31 Day Prayer Guide For ECWA

by Rev Stephen Panya Baba | ECWA President | A 31 Day Prayer Guide for the ECWA  Church, to be used repetitively every month, until we see the manifestation of answers to our prayers.

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A 31 DAY PRAYER GUIDE FOR EVANGELICAL CHURCH WINNING ALL (ECWA)
Day 1
Text (s) Acts 15:26
Paul and Barnabas were described as men who risked their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Prayer Item:
Thank God for our founding fathers and early missionaries, Walter Gowans, Thomas Kent and Rowland Bingham, men who risked their lives to bring us the gospel.

Day 2
Text (s) 2 Timothy 1:5-6
I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.

Prayer Item:
Many ECWA members are third or even fourth generation Christians because our ancestors accepted the gospel from the Western Missioners and worked so hard to spread it and pass it on to subsequent generations. Thank God for our ancestors who worked so hard with the Western Missionaries and passed on the godly legacy to us.

Day 3
Text (s) Isaiah 26:12, Psalm 115:1
Isa 26:12: Lord, you establish peace for us; all that we have accomplished you have done for us.
Ps 115: Not to us, O LORD, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness.

Prayer Item:
ECWA has witnessed tremendous progress spiritually and especially numerically, materially and financially, since it was started in 1893. It is God who has accomplished it for us. And all the glory belongs to Him. Praise and thank God for the progress till date.

Day 4
Text (s) 2nd Corinthians 10:12, Matthew 5:48
2 Cor 10:12 : We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise.
Matt 5:4: Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Prayer Item:
Much as we have made tremendous progress in ECWA, we should make God our standard and not ourselves or other people. God’s standard is perfection and by God’s standard, we still are very far short of what we should be as individuals and as a church especially spiritually, but also physically and even materially and financially. We should confess and repent of our short comings and sins.

Day 5
Text (s) Zechariah 12 :10,
And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication.

Prayer Item:
The Zechariah prophesy concerns Israel in the end time. God’s promise is that He will pour out a Spirit of grace and supplication, such that the Israelites will mourn and repent of their sins. We in ECWA should pray for this blessing and plead with God to pour out the Spirit of grace and supplication upon ECWA Churches and members, such that there will be deep conviction of our sins, sincere repentance and powerful prayers and intercessions.

Day 6
Text (s) 2nd Chronicles 7:14
2 Chronicles 7:14-15: 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 will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

Prayer Item:
Pray for the Spirit of humility to permeate ECWA churches and members, for us to fully respond to God’s grace and sincerely repent from our sins, so that God will be pleased to move and heal not just our church but the entire nation through ECWA.

Day 7
Text (s) Isaiah 62:6-7
I have posted watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem; they will never be silent day or night. You who call on the LORD, give yourselves no rest, and give him no rest till he establishes Jerusalem and makes her the praise of the earth.

Prayer Item:
Pray that God will raise watchmen for ECWA, men and women who will never be silent day or night, but will continue to call on the Lord , not resting and giving God no rest, till He establishes ECWA and makes her the glorious church that He wants us to be.

Day 8
Text (s) Psalm 110:3
In that day of your power your people shall come to you willingly, dressed in holy altar robes. And your strength shall be renewed day by day like morning dew.

Prayer Item:
Pray that God will move in His supernatural power to make ECWA Churches and members willing to do His will in all aspects of our lives. Pray that God will overrule those who refuse to respond to His will and for Him to graciously handle those who oppose His will His own way.

Day 9
Text (s) Psalm 85:6
Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you?

Prayer Item:
The key to a glorious ECWA is revival. Pray that God will send down great revival in ECWA.

Day 10
Text (s) Ezekiel 37:12-13
Therefore prophesy and say to them: ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: O my people, I am going to open your graves and bring you up from them; I will bring you back to the land of Israel.

Prayer Item:
Many of us in ECWA and many of our churches are ‘dead and buried’ in so many aspects. Pray that the Spirit of God would move over the graveyards of our lives, families and churches and open them up for ‘resurrections’ in various aspects.

Day 11
Text (s) Ezekiel 37:3-8
“Son of man, can these bones live?”……Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the LORD! This is what the Sovereign LORD says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life. I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the LORD.'”

Prayer Item:
Pray that God’s mighty Spirit would cause His breathe and life to flow into the dry bones of our lives, families and churches in ECWA and restore us to wholeness, body, soul and spirit.

Day 12
Text (s) Ezekiel 37:10
So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet — a vast army.

Prayer Item:
Pray that God would build us in ECWA into a vast, mighty and powerful army of the Lord for advancement and expansion of His Kingdom here on earth as it is in heaven, especially through Evangelism and Missions.

Day 13
Text (s) Matthew 16:18
I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.

Prayer Item:
Pray that as God’s mighty army of ECWA advances for the expansion of God’s Kingdom here on earth, that God would bring His promise to fulfillment and the gates of hades shall give way. Pray that the gates of Hades shall give way in our lives, families and churches in Jesus name!

Day 13
Text (s) Matthew 11:12, Luke 4:18-19
Matthew 11:12: And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.
Luke 4:18-19: The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, 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.

Prayer Item:
Pray that God would endue His mighty army with the Spirit’s anointing of Spiritual violence against the devil and His hordes, that He would continue by His Holy Spirit to use us ECWA members as instruments to set the captives free from bondage to sin and satan.

Day 14
Text (s) Luke 3:16-17
John answered them all, “I baptize you with water. But one more powerful than I will come, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.

Prayer Item:
The fire of the Holy Spirit is for the purpose of judgment for unbelievers, but for refining and purification purposes for believers. Pray that God would ignite His holy fires in ECWA and for the wind of the Spirit to blow them into flames that would refine and purify us from our sins and make us sanctified vessels of honour that God would be pleased to use for the glory of His name.

Day 15
Text (s) 1 John 3:8-9
He who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.

Prayer Item:
Sin gives the devil a chance to cause a lot of havoc in our lives and the church and prolonged sinning can even give him a foothold and enable him to build strongholds in our lives, families and churches. Pray that as the spirit of repentance sweeps through the church, that the Lord Jesus would move powerfully in our individual lives, families and churches, to destroy the devil’s works in any form.

Day 16
Text (s) Colossians 2:15
Having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.

Prayer Item:
Christ Jesus has already won the victory for us and made us not just victorious but more than conquerors (Romans 8:31-39). Pray that the resurrection power would be powerfully manifested in our lives, families and the entire ECWA Church and the devil, in whatever way or form he comes, would be openly put to shame in Jesus name.

Day 17
Text (s) John 7:38
He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

Prayer Item:
Pray that God would so fill us in ECWA with His Holy Spirit that out of us shall flow rivers of Living water and these rivers would combine to form a great river that flows to the vast sea of humanity in need of Christ Jesus.

Day 18
Text (s) Isaiah 43 :18, Psalm 130:3, Ps 103:12-14, 1 John 1:8-10
Isaiah 43 :18 : “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.
Ps 130:3: If you, O LORD, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand?
Ps 103:12-14: as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him; for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust.
1 John 1:8-10: If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

Prayer Item:
We and our leaders have made terrible mistakes in the past and grossly sinned against God. Having confessed our sins and repented, let us pray for the grace of God not to dwell on the past and be discouraged by false guilt and regreats of lost opportunities, but for complete freedom to enjoy God in the present and the future.

Day 19
Text (s) Isaiah 43 :18, Haggai 2:3-4
Isaiah 43 :18 : “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.
Haggai 2:3-4: ‘Who of you is left who saw this house in its former glory? How does it look to you now? Does it not seem to you like nothing?

Prayer Item:
We and our leaders have made terrible mistakes in the past and grossly sinned against God. Having confessed our sins and repented, let us pray for the grace of God not to dwell on the past glory of ECWA, but to believe God for today and future, to glorify Himself in our lives families and Churches in a much greater way than ever before.

Day 20
Text (s) Isaiah 43 :19
See, I am doing a new thing! …… I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.

Prayer Item:
Pray that God would do a new thing in our lives, families and all our ECWA Churches. Pray that God would make ways for us where there are no ways and cause His streams to flow for the restoration of all areas of our lives that have hitherto lied waste spiritually, physically and materially/financially.

Day 21
Text (s) Isaiah 43 :19
See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.

Prayer Item:
Do you not perceive it? God is already answering our prayers and doing new things. Praise God by faith for the new things He is doing in our lives, families and ECWA churches and wait expectantly for the manifestations.

Day 22
Text (s) Ezekiel 47:1-6
I saw water coming out from under the threshold of the temple toward the east …… the man went eastward with a measuring line in his hand, he measured off a thousand cubits and then led me through water that was ankle-deep. He measured off another thousand cubits and led me through water that was knee-deep. He measured off another thousand and led me through water that was up to the waist. He measured off another thousand, but now it was a river that I could not cross, because the water had risen and was deep enough to swim in — a river that no one could cross. He asked me, “Son of man, do you see this?

Prayer Item:
What God had earlier shown Prophet Ezekiel in a vision, of a mighty river flowing from God’s throne of grace is the same River that the Lord Jesus spoke about in John 7:38 that would flow out of all those who would believe in Him. Amazingly, the same river flowed in the Garden of Eaden (Genesis 2:10-14) and right now is flowing in heaven! It is the mighty River of God, the River of the Holy Spirit, the River of Living waters! Pray that this River would flow mightily in our lives, families and churches!

Day 23
Text (s) Ezekiel 47:7-9
He said to me, “This water flows toward the eastern region and goes down into the Arabah, where it enters the Sea. When it empties into the Sea, the water there becomes fresh. Swarms of living creatures will live wherever the river flows.

Prayer Item:
This River of God gives life to the dead. Pray that as the River flows in our lives, families and churches, whatever is dead shall come alive! Pray especially for the salvation of our loved ones and nominal Christians and church goers alike in our ECWA Churches.

Day 24
Text (s) Ezekiel 47:7-9, Gen 2:11-12 , Rev 21:21 -Rev 22:1-2
Ezekiel :47:7-9: Fishermen will stand along the shore; from En Gedi to En Eglaim there will be places for spreading nets. The fish will be of many kinds — like the fish of the Great Sea. But the swamps and marshes will not become fresh; they will be left for salt. Fruit trees of all kinds will grow on both banks of the river. Their leaves will not wither, nor will their fruit fail. Every month they will bear, because the water from the sanctuary flows to them.
Gen 2:11-12: The name of the first (river) is the Pishon; it winds through the entire land of Havilah, where there is gold. (The gold of that land is good; aromatic resin and onyx are also there.)
Rev 21:21 -Rev 22:1-2: The great street of the city was of pure gold, like transparent glass…….Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city.

Prayer Item:
The mighty river of the Holy Spirit is also our source of all spiritual, physical, material and financial blessings. Pray that as the mighty River of God flows, we in ECWA shall be tremendously blessed spiritually, physically, materially and financially, so that the Kingdom’s work would not lack. Pray that God would give you the grace that as He blesses you, you would release His blessings for the work of the Kingdom, especially for Evangelism and Missions.

Day 25
Text (s) Ezekiel 47:12, Rev 22:2-3
Fruit trees of all kinds will grow on both banks of the river. Their leaves will not wither, nor will their fruit fail. Every month they will bear, because the water from the sanctuary flows to them. Their fruit will serve for food and their leaves for healing.”
Rev 22:2-3 : On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.

Prayer Item:
The mighty river of the Holy Spirit is also our source of all spiritual and physical healing. Pray that as the mighty River of God flows, people shall receive both spiritual and or physical healing as the need may be. Divine intervention for both spiritual and physical healing is so much needed in the lives of ECWA Members, families and churches today, pray that God would glorify Himself through the spiritual and physical healing of our loved ones.

Day 26
Text (s) Haggai 2:8 -9
‘The silver is mine and the gold is mine,’ declares the Lord Almighty. ‘The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house,’ says the Lord Almighty. ‘And in this place I will grant peace,’ declares the Lord Almighty.”

Prayer Item:
Pray that God would supply abundant material and financial resources to us in ECWA, that nothing shall hinder the Kingdom’s work from advancing.

Day 27
Text (s) Isaiah 55:5
You also will command the nations, and they will come running to obey, not because of your own power or virtue, but because I, the Lord your God, have glorified you.”

Prayer Item:
Pray that God would grant favour to us in ECWA such that peoples and nations, especially where we have engaged in Cross Borders Missions, would be glad to cooperate and even provide resources for us to fulfill God’s divine mandate.

Day 28
Texts: Habakuk 2:2-3, Hebrews 6:12
Habakuk 2:2-3: And the Lord said to me, “Write my answer on a billboard, large and clear, so that anyone can read it at a glance and rush to tell the others. But these things I plan won’t happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled. If it seems slow, do not despair, for these things will surely come to pass. Just be patient! They will not be overdue a single day!
Hebrews 6:12: We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.

Prayer Item:
Even when it seems its taking long and nothing seems to be happening, keep praying and believing for the gradual and increasing physical manifestation of the answers to our prayers. Pray that God would strengthen our faith and give us patience to wait until the full physical manifestation of answers to our prayers comes.

Day 29
Text (s) Numbers 23:19, 2 Corinthians 1:20-22
Numbers 23:19: God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?
2 Corinthians 1:20-22 : For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.

Prayer Item:
Thank and praise God for answered prayers and wait in faith expectantly for the manifestation of the answers.

Day 30
Psalm 29:2
Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.

Prayer Item:
Praise and Worship God.

Day 31
Psalm 29:2
Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.

Prayer Item:
Praise and Worship God.