Here are things to expect:
1. Prayer fast: In order to get the most out of the 40 days, it is recommended that each participant limit all secular activity as much as possible. For example; do not watch secular television programs, listen to secular music, play secular games, surf the internet, discuss secular subjects with friends, etc. Try to keep your focus on as many spiritual subjects and activities as possible such as spiritual music, spiritual television programs, Bible study, etc. What this does is clear one’s mind so God can better communicate with us. You may also want to fast from some physical food. Some individuals choose to omit one meal, omit sweets, or eat less food at each meal during the 40 days.
2. United Prayer – Jesus said, “…if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 18:19). There is great power in united prayer. There is also encouragement and spiritual strength found in Christian fellowship. Because of these truths, it is suggested that you find a prayer partner or a prayer call timeslot suitable for your schedule to fellowship with, and pray together with believers around the world.
3. Heart challenge – To get the greatest benefit during these 40 days of prayer so that we and our churches become houses of prayer, we encourage you to take time to fully digest and meditate upon God’s word from scripture, and the spirit of prophecy which has been shared in our daily readings in this page.