NPUC Day of Prayer and Fasting

March 26, 2020 | prayer | John Freedman

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With the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping our world, we have the opportunity to press together and collectively pray for our nation and our world in this time of crisis.

Here in the Northwest, we’ve set aside April 10 as a special day of prayer and fasting. It’s part of a larger prayer effort by our world church, the 100 Days of Prayer, March 27–July 4. 

Adventists from all six conferences in the North Pacific Union are invited to participate in this special day of prayer. In addition to personal prayer focus that day, members are invited to attend a Facebook Live prayer conference from 6 to 8 p.m. Pacific. 


Mark your calendar for April 10 and join together in prayer.


Praying Together Event Schedule
6:00-6:15 p.m.    North Pacific Union
6:15-6:30 p.m.    Montana Conference
6:30-6:45 p.m.    Idaho Conference
6:45-7:00 p.m.    Upper Columbia Conference
7:00-7:15 p.m.    Walla Walla University
7:15-7:30 p.m.    Washington Conference
7:30-7:45 p.m.    Oregon Conference
7:45-8:00 p.m     Alaska Conference


As we look forward to this collective day of prayer and fasting, I encourage you to continue to pray for those affected, for the health care workers caring for those affected, and for those working on a vaccine. 

Do not let fear and anxiety diminish your faith. Instead, use these moments to draw closer to God. Take this time to talk with family, neighbors and friends on the phone and lift their spirits.

“And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened” (Luke 11:9–10).

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you, declares the Lord,” (Jeremiah 29:11–14).


Prayer Hour Road Map

This prayer wheel offers a suggested roadmap to help you pray your way through an entire hour. Each section represents 5 minutes.


Bible Promises to Claim When We Are Afraid

Isaiah 35:4
"Say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.”

John 14:27
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

Joshua 1:9
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Matthew 6:34
"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

Isaiah 43:1
"But now, this is what the LORD says— he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.”

Psalm 23:4
"Even though I walk through the darkest valley,I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”

Psalm 34:4
"I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.”

Psalm 94:19
"When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.”

Romans 8:38-39
"For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Psalm 27:1
"The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?"

1 Peter 5:6-7
"Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”

Psalm 118:6
"The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?"

2 Timothy 1:7
"For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.”

Psalm 115:11
"You who fear him, trust in the LORD— he is their help and shield.”

Psalm 103:17
"But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children—”

Psalm 112:1
"Praise the LORD.Blessed are those who fear the LORD, who find great delight in his commands.”

Deuteronomy 31:6
"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

1 Chronicles 28:20
"David also said to Solomon his son, “Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the temple of the LORD is finished.”

Psalm 56:3-4
"When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. 4 In God, whose word I praise— in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”

Isaiah 41:10
"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Isaiah 41:13
"For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.”

Isaiah 54:4
“Do not be afraid; you will not be put to shame. Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated. You will forget the shame of your youth and remember no more the reproach of your widowhood.”

Matthew 10:28
"Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.”

Romans 8:15
"The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”

1 Corinthians 16:13
"Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.”

Hebrews 13:5-6
"Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” 6 So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”

1 Peter 3:13-14
"Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good? 14 But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats ; do not be frightened.”

1 John 4:18
"There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.”


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