40 Days of Prayer – Day 8

SCS StudentDevotional Blog

My Grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”   2 Corinthians 12:9-10

I come from a family of high-achievers. This might just be from genetics or our own drive and ability taught to us in our homes. Whatever the reason, my family is unlikely to rest or be weak when faced with a hard obstacle. So, it’s not surprising that my idea of belonging to God, of being loved, turned into a hope of some kind of excellence on my part. Along the way, I’ve tried to become perfect in the eyes of so many people around me and to God, and I’ve struggled with the concept of God’s unconditional love and grace. Many of us have come to a place of being brought down and feeling desperately low. The place I’m talking about is the one where a person feels as though they do not deserve redemption. I’m confident in saying that I’ve visited this place many times. But with the grace of God and understanding that we have the ability to come to Him about our mistakes and wrong decisions, we can feel better about being redeemed through the name of Christ Jesus.  

Sophomore Nia Glee 

Prayer Focus:

  • SCS Middle School Students
  • Glorify God as the ruler over events both great and small, who knows not only the fate of nations but also the number of hairs on your head (Luke 12:6-7).
  • Matthew 6:7-15: “And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. Pray then like this:
    “Our Father in heaven,
    hallowed be your name.
    Your kingdom come,
    your will be done,
        on earth as it is in heaven.
    Give us this day our daily bread,
    and forgive us our debts,
        as we also have forgiven our debtors.
    And lead us not into temptation,
        but deliver us from evil.
    For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.