WEEK TWO PRAYER FOCUS: Worship (Psalm 100:1-5)
Day Thirteen: Remembrance
Today's First Passage: Psalm 100:5
In the story of God’s people Israel, much of their hardships and breakdowns in their relationship to God occurred because they gave into forgetfulness. They forgot Who God is, they forgot what He had done for them, they forgot what He had called them to, they forgot the promises that He had made. They forgot the consequences of walking away from Him. They wandered.
But there is a joy, and a key to enduring the ups and downs of life if we make an intentional choice to remember. When we remember the character, the words, and the promises of God, we also remember who we are and we can stand firm in the face of anything. Remembering draws us closer to God even when we are in a season of waiting or trials. Part of a healthy prayer life is recounting God’s good works, remembering that His love never fails, and passing on these truths for future generations to remember.
QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER:
What are some of the highlights in the lifetime of my relationship with God?
What are my favorite bible stories of what God has done in the past?
What are some of the commands that He has given us that I’m tempted to forget?
What are the promises that God has spoken specifically to me?
PRAYING THE SCRIPTURES:
Work through these scriptures, letting them sink into your heart, and wrapping your own words around them for yourself, your family, our church and for our city.
For yourself/your family: Deuteronomy 8:1-4
For Commonwealth: Deuteronomy 4:9
For the City: Psalm 96:3
DAY THIRTEEN PRAYER CHALLENGE: Find a tangible way to remember the promises and commands God has spoken to you. This might be to make a promises board somewhere in your home, and write down what God has spoken, or to put a key passage about who God is as the background of your phone. Be creative and find tangible ways to keep yourself from drifting toward forgetfulness.