Day 02 of 21 Days of Prayer + Fasting
Day 02 of 21 Days of Prayer + Fasting

Welcome to Day 2 of 21 Days of Prayer + Fasting 2024. To learn more or purchase a book, visit

Today’s Scripture

“Oh come, let us sing to the Lord! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms. For the Lord is the great God, and the great King above all gods. In His hand are the deep places of the earth; the heights of the hills are His also. The sea is His, for He made it; and His hands formed the dry land. Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord our Maker. For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand.”
Psalm 95:1-7 (NKJV)

“Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise His holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all His benefits who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”
Psalm 103:1-5 (NIV)

Reflect on the Word

We often remember the things we should forget, and forget what we should remember. One of the central roles of prayer is to reorient our hearts toward gratitude and thankfulness to Christ. G.K. Chesterton wrote that “gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” These scriptures help us meditate on the wonder of God’s creation and remember His infinite goodness. May the Spirit awaken our hearts in gratitude as we reflect on His Word!

Prayer + Contemplation

  1. In your journal, write down anything that comes to your mind throughout the day that is cause for expressing thanks to God. At the end of the day, review your list and give your heavenly Father your gratitude.
  2. When you go for a walk or take a drive today, instead of listening to a podcast, turn on some praise music and crank up the volume louder than you normally would. Let everything within you give thanks to God!
  3. The apostle Paul encouraged us to “give thanks in all circumstances” (1 Thess. 5:18, NIV). That means even the difficult things we face. Take a moment to thank God for the hard things you’re going through, and trust that He will use them for His glory.

Family Moment: Seeds of gratitude

Read Psalm 103:1-5. Why do you think it’s important for us to give thanks to God, even for things that might seem ordinary? Make a top 10 list of things you are each thankful for. Share your lists with one another aloud, and thank God together for each thing, no matter how small. Post the list on the fridge or somewhere you can see it, and add one more thing you are grateful for each day this week.

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