New Year’s Day Sunrise Prayer Relay 2020
Thank you for partnering with us to awake the dawn of the new decade with prayer on New Year’s Day 2020, we declare that this will be ‘THE DECADE OF HARVEST’ and the best way to start is with united prayer.
The New Year's Day Sunrise Prayer Relay is a series of short prayer gatherings all around the world that overlap to create a global prayer relay.
Register your location at http://www.sunriseprayerrelay.org/registration so we can keep you updated.
Join the Facebook Event https://www.facebook.com/events/418158395533763 to get connected with others praying.
Promote on social media and invite others to join you at your location.
Arrive 15 minutes before sunrise at your location and pray for around 30 minutes or as long as you feel led to continue.
Pray the Lord's Prayer (Matt 6:9-13) aloud together and declare that Jesus is Lord as the sun rises.
Continue to pray, worship or read scriptures, it's up to your group does, some locations might take communion, have a time of fellowship, breakfast or evangelism.
Share your photos and videos on social media and use the hashtag #SunrisePrayerRelay to connect with and inspire others.
Email photos or videos plus a short testimony from your location to firstname.lastname@example.org
This prayer guide is only a suggestion of how you can pray but we encourage you to be led by Holy Spirit in your prayers.
We encourage you that before you begin that you take a moment to fix your eyes on Jesus, be aware of His presence, He is powerful and glorious and in all things He has preeminence.
“Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:2
PRAY ‘THE LORD’S PRAYER’ AS THE SUN RISES
Each year we encourage people to pray ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ as the sun rises, this was the example for prayer that Jesus gave to His disciples when they asked how they should pray.
“In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. Do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.” Matthew 6:9-13
PRAY FOR SOULS TO BE SAVED IN 2020
Pray for your unsaved family and friends, pray for your city or town, pray for your nation and the nations to know Jesus.
Thank You God that You love everyone and sent Jesus to save us.
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved." John 3:16-17
Thank You God that You are not willing that any should perish.
"The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance." 2 Pet 3:9
Thank You God that You demonstrated Your love for us on the cross.
“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Rom 5:8
Thank You God that it is Your goodness that leads people to repentance.
“Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?” Rom 2:4
Thank You God that now is the time of salvation.
“For God says, “At just the right time, I heard you. On the day of salvation, I helped you. Indeed, the “right time” is now. Today is the day of salvation.” 2 Cor 6:2
Thank You God that the harvest is plentiful, and we ask You to send out more workers for the harvest.
“Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” Matt 9:37-38
Thank You God that You have commissioned us all to “GO” preach the gospel and make disciples.
“And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.” Matt 28:18-20
PRAY FOR YOUR NATION & THE NATIONS TO BE SAVED IN 2020
We believe that we are coming into a time now where we will see whole nations turn to Jesus, we encourage you to pray for your nation and for other nations as Holy Spirit leads you, you can also make a declaration that your nation and other nations shall be saved.
E.g. 'Australia for Jesus' or 'America Shall Be Saved'
OTHER PRAYER POINTS
Your Nation - Genesis 18:18
The Church - Colossians 1:18
Your Leaders; present and future - 1 Timothy 2:1-2
The Youth; the next generation of leaders in your nation – Proverbs 22:6
The multiplication of prayer in your nation and the world - 1 Thessalonians 5:17
The Persecuted Church - 1 Corinthians 12:26
PRAY FOR RAIN IN AUSTRALIA
In Australia right now we are experiencing severe drought and bush fires, we are praying for rain and would appreciate your prayers for rain to end the drought and put out the fires, and the rain of the Holy Spirit to fall on every person.
(You may also want to include prayer for a specific need of your nation.)
SIGNIFICANT PRAYER & OUTREACH EVENTS IN 2020
We also invite to pray for and join this significant prayer and outreach events coming up in 2020, we know there are many others, please feel free to pray for events in your region as you feel led.
GO 2020 – Global Outreach Day
The goal of GO 2020 is to mobilize 100 million believers to reach 1 Billion people with the Gospel in May 2020. For more info visit http://www.go2020.world/home
National Day of Prayer & Fasting – Australia
Australia's National Day of Prayer & Fasting is on the 22nd of February 2020. For more info visit https://www.nationaldayofprayer.org.au
National Day of Prayer – USA
The National Day of Prayer exists to mobilize unified public prayer for America. It will be held on the 7of May 2020. For more info visit https://www.nationaldayofprayer.org
Awakening Europe – The Call Back
People from over 104 nations have answered ‘The Call Back’ to flood Europe with the gospel, beginning in Rotterdam, Netherlands from 30th of July to the 2nd of August, then outreach in 20 European nations for 3 days from the 4th of August. For more info visit https://www.awakeningeurope.com/the-call-back
The next Awakening Australia event is coming up in Sydney in November 2020. For more info visit https://www.awakeningaustralia.org
The Send USA
In October 2020, join 70,000 believers in Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City as we gather to make the sound of “GO” so loud a whole generation could hear. First with our voice and then with our lives. For more info visit http://thesend.org
The Send Brazil
3 Stadiums in Brazil on the 8th of February 2020. For more info visit http://thesend.org.br
The Send Argentina
25th of April in Buenos Aires, Argentina. For more info visit http://thesend.com.ar
OUR PRAYER FOR YOU IN 2020
We pray that as you enter into this new year and new decade that your roots will grow down deeper into intimacy with Jesus, that you will know how much you are known and loved by Him, that you will know Him and love Him more, and that you will be filled with boldness to make Him known.
New Year’s Day Sunrise Prayer Relay