New Year’s Day Sunrise Prayer Relay 2021
Thank you for partnering with us to awaken the dawn of the new year with prayer on New Year’s Day 2021
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.com/registration so we can keep you updated.
Join the Facebook Event https://www.facebook.com/events/297805134924407/ 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 2021
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 2021
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
SIGNIFICANT PRAYER & OUTREACH EVENTS IN 2021
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.
National Day of Prayer & Fasting – Australia
National Day of Prayer – USA
Awakening Europe – The Call Back
Global Outreach Day
The Send USA
If you know of any other prayer and outreach events in your nation or region you can also lift them up in prayer.
OUR PRAYER FOR YOU IN 2021
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.
Pat Steele & Warwick Marsh
New Year’s Day Sunrise Prayer Relay