40 Days of Prayer – Day 1

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The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1

Psalm 27:1 is about being strong and courageous. “The Lord is my light and salvation.” These words should make you rejoice and be glad. The Lord is your light and will lead you through the darkness. “Whom shall I fear?” God is in charge of all things. He is omnipotent. He is always there when you need him. Do not be afraid. “The Lord is the strength of my life.” The Lord gives you the strength to do hard things. He gives us strength because he wants us to succeed and strive to do everything for his glory. You must be strong and courageous because God is by your side. There to help whenever you need it even when you don’t realize you need his help. “Of whom shall I be afraid?” No one is stronger or more powerful than God. So why would you be afraid of anything or anyone when you have God? We read over and over again in the Bible that when it comes to fear, there shouldn’t be anything that we fear more than God. God is the one giving you strength. Trust that God will give it to you when you need it. Be thankful that God is at your side day and night. Apply this to your life when you are feeling small or like giving up. Pray and ask God to give you strength. 

Sophomore Clayton Cole-Tinkham 

Prayer Focus:

  • Churches across our community – their Pastors & Staff
  • Praise God whose mind and imagination created the stars, the earth, and the life of all creatures. Give thanks for the reaches of God’s knowledge, which far exceed the limits of the human mind.
  • I Corinthians 1:1-9:  Paul, called by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and our brother Sosthenes. To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

    I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus, that in every way you were enriched in him in all speech and all knowledge— even as the testimony about Christ was confirmed among you— so that you are not lacking in any gift, as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will sustain you to the end, guiltless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.