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As we start this new year, God has put it on my heart to pray scripture in the coming days. There will be a slight change to my format, but I hope you will join me in raising our voices in prayer.

PRAY

Dear God, may we tune our hearts to you each and every step of each and every day.

WRITE

READ Proverbs 3:1-12

“My son, do not forget my teaching,
    but let your heart keep my commandments,
 for length of days and years of life
    and peace they will add to you. Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you;
    bind them around your neck;
    write them on the tablet of your heart.” Proverbs 3:1-3

  • Take time to go through this Proverb and write down each command that we are given.
  • Go back through and write the result of each command.

GROW

  • Try to focus this week on taking everything to the Lord – trusting not in your own ways but His!

Dear Father God, we come before you humbled that you see and hear us. Thank you Lord that you promise that when we come before you that we can trust that you will guide our way. It is not that our way will be easy, or perfect or what we would choose, but that you promise that your steadfast love and faithfulness will be with us. Lord help us to bind them around our neck and write them on our heart – trusting you to make our path straight. In Jesus name… Amen

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So That…

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today. Remember to read the entire passage.

John 17: 20-26

“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message…”
John 17:20

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  • Who is Jesus praying for in this passage?
  • You! If you know Jesus as your savior then He is praying for you! It really is too much to even fathom. From v. 21 what does he ask God to provide?
  • Jesus desires that we would be unified just as the Father and the Son are one. What is the result of that connection? Finish the SO THAT statement.
  • When this occurs what is accomplished (v. 23)?
  • Ultimately the world does not know God. But, Jesus has made Him known for what purpose?
  • Jesus desires that the love of God would be in us and that He would be in us (John 15:1-11). This is a love so great and deep that it can transform us and the world. Respond to this amazing love.
  • What insights does this shine into your life and how will you respond and apply it? Write down your thoughts and ask the Lord to lead you on this journey into deeper love with Him

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There is no love greater than the love of God for us. Ask the Spirit to draw you deeper into relationship with Him that you would understand how wide, long, high & deep is the Love of Christ!  Praying for you!

Our Hope…His Love

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today. Remember to read the entire passage.

Psalm 33

We wait in hope for the Lord;
    he is our help and our shield.
In him our hearts rejoice,
    for we trust in his holy name.
 May your unfailing love be with us, Lord,
    even as we put our hope in you.

Psalm 33:20-22

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  • This is a beautiful Psalm that clearly reveals who God is, His power on this earth, and in the hearts of man. Read over the Psalm and write down all the aspects of our world where God proclaims His authority.
  • How is God’s love described?
  • His love is unfailing as we wait in hope, trusting in Him… what should the condition of our heart be (v. 1-3 & v. 21)?
  • The Bible continually refers to God’s love as steadfast or unfailing (Genesis 39:21, Exodus 15:13,  Psalm 36:7, Jeremiah 9:23-24, 1 Corinthians 13:8) . What does it mean to you to trust in a God whose love never fails?

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He is our only Hope… Praying that the Lord will renew your strength, cover you with His peace, provide His shield, and fill you with His love as you put your hope in Him! Praying for you!