40 DAYS OF PRAYER RESOURCES

Daily Scripture Reading

April 7th - Day 1

Scripture Memory Verse of the Week

Each week beginning April 7th, you will be challenged to memorize a new verse of scripture to reinforce 40 Days of Prayer.

Testimonies from JIBC Family and Friends

Be on the lookout here for future testimonies of encouragement from our JIBC church family and friends!

Location, Meeting Time, and Host of each Connection Group

Be on the lookout here for a list of each connection group you can join for 40 Days of Prayer

Calendar

Sunday, April 7th-Week 1 begins
Sunday, April 14th- Week 2 begins
Sunday, April 21-Week 3 begins
Sunday, April 28th-Week 4 begins
Sunday, May 5th-Week 5 begins
Sunday, May 12th-Week 6 begins
Celebration Service-TBA

Video Lessons with Pastor Rick Warren
Click on each lesson to access the corresponding video

10 Great Books On Prayer recommended by Rick Warren

1. POWER THROUGH PRAYER by E.M. Bounds
Power through Prayer has been called "one of the truly great masterpieces on the theme of prayer."  This small but powerful book is a classic and essential resource to improve your prayer life.  Click on the book title above for your "free" pdf download.
2. PRAYER:  DOES IT MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE? by PHILIP YANCEY
Yancey probes the very heartbeat of mankind's relationship to God in this invitation to communicate with God through prayer.  Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference? is an exploration of the mysterious intersection where God and humans meet and relate.  Click on the book title above for your "free" pdf book summary.
3. PRAYER: FINDING THE HEART'S TRUE HOME by Richard Foster
Best-selling author Richard J. Foster offers a warm, compelling, and sensitive primer on prayer, compelling us to understand, experience, and practice it in its many forms - from the simple prayer of beginning again to unceasing prayer.
4. THE POWER OF A PRAYING WIFE by Stormie Omartian
Today's challenges can make a fulfilling marriage seem like an impossible dream.  Yet God delights in doing the impossible if only we would ask!  Stormie Omartian shares how God can strengthen your marriage as you pray for your husband concerning key areas in his life.  Click on the book title above for your "free" pdf sample of the book.
5. WITH CHRIST IN THE SCHOOL OF PRAYER by Andrew Murray
Immerse yourself in this timeless classic and prepare yourself for one of the most vital ministries believers can experience - intercessory prayer!  Using Jesus' teaching on prayer as a model, Murray begins at the elementary level and leads you step by step through thirty-one lessons to the heights of faith-empowered prayer.  Click on the book title above for your "free" pdf download.
6. TOO BUSY NOT TO PRAY by Bill Hybels
This twentieth-anniversary edition of Too Busy Not to Pray calls both young and old to make prayer a priority, and broadens our vision for what our eternal, powerful God does when his people slow down to pray.  Clink on the book title above for your "free" pdf download.
7. REES HOWELLS:  INTERCESSOR by Norman Grubb
How did the faith and prayers of a humble coal miner affect the course of World War II?  In this biography of Rees Howells, whose mastery of intercessory prayer had global consequences, we discover rich truths of the Spirit for all the church today.  Click on the book title above for your "free" pdf download.
8. PRAYER:  THE GREAT ADVENTURE by David Jeremiah
Prayer: the Great Adventure gently encourages us to take a the first steps toward fostering a rewarding relationship with God.  With gentle, practical guidance, Dr. David Jeremiah shares his own story of learning to pray out of desperation inspiring you to find the same urgency and intimacy in every stage of your glorious journey with God.
9. SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES FOR THE CHRISTIAN LIFE by Donald S. Whitney
Donald Whitney's ethos of Bible reading and prayer are must-reads for every believer.  He writes in everyday language for everyday people.  Click on the book title above for your "free" pdf sample.
10. PRAYING: FINDING OUR WAY THROUGH DUTY TO DELIGHT by J.I.Packer & Carolyn Nystrom
Does prayer often seem more of a job than a joy?  Packer and Nystrom"s practical help for whole- person praying will move you to deeper obedience, delight, and intimacy with the Father.  You'll discover different aspects of prayer, including praising, asking, brooding, complaining, and joining in!