“He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8).
If one is to speak mightily for God, then one must walk humbly with God. Courage for Christ is a direct result of security in Christ. Prayer intensifies our fellowship with God. It is in that fellowship that the believer experiences the depth and width and height of the love of God. The Christian can face the gates of hell if he has been before the throne of heaven. Fear flees when one has basked in the perfect love of God.
The kingdom of God will grow powerfully as the people of God pray. God’s kingdom has always taken its greatest steps during times of spiritual renewal and awakening. And spiritual awakening has always been ushered into the world by praying saints.
Prayer has the ability to travel across oceans and touch distant continents. Yet it is able to bring God’s presence into the privacy of our homes and hearts. Prayer can bring social justice to a nation and personal righteousness to the individual.
–Adapted from The Prayer Factor by Sammy Tippitt
Merciful, loving God, I long for deeper intimacy with You. Show me how to act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly in Your holy Presence so that my fellowship with You will bring transformation into the lives of others. In Jesus’ Name I ask this!
Praise God, the one who is your “refuge” and your “fortress” (Ps. 91:2). Thank him for taking care of you in every storm of life. Confess times when you’ve sought refuge in some thing or someone other than God. Commit yourself to placing all your trust in this powerful and loving God. Ask God to protect and defend you against Satan’s schemes.
Ask God to make your home a spiritual refuge from the temptations of this world. Pray that your children will find strength, peace, and security there. Pray for harmony among the members of your family.
–Prayer Points taken from Patterns for Prayer by Alvin VanderGriend