Day 2 - Prayer
WHAT’S GOD’S HEART FOR THE CHURCH?
Colossians 4:2: “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”
Luke 18:1: “…always pray and [do] not give up.”
THERE IS A LEGACY OF PRAYER deeply embedded in our Christian Scripture. Abraham prays for an heir; Isaac for his barren wife; Jacob for his betrayed brother; Moses for Israel; David for the heart of God. Jesus, too, is part of this deep legacy of prayer.
Jesus often prayed early in the mornings, at the end of long days, and sometimes all through the night. He prayed in solitary places, on mountainsides, in the wilderness, and in the garden. He prayed at nearly every major milestone of his life. Jesus taught his followers how to pray to the Father and how to say, “not my will, but yours be done.”
The early Church followed after the way of Christ and was ‘devoted to prayer’ (Acts 1:14, 2:24, 6:4). The Bible regularly uses words like devoted, bold, earnest, persistent, constant, wrestling, day and night and non-stop to describe the prayer habits of the early church.
This legacy of devotion does not simply exist in the pages of Scripture; the legacy continues in the story of our lives as the Northwest Church.
As we pray together over the next 40-Days, let us be encouraged that we are collectively participating in a long legacy of seeking the heart of the Triune God. And, the wonderful part is, God will continue the legacy of hearing and responding to the prayers of his people. So, let us devote ourselves to prayer and not give up! The Lord hears and will respond.
How can we seek God boldly in prayer today?
What roadblocks prevent you from praying to God boldly?
How is God calling us to pray for the Church in our city?
Jason Hubbard Bellingham, WA.
“For the Supremacy of Christ in all things!”
***Please join us in praying additionally today for our Nation. Joining with the National Day of Prayer***
PLEASE SHARE WHAT GOD IS REVEALING TO YOU BELOW! REMEMBER TO SAY WHAT CITY YOU ARE FROM!