Day 1 of 40
PRAY: God, connect with me here, as I seek you in your Word.
REFLECT: What is your typical reaction to bad news or news that involves harm or danger to your loved ones? Think about your city. Have you ever felt particularly moved by its conditions? What situations triggered this feeling and how did you respond? Did you pray?
RESPOND: Ask God to direct you to a particular troubling issue in your city. Spend time praying and fasting for its resolution.
Lord, thank you that I can come boldly to your throne of grace. Make me sensitive to the needs of others, and let me seek your loving support through the gift of prayer.
Getting the most from God's Word
As you embark on this Journey, here are four steps to invite God's Word to challenge and encourage you.
Pray with focus and openness to see what God has for you. God, connect with me here, as I seek You in your Word.
Read the selected section of scripture slowly. Take note of intriguing words and phrases. Read them a second time.
Reflect on what strikes you as you read. What does this passage of Scripture teach you about God's values?
Respond to the passage. Speak to God directly about what's on your mind and hear. Look for ways to live out what you've uncovered.