place that sin “has dominion” over you. Pray that by the power of Holy Spirit, you are freed and cleansed. Watch for sins of omission, such as gossiping, criticizing, judging and so forth. At times, these are hidden from us and can produce unbelief in us.
Day 7: The body is the lowest part of a person’s being; it’s where the soul and spirit reside. Honor the Holy Spirit who has chosen to dwell within you. Read 1 Corinthians 6:19-20. Thank Him that your body is His. Reread Romans 6:13, 19. Yield each part of your body, one by one, naming each part. Yield them unto God as instruments of righteousness rather than unto iniquity. If you have a part of your body that is not working properly, ask the Lord to heal and cleanse that part. Include any part of your body that you know has been affected by sin. Let old things pass away and let everything be made new. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
Day 8: Fast as the Lord leads you. You may be called to fast from a meal or for a day or even three days. However I suggest you do not fast from liquids and that you consult your health professional before fasting. No everyone can fast. If you cannot fast from a meal, you might fast from electronics for a few days. Imagine the blessing of no television, or no computer for even a few hours!! Read Romans 8 again. Give thanks to the Lord that he has adopted you and that His blood is flowing through you to restore you!! Glory to His name!!
Day 9: Declare all hope deferred, which makes the heart sick, is broken from you. It is removed from influencing your life. (You may want to read Ezekiel 36-37) Thank the Lord for a new heart and spirit. Declare a new door of hope is opening by the power of the Holy Spirit. Read Romans 15:13
Day 10: Read Psalms 32; 62. Declare your emotions healed and your spirit free. Worship throughout the day. Use praise music. If you have to drive somewhere, then sing with the music. Memorize Hebrews 11:6. Ask the Lord for your next measure of faith. Read and meditate on Isaiah 60. Arise! Shine! Decree that all depression and oppression must leave. EXPECT God to move on your behalf. EXPECT miracles and healing to begin to happen in you and through you not by might, not by power but by His SPIRIT!! (Zechariah 4:6)
Happy New Year dear sister-in-Christ,
Patricia L. Wenzel
Material taken from: A Time to Prosper, Finding and Entering God’s Realm of Blessings, by Chuck D. Pierce and Robert Heidler, Regal Books, 2013