Day 12 of 21 Days of Prayer + Fasting 2024
Day 12 of 21 Days of Prayer + Fasting 2024

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Today’s Scripture

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones. Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine. My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline, and do not resent His rebuke, because the Lord disciplines those He loves, as a father the son He delights in. Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding.”
Proverbs 3:5-13 (NIV)

“Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.”
Psalm 25:4-5 (NIV)

Reflect on the Word

In a world where information is readily available, it is important to consider what voices guide our lives. A simple internet search might help us prove anything we think is right. God’s voice may not shout at us like pop-up banner ads, but He is always available to guide us in wisdom, anchor us in truth and correct us when we are wrong. As we trust the Lord with our whole lives, we can be confident that we are being cared for and led toward God’s best for us.

Prayer + Contemplation

  1. Consider what voices get most of your attention and guide your life (e.g., pastors, politicians, influencers, authors, mentors, teachers, family members). How might you make more room for God’s voice in your everyday life?
  2. Pray for those who feel far from God, unsure of their call and lacking purpose. If someone comes to mind, pray that they would hear and respond to God’s voice inviting them to trust and recenter their lives in Him.
  3. Pray that God will illuminate the places in your life that need to be submitted (or resubmitted) to His lordship and guidance.

Family Moment: God is our guide

Read Psalm 25:4-5. Listening to Jesus can be difficult with all the distractions in our daily lives. Adults, choose a simple message (e.g., “We pray for God to protect you every single day.”). Have one parent read the message in a low voice while the rest of the family shouts contradictory messages, makes noises and creates as much distraction as possible. See how hard it is to hear that one voice in the chaos? Now whisper the message into another’s ear while everyone is quiet. That’s how prayer can work! Life will be full of chaos and distractions, and it’s so important we keep our eyes and ears open to Him every day.

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