D - Devote yourself to prayer, being watchful and thankful. ~ Colossians 4:2
- Regularly ~ Acts 10:2
- Continually ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:17
- When you don't know what to pray for ~ Romans 8:26
- When you are weak ~ Psalm 102:1
- With our spirit and our understanding ~ 1 Corinthians 14:15
- With joy ~ Philippians 1:4
- With fasting ~ Acts 13:3
What should we pray for?
- Jesus would be glorified in you ~ 2 Thessalonians 1:12
- His message would spread rapidly and be honored ~ 2 Thes 3:1
- The ability to declare the Gospel fearlessly~ Ephesians 6:19
- Enlightenment ~ Ephesians 1:18
- Good choices ~ 1 Corinthians 13:7
- Deliverance from evil ~ 2 Thessalonians 3:2
- Confessions ~ Daniel 9:4
- Safety ~ Romans 15:31
- Strength ~ Ephesians 3:16
- Direction ~ Jeremiah 42:3
- Personal requests ~ Philippians 4:6
- God's help ~ 1 Timothy 5:5
- Requests of others ~ Ephesians 6:18, 1 Timothy 2:1
- In your heart ~ 1 Samuel 1:13
- In private ~ Matthew 6:6, Luke 9:18
- With other believers ~ Luke 18:10
- In the wilderness ~ 1 Kings 19:4
I attended the Women's Leadership Conference at Cornerstone University last weekend. I spoke with my friend Cindy before the conference started Friday night and gave her an update on our school. She then related a story of God's provision experienced by Francis Chan.
After the conference, a group of us went to Starbucks. I again talked about our school and the need there. Kim - who had earlier shared about her soon-to-be-published book - mentioned that the proceeds from her book will be donated to a ministry that feeds orphans!
3. Be thankful!
Cindy came up to me afterwards and said, "This is just like the meat in Francis Chan's story!" God brought me to the right place at the right time with the right people and made a connection that I would not have had otherwise. How cool is that! Yet, if I hadn't been watching, or if I hadn't shared with Cindy who was also watching, I may have missed the connection between my prayer and God's answer.
A - As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15b
B - Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved. Acts 16:31
C - Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalm 51:10
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