“Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow. They must wash their clothes and be prepared by the third day, for on the third day the Lord will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people.” Exodus 19:10,11
“Joshua told the people, ‘Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the LORD will do amazing things among you.’” –Joshua 3:5
Who of us would not like to see the Lord do amazing things in our midst? We certainly need that supernatural work of God in our nation today. Our nation desperately needs a consecrated church, a people set aside for the Lord’s purposes. We are the way God has chosen to communicate His will to nations. But if we are not a consecrated, holy people, the communication becomes garbled and mixed with our unholiness. As you pray today, would you consecrate yourself, so that we might see the Lord do amazing things in our midst?
Repent of a lack of consecration and purpose in your life.
Pray for a spirit of consecration an holiness to come upon the church in America.
Father, I am so grieved over my lack of consecration. I have believed and loved You, but I’ve been trying to do Your work in my own strength, and so often for my own purposes. In the name of Jesus, I consecrate myself unto Your purposes. Here I am, Lord. Use me as You will. And what I pray for myself, I pray for Your church. Lord, help us to be holy. Our nation desperately needs a holy people to speak Your Word in these days. Pour out Your Holy Spirit upon us that we might be empowered to be used by You. Lord, we need You to do amazing things in our midst.
Adapted from Desperate for Change, PrayerShop Publishing, 2012. The full devotional is available for purchase at www.prayershop.org
“It is only when the whole heart is gripped with the passion of prayer that the life-giving fire descends, for none but the earnest man gets access to the ear of God.”~ E.M. Bounds
May God bless you with His wisdom, power, and the gifts of His Holy Spirit. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Pray for churches to arise who will authentically Honor God, Equip Believers, Love People, and Pray.
Pray for Christ-centered unity among the believers across all generations. May they be one as God the Father and God the Son are one. (John 17:22)
Pray that God would raise up more pro-life people whom He has equipped into positions of leadership. Pray that pro-life legislation or pro-life amendments would be passed in every state that needs them.
“For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.” Father, forgive our selfishness and discontentment. Keep us outwardly focused so we don’t become self-absorbed. Amen.
Pray the body of believers will model to the world biblical ways to reach across racial barriers and advance the kingdom of God in their community.
Ask God for educators who are God-fearing, capable, and trustworthy. Pray for a safe atmosphere where knowledge and life skills are taught to learners of all ages.
“He came and preached peace to you who were far away” (Ephesians 2:17). Pray for favor on our team as they preach peace in the civic arena and ask that God will change the hearts of leaders and officials who are far from Him.
Praise the Lord who promises to bind up the brokenhearted, heal those who have fallen away, and restore the contrite in heart! Jesus, touch my family today and grant us peace.
“The church of Jesus Christ will only move forward on its knees.” ~Unknown author
“Hallelujah, because our Lord God, the Almighty, reigns! Let us be glad, rejoice, and give him glory.” Revelation 19:6
Pray that the eyes of every child’s heart is opened to know the Good News. With childlike faith, may they believe God saved them and chose them to be his holy people, set apart for his purpose.
Lord, strengthen us in faith and help us, so that we may be closer to you. Help our lives to be holy for you, and give us the zeal for prayer.