40 days of prayer

Praying Hands



  • John 15:5


    I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. “


    LVC Focus: Abiding in Christ


    •    Pray that our lives will remain connected “in Jesus”, faithful and focused on Him

    •    Pray any hinderance to our relationship with Jesus will be eliminated

    •    Pray that LVC will bear much fruit (transformed lives) for the kingdom of Jesus

  • Hebrews 13:17


    Obey your spiritual leaders and be willing to do what they say. For their work is to watch over your souls, and God will judge them on how well they do this. Give them reason to report joyfully about you to the Lord and not with sorrow, for then you will suffer for it too.”


    LVC Ministry Focus: Elders (John Czech, June Sather, Joe Prillwitz, Paul Ashwood)


    •   Pray for God to protect our leaders from the attacks of Satan

    •   Pray they walk humbly and faithfully with God

    •   Pray they have wisdom and courage to lead LVC as they obey God’s Word

    •   Pray the congregation will joyfully follow leadership as leadership obediently follows Christ

  • Daniel 9:18


     “Oh my God, listen to me and hear my request . . .We do not ask because we deserve help, but because you are so merciful.”


    LVC Focus: Need for God


    •   Pray that LVC recognizes the constant need for God in every person and ministry

    •   Pray there is an urgency to our prayers knowing we are at God’s mercy

    •   Thank the Lord for His mercy, understanding we do not get what we deserve

  • 1 Corinthians 12:25

    “…have equal concern for each other.

    LVC Ministry Focus: Congregational Care Ministry - Director June Sather


    •  Pray for our “shut ins” and those unable to physically attend our Sunday gatherings

    •  Pray for physical and mental strength and spiritual faithfulness to the Lord Jesus

    •  Pray for the development of the Care Team and wisdom to carry our the meeting of needs.

    •  Pray God would give us a greater awareness and a deeper compassion for those around us.

  • Romans 12:3-8


    “For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do you think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgement, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you. Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man's gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving, let him serve; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.”


    LVC Focus: Serving One Another


    •   Pray for “sober judgment” of ourselves, thinking accurately of ourselves

    •   Pray for unity at LVC, serving one another in love

    •   Pray members of LVC will discover and develop the spiritual giftedness God gave them

    •   Pray each member realizes their value to God and to His kingdom work

    •   Pray God provides LVC  members with a servant heart sand humility

  • 1 Timothy 4:12


    Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.”


    LVC Ministry Focus: Youth - Directors Pastor John (J Money) and Alison Czech (A Team)


    •   Pray for the spiritual growth of each 6th -12 grader, that the group would grow in size

    •   Pray new kids would feel welcomed, that friendships would be deep and lasting

    •   Pray the kids experience God in their own way and know they are loved by God

    •   Pray our kids are examples of Jesus in their schools

  • Romans 12:9-13


    “Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with God's people who are in need. Practice hospitality.”


    LVC Focus: Spiritual Vitality


    •   Pray LVC would be loving and truthful in their relationships

    •   Pray we love what is good and hate what is evil

    •   Pray for zeal as we serve God and others

    •   Pray we are devoted to one another, sharing with others in need

  • Matthew 10:42


    “And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward.”


    LVC Ministry Focus: Hospitality - Director Carol Menke


    •   Pray Carol and her team continue to have an amazing positive attitude on Sunday am.

    •   Pray the hospitality team will grow

    •   Pray for positive, helpful connections and conversation during “Coffee hour”

  • Exodus 20: 12


    Honor your father and your mother…”


    LVC Focus: Following the 5th Commandment


    •   Pray that no matter our stage in life or the age of our parents we would honor them

    •   Pray for those who have experienced trauma/abuse by their parents

    •   Pray that parents would have wisdom to raise their children according to Scripture

    •   Pray for reconciliation between parents and children estranged

  • Deuteronomy 6: 5-7

    “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts.  Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”

    LVC Ministry Focus: Family Life Ministry - Director Kelly Czech


    •   Pray for the families of LVC, God would be at the “core” of all their relationships

    •   Pray for our nursery children and elementary children

    •   Pray for the families of Hudson, Covid-19 has caused many issues related to isolation, education and mental health

    •   Pray for a new director by this fall who has a passionate love for Jesus and has a heart for families. Pray they are gifted administrators and communicators of God’s love

  • Romans 12: 14

    “Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse…”


    LVC Focus: Blessing Others


    •   Pray for those who are against the Gospel, that they are blessed by God and turn to Him

    •   Pray that our response to those who disagree with the Gospel would be patient and loving

    •   Pray we would weep with those who weep and rejoice with those who rejoice

    •   Pray we would be ready to handle persecution that comes our way

  • Romans 12: 14


    “…Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn…”


    LVC Ministry Focus: Those impacted by the recent pandemic and other illnesses


    • Pray for all who are mourning the loss of a loved one, either recently or in the last few years.

    • Pray for healing for those who have developed depression as a result of their loss.

    • Pray for all those who are so down, that they are considering taking their own life, pray

    that they will be comforted, pray that they will find hope, love and a reason to live.

    •   Pray LVC will comfort those who are struggling with physical and mental issues

  • Luke 10:1-5


    “After this the Lord appointed seventy two others and sent them two by two ahead of Him to every town and place He was about to go. He told them, "the harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore to send out workers into his harvest field.”


    LVC Focus: Outreach


    •   Pray to God for opportunities to get to know your neighbors, as you walk past your neighbors houses, pray a blessing over their houses.

    •   Pray for open doors to share with those who do not yet know the Lord Jesus

    •   Pray we have an understanding that we are commissioned to reach the lost

    •   Pray the Lord of the harvest will send out more workers into the harvest

  • Matthew 5: 13-16


    “You are the salt of the earth…You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”


    LVC Focus: Light and Salt in the World


    • Pray LVC understands that we are the “salt of the earth” to our neighbors, leading lives that are attractive to others.

    •   Pray to God that your house will become a house of prayer, that will impact your street.

    •   Pray the people of Hudson will see LVC’s good works and be drawn to Jesus

  • 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 heal their land.”


    LVC Focus: Healing to our Culture


    •   Pray God’s people humble themselves and seek God’ face

    •   Pray God’s people repent and turn from wicked ways

    •   Pray God’s people will seek forgiveness of sin

    •   Pray God heals our culture, through repentance and coming to Jesus

  • 2 Peter 3:18


    “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”


    LVC Focus: Adult Education- Director Dr. Paul Norby


    •   Pray the Gospel will be clearly heard at LVC and people will respond to the prompting of the Holy Spirit

    •   Pray for the Leadership of the Life Groups

    •   Pray for the Sunday morning teaching on the book of Acts, for clear understanding and application

    •   Pray for participation within our Life Groups

    •   For Adults to grow in grace, knowledge and love of our Lord Jesus Christ

  • Psalm 96:9


    Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness…”


    LVC Focus: Praise Team - Director Chris Ashwood


    •   Pray for creative ideas amongst the Praise Team

    •   Pray the praise team remains focused on our motive: Serve and Please Jesus

    •   Pray the praise team grows in their faith and walk with Jesus

    •   Pray for the patience and excellence of the team as several “moving parts” are involved in a Sunday gathering, music, cameras, sound, slides etc….

    •   Pray for more people to join the team, especially the younger generation

  • John 3:16


    “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”


    LVC Focus: Loving the Lost


    •   Pray we have eyes opened to the lost and perishing all around us

    •   Pray we recognize what is stake in our mission: eternal life

    •   Pray we are thankful for our own salvation and motivated to share with others

    •   Pray God uses His Word to open minds and soften hearts to the Gospel

  • Romans 12: 1-2


    “Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God- this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is- his good, pleasing and perfect will.”


    LVC Focus: Living Sacrifices


    •   Pray for everyone to offer themselves to God as living sacrifice, daily dying to self

    •   Pray that our attitude would be “not my will Lord, but yours be done”

    •   Pray our goal is to be pleasing to God in all aspects of our lives

  • Romans 13: 1

    "Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established.”


    LVC Focus: Governing Authorities


    •   Pray for our local government officials, mayor, school boards

    •   Pray for our police officers and their safety

    •   Pray for our regional governments (Wisconsin, Minnesota)

    •   Pray for our national government -President, Senate, Congress

  • Isaiah 6:1-7


    “In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him were the seraphs, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. And they were calling to one another: "Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.” At the sound of their voices the doorposts and the thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke. "Woe to me! I cried. " I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty."

    Then one of the seraphs flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. With it he touched my mouth and said, "See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.”


    LVC Focus: Holiness


        Pray LVC would see the Lord as King, Holy, high and lifted up!

        Pray LVC would be quick to confess sin and forgive the sins of others

        Pray LVC would live Holy and godly lives

  • Ephesians 4:15


    “Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church.”


    LVC Focus: Church Communication Director  - Kacie Paine


        Pray Kacie has ongoing wisdom of what and how much communication is needed

        Pray Kacie has the patience and guidance to deal with website, software & database issues and updates

        Pray Kacie has wisdom to communicate with those outside the church about our church

        Pray a blessing on Kacie, husband Eric and her children Preslee and Xander

  • Acts 2:42-47


    “And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. Then fear came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. Now all who believed were together and had everything in common, and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need. So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.”


    LVC Focus: Being the Church


        Pray LVC would continually follow the teaching of the Bible

        Pray LVC would generous with their time, talents and their treasure

        Pray LVC is sensitive to the needs of the body of Christ and the lost

        Pray LVC will grow in health and in numbers

  • Joshua 1:8-9


    “Do not let Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go."


    LVC Focus: Obedience to God’s Word


        Pray LVC will be careful to obey all that God commands to do

        Pray LVC would remember the Lord God is with them as they obey

        Pray LVC would not be fearful but courageous in the Lord

        Pray LVC would continually encourage one another

  • James 4:1-6


    “Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members? You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on pleasures….But He gives more grace. Therefore He says:" God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble."


    LVC Focus: Unity in the Church


        Pray LVC would walk humbly and selflessly before God and others

        Pray LVC would guard against any infighting or division

        Pray LVC would and evil desires that would blind us to the cares and needs of others

        Pray LVC would ask for forgiveness for any selfish attitudes or actions

  • Ephesians 4:11-13


    “Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility is to equip Gods people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ. This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of Gods Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ.”


    LVC Focus: Lead Pastor, John Czech


        Pray Pastor John continually walks humbly before God

        Pray Pastor John is filled with the Spirit of God to lead and guide him

        Pray Pastor John hears the Spirit of God in preparation of messages

        Pray Pastor John walks in holiness before God

        Pray Pastor John has joy in leading and guiding LVC

40 Days of Prayer

Throughout history God has called His people to a deeper spiritual experience and renewed commitment to live totally for Him. Abraham received the invitation to walk closely with God and to live a life of faithfulness. Moses had this experience through a powerful wilderness encounter, as well as a daily experience as he led God’s people out of captivity. The call to revival and reformation has been issued through prophets like Elijah and kings like Josiah. John the Baptist called for spiritual revival and reformation of lifestyle as he anticipated the coming of the Lord Jesus. The disciples were led to this experience, and it opened the door to receive the Holy Spirit in its fullness for the proclamation of the Gospel.

Just as they were empowered by the Holy Spirit to take the gospel to the nations, were are tasked with the same mission. (Matt. 28:18-20)


The disciples were instructed by Jesus to stay in Jerusalem to pray and wait for the gift of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit came to cleanse and empower this brand new church in Jerusalem.

In a very similar way, the church today is called to pray, we are called to be filled with the Holy Spirit to accomplish the very same mission God gave to the first disciples.


With that as a backdrop, the leadership of Living Vine church is calling and encouraging the Living Vine congregation to participate in 40 days of prayer. Starting March 1 and concluding on Easter morning April 9.