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!

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

Grow in the Word

Grow in the Word
Do you want to grow in your knowledge of the Word of God? 
Then we have the class for you! Sundays at 9 am we have our “Grow” time before the Worship Service starts with some great messages from Denis & Wendy Frost (as well as other leaders at Mercy Hill church).
This class runs from 8:45-9:30 am each Sunday and it’s a way for you to grow in the Word of God. 

All Church Prayer

Join us on Saturday nights (the 1st & 3rd of each month) for All Church Prayer. 
We gather together to pray for the present and future of Mercy Hill, the city of Rochester and the world. We need each person’s supply in prayer so please join us from 6-7 pm to pray as the body of Mercy Hill.  Here are the upcoming dates: 
  • June 6th & 20th
  • July 18th (not July 4th)
  • August 1st & 15th
Check back for more dates! See you there!

Wednesday Nights

Join us on Wednesdays nights for a special midweek service. 
We serve a Family Fellowship Meal at 6:30 p.m. (for a small cost – $6 per family)
and then we have service for the whole family starting at 7 pm.
Rainbows Children’s Ministry (2-5 years)
ClubHouse Kids (Kindergarten-5th grade)
Rise Youth Ministry (6th-12th grade) 
Adult Service with Pastor Fred & Kelly Shirley
We hope you’ll join us each week for dinner and service!