We are inviting our church to join a 40-day prayer covenant. God promises to respond to prayers of faith, and we are committing to pray for specific needs over this period. For forty days, we ask you to dedicate thirty minutes daily to pray and we hope to see 24-hour prayer covering for our church, the move, and the new ministry space. We believe we need to focus our prayers on these eight areas:

1. Provision
The Lord has called us to a great assignment requiring great provision.
“And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” 2 Corinthians 9:8

2. Protection
There is the Kingdom of God and the domain of darkness. We need protection from the schemes of Satan and those working in his domain.
Psalm 91 (The Psalm of Protection) can literally be this prayer.

3. People
We need the right people to align and be involved with our move and the construction of ministry space within the facility. (architect, contractors, city government, skilled laborers, volunteers, etc.
Exodus 36:1-5 God provided all the skilled craftsmen, leaders, and more than enough materials for the building of the sanctuary.

4. Prayer
Pray for ‘pray-ers’. Ask the Holy Spirit to raise up a full canopy of prayer and guide all the prayers of the people. Pray that all the church family called CTK Hope would have an attitude of prayer and that our prayers being lifted up would become as natural as breathing.
Pray without ceasing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17

5. Peace
We need calm hearts that simply trust the goodness and greatness of God. God is not powerful…He is All-Powerful. He is not wise…He is All-Knowing. And He is ‘for us’.
Romans 8:31-34

6. Posture
This is the posture of our hearts. We must have humility, faith, and a heart to obey the direction of the Holy Spirit, who always turns attention towards Jesus Christ and how we can reflect Him to others.
“Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up in honor.” James 4:10

7. Place
We need the mall property to be a place people know they can find real hope.
“I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13

8. Praise
Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens! Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness! Psalm 150:1-6

Listening Prayer Guide

Listening prayer is an ancient method that helps believers tune into the Holy Spirit by eliminating noise and quieting the mind. Prayer is meant to be a two-way communication. Sitting in silence and listening to God helps re-center our kingdom priorities, shifting the focus away from our own to-do lists to what the Holy Spirit reveals.
 
How to Practice Listening Prayer

The Focus – Psalm 46:10
Set aside quiet time to focus solely on God. Often, the hardest part of listening prayer is creating space to be quiet. You can make space by waking up a little earlier, taking a walk, or sitting somewhere with few distractions. Find a consistent time in your daily routine to be still.
“Be still…and know that I am God!”
 
The Ask – 1 Samuel 3:9
Ask the Lord Jesus to silence other voices and help you focus on Him. Begin your time by praying, “Father God, keep any voice other than the Holy Spirit from distracting me. Help me focus on You. Speak, Lord, your servant is listening. In the name of Jesus Christ, my Lord, amen.” Sit in silence and listen.
So he said to Samuel, “Go and lie down again, and if someone calls again,
say, ‘Speak, LORD, your servant is listening.’”
 
The Distractions - Hebrews 12:2
Distractions will happen, and that’s okay. Sometimes it helps to have a Bible verse as a reset. If you get distracted or your mind wanders, reread the verse and continue.
“Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.
For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame,
and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
 
The Revelation - John 16:13-14
Take note of what comes to your mind and heart. God speaks in various ways: through scripture, songs, images, thoughts, or impressions. Write down the things that come to your mind that you sense may be from the Holy Spirit.
“When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth.
He will not speak on his own but will tell you what he has heard.
He will tell you about the future.
He will bring me glory by telling you whatever he receives from me.”
 
The Testing – 1 John 4:1
Test what you sense the Holy Spirit is saying to you. Since not every thought or impression is from God, ensure what you sense aligns with scripture. The Holy Spirit’s words will produce His fruit in you: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22). If anything you hear brings fear, shame, anxiety, or condemnation, it is not from the Holy Spirit.
“You must test them to see if the spirit they have comes from God.”
 
The Sharing – 1 Thessalonians 5:11 S
Share what you have received with humility, inviting trusted spiritual friends to see if they agree it might be from God. Give thanks and live it out.
“So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.”

This guide aims to help believers practice listening prayer effectively,
fostering a deeper connection with the Holy Spirit and encouraging spiritual growth.

We encourage you to let your prayers flow through these eight focus areas each day for the next forty days. Sign up a time below you are able to pray for the next 40 days.
 
The Spiritual Leadership Team of CTK Hope Church