Free Prayer guides
Enhance your prayer life with these free prayer resources. Each guide focuses on a different prayer theme, with tips on how to pray, what to pray for, and how to put prayer into action. These are great to use for your personal devotions or your church small group.
First Generation Churches
Least, Lost & Forgotten
From the President
February 2017 Prayer Target
During this month when we honor our Presidents, it is noteworthy how President Ronald Reagan brought prayer into the White House as one of his greatest priorities. During the Revolutionary War, the Continental Congress declared July 20, 1775, a national day of “fasting & prayer.” As the Civil War raged in 1863, Abraham Lincoln renewed the tradition, which was finally codified as an annual occurrence in 1952 by Harry Truman. But it wasn’t until 1988 that Ronald Reagan signed a law setting the first Thursday of May as the official National Day of Prayer.
If there was one passage in time that shed light on Reagan’s penchant for prayer while in office, it was in October 1983, when 241 marines were killed by a suicide bomber in Beirut, Lebanon. Reagan always took the names of the fallen marines, and when he called to offer his condolences to the next of kin, he would often pray with the families, asking God to comfort and console their broken hearts.
If we took President Reagan’s lead, we would understand that prayer and politics must reside together for without prayer for governments, there would be no freedom.
Please remember with us at FEBC to pray this month for the governments of this world that God would truly be the King over Kings and Lord over Lords that the Gospel may be freely proclaimed.
Until all have heard,
Edward W. Cannon
President & CEO