PRAY: Lord, I am running to you. Thank you for being there for me and for my three people. Help me enjoy your presence.
Monday – Day 6
Approaching God – As the book of Revelation comes to a close, God issues the following invitation.
“The Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come!’ And let the one who hears say, ‘Come!’ Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.” (Revelation 22:17)
This invitation is for you today. As you come into his presence, rejoice in the assurance that God delights in your coming.
Listening to God – As you begin the journey of intercessory prayer for the three people on your list, be confident that God will listen to your requests. Hear him speak to you through these words and pay attention to what he promises us and what he requires of us.
“‘Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,’ declares the Lord, ‘and will bring you back from captivity.’” (Jeremiah 29:12-14)
Talking to God – After you are done listening, pray what you heard God say to you back to him. 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? Pray the verse over your three people.
Ministering in God’s Name – God longs to be found by us. May each of us commit to seeking him with all our heart. May our seeking be motivated by gratitude for the salvation we experience in Christ and a deep desire to share that with our three people. Our lives need to be a “thank you note” to God. Keeping a daily journal of thanksgiving can be a way to grow in that spiritual discipline. Begin keeping a journal during this prayer journey and each day thank God for the ways you see him work–in your life and in the lives of those for whom you are praying.
Surrendering to God – God is listening to you. Let him hear words of thanksgiving as well as intercession. Thank him for his listening ear, for his constant presence, for the invitation to join him as an intercessory pray-er, as well as for the three people he has put on your mind and heart.
By Jolene DeHeer
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