Day 05 of 21 Days of Prayer + Fasting 2024
Day 05 of 21 Days of Prayer + Fasting 2024

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Today’s Scripture

“How long, Lord? Will You forget me forever? How long will You hide Your face from me? How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and day after day have sorrow in my heart? How long will my enemy triumph over me? Look on me and answer, Lord my God. Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death and my enemy will say, ‘I have overcome him,’ and my foes will rejoice when I fall. But I trust in Your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in Your salvation. I will sing the Lord’s praise, for He has been good to me.”
Psalm 13:1-6 (NIV)

“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.”
Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)

Reflect on the Word

Ministry is costly. Our challenges may differ, but the struggle of leadership is something we all share. Without transparency before God and trusted community, we can often allow these challenges to move us away from hope and faith in God. Today we are praying about the hardships we are experiencing and confessing any places that we must restore trust in the Lord. As leaders, we must fight to live honest and transparent lives, and put on display the faithfulness and goodness of God as He meets us in our needs.

Prayer + Contemplation

  1. Take time and reflect on the challenges you are facing. As you name them, begin to pray into every situation for the courage to stand in faith and trust. Where you need help, take this transparency, and invite in a trusted ally. Remind yourself of the God who delivers, and take courage in His promises.
  2. Pray for the challenges you know that other leaders around you are facing. Pray for God’s intervention, that He would cover them in His grace as they contend.
  3. Pray for the challenges facing the church both nationally and internationally. Ask God for an impartation of faith over the church so we will trust Him as we lead into the future.

Family Moment: Trust walk

Read Proverbs 3:5-6. Construct a simple obstacle course in your home. Take turns navigating the course with one person blindfolded and another person guiding. Gather back together for discussion. How did it feel to trust someone to get you through the course? Read Proverbs 3:5-6 again. How do we know we can trust God? He always keeps His promises! Share with your children some examples of when you trusted God in the past. When is it hard to trust God? Pray for one another, trusting in a God who always keeps His promises.

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