Prayer Guide

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PENTECOSTAL FELLOWSHIP OF NIGERIA 1 YEAR PRAYER GUIDE
DAY 1: FOREAST ABOUT NIGERIA’S DISINTEGRATION.
  • Thank God for the Church in Nigeria in which His divine purpose is presented,
  • Thank God for the peace we enjoy despite the challenges of ethnicity and religious diversity,
  DAY 2: CORRUPTION
  • Thank God for the current anti-corruption effort of the APC led government under President Muhammad Buhari.
  • Pray for godly guidance, wisdom and success of this crusade. Pray that corruption would be fought and defeated.
  • Pray that the anti-corruption war would not be politicized, i.e. that it would not be used by the ruling party against opposition parties and other individuals.
  • In particular, the president has been accused of shielding certain persons from the ant-corruption war even when these persons are believed to be corrupt. Ask the Lord to influence the president and open his eyes and heart to accept this, so that his anti-corruption war will be seen to be true and fair, and not a witch hunt of the opponents.
  • Nigeria has been described by the former British Prime Minister, David Cameron as “fantastically corrupt.” Cry unto the Lord to rewrite our name and that for His name’s sake He would have mercy on us and deliver this nation from all that brings shame upon the nation and His Church.
  • Pray for sincerity and transparency in the anti-corruption war.
  • Pray that the president will have the will to fight corruption even in his party.
  DAY 3: FALLING STANDARDS OF EDUCATION
  • Pray for God to give our government wisdom to invest in good educational system, (including infrastructure, training of teachers and university lecturers, etc).
  • Pray against examination malpractices and indiscipline in our educational system.
  • Pray against strikes in our universities and exodus of lecturers.
  • Pray against corruption, prostitution, occultism, nepotism and other vices in our educational system.
  DAY 4: POLITICAL THUGGERY, ARSON AND ASSASSINATION OF OPPONENTS
  • Ask the Lord to forgive us as a nation for the sin of bloodshed.
  • Pray that those who are involved in this wickedness will either repent or be judged by God, (Psa. 9:15-20; Psa. 7:9, 14-16; Job 18:5-19).
  • Ask the Lord to withstand all our leaders and other wicked people who shed innocent blood in our land.
  • Pray for an end to political violence.
  DAY 5: NEW HEART, NEW SPIRIT. Ezek. 36:25-32; Isa. 32:9-15; Gen. 1:1-3; Joel 2:28-32
  • Pray that by the working of the Holy Spirit, the LORD would give to every Nigerian, (i.e. the leaders and the followers) new hearts and new spirit. Pray for God-fearing hearts.
  • Ask the Lord to release upon His Church in Nigeria a fire of revival---a revival of righteousness.
  • Ask the Holy Spirit to brood over Nigeria to dispel the power of darkness, disorderliness, emptiness and fill us with His Spirit.
  DAY 6: THE PRESIDENT, HIS CABINET, AND GOVERNORS.
  • Ask God to protect, guide and uphold our President, Governors and their entire families. Ask God to enable them to fulfill their divine purposes. In particular, pray for the health of the president, (Zech 4:9).
  • Pray for the Lord to guide the President and his team as well as leaders at all levels, aright in all political and economic decisions to avert plunging the nation into crisis.
  • The president promised to uphold the Rule of Law. Ask the Lord to help him match his words with action.
  • Ask the Lord to remove any veil, whether human or spiritual, that may be covering the eyes of our president, preventing him from seeing the true state of the nation
  • Ask the Lord to intervene in the tension between the Presidency and the National Assembly in the matter concerning the separation of powers.
  • Ask the Lord to stir up the President to speak out concerning national issues rather than keeping silent or feigning ignorance when things are going wrong in the nation.
  DAY 7: ELECTRIC POWER
  • Ask God to give this government the wisdom to provide adequate and uninterrupted electricity supply to Nigerians.
  • Ask the Lord to raise and plant chosen men; men of skill, technical abilities and filled with His Spirit to carve a new direction for the Generating Companies (GENCOS) and Distribution Companies (DISCOS).
  • Ask God to give the DISCOS and GENCOS and all related bodies the ability to direct the efficient running of electricity business in Nigeria.
  • Pray that the efforts of the government in this regard would not be frustrated by the alleged corruption in the sector as well as some politicians who may have gained so much from the old system.
  DAY 8: JUDICIARY
  • President Muhammad Buhari said the Judiciary is his main headache in view of his administration’s fight against corruption. Pray that this statement by the president does not create disaffection between the Judiciary and the Presidency.
  • Ask God to influence and purge the judiciary to make them supportive of this government’s anti-corruption war.
  • Ask God to stir up godly people in the National Judicial Council to bring about a rebirth. Also ask Him to use the Nigerian Judiciary as a tool to make Nigerians a law-abiding people.
  • Pray that the power of occultism in the Judiciary would be broken.
  • Pray for accelerated hearing of cases and decongestion of prisons.
  • Pray for a sincere Justice System.
  DAY 9: LEGISLATURE
  • Ask God for a rebirth of heart among our legislatures, (national, state and local govt.)
  • Ask God to frustrate all acts of corruption in our legislative assemblies.
  • Ask the Lord to empower the legislative arm of government with His Spirit to make laws for the good of Nigerians
  • Ask the Lord to enable members of the assembly to maintain the peace and unity of Nigeria.
  • Pray that the National Assembly and the Presidency will eschew their differences (political biases) to ensure development and growth of the nation.
  • Pray for seriousness in the amendment of the 1999 Constitution. Pray that the interests of the two major religions in the country should be covered in the constitution.
  DAY 10: NIGERIAN YOUTHS AND CHILDREN. Eccl.11:9, 10; 12:1; Lam. 3:27 Youths are the strength and future of a nation and there is need to invest in them- ethics, values, character and education. Statistics has it that 45%- 48% of our population are youths.
  • Thank God for blessing Nigeria with a high population of youths.
  • Pray and release youths and children of this nation from the spirit of rebellion, witchcraft, violence, pornography, the spirit of mammon, etc, (Isa. 49:24-26).
  • Pray to God to break and convict the hearts of these young ones with the things that break His Heart, (Psalm 51:17; Isaiah 19:1).
  • Pray for the youths of Nigeria to return to the Lord, (Mal. 4:4-6).
  • Declare that our children and youths shall be (i) useful to their parents as arrows are to archers (ii) they shall not bring shame to their parents and this nation (iii) they shall be bold in the face of challenges and overcome all forms of negative influences (iv) they shall be sources of wealth and blessings to their families, (Psalm 127:4 – 5; 128:3; Prov. 22:6).
  • Pray for the proper upbringing of children and youths at homes and schools, (Prov. 22:6).
  • Pray that youths should become patriotic to national values, (Psa. 105:17-22; 1 Sam. 17:34-37)
  • Pray that youths will become truly obedient to their parents, (Ephesians 6:1 – 3).
  Day 11: MEDIA
  • Pray against every stronghold the devil has established through the media on people’s minds, (2Cor. 10:3 – 5).
  • Pray for godly broadcast and publications in the media.
  • Pray that men of God who use the mass media will preach Kingdom messages that glorify God and edify men, (Isa. 52:7)
  • Ask the Lord to redirect the attention of youths to use these media to His glory.
  • Pray that Christians who are currently in different broadcast and print media should have the boldness to influence godliness in their broadcasts and print materials, (Isa. 52:8).
  Day 12: THE CHURCH
  • Pray for the unity of the Church in Nigeria, (John 17:20-23).
  • Ask the Lord to arise to defend His name in the face of the onslaught from people of other religions, (Psalm 74)
  • Ask the Lord to arise to defend His children who are daily persecuted in Nigeria so that the heathens will know that He is God, (Exo. 3:7-8).
  • Pray against materialism and merchandising of the anointing, (John 2: 14 – 16).
  • Ask the Lord to baptize His church in Nigeria and worldwide with a fire of revival - revival of righteousness and power, (Joel 2: 28 – 32).
  • Pray for greater harvest of souls and proper discipleship, (Rev. 14:14-16).
  Day 13: ELECTION AND DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE.
  • Thank God for the success of the 2015 general elections when we saw a sitting president lose election for the first time in Nigeria, then, concede defeat and congratulate the winner.
  • Ask the Lord to help INEC to overcome its shortcoming and conduct transparent, sincere, free and fair elections in 2019 as an unbiased umpire.
  • Also pray that INEC will be fair, impartial and incorruptible in the discharge of its functions.
  • Ask God to enable electorates shun bribes and all other electoral vices.
  • Pray that God will expose and deal with politicians who are planning evil and violence during the elections. Pray for a peaceful election.
  • Pray that our youths will discover their destiny in Nigeria and refuse to be used by politicians for violence and illegality.
  Day 14: INTER TRIBAL CLASHES
  • Pray against the spirit of hatred, division, greed, anger, unforgiveness, bloodshed, etc.
  • Pray for the Holy Spirit to move over these warring tribes to bring God’s kind of love upon them, (Heb. 13:1).
  • The menace of Fulani herdsmen in different parts of Nigeria in recent times is capable of causing inter-tribal clashes, which could lead to full scale regional and religious war. Pray against the activities of the Fulani herdsmen and ask God to give our government the wisdom to bring them under control.
  • The new grazing bill if passed into law could create room for inter-tribal clashes (especially herdsmen and host communities). Ask God to help the National Assembly to thoroughly examine this bill and support the option of ranching.
  • Pray for God to give wisdom to government at all levels to mediate between the warring tribes.
  Day 15: AGRICULTURE
  • Thank God for the national awareness in the agricultural sector and the zeal to go back to farming.
  • Ask the Lord to transform the agricultural sector in Nigeria through right policies, (e.g. economic diversification).
  • Pray that the government will put the right policies in place that would encourage the youths and the unemployed to have passion for agriculture, which will in turn reduce the high level of unemployment.
  • Ask God to expose corrupt farmers who cultivate drug plants (marijuana) and those who do not utilize federal government financial assistance rightly.
  DAY 16: PRISONERS AND OUR PRISON SYSTEM (Isaiah 61:1-2)
  • Pray for a visitation of the Lord across various prisons for the harvest of souls. Pray that even those described as hardened criminals will experience the touch of God.
  • Pray for the Lord to comfort hearts of men and women that mourn daily for wrongful sentences.
  • Pray for the Lord to touch youths serving various prison terms; that God would convert them and turn them into harvest tools for the Kingdom.
  • Pray for mercy and opening of prison doors; that even those who have been sentenced to death will repent and experience the mercy of the Lord and gain their freedom.
  • Pray that upon release, families and the society will receive them back in love.
  • Pray for speedy trial of those waiting to be tried.
  DAY 17: POLICE AND OTHER SECURITY AGENCIES (Psalm 33:12-20, ACTS10:1-2)
  • Pray for a spiritual rebirth in the Nigeria Police Force and all other security agencies; a rebirth that will glorify God and bring dignity to this nation.
  • Pray for adequate remuneration, funding and provision of necessary logistics for the various security agencies.
  • Pray that officers and men in the various security agencies will perform their duties with pride and passion.
  • Pray that our security agencies will effectively wage war against crime in whatever form in our nation. Pray that in doing this; they will not be tools in the hands of politicians.
  • Pray against corruption, falsehood and injustice in our security agencies.
  DAY 18: INSECURITY IN THE NATION
  • Pray that the relative peace in the Niger Delta militants would be maintained.
  • Pray for peace in the South East where youths are agitating for the Republic of Biafra.
  • Pray for peace in the North East where Boko Haram still maintains pockets of resistance.
  • Pray that the FG will have the military and political will to bring under control the marauding Fulani herdsmen who have caused so much bloodshed in all parts of Nigeria.
  • Pray for better funding of our security agencies for improved security of life and property of citizens.
  • Ask God to protect His children in the midst of all the lapses in our security network, (Prov. 18:10)
  DAY 19: THE FAMILY
  • Pray for harmony in families, (Eph. 5:22 – 6: 1-6)
  • Pray for the restoration of godly family values. Pray against perversion of family values, (Gen. 18:19)
  • Pray against the spirit responsible for divorce, separation, broken homes and single parenting.
  • Pray against satanic attacks on families through money matters, poor communication, unforgiveness, unfaithfulness and immorality, lack of love, selfishness, etc.
  • Ask God to make mothers and fathers to be fruitful and responsible to their families.
  Day 20: TRANSPORTATION (ROADS, WATERWAYS, AIRWAYS AND RAILWAYS) 
  • Thank God for some successes recorded in our air, road and railway transportations so far.
  • Ask God to give this present administration the wisdom and will to continue to improve on the successes of the past administrations.
  • Pray that corrupt practices in this sector will come to an immediate end.
  • Pray for God’s excellent Spirit to manifest upon government officials, institutions and all companies that are involved in road, airports, waterways and railways construction and maintenance.
  • Pray for peace, safety and security upon our transportation networks, (Isa. 43: 2; Isa. 26:3)
  • Ask the Lord of the harvest to send labourers to reach out to members of the organized labour in the transport sector.
  DAY 21: CIVIL SERVICE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
  • Pray for spiritual rebirth in our Civil Service.
  • The Local Governments were set up to bring governance to the grassroots; pray for people-oriented leaders to be elected at this level.
  • Ask the Lord to root out the crooks from amongst them, (Ex 18:21).
  • Pray that appropriate internal controls and checks will be set up to make it difficult for dishonest officials to embezzle public funds.
  • Pray that discipline, integrity, productivity, dedication to service, diligence, patriotism, loyalty, commitment to excellence, wisdom and the fear of God will remain the bedrock of our civil service system.
  • Bind all contrary spirits working against Nigeria’s civil service system, (Matt. 20:25-28).
  DAY 22: CHRISTIAN LABOURERS, GOD'S SERVANTS
  • Ask God to grant His servants protection, provision, wisdom, good health, and grace to overcome temptations.
  • Pray for the families, (wives, children and husbands) of God’s ministers. Pray for God to deliver them from death and pestilences of this age.
  • Ask that they should have a deep hunger for God's presence and that they live prayerful lives.
  • Ask the Lord to give our Spiritual leaders a shepherd's heart to lead their followers with integrity and skillfulness, (Ps 78:72).
  • Ask God to give our Spiritual leaders a deeper revelation of the Lord, (Eph. 1:17-19).
  • Ask God to anoint our spiritual leaders with the Holy Ghost and fire afresh every day to empower them for kingdom work, (Matt 3:11; Acts 1:8, Luke 24:49).
  • Ask God to fill the hearts of His servants with burdens for evangelism, discipleship, church planting and holy living.
  • Ask God to rid the Nigerian Church of false prophets and heretics.
  DAY 23: RELIGIOUS CONFLICT
  • Ask God to frustrate any plans to Islamize Nigeria through education policies, the proposed grazing bill, political appointments, etc.(Is 7:7; 8:9, 10; Job 5:12; Psalm2: l-12).
  • Ask God to manifest Himself in the midst of His children and deliver His children as He did in Egypt; so that the nations will know that He is LORD.
  • Ask God to spew out all troublers of Nigeria who sponsor religious crisis.
  • Ask God to embarrass and put to shame all attempts by persons to blaspheme His name.
  • Ask God to comfort, provide, protect and preserve His children especially the northern Christians suffering persecution.
  • Pray that they will continue to abide in the LORD in the midst of these persecutions.
  • Pray that God will release outstanding and irrefutable miracles of Jesus in the midst of Muslims.
  • Pray that the fiercest Jihadist will have an encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ
DAY 24: THE POOR AND UNDERPRIVILEDGED IN SOCIETY. 
  • Repent over the inability of the Nigerian government to meet the needs of the poor.
  • Pray for God’s sustenance for the poor widows, widowers, and orphans in these hard times, (Phil. 4:19).
  • Ask God to enable the Federal Government to come up with definite steps to provide employment opportunities, proper health legislation and infrastructures to ease the sufferings of the poor.
  • Ask God to help the Government to put in place policies and legislation to take care of the handicapped and the aged.
DAY 25: MISSION, MISSIONARIES AND WORLD ENVANGELISM. Matt. 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Psa. 2:8
  • Pray that more churches and non-church ministries would become passionately involved in missions, evangelism, church planting and discipleship, (Matt. 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Prov. 24: 11-12).
  • Ask the Lord to send more missionaries to the unreached people groups, (Rom. 10: 13-15).
  • Pray for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon missionaries and the entire church for empowerment to preach the good news, (Isa, 61:1-3).
  • Ask God to give missionaries and their families strength, wisdom, encouragement, protection, provision, good health, fruitfulness, grace and favor, open heavens, etc.(Psa. 2:8; 110: 2-3)
  • Unless people see the move of the power of God, many will not believe. So pray for signs and wonders, healings and deliverances to follow the ministry of missionaries in their fields, (Rom. 15:19; Mark 16:20; Acts 5: 12-16).
  DAY 26: HUMAN TRAFFICKING
  • Bring repentance before the Lord for this shameful act.
  • Also pray for God to convict and cause repentance upon parents that encourage their children into prostitution.
  • Pray that the syndicate behind this immoral trade should be exposed and that law enforcement agents should arrest and prosecute them.
  • Ask the Lord Jesus to set free all our young people who are already enslaved by this evil trade.
  • Pray for their salvation, (John 8:36, 1John 2:4).
  • Pray that members of the syndicate would have an encounter with the Lord and be convicted, (Matt. 9:13; Lk 19:10) or be judged by God.
  • Pray that there would be a genuine and concerted effort against drug trafficking and use, prostitution and human trafficking in Nigeria.
  • Pray for NAPTIP and NDLEA; that God will grant them courage, boldness, international support and wisdom to fight the human trafficking and drug war
DAY 27: PRAY FOR ISRAEL (Psa. 122:1-7)
  • Thank God for America’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital after several years
  • Ask God to forgive this nation if in any way Nigeria joined other nations to make decisions that were unfavourable to Israel,(1Jn 1:8, 9; Prov. 28:13 Ps. 51, Ex 33:19).
  • Pray for the salvation of the Jews through Jesus Christ. Pray that they all will come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
  • Ask God to give Jerusalem peace in the midst of hostile surrounding nations, (Ps. 122:6).
  • Pray for the salvation of Arab nations through Jesus Christ, (Is: 19:23-25, Ps. 87:1-3).
  • Pray that Nigeria will continue to support and love Israel through her foreign policies.
  • Also pray for more watchmen to pray for Israel day and night,(Is. 62:6-7).
  • Ask God to protect and preserve Israel, (Zech 3:12).
  • Pray against attempts to delegitimize Israel through the United Nations.
  DAY 28: ECONOMY
  • On behalf of this administration and previous administrations, ask the Lord to forgive this nation for all the years of wastage and profligacy.
  • Pray for an end to hostilities in the Niger Delta, South East, North Central, North East, etc. this hostilities impact negatively on the economy
  • Ask the Lord to give this administration wisdom, foresight and direction to lead the economy of this nation out of its present situation.
  • Ask the Lord to grant the president and his team the wisdom and skill to revamp the ailing economy. Specifically ask the Lord to give the government the ability to genuinely diversify the economy.
  • Prophesy stability and increase in the value of the naira.
  • Also declare a continuous rise in the price of crude oil in the international market, as we thank Him for the current oil price.
  • Pray for our banking and finance sector, a major player in our economic wellbeing, to be led by people who carry out their work with integrity, fear of God, diligence and professionalism.
  • Pray against all sharp practices in this sector and that ethics, values and character be upheld as their watchword.
  • Pray for the Central Bank of Nigeria to come up with policies that will favor the economy and not those that will strangle the economy.
  DAY 29: OIL SECTOR/SOLID MINERALS SECTOR
  • Bring repentance for the high level of corruption, wastage, inefficiency, smuggling, idolatry, occultism, kidnapping, piracy on the high seas and the creeks, illegal bunkering, illegal sales of oil blocks, loss of lives due to pipeline explosion, hooliganism etc.
  • Ask the Lord to give President Muhammad Buhari and his team the wisdom and ingenuity to manage the 2018 budget and Nigeria’s economy in the face of unstable oil prices.
  • Take authority over all legislative delays standing against the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill into law.
  • Nigeria is blessed with abundant natural resources, especially solid minerals, which can be a source of huge revenue for Nigeria if well harnessed. Ask the Lord to give our government the will to begin to think and actually come up with a definite road map to actualize this.
  • Ask the Lord to give the government specific direction on the best way forward to diversify the economy using oil proceeds.
  DAY 30:   IDOLATARY AND OCCULTISM  
  • Bring repentance on behalf of Church leaders who are involved in occult practices.
  • Also bring repentance for the sin of idolatry and occult practices by our political leaders that has brought us under God’s judgment, (Ezek. 8: 6-18).
  • Ask God to convict such leaders who are involved in these sinful acts of wickedness and cause them to turn to the true God, (Prov. 28:13; 1John 1:8-9).
  • Pray for our leaders to trust wholly on the Lord for wisdom, knowledge, understanding, protection, provision, strength, and ability, (Prov. 3:3-6).
  • Ask God to prove Himself among those who have put their trust in Him, (Dan. 1:10).
    DAY 31: PROPHETIC PRAYING FOR NIGERIA- (Isaiah 62:5-7)  
  • Nigeria is the Lord’s and its fullness therefore: the government and people, the land and all its wealth, all belong to Him. Jesus is Lord in Nigeria from the north to the south, from east to west.
  • Nigeria, you shall fulfill your divine destiny and your redemptive purpose under the everlasting arms of the Lord. You shall arise for your light has come and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. The sun shall no longer be your light by day nor for brightness shall the moon give light to you. Your sun shall no longer go down nor shall the moon withdraw itself for the Lord will be your everlasting light and the days of your mourning are ended.
  • The Lord shall change your times and seasons and your gate shall be open continually. They shall not be shut day or night that men may bring to you the wealth of the Gentiles.
  • Nigeria, all your children shall be taught of the Lord and great shall be your peace. In righteousness, you shall be established and shall be far from oppression and from terror and those who assemble against you shall fall for your sake. Nigeria, like I promised my first born nation Israel, I will take you from among the nations, gather you out of all countries and cause you to prosper in your own land.
  • And I will sprinkle clean water upon you and you shall be clean and I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols and I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you. I will take a heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh and My Spirit within you. Nigeria, the time has come for you to enter into your inheritance under Me because I have chosen you not because you deserve it but because I am the Sovereign God.