40 Days of Prayer

November 22-December 31

We’re making the final 40 days of 2018 a season of daily prayer for IBC.

As missionary disciples, we know we need God’s presence and help, so we pray with frequency and fervency.

That’s why we’re spending the final 40 days of 2018 in prayer for IBC: our hearts, our resources, our church, and our city. Let’s join together in praying through this guide November 22-December 31.


The Prayer Guide works in three steps:

1. Pray the opening prayer.

2. Pray the prayer of the day.

3. Pray the closing prayer.


Father, you are compassionate and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in love and faithfulness. Thank you for Jesus, in whom we have redemption and new life. Thank you for all the ways you’ve blessed our lives and our church. As this year comes to a close, we pray…


Lord, make IBC a place of healing, make us a community of healers, and spark a movement of hope and healing among our neighbors. Draw people to Christ. Teach all of us to follow Jesus more closely. Make us more and more like him in all we do. May we be a transformed people who join you in the transformation you long to bring to our city. 

We pray in the power of your Spirit and the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.