Congratulations on these past two weeks, guys! I hope the exercises we’ve been working on are starting to take hold in your life. They have the power to radically transform the way you think and live. I’ve been praying for you and will continue to do so. Ya’ll free to talk to me about how this is going for you. I want to know! Even if you’ve been struggling with the assignments, I still want to know about it!
This week, we will be reading through some of the family prayers of Jesus. Naturally, Jesus is a great teacher on prayer and an excellent example on how to pray. His prayers are insightful. As we spend this week looking at his prayers, remember this. Jesus’ prayers aren’t effective because of the words he says, but because of the attitude he has towards God in prayer. So, our goal isn’t to pray the same words Jesus prays, but to pray in the same way Jesus prays.
There aren't any specific journaling assignments this week, but please keep up with writing notes, prayer requests, or writing your prayers out to God in your journal. Here is the preview of what is coming this week:
- Sunday, February 25th - Read Matthew 6:5-15 and in your prayer submit to God's will.
- Monday, February 26th - Read Matthew 6:5-15 and pray for God to provide everything you need that day. Thank him when he does provide!
- Tuesday, February 27th - Read Matthew 6:5-15 and pray for forgiveness AND to forgive others.
- Wednesday, February 28th - Read John 17:6-19 and pray for your fellow Christians. Both the ones you know and the those all around the world you don't know!
- Thursday, March 1st - Read John 17:6-19 and pray to be sanctified. (look up the word if you need to, remember this is a process, not an overnight thing)
- Friday, March 2nd - Read John 17:6-20-26 and pray to thank God for sending Jesus.
- Saturday, March 3rd - Read John 17:6-20-26 and pray in response to this passage. You could pray for unity, thankfulness, sanctification, or whatever else God is leading you to pray about.
I'm looking forward to this week. There are some stellar prayers in here. Let me know if you have any questions, comments, ideas, or something similar. You can comment on this post too, if you want. :)