Monthly Archives: January 2015

Day 15 – 21 Day Prayer Challenge

In prayer, acknowledge God’s sovereignty and our identity as recipients of his good gifts for our every need. Next in the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus takes us in the presence of God’s holiness to admit the error of your ways: “Forgive us our depts, as we forgive our debtors” (Matthew 6:12). A dept is something we owe. In this sense, Jesus has paid …

DAY 14 – 21 Day Prayer Challenge

In the Lord’s Prayer, we have learned to honor the name and character of our Father. We have learned to take on the mind of Christ to yield our will and be subject to the King’s will. Today we examine how we are recipients of all God’s provisions by requesting, “Give us today our daily bread.” This simple request has broad applications for …

DAY 13 – 21 Day Prayer Challenge

Answering the disciples’ request, “Teach us to pray”, (Luke 11:1-4) Jesus acknowledges the holiness of the Father. Then he reminds us that we serve a mighty God by saying, “your kingdom come.” We should long for God’s kingdom to be built here on earth within our hearts. As servants who look to the hand of their master, we too should look …

DAY 12 – 21 Day Prayer Challenge

After the disciples had watched Jesus heal the sick, empower the paralyzed to walk, restore the demon-possessed, the disciples didn’t ask Jesus, “How do you perform miracles?” They said to Jesus, “Teach us to pray!” Jesus immediately says a model prayer: “When you pray say:” (Luke 11:1-4) “Father, hallowed be your name.” We are privileged …

DAY 11 – 21 Day Prayer Challenge

Prayer is such a personal exchange between you and God. Jesus gave us clear instructions on how to pray. First, he contrasted the hypocrites who love to be seen on the street corners praying; Jesus said, “They have received their reward” here on earth. (Matthew 6:5-6) But the best way to pray is to go in your room, close the door and pray to the …

DAY 10 – 21 Day Prayer Challenge

We’re half way there in our prayer challenge! Way to go! Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Hebrews 4:16 The invitation is for us to come before God, to enter His presence with confidence. Confidence means with bold courage. The greatest example of courage …

Day 9 – 21 Day Prayer Challenge

God sent Jesus to experience life in every way. He was tempted and suffered yet was without sin. Now that he has experienced the same life we live, he has become a sympathetic High Priest who is able to help us in our weaknesses. Jesus Christ knows how to pray for us and speaks directly with the Almighty God on our behalf. What grace and comfort to …
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