Welcome to Day 3 of 21 Days of Prayer + Fasting 2022. To follow along, visit FoursquarePrayer.org.
The Lord reigns;
Let the earth rejoice;
Let the multitude of isles be glad!
Clouds and darkness surround Him;
Righteousness and justice are the foundation
of His throne.
A fire goes before Him,
And burns up His enemies round about.
His lightnings light the world;
The earth sees and trembles.
The mountains melt like wax at the presence of the Lord, At the presence of the Lord of the whole earth. The heavens declare His righteousness,
And all the peoples see His glory.
Let all be put to shame who serve carved images, Who boast of idols.
Worship Him, all you gods.
Zion hears and is glad,
And the daughters of Judah rejoice
Because of Your judgments, O Lord.
For You, Lord, are most high above all the earth;
You are exalted far above all gods.
You who love the Lord, hate evil!
He preserves the souls of His saints;
He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked.
Light is sown for the righteous,
And gladness for the upright in heart.
Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous,
And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name.
—Psalm 97, NKJV
Prayer + Reflection
- Worship God with reverence. Thank Him for His sovereignty, that He is on the throne over all creation.
- Surrender control and release your own will to Him. Embrace your God-given limits in daily life, and ask Him to use His power in your life where you are powerless.
- Breathe deeply in the assurance of His perfect strength amid your own weakness. Exhale out your anxiety, fear or dread. Proclaim His goodness throughout the day.
Set aside reflective quiet time to worship Jesus. For older children, provide some prompts for them to journal their praise to God, such as “I know God loves me because …” or “I know God’s goodness because He …” Younger children can draw, sing or even dance to their favorite songs about God’s love. (You can dance, too!)