What could God do through us if we were completely open to His will and power? This question has been on our mind a lot lately. We have been praying simple prayers like, “Your will be done,” and “rearrange our lives however you see fit.” And for our church and community: revive us! We believe that God answers such prayers. Take a look at these two scriptures:
“Look at the nations, and see! Be astonished! Be astounded! For a work is being done in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told.” – Habakkuk 1 :5
“O Lord, I have heard of your renown, and I stand in awe, 0 Lord, of your work. In our own time revive it; in our own time make it known.” – Habakkuk 3:2
The first of these is a call to observe … look where God is at work around you. The second is a way we can respond … revive us, make it happen here and now.
Beginning October 16 through the day following Thanksgiving, we are inviting you on a 40-day prayer journey together as a church family in pursuit of God – His face, His presence, His will, and His power. This devotional guide is a tool to help us stay focused on Jesus and the road he’s set before us.
You can download the 40-day challenge by week, here:
This prayer focus also complements our upcoming renewal services with Steve Shank which begins Sunday morning October 22, and continues at 6:00PM on October 22, 29, and November 5.
A few things before we get started:
1. These great things don’t start with us; they start with God. Let’s repent of our sins, ask for mercy, and set aside some time to pray, “speak, Lord, your servant is listening.”
2. You can’t do it alone. You need mentors, friends, and other believers to partner with in expanding God’s kingdom. Ask God to bless you with a mentor and friends that can help guide and encourage you.
3. You’ll face temptation. Expect resistance. Meet it with prayer.
These readings are intended for personal and family use. Each week beings with an introduction followed by five daily readings and prayers—Monday through Friday of each week. Please find a way to incorporate this into your daily rhythms and conversations. We can’t wait to see what God has in store for us!
We are grateful to Wes Furlong (our renewal speaker last year) for his development of this 40-day prayer challenge and invitation by sharing it with us. We invite you to join us.
With expectation, believing as we pray—God moves.
The Pastoral Team at Weaverland