Day 16 • Fasting & Praying

Ephesians 4:11-13, And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

Heavenly Father, You Are Our God Who Shepherds Us. You know exactly what we need spiritually and when we need it. And so we Thank You for the gifts of the apostles, prophets, evangelist, pastors and teachers You have given to perfect us, strengthen and build us up for the work of the ministry, that we also may have the grace we need to carry out our Kingdom assignments. And so now Lord, as they labor in prayers for the saints, studying, preparing, teaching, leading and mentoring, counseling and comforting, visiting the sick, and tending to the needs of Your people, we ask that You bless those who are currently working in the 5-fold ministry gifts, as well as the ones You shall call. Heavenly Father, we ask that You speak to the next generation of Moses’, Joshua’s, David’s, Daniels and Elisha’s at UVCF Church, and throughout the body of Christ across the world in Jesus’ name. Lord we thank You for giving them the heart that is after You Lord. Give them the heart of a servant, who loves people and longs to see them growing in Christ. Lord, let Your anointing increase and rest upon each of them, that we all may be perfected, equipped and unified all the more, growing up and maturing in the fullness of Christ Jesus. Lord bless the apostles as they plant churches, and set those You have called in place to shepherd the people, that new babes in Christ may be firmly rooted in the word of God and be filled with the gift of the Holy Spirit. Lord send Your word to the prophets. Let them echo Your words from heaven with clarity to shift us into our next season of blessings in Jesus’ name. Lord bless the evangelists. Protect them on their journey as they travel throughout cities, across the country, and around the world to spread the gospel of Jesus to those who have not heard it. Lord bless pastors and give them grace to shepherd Your people with Your love and genuine care. Lord bless the teachers. Give them wisdom, understanding, insight and a deeper revelation of Your word that they may train up the children in the ways of The Lord. Order their steps and release Your word in due season, so our faith in You God is continually built up and fortified in Jesus’ name. Heavenly Father, as each of these gifts pour out what You give to them this year, we ask that You restore them and refill them with a double portion of Your grace so they succeed in every area of life and in ministry. Yes Lord, as they take Your yoke upon them, make the burden of ministry easier and lighter in Jesus’ name. Give them the grace that they may be able to bear it in Jesus’ name. Heavenly Father, take each of these gifts higher in the revelation knowledge of Your Son Jesus, that we too might be called higher in Jesus’ name. Lord, we pray for their success in their families, their homes, their jobs, their churches, in their relationships. And Lord we ask that You continue to cause new doors to open wide for them and bless them with financial favor in Jesus’ name. Now we Thank You Heavenly Father for these special gifts You have given to us, that we might be victorious through Christ Jesus. And we give You all the praise, all the glory and honor for these things we pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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