21 Days of Prayer & Fasting

Join us for 21 Days of Prayer & Fasting at Mercy Hill
September 6-27, 2020
We’re taking 21 Days in September (6th through the 27th) to pray and fast for our church, our city, our country and for the body of Christ as a whole. What we need most in this time right now is God alone and we need to make room in our lives for Him to speak and lead us. That’s why we take time to pray (to make time for Him) and to fast (to give up things in our lives that take away from our focus on Him). 
We are believing for breakthroughs for our church body, for our church and in our city and state. 
Here is a prayer point for each day that we’ll be praying about together: 

What I’m fasting for these 21 days: _______________________


Day 1 – Prayer at church on September 6th for our body and this time of prayer & fasting.  Take time yourself today to pray and write down what you are fasting during this time and to write down what you’re expecting from Him during this time.

Day 2 – Today we’re praying for our Leaders (Nation – President Trump, State – Governor Walz and City – Mayor Norton and the rest of the leadership in our country)

Day 3 – Today we are praying for the pastors of our church – Pastor Fred & Kelly Shirley, our youth pastors Pastor Patrick & Jocelyn and our children’s pastors Jon & Tammy Wetenkamp.

Day 4 – Our cities – Rochester, Eyota, Pine Island, Cannon Falls, Byron, Oronoco, Kasson, Stewartville and local missions in these cities. That we would be a light in our communities.

Day 5 – Our Nation – for revival in America and to break the spirit of fear in our country.

Day 6 – Our World – for our international missionaries and for the Word of God to be preached and heard all over the world.  To pray for those that need to know Jesus – for the lost to be “found” in Him.  (September 11)

Day 7 – Our Schools – for the students, teachers, administrators and parents to lead well in this school year, to be strengthened, for grace and for their safety and healing no matter where they are learning.

Day 8 – Pray Psalm 139:23 today: “God, I invite your searching gaze into my heart. Examine me through and through; find out everything that may be hidden within me. Put me to the test and sift through all my anxious cares.”

Day 9 – Our digital reach – our radio station KNLW (98.9 FM), our YouTube channel, Facebook page and Instagram. We are able to reach people with the life-saving message of the gospel like never before – we believe that every song, every message and every service REACHES people with the life and love of God right where they’re at.

Day 10 – Today we’re praying for the marriages and families of Mercy Hill.

Day 11 – Today we’re praying for the finances of the church, for the land to be paid off and for God’s plan for the 52 acres. We also pray for the finances of every family that attends MHC – they’re blessed, they’re faithful givers and God blesses everything they set their hand to.

Day 12 – Today we’re praying for people to be in their “place” at Mercy Hill. God has given each of us gifts and talents to use within the church body and we want people to find their “place”.

Day 13 – Pray 1 Chronicles 4:10 (The Prayer of Jabez) over you, your household and Mercy Hill.

Day 14September 19th – we invite you to join us for a special “All Church Prayer” held in the parking lot of Mercy Hill at 10 am. Adults & children are invited. We’ll take time to pray for one another’s prayer needs, pray over the church property and to pray for Rochester. We hope to see you there!

Day 15 – Today at church we’ll pray for peace in our city and in our country. For God’s will to be done and for protection for those that help and guard us. Please join us in person or online.  

Day 16 – Today we’re praying for our youth and those that are in college to continue to grow in their knowledge of who God is, having a hunger for His Word and to truly know God as their Father.

Day 17 – Today pray for your personal freedom and deliverance – we believe or breakthrough in every area!

Day 18 – Pray Luke 11:1-4 (The Lord’s Prayer) and take time to study and pray over each point of the verse.

Day 19 – Today we’ll pray for the leaders in our lives – our church leadership and the Father’s in our church. For them to lead their marriages and families well and in a godly manner and the wisdom to lead well.

Day 20 – Pray for yourself today. It’s not selfish, it’s actually what God wants. Philippians 4:6 says to let your requests be made known to God. No thought is too small or insignificant to bring to Him.

Day 21 – Spend this last day worshipping God, thanking Him for this time this month to see and hear Him more clearly.

Day 22 – Sunday, September 27th: Testimony & praise service at church. Come ready to celebrate & share!

Psalm 91 Confession

Psalm 91 Confession
Instead of living and dwelling in fear,
let’s take the Word of God and
confess it over our lives and stand
on the promises of Psalm 91 for us and our family. 
A Prayer for Protection from Psalm 91
Father, I praise You that I dwell in the secret place of the Most High and that I shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [whose power no foe can withstand].
I will say of You, Lord, “the Lord is my refuge and my fortress, my God; on Him I lean and rely, and in Him I confidently trust!”
For then You will deliver me from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence.
Then You will cover me with Your feathers, and under Your wings shall I trust and find refuge.
Your truth and Your faithfulness are a shield and a buckler to me.
I shall not be afraid of the terror of the night, nor of the arrow (the evil plots and slanders of the wicked) that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor of the destruction and sudden death that surprise and lay waste at noonday.
A thousand may fall at my side, and ten thousand at my right hand, but it shall not come nigh my dwelling.
For You will give Your angels especial charge over me, to accompany, defend and preserve me in all my ways of obedience and service to You.
Your angels shall bear me up on their hands, lest I dash my foot against a stone.
I shall tread upon the lion and adder; the young lion and the serpent shall I trample underfoot.
Because I have set my love upon You, therefore will You deliver me.
You will set me on high, because I know and understand Your name.
I have a personal knowledge of Your mercy, love and kindness.
I trust and rely on You, knowing You will never forsake me, no, never.
I shall call upon You, and You will answer me.
You will be with me in trouble.
You will deliver me and honor me.
With long life will You satisfy me and show me Your salvation.
(Psalm 91 – taken from the Amplified Bible)
Taken from pages 241-243 of Prayers That Avail Much Commemorative Gift Edition, © 1997 by Word Ministries, Inc.

Weekly Bible Verse

Weekly Bible Verses
We’re growing in the Word by memorizing scripture and getting His Word on the inside of us. We’re taking the Bible verses and turning them into a confession for us to confess the Word over ourselves. 
Listed below are the scripture confessions and the verses they are based off of. 
Week of August 30 & Sept 1-5
“With what measure I meet, it is measured unto me. I sow bountifully, therefore I reap bountifully. I give cheerfully, and my God has made all grace abound toward me and I have all sufficiency of all things—do abound to all good works.”
Based on 2 Corinthians 9:6-8

Week of September 6

“The Spirit of truth abides in me and teaches me all things, and He guides me into all truths. Therefore I confess I have perfect knowledge of every situation and every circumstance that I come up against. For I have the wisdom of God”
Based on:  John 16:13 & James 1:5

Week of September 13

“Jesus is made unto me wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption. Therefore I confess I have the wisdom of God, and I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus”
Based on: 1 Corinthians 1:30 & 2 Corinthians 5:21
Week of September 20
“I have put off the old man and have put on the new man, which is renewed in the knowledge after the image of Him that created me”
Based on:  Colossians 3:10
Week of September 27
“I receive the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of my understanding being enlightened. And I am not conformed to this world but am transformed by the renewing of my mind. My mind is renewed by the Word of God”
Based on: Ephesians 1:17-18 & Romans 12:2

Read Through the Bible

September 2020 Bible Reading Plan
We are reading one chapter of the New Testament just five days a week (Monday through Friday, or whatever works best for you). Join us as we ready thru the entire New Testament in 2020.  Just click on the reading for the day and it will bring you to the Bible App website to read the passage for today. 

September 1 – Philippians 1

September 2 – Philippians 2

September 3 – Philippians 3

September 4 – Philippians 4


September 7 – Colossians 1

September 8 – Colossians 2

September 9 – Colossians 3

September 10 – Colossians 4

September 11 – 1 Thessalonians 1


September 14 – 1 Thessalonians 2

September 15 – 1 Thessalonians 3

September 16 – 1 Thessalonians 4

September 17 – 1 Thessalonians 5

September 18 – 2 Thessalonians 1


September 21 – 2 Thessalonians 2

September 22 – 2 Thessalonians 3

September 23 – 1 Timothy 1

September 24 – 1 Timothy 2

September 25 – 1 Timothy 3


September 28 – 1 Timothy 4

September 29 – 1 Timothy 5

September 30 – 1 Timothy 6


The Love Confessions

The love of God is shed abroad in my heart by the Holy Ghost which is given unto me.  Therefore:
I am a love person.
I endure long and am patient and kind.
I am never envious nor do I boil over with jealousy.
I am not boastful or vain glorious.
I do not display myself haughtily.
I am not conceited, arrogant or inflated with pride.
I am not rude (unmannerly).
I do not act unbecomingly.
I do not insist on my own rights or my own way.
I am not self seeking.
I am not touchy or fretful or resentful.
I take no account of evil done to me.
I pay no attention to a suffered wrong.
I do not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoice when right and truth prevails.
I bear up under anything and everything that comes.
I am ready to believe the best of every person.
My hopes are fadeless under all circumstances.
I endure everything (without weakening).
I never fail.
I have great peace because I love thy law: and nothing shall offend me.
Because…The love of God is shed abroad in my heart by the Holy Ghost which is given unto me.
I Corinthians 13:4-8; Romans 5:5; Psalms 119:165

Healing Confessions

God’s word is medicine to us!
God declares that His Word will not return to Him void. We are to return His Word by giving voice to it, and He will create the fruit of our lips. Confessing God’s Word is a way you can fellowship with the Lord and increase your faith at the same time.
I challenge you to affirm these scriptural confessions audibly three times a day. Don’t let it become a hit and miss proposition. Make it a practice to take God’s medicine on a regular basis, just as you would any other medicine. Then it will be LIFE to you and HEALTH to your flesh.
These verses are to be spoken by mouth three times a day until faith comes, then once a day to maintain faith. If circumstances grow worse, double the dosage. There are no harmful side effects.
Note: These are not direct quotations from the Bible; they are paraphrased confessions based on the Scriptures under them.
  1. Jesus is the Lord of my life. Sickness and disease have no power over me. I am forgiven and free from SIN AND GUILT. I am dead to sin and alive unto righteousness (Col. 1:21-22).
  1. I am FREE from unforgiveness and strife. I forgive others as Christ has forgiven me, for the love of God is shed abroad in my heart by the Holy Ghost (Matt. 6:12; Rom. 5:5).
  1. Jesus bore my sins in His Body on the tree; therefore I am dead to sin and alive unto God and by His stripes I am healed and made whole (1 Peter 2:24; Rom. 6:11; 2 Cor. 5:21).
  1. Jesus bore my sickness and carried my pain. Therefore I give no place to sickness or pain. For God sent His Word and healed me (Ps. 107:20).
  1. Father, because of Your Word I am an overcomer. I overcome the world, the flesh and the devil, by the Blood of the Lamb and the word of my testimony (1 John 4:4; Rev. 12:11).
  1. You have given me abundant life. I receive that life through Your Word and it flows to every organ of my body bringing healing and health (John 10:10; John 6:63).
  1. Heavenly Father, I attend to Your Word. I incline my ears to Your sayings. I will not let them depart from my eyes. I keep them in the midst of my heart, for they are life and healing to all my flesh (Prov. 4:20-22).
  1. As God was with Moses, so is He with me. My eyes are not dim; neither are my natural forces abated. Blessed are my eyes for they see and my ears, for they hear (Deut. 34:7).
  1. No evil will befall me, neither shall any plague come near my dwelling. For you have given your angels charge over me. They keep me in all my ways. In my pathway are life, healing and health (Ps. 91:10-11; Prov. 12:28).
  1. Jesus took my infirmities and bore my sicknesses. Therefore I refuse to allow sickness to dominate my body. The Life of God flows within me bringing healing to every fiber of my being (Matt. 8:17; John 6:63).
  1. I am redeemed from the curse. Galatians 3:13 is flowing in my blood stream. It flows to every cell of my body, restoring life and health (Mark 11:23; Luke 17:6).
  1. The life of 1 Peter 2:24 is a reality in my flesh, restoring every cell of my body.
  1. I present my body to God for it is the temple of the living God. God dwells in me and His life permeates my spirit, soul and body so that I am filled with the fullness of God daily (Rom. 12:1-2; John 14:20).
  1. My body is the temple of the Holy Ghost. I make a demand on my body to release the right chemicals. My body is in perfect chemical balance. My pancreas secretes the proper amount of insulin for life and health (1 Cor. 6:19).
  1. Heavenly Father, through Your Word You have imparted Your life to me. That life restores my body with every breath I breathe and every word I speak (John 6:65; Mark 11:23).
  1. That which God has not planted is dissolved and rooted out of my body in Jesus’ name. First Peter 2:24 is engrafted into every fiber of my being and I am alive with the life of God (Mark 11:23; John 6:63).
These scriptures are taken from Charles Capps book “Gods Medicine” 

Confessions for life

To defeat worry and fear confess these three times a day:

  1. “I am the body of Christ and Satan has no power over me. For I overcome evil with good” (1 Corinthians 12:27; Romans 12:21)
  2. “I am of God and have overcome him (Satan). For greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world” (1 John 4:4)
  3. “I will fear no evil for You are with me Lord, Your Word and Your Spirit they comfort me” (Psalm 23:4)
  4. “I am far from oppression, and fear does not come near me” (Isaiah 54:14)
  5. “No weapon formed against me shall prosper, for my righteousness is of the Lord. But whatever I do will prosper for I’m like a tree that’s planted by the rivers of water” (Isaiah 54:17; Psalm 1:3)
  6. “I am delivered from the evils of this present world for it is the will of God” (Galatians 1:4)
  7. “No evil will befall me neither will any plague come near my dwelling. For the Lord has given His angels charge over me and they keep me in all my ways, and in my pathway is life and there is no death” (Psalm 91:10-11; Proverbs 12:28)
  8. “I am a doer of the Word of God and am blessed in my deeds. I am happy in those things which I do because I am a doer of the Word of God” (James 1:22)
  9. “I take the shield of faith and I quench every fiery dart that the wicked one brings against me” (Ephesians 6:16)
  10. “Christ has redeemed me from the curse of the law. Therefore, I forbid any sickness or disease to come upon this body. Every disease germ and every virus that touches this body dies instantly in the name of Jesus. Every organ and every tissue of this body functions in the perfection to which God created it to function, and I forbid any malfunction in this body, in the name of Jesus” (Galatians 3:13; Romans 8:11; Genesis 1:31; Matthew 16:19)
  11. “I am an overcomer and I overcome by the blood of the lamb and the word of my testimony” (Revelation 12:11)
  12. “I am submitted to God and the devil flees from me because I resist him in the name of Jesus” (James 4:7)
  13. “The Word of God is forever settled in heaven. Therefore, I establish His Word upon this earth” (Psalm 119:89)
  14. “Great is the peace of my children for they are taught of the Lord” (Isaiah 54:13)