40 Days of Prayer – Day 7

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Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord!  Psalm 31:24

Psalm 31:24 is an exceptionally great example of what we as God’s children are to do as we wait for him to save us all from this horrific world. Our job as his children is to give glory to him in everything and live each day with having his beautiful words rolling around in our heads as well as applying them to each moment when needed.  We can know and meditate on the fact that one day our Messiah will save us and free us from our own flesh. There is no need to be fearful or have any sense of anxiety because if you have given your life to the Lord and know what Jesus has done for you then you can know with confidence that there is a seat in heaven waiting for you. In this world we are destined to be put up against trials and hardships, but when we suffer and feel like our world is crumbling down what we are to do is to turn to God. There is no other creature or being that can save us from this world and truly come into our hearts and touch it in a way that we feel like we will never be alone. The only one that can do this is God, when we feel like nothing more than a worthless human being who has no point we can look towards God and know that He loves us and thinks we are so much more than we consider ourselves to be. It truly is agony having to wait for our Father who loves us more than we can even comprehend and have to wait and suffer on this earth. What we can do is be strong in our faith and be courageous servants for our Lord until we see his beautiful shining face standing before us.

Sophomore Natalie Wright

Prayer Focus:

  • SCS Preschool & Elementary Students
  • Praise God for the privilege of coming to him in worship and praise today. Give thanks with “shouts of joy and thanksgiving” (Psalm 42:4) for God’s many benefits.
  • Luke 10:38-42:  Now as they went on their way, Jesusentered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary.Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”