Day 4: Tues. October 4

“They brought unto Him also infants, that He would touch them: but when His disciples saw it, they rebuked them. But Jesus called them unto Him, & said, “Suffer the little children to come unto Me, and forbid them not: for of such is the Kingdom of God. Verily, I say unto you, whosoever shall not receive the Kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.” Luke 18:16-17

OBSERVATION: He is the Man’s Christ and the Woman’s Christ, but that is not all. If I stopped there it would not be complete. He is the baby’s Savior. He is the child’s Christ, He is the cradle Christ. There are some that say, “they are so little”, yes, but He is the God of the little things. He painted the rainbow, but He kissed the daisy into being too. He put the wings on the Archangel, but He feathered the sparrow. The mighty ocean, but He makes that out of the same material that He makes the dewdrop. He is the God of little things. Don’t despise the children. Jesus has not forgotten them.

PRAYER: Father, help us to bring our children to you. Hold us accountable as their parents, to raise our children in the ‘nurture and admonition’ of the Lord. Help us to be the parents that you have called us to be to be Holy and to raise our children to be Holy as You are Holy. In Christ’s Name, Amen.

DAY 3:  Monday, October 3

“(5) So Peter was kept in the prison, but prayer for him was being made fervently by the church to God.

“11 When Peter came to himself, he said, “Now I know for sure that the Lord has sent forth His angel and rescued me from the hand of Herod and from all that the Jewish people were expecting.” 12 And when he realized this, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John who was also called Mark, where many were gathered together and were praying. 13 When he knocked at the door of the gate, a servant-girl named Rhoda came to answer. 14 When she recognized Peter’s voice, because of her joy she did not open the gate, but ran in and announced that Peter was standing in front of the gate. 15 They said to her, “You are out of your mind!” But she kept insisting that it was so. They kept saying, “It is his angel.” 16 But Peter continued knocking; and when they had opened the door, they saw him and were amazed.”  Acts 12:5; 11-16

OBSERVATION: Sometimes God answers prayer in extraordinary ways and we are too busy being “religious” to notice or be bothered to interrupt our routine. As long as God is at the receiving end of our requests we need to never be hesitant to pray “big” prayers and should be neither surprised nor dismissive when He grants our requests.

PRAYER: Father, we ask that we have a spirit of expectation and trust when it comes to knowing Who we’re praying to. You have taken down fortresses, routed an army with a single angelic messenger and created the cosmos in what amounted to mere moments. May we have trust that you will overcome our walls, our problems and offer us protection from anything that would harm us or our children as we ask you to help and defend us from evil.

DAY 2:  Sunday, October 2

“Praise the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens.

Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness.

Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre,

praise him with timbrel and dancing, praise him with the strings and pipe,

praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals.

Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD.”

-Psalm 150:1-6

OBSERVATION:  God is to be forever praised as Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!

PRAYER:  Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his.   He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.   He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him.  Amen (Daniel 2.20-22)

#eldorado40 printable prayer guide

In addition to posting each day’s prayer guide on our website (

and posting them to our twitter and facebook feeds…

you can download and print the complete version of the 2016 El Dorado 40 Days of Community Prayer initiative to keep on your nightstand, or in the car, or at your desk, or wherever your war room happens to be…

download the full printable guide

If you haven’t heard much about the #eldorado40 campaign that is active from October 1 – November 9, 2016, you’ll find all the details here.

DAY 1: Saturday, October 1


“Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” -Philippians 2:9-11

OBSERVATION:  Why do we waste so much energy focusing on ourselves and our own personal agendas?  Why do we blame others for negative things that happen in our life?  There is only one answer to our own deceptions Satan has placed before our eyes and that is Jesus.  Jesus is all that matters.  Is that what you believe?

PRAYER:  My prayer is that you surround yourself with people that will encourage you and lift up the name of Jesus.  We are not guaranteed tomorrow.  Only Jesus can change the heart.  I promise you, the chains of your life will be lifted with Christ as your personal savior!


United El Dorado Stands… in Prayer

What difference could the power of 40 day of coordinated, concentrated prayer to God by hundreds of people in El Dorado and Union County make?   

We’re about to find out, and you are invited to be a part of it.

Here’s what you need to know:

When and Who. Just think.  During October 1 – November 9, 2016, Hundreds of Christians across El Dorado and Union County will be praying the same prayer along with you each day for 40 days!

What and How. Spend at least 5 minutes a day for 40 days in prayer using the daily guides authored for you by over 30 ministry leaders in El Dorado and Union County.  Each day your prayer guide will include a message from the Bible, and observation and a prayer thought to serve as a focus for your prayer time. Each Sunday, the prayer guide will intentionally focus on the goodness of God.  Our needs will always be present but it’s imperative that we take time to just celebrate the goodness of God, Amen?

Consider Fasting. A new addition to this year’s initiative: The ministry leaders invite you to join us in committing to a day of fasting on the 1st, 20th, and 40th days of the prayer campaign. That’s:

  • Day 1 – Saturday, October 1
  • Day 20 – Thursday, October 20
  • Day 40 – Wednesday, November 9

Now… if you’re new to fasting, you’ll want to take a look at this helpful straight-forward advice about the practice of fasting, so you won’t need to apologize later for what you said in “hanger.”  😉

Sharing is Caring. Please help us get the word out there by sharing the daily prayer posts on your Facebook, Twitter or other social media feeds.  Wouldn’t it be great if every day there were posts and tweets letting people know about the Church in El Dorado rising up in prayer together?

Learn more about the community-wide 40 day prayer initiative here:
about #eldorado40

Let’s do this!

El Dorado 40 Days of Community Prayer Begins

If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. –II Chronicles 7:14

2016 marks the second year that ministry leaders across denominations in El Dorado and Union County have joined forces to organize a 40-day initiative, challenging believers to unite in concentrated, coordinated prayer

Together as a community, let’s continue to humble ourselves through prayer, offering praise to God for is goodness and seeking His intervention to turn the hearts and minds of every person to His perfect love.

In the wake of the eruption of racial tension throughout our nation, being highlighted by social and mass media, as well as economic challenges and other struggles faced by Americans increase the potential to lose hope, to start accusing each other and to use acts of violence as an attempt at solutions to problems.

We as Christians know that our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the unseen evil forces seeking to devour us (Ephesians 6:10-20; I Peter 5:8).  Alone, we don’t have the strength to defeat Satan’s advances against us, but mercifully, we have the might of the full armor of God in us, so that we can stand our ground. 

The Church, as the Body of Christ, is an important vehicle to bring healing.  There is great power in praying to God through his son and our savior, Jesus.  On all occasions, with all kinds of prayer, public, private, and secret; social and solitary; solemn and sudden, God wants us to seek Him, to confess our sins, to petition Him for mercy, to offer praise and thanks to Him for his goodness.  This bold 40 day community prayer initiative offers such an opportunity.

Our enemies are mighty, and we are weak, but our Redeemer is almighty, and in the power of His might, we will overcome.

May God heal and unite us!