40 Days of Prayer – Day 36

SCS StudentDevotional Blog

The Lord is my strength and my song and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him. Exodus 15:2

Having courage is often hard, but if you look in the Bible the Lord has told us many times to not be afraid. There are so many things that can cause fear in one’s heart and that’s why we need God; he is our rock and foundation. In this verse it says that God is our strength; he will give us strength and comfort if we ask. The Lord has a plan for us that we do not know; he is in control, so we just have to put our trust in him. There are many great examples in the Bible about having strength and courage. One story would be when Moses has to confront the Pharaoh to let the Israelites go. This was no easy task for Moses, in fact he was scared and tried to come up with excuses, he even pleaded that God would send someone else. In the end Moses was able to do what God had called him to do, it involved a lot of courage and trust in the Lord. It’s not about what we can’t do but what the Lord can do.

Sophomore Maddy McLean

Prayer Focus:

  • Christian Schools in Montana
  • Memorial Day – pray for the men and women who died serving in the U.S. military.
  • Ask God for a heart that is willing to follow his leading and will for your life.
  • Joshua 4:15-24:  And the Lord said to Joshua, “Command the priests bearing the ark of the testimony to come up out of the Jordan.” So Joshua commanded the priests, “Come up out of the Jordan.” And when the priests bearing the ark of the covenant of the Lord came up from the midst of the Jordan, and the soles of the priests’ feet were lifted up on dry ground, the waters of the Jordan returned to their place and overflowed all its banks, as before.

    The people came up out of the Jordan on the tenth day of the first month, and they encamped at Gilgal on the east border of Jericho. And those twelve stones, which they took out of the Jordan, Joshua set up at Gilgal. And he said to the people of Israel, “When your children ask their fathers in times to come, ‘What do these stones mean?’ then you shall let your children know, ‘Israel passed over this Jordan on dry ground.’ For the Lord your God dried up the waters of the Jordan for you until you passed over, as the Lord your God did to the Red Sea, which he dried up for us until we passed over, so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the hand of the Lord is mighty, that you may fear the Lord your God forever.”