10 Days Could Change Your Life!

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Imagine a revival in your church.

Or a church attendee overcoming alcoholism.

Or a miraculous surgery.

Or seeing loved ones come back to the Lord.

These are just a few of the many stories that have emerged during Ten Days of Prayer, an annual initiative of the Seventh-day Adventist Church that starts this coming Jan. 11.

Church members worldwide will greet the New Year by praying for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit during hour-long prayer meetings modeled after the biblical account of Pentecost.

“I believe that God is calling us to pray boldly. We should also be praising Him in faith for what He is going to do,” said Raluca Ril, who with her husband, Roman, wrote materials for Ten Days of Prayer. “Prayer is what has changed our lives! That’s why my husband and I would like to encourage you to be part of this upcoming Ten Days of Prayer, as we take an exciting journey through the sanctuary.”

(To download materials, go to TenDaysofPrayer.org and scroll down to “2017 Prayer Materials.”)

Church members worldwide have experienced many blessings, as a result of the Ten Days of Prayer over the last six years.

“Ten Days of Prayer has revived Southend SDA Church and its Friday prayer meetings, which no longer existed,” Tafadzwa Katsota, of the Southend church in Zimbabwe, wrote by e-mail in 2015. “This 10-day session has taught us that power rests in prayer and brings unity amongst church members.”

Daniel Miruka Mosobeti, who attends a church of 95 members in Kenya, said his church’s prayers prompted a relatively new church attendee, a middle-aged man, to stop drinking alcohol. He said church members then turned their prayers on another drinker who had showed up at church during the Ten Days of Prayer.

In Tanzania, church member Yoel Asaph Mwanza said prayer helped his 10-year-old brother recover from an emergency heart operation in just a few days.

“The doctors were estimating that he would recover after two weeks,” he said.

Still others have seen loved ones and friends returning to church in answer to their prayers.

All can participate! Church members can use the Ten Days of Prayer materials in large and small groups.

Even if your church is not involved, don’t despair. You can still take part in the blessing, even if alone or with just a couple friends or family members. The most important thing is that you don’t miss what God wants to do in your life this coming year.

If you are spiritually hungry, we want to encourage you to start the year right. Be part of the upcoming Ten Days of Prayer. We promise your life will never be the same. The Bible tells us, “Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it” (Psalms 81:10). He’s just waiting to fill our hearts, lives, and churches, with many blessings from the throne room of heaven.

By the United in Prayer Editors

Note: To view this week’s world church prayer requests, click here!

To download & print this blog, as well as this week’s prayer requests, click here!

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  • Sharon

    Amen!!! The bible says,”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”. 2 Chronicles 7:14

    “I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer” Psalms 17:6

    Help us Ooh God to be faithful on our knees this new year and always.

    • Eunice Downer

      Amen.

    • Winn

      Amen Sharon.

  • D.V.B.

    Thank you Father for the reminder that You are waiting to fill us up. Fill me up until I overflow. I want to run over for you in 2017.

    • Winn

      Amen D.V.B.

  • Desiree

    Thank YOU FATHER for YOUR patience and love please help me not to take any of it for granted,I place myself intu YOUR hands,thank YOU for YOUR transforming Grace in my heart and life which will reflect YOU and will bring glory and honor to YOUR name. Amen. Blessed and spirit filled New Year to all.

    • Winn

      Amen Desiree. A blessed and Spirit filled New Year to you as well.

  • Jeanette

    Our small church prayer group began to pray earnestly during last year’s Ten Days of Prayer. And we continue to meet and pray. What a blessing to see not only friends and family members taking steps back to God, but the increasing hunger we have in our own hearts to live fully for God.

    • Winn

      Amen Jeanette. God is good.

  • Ken

    Please help us Father, to lay aside anything that would hinder our prayers to you. Grant us the rich blessing of your Holy Spirit. Thank you.

    • Winn

      Amen Ken.

  • Jenita Larmond

    Lord, I place myself in your hand this new year. Please remove from me anything that is hindering me from going forward in Your name. Recreate me and use me to be a witness for you. Give me the desire to walk with You as Enoch walked with You. Make me a blessing to those I come in contact with. Make me a better neighbor, a better mother in Jesus’ name.

    • Winn

      Amen Jenita.

    • Rosalia

      Amen, My desire.

  • Winn

    Heavenly Father, as we enter a new year may we enter it together with You. Please take away the enticements of this world and replace it with a love for Jesus and an outpouring of your Holy Spirit in our lives. Please strengthen our will to choose you every moment of our lives so that it becomes automatic in our actions as we become more aware of your blessings in our lives. Help us to be willing to endure anything you see fit that we need to burn out the dross in our lives. Thank you for being such a forgiving, merciful and gracious Father. May we learn to love you more and more as you transform our hears by the renewing of our minds.

    • Rosalia

      In Jesus name Amen.

      • Winn

        Amen Rosalia. May we have an even closer relationship with Jesus this year. Happy New Year and all God’s blessings.

    • Catecha Francis

      Amen!

      • Winn

        Amen Catecha. A happy New Year to you and may you experience all of God’s care and blessings that He has in store for you.

  • Rosalia

    Amen. We serve God who answers prayers. Looking forward to both the 10 days and the 1st quarter day of prayer

  • Wojtek Janiuk

    Amen

  • Ros Farrell

    I pray that this will be a time for the stagnancy of my prayer life to be revived and flourish in Jesus name. Amen

    • Prisca Chileya

      Amen. My prayer too.

  • Emz Rumbaoa

    Thank you heavenly Father for freeing me from the bondage. Thank you for not abandoning me and my kids during the darkest time of our lives through loving & merciful family & friends. Strengthen me O God to every trials that comes ahead our way and bless me to carry my cross and be faithful to You. Amen!

    P.S.
    I would like to take this opportunity to ask for you prayers.
    “May God the Father will open a better opportunity for me so that I can support my kids.”
    Thank you very much and God bless us all!

  • PANGA Yves

    But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:33