Pray and fast for 10.10.10

Prayer July 19, 2010

Our 10.10.10 prayer is based on the prayer of Nehemiah who fasted and prayed before approaching the king to ask for help for his people.

We want to follow that pattern of prayer every Monday over the coming weeks before we approach our leaders to ask for the Millennium Development Goal promises to be kept.

If you can fast for the whole day or part of it or fast from certain foods, that would help us to hear God's voice and help to prepare us for 10.10.10.

Each week, please read Nehemiah's prayer and the 10.10.10 prayer so that together we are proclaiming God's mercy, justice and love that lasts through the generations. 

If you have any words of encouragement or guidance from God, please pass them on to us all. 

July 19: 12 weeks or 83 days till 10.10.10
"Oh Lord, God of heaven...... let your ear be attentive and your eyes open to hear the prayer your servant is praying before you day and night... We have acted very wickedly towards you, we have not obeyed your commands." Nehemiah 1:6,7 

Let's ask God’s forgiveness for where we have in the past failed to collectively pray for our leaders and governments. Our prayers provide the cover that is necessary for governments to rule wisely and justly and in the best interests of all people. Pray for countries facing elections or referendums in the next months - Australia, Kenya, Philippines, Colombia.  

Please spend time praying for the situation in your country, pray for Christians to see the opportunity offered by 10.10.10 to be a voice of justice and mercy for the poor and vulnerable.  

God bless and encourage you this week,
Joel, Vikki, Theresa and Amanda