ShareFest Daily Prayer Guide

Sundays – Ask God to call our churches to the ministry of Jesus
In Luke 4:18-21, Jesus quo ted Isaiah 61:1-2 and He said, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He hath anoin ted me to preach the gospel to the poor; He hath sent me to heal the brokenhear ted , to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord. ” (KJV) Our need, not our sufficiency brings us to Jesus. Note Matthew 9:12-13, Mark 2:17 and Luke 5:31-32 . May the focus of ShareFest be the Christlike acts of kindness and love in Jesus' name, that others may see Him and not us.

Mondays – Pray for Unity
Pray for unity of heart, mind and purpose for all churches and individuals who participate in ShareFest . ( Philippians 2:1-4 ) May this year's ShareFest be about all of us in Christ and not any one of us. Pray that we will work together as one body in the Lord. ( 1 Corinthians 12:12-31 ) Pray that as the church comes together, the world would know how much God loves them and that He sent His Son.

Tuesdays – Pray for Leaders
Pray for our pastors, our church leadership teams, and our overall ShareFest leadership team. Ask for protection, wisdom, strength, and servant attitudes. ( 1 Timothy 2:1-2 ) Our leaders are only as strong as the prayers that hold them up.

Wednesdays – Pray for One Another
Pray that we will be devo ted and give preference to one another ( Romans 12:10 ), accept one another ( Romans 15:7 ), care for one another ( 1 Corinthians 12:25 ), carry each other's burdens ( Galatians 6:2 ), forgive one another ( Ephesians 4:32 ), encourage and build up one another ( 1 Thessalonians 5:11 ), spur one another on to love and good deeds ( Hebrews 10:24 ), confess sins to one another ( James 5:16 ), pray for one another ( James 5:16 ), serve one another ( 1 Peter 4:10 ), and love one another ( 1 John 4:11 ). Pray that this kind of love would draw many to Christ.

Thursdays – Pray for Families, Schools, and Neighborhoods
Pray for all participating churches that scores of new disciples will take up their light and illuminate the lives of children and adults throughout our cities. ( Matthew 5:13-16 ) Pray for God's favor on all the children and schools in our community. Ask God to mobilize His people in large numbers to mentor, provide spiritual direction, and work to ensure a good education for all children in the community. Pray for God's protection and blessing for your neighborhood and the neighborhoods we will serve. (Malachi 4:6, Mark 12:29 -31 )

Fridays – Pray for Church Blood Drives and ShareFest Celebration
Pray that hundreds of people will give the gift of life to preserve and save the lives of countless others. Pray that those who give this life resource will have opportunity to share the love of Christ verbally and by example. ( John 15:13 ) Pray that many churches will come together this weekend and that the visible unity of the church in Central Arkansas will honor Christ. Pray that we will have a huge gathering of food and coats, and that we will have a love offering worthy of our Master. ( James 2:14-17 )

Saturdays – Pray for the Service Projects
Pray that every service project will be a “beginning of r elationship ” and not an end in itself. Pray for individual Christians to connect with individual people. Pray for school leaders, the children, and their families, for each neighborhood resident we are able to touch with Christ's love, and for new believers and opportunities to share the gospel. ( 2 Timothy 6:18 )