The most exciting part of this challenge for me is having the privilege of praying for all of you — praying that you are transformed. Prayer is a staple in this journey. Together we will begin praying God’s word back to him with confidence. You don’t have to know every story in the bible or know where to find a verse for every situation in order to pray fervently to our Father. Use the tools you currently have–your mouth and Google. Honestly, all you really need is a desire to have a relationship with him that grows closer over time. That requires that you make time for him and talk to him. Just like any friendship you currently have, you must spend quality time together in order for your bond to get stronger.
Shake things up a little this week. If you have a dedicated prayer time and space, take that conversation on the road — literally! Who says you can’t talk to God in the car? Perhaps you’ll start your day with worship music instead. Those lyrics are inspired by the word of God. Those aren’t just beautiful words; they’re prayers. I’ve been listening to songs about surrender to help me discern what exactly I need to surrender. I haven’t figured it out yet, but when I do, I’ll share it.
For today’s assignment, pray for yourself and everyone else on this journey with us, and expect God to answer. Scroll down to the comments and offer a short prayer. Remember that wherever two or more are gathered in his name, he is there in the midst.
P.S. Don’t forget your homework, and by all means, please interact with each other. Here’s my prayer for all of you. <3
Father God, thank you for this day. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. We adore you and only you, Lord — not just for who you are and what you’ve done, but for what you will do over the next few weeks. I know that you will move in a mighty way and free us from whatever has kept us bound. Lord, give us your eyes — your perspective to sit high and look low if only for a few seconds. Allow us to see what we’re keeping from you, and give us the strength to let it go. We need you to do a deep and thorough work in us, God. As our provider, Jehovah Jireh, give us this day our daily bread to strengthen us to be real with ourselves and trust you to do the rest. May we be shrouded in your love as we take this journey and be transformed along the way. We ask all these things in Jesus’ name. Amen.
May blessings abound!