(One-day Fasting and Prayer)
Scripture Reading: Psalm 2: 1-5
Dear child of God, today we want to fast and pray (6:00am -12:00pm) for nations in distress using your nation as a point of contact. At a time when the country and a majority of its population are seriously in distress, DSD calls on you to lead a prayer revolution and ‘just actions’ for the light of Christ to triumph over all kinds of darkness hovering over all Christians: darkness of poverty, darkness of hatred and violence, darkness of injustice and corruption, darkness of terrorism and evil religious/ethnic agenda, and darkness of bad and unpatriotic leadership.
Believers need to wake up, stand in prayer and work to defend our liberty in Christ in our countries. In every society, evil thrives only when good people decide to be silent. Christians must trust in God, pray more fervently and embark on just actions to advance the cause for a better society, where truth, justice, the security of lives and property, love, peace and prosperity will reign.
The state of our nations is disturbing, discouraging, and to be honest, maybe, baffling. There is a fight going on for the soul of our nations. let us join our hearts and offer up prayers for our nation and its leaders; because we have weapons strong enough to destroy strongholds. Child of God, pray: Strengthen Your people, Lord! Strengthen Your church in this country (mention
the name of your country)! Let us rise to the battle cry and faithfully stand firm. The time to take action
is now, and prayer is the first step. Let us take this
prayer Composed by Catholic Bishop Conference of Nigeria: “All-powerful and merciful father, you
are the God of justice love and peace. You rule over
all the nations of Earth. Power and Might are in your hands and no one can withstand you. We present our country Nigeria (mention your Nation) before you. We praise and thank for you are the source of all we have and are. We are sorry for all the sins we have committed and for the good deeds, we have failed to do. In your loving forgiveness, keep us safe from the punishment we deserve. Lord, we are weighed down not only by uncertainties but also by moral, economic and political problems. Listen to the cries of your people who confidently turn to you. God of infinite goodness, our strength in diversity, our health in weakness, our comfort in sorrow, be merciful to us your people. Spare this nation Nigeria from chaos anarchy and doom. Bless us with your kingdom of justice, love, and peace. We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen.”
Is 11: 1-10; Ps 72:1-2. 7-8. 12-13. 17(R.7); Eph 2:13-22; Accl. Lk 1:28; Gospel Mt 2:13-15. 19-23 OUR LADY QUEEN & PATRONESS OF NIGERIA (SOLEMNITY)
- Pray with Psalm 5:1-12
- Take the PRAYER FOR PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS in DSD A.
Exercise: DSD FAMILY NOVENA PRAYERS FOR VARIOUS NEEDS, THEME: PRAY ABOUT EVERYTHING, (Philippians 4:6), DATE: October Wednesday 2nd – Thursday 10th, 2019, Time: 1am -3am Daily (or any other convenient time) check DSD SECTION B for details
Meditation: Esther 4:14