Small Group Guides

Freedom to Praise, Pray, & Proclaim – Study 4 Youth

 

 

This Freedom series is designed for Youth as they prepare for the National Day of Prayer.

Teach Us To P.R.A.Y.Teach Us To P.R.A.Y.

An ideal resource for preparing your church for the annual National Day of Prayer. This small group curriculum includes a Children’s Study (Kidz 6-11), Youth Study (Youth 12-17), and an Adult Study (Adults 18 and Up) focusing on the acronym P.R.A.Y.

  • Praise – Thank God for what He has already accomplished through Jesus.
  • Repent – Confess your sins and shortcomings. Repent personally and on behalf of our nation. The Lord is quick to forgive when we come to Him.
  • Ask – Ask God to reveal truth, turn our hearts back toward Him, and bring healing.
  • Yield– Yield to the Lord and recognize that He has heard our prayers and will answer according to His will.  He is waiting to provide guidance and direction.

Fresh Encounter – A 28 Day Devotional Guide

Designed to help you understand from Scripture and history how God works to revive His people and use them to change their world. Study it individually and in small groups or churchwide to understand and respond to God’s requirements for genuine revival. Suggestions for 4 small-group sessions are included.

God is on mission to redeem a lost world, but when His people depart from Him, that work is hindered. Fresh Encounter is designed for use in churches in the 4 weeks leading up to the National Day of Prayer (observed in May) and for other times of prayer emphasis.

50-Day Prayer Calendar

As we Pray for America, who’s pledge of allegiance recounts that we are “one nation under God”, and whose currency states that it is “in God we trust”, we want American’s to encounter the God who rules over their country. He is the One who gave us this promise in 2 Chronicles 7:14: “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 will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” As we encounter Him, we will be changed, and will change America through prayer.

1 – Alabama

2 – Alaska

3 – Arizona

4 – Arkansas

5 – California

6 – Colorado

7 – Connecticut

8 – Delaware

9 – Florida

10 – Georgia

11 – Hawaii

12 – Idaho

13 – Illinois

14 – Indiana

15 – Iowa

16 – Kansas

17 – Kentucky

18 – Louisiana

19 – Maine

20 – Maryland

21 – Massachusetts

22 – Michigan

23 – Minnesota

24 – Mississippi

25 – Missouri

26 – Montana

27 – Nebraska

28 – Nevada

29 – New Hampshire

30 – New Jersey

31 – New Mexico

32 – New York

33 – North Carolina

34 – North Dakota

35 – Ohio

36 – Oklahoma

37 – Oregon

38 – Pennsylvania

39 – Rhode Island

40 – South Carolina

41 – South Dakota

42 – Tennessee

43 – Texas

44 – Utah

45 – Vermont

46 – Virginia

47 – Washington

48 – West Virginia

49 – Wisconsin

50 – Wyoming

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State population 710,000

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State population 37.2 million

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State population 900,000

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State population 2.9 million

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State population 5.3 million

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State population 675,000

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State population 12.7 million

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State population 815,000

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State population 25 million

State population 2.8 million

State population 626,000

State population 8 million

State population 6.7 million

State population 1.9 million

State population 5.7 million

State population 564,000

Please also pray for the U.S. Territories:

  • District of Columbia – Population 600,000
  • Puerto Rico – Population 3.7 Million
  • Northern Mariana Islands –Population 54,000
  • U.S. Virgin Islands – 106,000
  • American Samoa – 56,000 Guam – 159,000
Sources: Population data for each state from the U.S. Census Bureau, “Demographic Profiles: Census 2010.” – ‘Percentage of Each State’s Population that affiliates with Evangelical Protestant Tradition’ gathered from Pew Research U.S. Religious Landscape Survey website (http://religions.pewforum.org/maps).