Pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17).
For fourteen days you have joined with your brothers and sisters in Christ meeting at the Throne of Grace! During these two weeks, you have been challenged to pray with praise, thanksgiving, and gratitude, to intercede for others, to pray contemplating the greatness of God, to believe God for His increase, to consider the sovereignty and compassion of God, to not forsake prayer gatherings, to cry out for our sin-sick nation, and to pray through trials walking in victory.
As you look back over these fourteen days, . . .
- What has impacted your life about God, about His Son, and the work of the Holy Spirit?
- What has the Holy Spirit revealed to you about yourself that has led to repentance and a sweeter walk with Christ in you?
- How has your life of prayer (not your prayer life) changed, been encouraged, and motivated?
- Has your time in prayer been motivated out of trying to have a relationship with God or because you have a relationship with God Who lives in you?
- Have you sensed a greater burden and delight in prayer?
- Have you had times of conversation with your Heavenly Father rather than a one-way chat? Did you pour out your heart and then listen to Him speak or it was just ritualistic prayer phrases?
- Can you go a day now without praying?
As we embark on this final week leading up to Resurrection Sunday, may your relationship with God in prayer increase even more in view of the empty tomb and the intercession of our living Christ on our behalf right now! May you see God at work all around you each day as your heart for Him is made more sensitive to the One Who indwells you and walks with you as you participate in Christ’s life!
“In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart. ”
― John Bunyan