“A Lifestyle of Prayer”
This week’s prayer focus: God’s Greatness!
“I will proclaim the name of the LORD.
Oh, praise the greatness of our God!”
Deuteronomy 32:3 (NIV)
This week’s prayer emphasis will focus on the “greatness of our God!” I appreciate the foundation that was built in my life by my parents as one of my earliest memories is of reciting, “God is great. God is good. Let us thank Him for this food.” To be honest, it didn’t mean a lot to me as a prayer in those early years but it did plant deep within me the truth of God’s greatness and His goodness — as well as a gratefulness for His provision. How much we talk, or don’t talk, about the Lord our God probably says more about our view of His greatness than we might care to admit. As you pray this week, ask God to fill you with a fuller awareness of His greatness. Pray that you would boldly share with others about God’s greatness. Pray for the desire to honor God for His greatness rather than seek that greatness for yourself. Praise God for the many aspects of His greatness as you consider how He has chosen to use it for mankind’s good — including your good. Pray for a spirit of unity within your church congregation and within the body of Christ as a whole. Pray each day for the individuals of your congregation and for the body of Christ as a whole.
“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.”
Ephesians 6:18 (NIV)
Please pray each day for God to help you know, and share, His greatness.
Sunday: Pray for your church staff, the preaching and teaching that takes place, the church leadership, the volunteers that are helping in so many areas, the spiritual and financial health of the congregation, and the work of the missions ministry of the church. Pray for the work of Impact Prayer Ministry.
Monday: God’s Great Name. Pray that you would honor the great name of God by living as one He has made His own. Praise God for honoring His own name by His acceptance and pursuit of you even when you didn’t deserve it. “For the sake of his great name the LORD will not reject his people, because the LORD was pleased to make you his own.” 1 Samuel 12:22(NIV)
Tuesday: God’s Great Strength. Pray that you would know the great strength of God’s redeeming power. Pray that you would always serve God faithfully as you consider His mighty strength that was used to redeem you from your sins. “They are your servants and your people, whom you redeemed by your great strength and your mighty hand.” Nehemiah 1:10 (NIV)
Wednesday: God’s Great Mercy. Pray that God would look upon you with His great mercy. Praise God for His consistency which assures you of His mercy every time you turn to Him and seek Him with a whole heart. Pray that your life would show the greatness of God’s mercy to others. “Remember, O LORD, your great mercy and love, for they are from of old.” Psalm 25:6 (NIV)
Thursday: God’s Great Love. Pray that you would know the greatness of God’s love as it spreads over your life. Pray for the courage to not only receive God’s great love, but to share it freely with those around you. Pray that you would know the faithfulness of God as He extends His love to you. “For great is your love, reaching to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies.” Psalm 57:10 (NIV)
Friday: God’s Great Works. Pray that you would pay attention to the great works of God which surround you. Pray for eyes that would notice the works of God and for a mind that would ponder on the greatness of God displayed in His mighty works. “Great are the works of the LORD; they are pondered by all who delight in them.” Psalm 111:2 (NIV)
Saturday: God’s Great Glory. Pray that you would always sing of and proclaim the greatness of God’s glory. Pray that your life would reflect the glory of God as you share with others about His ways. Pray that you would consistently be overwhelmed by the glory of God. “May they sing of the ways of the LORD, for the glory of the LORD is great.” Psalm 138:5 (NIV)