Vineyard Christian Fellowship
40 Days of Fasting and Prayer Playbook
September 4th through October 13th, 2022
The 40 Days of Fasting and Prayer is a time when we can dedicate ourselves to the purposes of God. Our church takes seriously the teachings of Christ on prayer and fasting. We believe these spiritual disciplines bring greater effectiveness in ministry (Matt. 17: 14-21). In response to Christ’s encouragement, we are excited to engage in a period of fasting and prayer as a church body. In doing this, we are setting the spiritual tone for our church and families for the end of 2022 through 2023.
We are inviting everyone who is physically capable to join us as part of the church family and seek God together. Our goal is to see every family commit to at least one (or more! ) days of fasting and prayer. We do 40 Days of Fasting and Prayer in obedience to God’s word and in recognition of our deep need of Him. It is a time when we demonstrate our desire to honor Him, to intercede for those in need, to ask for His continued blessings, and to see what He might be stirring in us as a body of Christ followers. We send out the daily prayer focus and related scripture via text and email.
There are several purposes for participating in the 40 Days of Fasting and Prayer as a church:
We unite with one voice as a church over specific areas of need.
This is something families can do to foster deeper spirituality.
It is a time where we cry out to God for His mercy and direction.
It is a time when we emphasize the spiritual discipline of prayer and fasting.
It is a season of intercession and spiritual fervor.
It reveals our desire to see God’s will in our church.
“If I sign up on a slot, what do I have to do?” Here’s what we humbly ask:
A time slot is for 24 hours, starting at 7:00 a.m. and going until 7:00 a.m. the next morning.
Pray specifically for the prayer focuses of that day along with these following requests:
1. The Passion, Power, Presence and Proclamation of Christ among us.
2. The Leadership—Cooks, Olivers, McKays, Williams, Schraders, Boyers, Elders
3. Worship Ministry—Leaders and Team Members
4. Children’s Ministry and nursery—Team Members
5. Youth & Young Adult Ministry—Team Members
6. Women’s/Men’s Ministry—Team Members
7. Marriage Ministry-Leaders and Team members
8. Singles, Families, and Friendships in the Church
9. Evangelism corporately and individually
10. Missions Trip and missionaries
11. Sunday Crew, VCFO, Outreach, Prayer ministry-Leaders and team members
Individuals are asked to fast for the 24-hour period and to pray for the assigned needs for that day.
Families may choose to break up the fasting by doing it at different meals. The highlight of this 40 day period will be our annual Hear from God meeting that will take place on October 16th, 2022. May the Lord bless you in this season of dedication and commitment. Thanks so much for your sincere effort and participation.
Vineyard Christian Fellowship
Seeking God in 2022
The goal of the Forty Days of Fasting and Prayer is to enhance our relationship with God and deepen our effectiveness in His work and ministry. This fall we ask you to focus together as a family on the daily scripture passage and prayer emphasis topic. May the Lord richly bless your faithfulness in this endeavor.
Prayer Focus: Pray… Scripture
Sep. 4- That we will clearly see God’s vision for our church. Isaiah 48: 17-18
5- That we will pursue expanding the Kingdom of God. Matthew 28: 18-20
6- For the pastors and leadership along with their families. 1 Thessalonians 5: 12-13
7- That we will bring glory to God in all areas of our church. 2 Chronicles 7: 1-3
8- That our motives will be pure, and our attitudes will be right. Philippians 4: 8-9
9- For the growth and stability of new believers. 2 Peter 3: 17-18
10- For the finances of the church. Luke 6: 38
11- For marriages, families, and children in our church. Acts 16: 29-34
12- For our prayer ministry and those who would benefit. Acts 2: 1-4
13- That Sunday Crews will fulfill their purpose. 1 Thessalonians 1: 3
14- For our community-based outreach ministries. Colossians 4: 2-3, 5-6
15- For the future direction of outreach of our church. Galatians: 2: 8-10
16- That God will empower us to do the work of the ministry. Acts 14: 1-3
17- For the Children’s Ministry leaders and teachers. Matthew 19: 13-15
18- That we will become a church that equips the saints. Hebrews 13: 20-21
19- For the Women’s Ministry. Titus 2: 4-5
20- For greater effectiveness with our prayer ministry teams. 1 Thessalonians 1: 2-5
21- That we will become more evangelistic as a church. Philippians 1: 3-7
22- That our people will become personally involved in ministry. Romans 12: 4-8
23- That God will raise up more leaders among us to do His work. Ephesians 4: 11-13
24- That we will continue to be a church of love, acceptance & forgiveness. 1 Thessalonians 3: 12-13
25- That the empowering ministry of God will be among us. Acts 1: 8
26- That we will reach the unbelieving world around us. Luke 19: 9-10
27- For Youth and Young Adult Ministry of our church and community. Ecclesiastes 12: 1
28- For our Connect Group Ministry to expand and more CG leaders. Hebrews 3: 13
29- For His mission and our missionaries. John 4: 21-24
30- For our Men’s Ministry. Proverbs 27: 17
Oct. 1- That God will raise up more leaders to disciple new converts. John 8: 31-32
2- That we will be more aware of God’s heart toward the lost. John 3: 16-18
3- That in everything we will experience success. Psalms 1: 1-3
4- That we experience the presence of God in all our services. Psalms 16: 7-11
5- That God will enable us to do His work more effectively. 1 Corinthians 2: 1-5
6- For the people of Whispering Pines, Deercreek apts, and our neighbors. Luke 4: 18-19
7- For the leaders of our country, state, county & city. 1 Timothy 2: 1-2
8- For world peace and against world hunger. Isaiah 11: 4-6
9- That we will see healing and deliverance through God’s power. Luke 9:1-2
10- For the national Vineyard Organization. Colossians 4: 2-3
11- For more volunteers to help in our ministry. Ephesians 2: 10
12- For the movement of God’s power in every family of our church. Acts 2: 42-43
13- That we will be found faithful in being led by the Holy Spirit. Romans 8: 14-17
You can access this prayer guide from our home page (www.vineyardcf.com) by clicking on the ‘Forty Days of Fasting & Prayer’ banner at the top of the home page.