Day 1 | 3043 Devotional

PRAY: Make us one, Lord, to prepare me for this high and holy calling of intercessory prayer. Let me pray out of that unity.

Seeking God’s guidance for the journey – Day 1

Approaching God – Welcome to this holy place of making space for God. Allow your mind to slow down and take a few deep breaths. Read these words slowly several times and allow them to fill you with awe and wonder as you enjoy the presence of our powerful, mighty, majestic God.

“To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!” (Revelation 5:13b)

Listening to God – As you listen to God speak to you through scripture, prayerfully ask the Holy Spirit to open your ears, mind, and heart to receive what God wants to say to you. Meditate on this verse for a few minutes. What do you learn about God? If that is God’s character and desire, how do you think he wants you to respond?
“The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9)

Talking to God – After you are done listening, pray that verse back to God. Is there a reason for praise and thanksgiving? Do you need to confess anything? What do you need from God? What do you need to surrender to him?

Ministering in God’s Name – This prayer opportunity is a high and holy calling. We must enter into it humbly and prayerfully. Who has God put in your life who is in need of salvation or additional prayers? Over the next four days ask God to bring to your mind three people for whom you can pray. Don’t rush this process. Listen carefully…you may receive a name you never thought of before. At the end of the four days, write those three names here:

Surrendering to God – Prayerfully surrender the next thirty days to intentionally pray for three people who need God’s forgiving grace and saving power.

By Jolene DeHeer

Share a reflection you had by leaving a comment at the bottom of the online devotional.

  1. I was struck that, if I am honest, my initial response to people that are causing deep distress in our world is that they be removed, not that they repent. But God’s heart is for repentance.

  2. Thank you. I am praying for the holy passion and desire to pray for these people. May my heart be moved to care about other people’s spiritual condition so much that I pray regularly for them. And now that I have his strength and courage to speak in to minister to these people.

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