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"For where two or three gathered in my name, there I am with them."
Mt 18:20

Prayer Guide

April

2018

"Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in Me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in Me will never die. Do you believe this?’" John 11:25-26

"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life and have it more abundantly." John 10:10

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Week 1: April 1-7

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To Stand Firm in Faith

"Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen." Heb 11:1

"So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ." Romans 10:17

"Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand against the schemes of the devil." Eph 6:11

"Resist him, standing firm in the faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world." 1 Pet 5:9

"Submit therefore to God, resist the devil, and he will flee from you." James 4:7

"Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful." Heb 10:23

"Jesus replied, ‘Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, "Go throw yourself into the sea," and it will be done.’" Mt 21:21

• That the faith of the Body of Christ in Bridgeport would be strengthened daily, such that the mountains of opposition are moved

• That the Body of Christ in Bridgeport would overcome areas of unbelief and doubt

• That the Body of Christ in Bridgeport would choose to believe and trust God daily

• That God would speak to the Body of Christ in Bridgeport in clear and unmistakable ways

• That the Body of Christ in Bridgeport would hold fast to the word of God (written and revealed), grow in discernment, and be strengthened to resist all counterfeit spirits

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Week 2: April 8-14

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Ungodly Strongholds Demolished Over Bridgeport

"He has stretched His hand out over the sea, He has made the kingdoms tremble; the Lord has given a command concerning Canaan to demolish its strongholds." Is 23:11

" ‘No weapon formed against you will prosper, and every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their vindication is from Me,’ declares the Lord." Is 54:17

"For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in heavenly places. Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, stand firm." Eph 6:12-13

"For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ." 2 Cor 10:4-5

"The Lord will also be a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble; and those who know Your name will put their trust in you." Psalm 9:9-10

• That we would hear the command given by God for the strongholds of Bridgeport to be demolished which oppose the will of God, and a culture of life and well-being to be firmly established

• That the Body of Christ in Bridgeport would walk in the fullness of its inheritance and that many souls would come into the Kingdom of God as a result

• That known entrenched and systemic strongholds of Bridgeport would be demolished such as poverty, corruption, greed, racism, injustice, predatory practices and the denigration of people groups

• That God would uncover and demolish the unknown strongholds being employed by Satan to try and keep Bridgeport in perpetual bondage

• That the Body of Christ in Bridgeport would be strengthened to destroy all speculation and thoughts raised up against the knowledge of Christ

• That God would be Bridgeport's stronghold and refuge

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Week 3: April 15-21

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God-Centered Unity

"Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity. It is like the precious oil upon the head, coming down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard, coming down upon the edge of his robes." Psalm 133:1-2

"I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved Me." John 17:23

"As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all." Eph 4:1-6

• That the Body of Christ would experience the joy, corporate anointing and the blessing of being united in Christ

• That God would grant a special grace to the Body of Christ in Bridgeport to be perfected in unity in such a way that onlookers would be able to see the love of God shining through

• That God would empower the Body of Christ in Bridgeport to walk together in a manner worthy of our call as humble servants of God.

• That the Body of Christ would exemplify what it means to be of one body, one Spirit, one faith under the Lordship of Jesus Christ

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Week 4: April 22-28

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Souls, Healing and Deliverance

"For God so loved the world, that He gave the only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16

"So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls." Acts 2:41

"By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus' name and the faith that comes through him that has completely healed him, as you can all see." Acts 3:16

"God did extraordinary miracles through Paul, so that even handkerchiefs and aprons that had touched him were taken to the sick, and their illnesses were cured and the evil spirits left them." Acts 19:11-12

"And these signs will accompany those who believe: In My name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well." Mk 16:17-20

• That the Body of Christ in Bridgeport would see hundreds of souls come to know the love of God and be added to the Kingdom of God between now and Pentecost 2018

• That God's Spirit would flow through the Body of Christ in Bridgeport, such that many are healed instantly at the laying on of our hands through the power of the Holy Spirit

• That all are who are oppressed by demonic influences and desire to be healed, would be set completely free

• That all who are suffering from addictions of any kind and desire to be free, would be totally healed

• That all who are suffering from mental illness would be totally healed, set free and "in their right mind"

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