Welcome to Day 9 of 21 Days of Prayer + Fasting 2023. To follow along, visit FoursquarePrayer.org.
Jesus’ earthly ministry was marked by the miraculous: blind eyes opened, dead people raised to life, storms stilled by a word. Today, we are invited to live in expectation of signs and wonders, modeling our lives after our miracle-working Messiah. We must be confident that nothing is too hard for our God.
“Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to your servants that with all boldness they may speak your word, by stretching out your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of your holy Servant Jesus.”
—Acts 4:29-30 (NKJV)
“He replied, ‘You of little faith, why are you so afraid?’ Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm. The men were amazed and asked, ‘What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!’”
—Matthew 8:26-27 (NIV)
“Ah, Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You.”
—Jeremiah 32:17 (NKJV)
Prayer + Reflection
- Pray for those facing tumultuous storms in their lives and needing a miraculous breakthrough, whether physically, spiritually, emotionally, financially or relationally.
- Pray for local and global communities disrupted by war, famine and natural disasters to receive miraculous provisions of clean water, food, medical supplies and aid that cannot be stopped by bureaucracy, corruption or physical barriers.
- Pray for a bold faith to rise up in the hearts of believers, that we would become a people who prayerfully contend for the miraculous in our lives and in the lives of those around us.
What are miracles? When we see God at work in little ways or big ways, we’re witnessing miracles! Take turns sharing little miracles (God sightings) you encountered this week. Next, celebrate the “big” miracles you’ve witnessed in your life. Maybe the healing of a disease, provision to pay a debt that seemed insurmountable or someone coming to know the Lord personally. Grab a pen and paper and write a letter to God. Ask Him for a specific big miracle or thank Him for the little miracles we see every day.