“A Lifestyle of Prayer”
This week’s prayer focus: Walk Humbly!
“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 (NIV)
This week’s prayer emphasis will focus on our need to “walk humbly with your God.” Humility seems to be one of those traits that we may admire in others but we tend to avoid pursuing because “that’s not what gets you ahead in this world.” Yet humility is a trait that is not only admirable, God says it is required! When we humble ourselves, we deliberately place our self and our needs below that of others. While this humility begins by placing our self under the will of God, it continues into considering the needs of others above our own. True godly humility isn’t really about thinking less of our self, rather it is about thinking more of others. As you pray this week, ask God to help you be confident of the great value you have in His eyes that is not lessened by serving others. Pray that you would start each day with a deliberate decision to live under the authority of God in all things. Pray that you would walk in humility as you interact with people — especially those with whom you find it most difficult to view highly. Pray that God would help you both notice and care about the needs of others as you trust Him to lift you up. 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 walk, and live, with the humility that God requires.
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: Walk Humbly In What Is Right. Pray that you would accept the guidance that God gives to those who walk in humility. Pray that you would live a life of humility as you learn to walk in the ways of God. “He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.” Psalm 25:9 (NIV)
Tuesday: Walk Humbly With Salvation. Pray that you would know the delight of the Lord as you walk humbly in the salvation He offers. Pray for the humility necessary to both accept salvation from God and to share it with others so they would also know His delight. “For the LORD takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with salvation.” Psalm 149:4 (NIV)
Wednesday: Walk Humbly With Rejoicing. Pray that you would learn to rejoice because of the humility you walk in. Pray that your humility would help you rejoice in your times of need and that others would rejoice in God because of your humility. “Once more the humble will rejoice in the LORD; the needy will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.” Isaiah 29:19 (NIV)
Thursday: Walk Humbly As God’s Child. Pray that you would learn the humility of a child as you walk humbly as God’s child. Pray that you would value your position in the kingdom of heaven more than you seek greater position in this world. “Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:4 (NIV)
Friday: Walk Humbly With One Another. Pray that you would walk humbly with the people around you as you learn to care for others above yourself. Pray that your interactions with others would be centered in a genuine love that comes through humility. “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” Ephesians 4:2 (NIV)
Saturday: Walk Humbly Before the Lord. Pray that you would daily choose to walk humbly before the Lord in everything you do. Pray that you would trust God to lift you up even as you lift up others through genuine humility. Pray for a heart that is willing to walk humbly before the Lord. “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.” James 4:10 (NIV)