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Prayer Journey ~ 40 Days

by Door of Hope Christian Church Community

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A Door of Hope through Jesus Christ in a Fragile and Uncertain World
Praying. Inviting. Connecting. Growing. Becoming. Giving
Jesus Centred, Others Focused, Together in Community

Being a Door of Hope by… knowing people, embracing authenticity and engaging our digital community
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A collection of prayers, Bible verses and excerpts of personal reflections from our community at Door of Hope Christian Church throughout the 40 Days of Prayer journey together in 2023. They are not outcomes or views necessarily held by the Leadership of Door of Hope Christian Church; however, they are made available to encourage you and to give perspective and insight into how God is currently speaking into our community throughout this season.
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Pray Always

Philippians 4:4-7 (NIV)
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus
Matthew 4:1-11 (NLT) The Temptation of Jesus

Note from Prayer Facilitator - When Jesus was in the wilderness for 40 days, the enemy came to tempt Him. So we prayed protection over the congregation as we go into prayer for 40 days.
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13 (NIV)
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Matthew 16:18 (ESV)
...and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
The 40 days is beginning something much bigger than just 40 days- it establishes PRAYER as our number one value at DOHCC.

The 40 days is creating a good habit- we don’t have all the answers or “fix its” but we do have prayer.

Our prayer is that we would not be limited in the process of seeking a Senior Minister; open to something that doesn’t limit us.

We move in God’s timing in appointing a new Senior Minister.

Engaging our digital community-in pre-service prayer on Sundays.
Embracing the diversity of our community and those who will come into our community, seeing each person as an image bearer of God and embracing unity.
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The tree is like the Church,

many different colours, shapes, different roles,

working as one reaching out to our creator.
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I have called you by name, we are KNOWN by God
Isaiah 43:18-21 (NIV)
Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. The wild animals honor me, the jackals and the owls, because I provide water in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland, to give drink to my people, my chosen, the people I formed for myself that they may proclaim my praise.

Philippians 1:9-11 (NIV)
And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.
I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me. John 10:14 (NIV)
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Unity of vision and passion
A word: ‘reset’
A sense of excitement that others would see Godly unity, that draws people into His community.

God’s leading for a new Senior Minister
‘into your hands’ - Wait and trust were repeated words of instruction.

Implementation of the new Strategic Plan
Isaiah 43 (NLT)
2 Chronicles 7:14 (NIV)
Prayer time whilst out walking in God’s beautiful creation
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
Be humble, keep praying and He will not let us down,
He will provide not only the answers to these three questions, but provide us with so much more.
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You are the Living Water, and you are the Bread of Life - you are everything we need.
Jesus - you already know who the Senior Minister will be.

You have set the direction - and it is good.
I pray for the momentum of these times of prayer, that there will be so many people joining in prayer, we would have to use the chat to put all the prayers in.
On a walk this morning… we are just starting on this journey Together. The 40 days stretches out before us and who knows what God will say on the way. Really glad to walk this road together.