Join our Day of Prayer on Pentecost Sunday 2020
Mark Pentecost Sunday when Christians recall how God’s Holy Spirit was given to the disciples after Jesus’ ascension, empowering them to begin the work of making disciples of all nations. Join our special Day of Prayer on Sunday 31 May 2020 at 9 am and 7 pm.
The day of Pentecost birthed the church and launched the mission of God anew. Founded on God’s promise to send Holy Spirit those early disciples waited in prayer. As they prayed God responded and sent Holy Spirit who comes with power.
What was it that transformed a semi-defeated group of disciples in an upper room in Jerusalem into a highly energised, Holy Spirit empowered, life-giving church whose message and example lives on today? The Holy Spirit made the difference and still makes the difference in each of our lives to transform and empower.
Let’s make the most of this opportunity to gather online in united prayer. Let’s pray for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit and a harvest of souls to the Kingdom!
As well as praying at home throughout the day, you can join us on Elim's Facebook Live at 9 am and 7 pm at elim.org.uk/facebook or on YouTube at elim.org.uk/youtube. We look forward to bringing our prayers together for the healing of our people and our land.
Download our prayer guide for Pentecost Sunday
To help you pray during the day, we have produced a prayer guide which is available to download, along with a 1920x1080 graphic to help promote the day.
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Join us on Facebook Live
On Sunday 31 May, we will gather together online using the Elim Pentecostal Facebook page to engage the Elim Movement in prayer. Each prayer session will last for about 15-25 minutes and will be live on Facebook at 9 am and 7 pm or on YouTube at elim.org.uk/youtube for a time of united prayer.
Join with your household and your church as we seek to pray together. Share a public picture of you engaging in prayer on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook using the hashtag #Elim and tag @ElimPrayerUK. If we spot your picture, we might just share it with others to encourage them to join in.
Pentecost Sunday Prayer Guide
When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues[a] as the Spirit enabled them. Acts 2:1-4
‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy. I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke. The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord. And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’ Acts 2:16-21
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts. praising God and enjoying the favour of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. Acts 2:42-47
PRAYER FOR HOLY SPIRIT - 9 am prayer focus
As we read through Acts, we see God giving the disciples power – to perform miracles, to lead people to faith and salvation in Christ, to operate in the supernatural gifts of the Spirit. Daily they saw people come to faith.
They shared community and devoted themselves to prayer, fellowship, breaking of bread and teaching, to appoint leaders and meet needs. These disciples led truly empowered lives as they welcomed the presence of the Holy Spirit. In the face of challenging circumstances, real persecution, loss and uncertainty they knew what it was to live in the promise of God’s presence and power with them. We can too.
Imagine what can happen in our lives if we live in and live out the promise of God the Holy Spirit actively working, dwelling, moving in and through our lives?
Receive power and boldness afresh from the Holy Spirit.
Outpouring to renew, reset and reform.
Increase signs and wonders
Revive the Church
Pray for increase power, presence and peace of Holy Spirit across all generations and nations.
Pray specifically for your village, town or city.
Release from anything that hinders and a release into fresh faith and courage.
Empowering of the Spirit for mission.
Expand the vision of leaders for the new context of ministry and outreach.
DECLARATION: Holy Spirit fill me afresh. Give me boldness on my frontline. Empower me to witness. May I see the supernatural. May I not contain but overflow with your hope, love, grace and goodness.
PRAYING FOR A HARVEST AND SALVATION - 7 pm prayer focus
The result of Holy Spirit coming was lives transformed, communities changed and the gospel launched world-wide! Daily people were being saved. Everyone who calls on his name will be saved. In this unprecedented time, there is an openness to prayer, faith and spirituality. Let’s pray for a great harvest!
When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them because they were confused and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. He said to his disciples, “The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.” Matthew 9:36-37 (NLT)
For God to equip the Church and individuals with a renewed passion to engage in harvesting and sharing their faith.
For there to be an understanding of the heart of Jesus as He looked upon the harvest with a great heart of compassion.
For the ingathering of an ‘ALL AGE’ harvest!
Innovative + effective discipleship programmes that will protect the harvest.
For the expected harvest to be the platform for a spiritual renewal in the nation!
To proclaim and demonstrate the good news of the gospel in this global pandemic. Boldness and courage to share faith.
To ‘Be Jesus’ to a broken and fractured society. Compassion + Commission.
Pray for your congregation and other local churches.
To pray for the empowering and direction of the Holy Spirit in mission.
For the transformation of individual lives and communities bringing hope, reconciliation, and healing.
The power to break addictive and life-controlling strongholds. Freedom to receive Christ.
Pray for any individuals who don’t yet know Jesus.
Pray for those who once followed Jesus to come home to faith in him.
IDEA: PRAYER WALK
As you pray on Pentecost Sunday, why not take some time to prayer walk your community? As you do ask the Holy Spirit to open your eyes to the spiritual reality. Pray with faith and insight. Ask for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit’s presence, power and peace. Declare and speak life and hope. Ask for the Holy Spirit to open blind eyes to the love and grace of Jesus.
Let’s make the most of this opportunity, to gather in united prayer online on Sunday 31 May at 9 am & 7 pm at elim.org.uk/facebook.
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