Just a few more days until we kick off “The People Who Pray – Fifty days of Prayer at Calvary Chapel” – Here’s our schedule:

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The People Who Pray – Fifty days of Prayer at Calvary Chapel”

May 1st – June 19th , 2016

 

  • Resources –Available in the church lobby and on line at nycshepherd.com or calvarychapelsi.org
  • Book – “The 21 Most Effective Prayers of the Bible” by Dr. Dave Earley
  • Evaluation Sheets –“ Finding Your Prayer Index” and “How to Develop a Daily Prayer List”
  • Prayers Sheets
  • Calvary Chapel Prayer Card
  • Scripture Memory Cards

 

Week One – May 1st – May 7th

 

  • Sermon Message –The Citizens Who Pray for Their City and Country
  • Read: Intro,  Chapters 1 & 2 in The 21 Most Effective Prayers of the Bible
  • Scripture Memory Verse  – Jeremiah 33:3
  • Events – Thursday, National Day of Prayer – 7:30 P.M. – International Christian Church,  Friday – “In His Presence” – All Church Prayer Meeting  at Calvary Chapel – 8:00 P.M.

 

Week Two – May 8th – May 14th

 

  • Sermon Message – The Moms Who Pray for Their Children
  • Read: Chapters 3-4 in The 21 Most Effective Prayers of the Bible
  • Scripture Memory – Philippians 4:6-7
  • Events – Friday – “In His Presence” at Calvary Chapel – 8:00 P.M.

 

Week Three – May 15th – May 21st

 

  • Sermon Message –The Believers Who Pray for Their Unbelievers
  • Read: – Chapters -5- 7  in The 21 Most Effective Prayers of the Bible
  • Scripture Memory – John 14:13-14
  • Events  – Friday – “In His Presence” at Calvary Chapel – 8:00 P.M

 

 

 

Week Four – May 22nd – May 28th

 

  • Sermon Message –The Congregants Who Pray for Their Church
  • Read: – Chapters 8-10  in The 21 Most Effective Prayers of the Bible
  • Scripture Memory – James 4:3
  • Events  – Friday – “In His Presence” at Calvary Chapel – 8:00 P.M

 

Week Five – May 29th – June 4th

 

  • Sermon Message –The Senders Who Pray for Their Sent Ones
  • Read: – Chapters 11-13  in The 21 Most Effective Prayers of the Bible
  • Scripture Memory – Psalm 55:22
  • Events  – Friday – “In His Presence” at Calvary Chapel – 8:00 P.M

–          Saturday and Sunday – Prayer Walk of Mariner’s Harbor

 

Week Six – June 5th – 11th

 

  • Sermon Message –The Shepherds Who Pray  for their Sheep
  • Read: – Chapters 14-16  in The 21 Most Effective Prayers of the Bible
  • Scripture Memory – Mathew 9:37-38
  • Events  – Friday  – “In His Presence” at Calvary Chapel – 8:00 P.M

 

Week Seven – June 12th – 18thh

 

  • Sermon Message –The Sinners Who Pray for Their Salvation
  • Read: – Chapters 17-18  in The 21 Most Effective Prayers of the Bible
  • Scripture Memory – Ephesians 3:20-21
  • Events – Friday  – “In His Presence” at Calvary Chapel – 8:00 P.M

 

Week Eight – June 19th – 25th

 

  • Sermon Message –The Dads Who Pray for Their Sons and Daughters
  • Read: – Chapters 19-21 in The 21 Most Effective Prayers of the Bible
  • Scripture Memory – 1 Timothy 2:8
  • Events  – Friday  – “In His Presence” at Calvary Chapel – 8:00 P.M

Just four days before we launch”The People Who Pray” – 50 Days of Prayer at Calvary Chapel” – Here are the Scripture memory verses we will be using for the 50 days and beyond. Why not read them over and begin meditating on them today?

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“The People Who Pray”  – Memory Verse for Week 1

Jeremiah 33:3 (ESV) – Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.

“The People Who Pray” – Memory Verse for Week 2

Philippians 4:6–7 (ESV) – Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

“The People Who Pray”  – Memory Verse for Week  3

John 14:13–14 (ESV)  –  Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.

“The People Who Pray”  – Memory Verse for Week 4

James 4:3 (ESV)  – You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.

“The People Who Pray” – Memory Verse for Week 5

Psalm 55:22 (ESV) – Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you;         he will never permit the righteous to be moved.

“The People Who Pray” – Memory Verse for Week 6

Matthew 9:37–38 (ESV)  – Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; 38 therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”

“The People Who Pray”  – Memory Verse for Week 7

Ephesians 3:20–21 (ESV) – Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

“The People Who Pray”  – Memory Verse for Week 8

1 Timothy 2:8 (ESV) – I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling;

“The People Who Pray”  – Supplemental Memory Verse #1

1 Thessalonians 5:16–18 (ESV)  – Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

“The People Who Pray”  – Supplemental Memory Verse #2

1 Timothy 2:1–2 (ESV) – First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.

 

Just five days before we launch “The People Who Pray – 50 Days of Prayer at Calvary Chapel” – Today is a great day to work on your prayer list – Here’s how:

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Developing a Daily and Day by Day Prayer List

1. On a separate sheet of paper make a list of all the people in your immediate family you think you should pray for. Include specific requests.

 

2. On a separate sheet of paper make a list of all the people you know who don’t have Christ as Savior that you think you should pray for.

 

3. On a separate sheet of paper make a list of all your Christian friends that you think you should be praying for. Include specific requests.

 

4. On a separate sheet of paper make a list of all the Christian Workers and Ministries that you think you should be praying for. Include specific requests where you can. We will be providing you with a laminated card for Church missionaries, ministries and ministers

 

5. On a separate sheet of paper, make a list of all the political leaders you think you should be praying for. Include international leaders as well as national leaders. Don’t forget local and state politicians.

 

6. On a separate sheet of paper, make a list of all the items regarding yourself you think you should be praying for. Include specifics.

 

7. Now go through all sheets composing a daily list and a day by day list using notebook or prayer sheets – Include Laborers for the Harvest and the Peace of Jerusalem – 3 Columns – date, request, how answered.

Finding my Prayer Index in preparation for “The People Who Pray – 50 Days of Prayer at Calvary Chapel”

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Becoming “The People Who Pray” – My Prayer Index

 

Desiring to be “the people who pray” is a great goal. Before we go any further though, it would be a good idea for each of us to evaluate our own present prayer lives. We need to check our prayer index. To do this, please fill in the blanks after the following statements.

 

  • Let’s begin by rating our prayer awareness. Every believer should maintain a constant relationship with the Lord. Not counting grace at meals how many times during the average day do you find yourself talking to God -_______ (Maximum score is 10).
  • Let’s move now to the frequency of our corporate prayer. This involves praying with someone else like at a prayer meeting or over the phone. Not counting your spouse, how many times a week do you pray with another believer – _______  (Maximum score is 3)
  • Let’s evaluate the frequency of our prayer time. Every Christian should have a daily time set aside specifically to lift up their hearts to the Lord. In an average week, in how many days out of seven, are you able to set aside a specific time for prayer -____(Maximum score is 7)
  • We need to move next to the length of our prayer times. On average how long, in minutes, do you spend in your daily prayer time spoken about above. – ______ (Maximum score is 20).
  • Finally, we need to measure the focus of our prayer life. We all struggle with the “bless me and my three syndrome” in prayer. On average then, in my prayer time, how many items not directly related to me or my family am I praying for _______ (Maximum score is 10 items).

 

To find your prayer index take your total raw score ________ (Maximum raw score is 50) and multiply by 2. Now give yourself a letter grade.

 

0 – 59 = F – Power has been cut to my life – Call God-Ed

60-69 = D – My life has a short – power  is inconsistent, see above.

70-73 = C- – Almost average – Overall maintenance needed.

74-76 = C – Average – Is a little more focus is what is needed?

77-79 = C+ – Just above average. What could you improve?

80-83 = B- – Almost good, does your heart need cleaning?

84-86 = B – Good, a work in progress.

87-89= B+ – Super, how could you take it up a notch?

90-93 = A- – Almost great, keep it up.

94-96 = A – Excellent – a model of a person who prays.

97-100 = A+ – Well done. We are watching you.

By June 19th what would you like your prayer index to be ______?

I suspect that many of us are not happy with our prayer index grade. I know that almost all of us will see a need to improve. The good news is that this isn’t our final grade. Let’s spend the next fifty days being tutored by the Master, the Lord Jesus. Let’s allow him to “teach us to pray”. The results will be life changing. I am looking forward to growing with you. May God richly bless us as we seek Him. In His Service, Pastor Dave

Beginning a new series tomorrow at Calvary Chapel – “The People Who Pray”

Please join us tomorrow, April 24th, as we begin a new series at Calvary Chapel called “The People Who Pray”. In conjunction with this series we will be 1) Studying prayer in the life of  8 particular people or groups of people in various circumstances as they pray, 2) evaluating our prayer lives via “The Prayer Index”, 3) be participating in 50 Days of Prayer (May 1st – June 19th) 4) be reading together the book  “The 21 Most Effective Prayers of the Bible” by our friend Dr. Dave Earley (The book is available at church for $2.00 beginning tomorrow),41ujm2rh2ql._sy344_bo1204203200_.jpg.jpg

and 5) be prayer walking our neighborhood with Churches across our city (June 4th and 5th). Our Worship Services are at 9:00 A.M and 11:15 A.M. and are  also carried live on 570AMThe Mission beginning at 11:30 A.M. They are also streamed live at 11:15 A.M. at http://www.calvarychapelsi.org.