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30 Days to Pray Replay 30-days-to-pray_replay-wg-graphic

November 1-30, 2016

Thank for you praying with us through October. We encourage you to participate in 30 Days to Pray Replay, and pray through the devotional book, Lord, Hear Our Cry, during November.

Ways You Can Participate and Access the Devotional Book Lord, Hear Our Cry:

  • Pick up a copy of the book on campus: Limited copies are still available in the Guest and Information Centers.
  • Subscribe to the Warren Prayer Blog: We will send out weekly reminders to help you remember to pray.
  • You Version App: Download the You Version/Bible.com app and subscribe to the 30-Day Prayer Challenge.

November 1, 2016

November 1, 2016

30 Days to Pray Replay … What God Has Been Teaching Me about Prayer
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I knew that 2016 was going to be different. When the verse the Lord gave me on the first Sunday of the new year was Isaiah 41:10 (Fear not for I am with you…) I knew that God was going to shake things up a bit. The things He asked me to do were quite outside of my comfort zone and prayer was going to be an integral part of my survival.

Don’t get me wrong, I pray. I’ve always prayed, but not with this type of persistence and fervency. It seems that I’ve spent a lot of time this year in our Warren Prayer Room on my knees. I’ve spent time on my back porch in the wee hours of the morning in prayer. I’ve led and participated in multiple prayer challenges, online prayer groups, and journaled countless prayers this year. It’s been wonderful!

And do you know what I’ve learned?

I’ve learned that prayer isn’t so much about me speaking my prayers to God and Him hearing and answering. No, God already know my needs. Prayer is much more about me connecting with God moment-by-moment, communing with Him in the everyday things of life.

The fact is that God knows our needs and our thoughts, but as we verbalized our needs to the Lord our perspectives change. In prayer we are overwhelmed with His peace, we find contentment in His presence, we receive His grace and power in times of need, and we experience His lavish love as we sit at His feet and worship Him.

Why?  Because coming to God with everything shows Him how very much we love Him, depend on Him, surrender to Him, and desire to be secured by Him.

For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. –Ephesians 3:14-21

So as we embark on this 30 Days to Pray Replay, I want to challenge you to take multiple times throughout your day to pray. You don’t even need to say a whole lot in your prayer time with the Lord. Simply surrender your heart to Him often. Speak to Him reverently as talking to a friend. Commune with the Father and discover the beautiful blessing of sitting in the presence of the Almighty.

Keep praying!

Jacqueline

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October 31, 2016 – Day 30

October 31, 2016

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. –Romans 12:1-2

Pray a prayer of surrender to God today. Surrender to Him for salvation or to His complete Lordship over your life.

God has a wonderful plan for our lives! When we give ourselves unreservedly to Him, He will do His very best for us.

Jack Graham (from Lord, Hear Our Cry)

To read the entire devotion online, visit Bible.com.

October 30, 2016 – Day 29

October 30, 2016

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and God of all comfort who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. –2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Pray asking God to show you a way in which you can bless someone today.

I believe the most important lesson I’ve ever learned regarding prayer is that it is far better to be an answer to prayer than to get an answer to prayer.

Jack Graham (from Lord, Hear Our Cry)

To read the entire devotion online, visit Bible.com.

October 29, 2016 – Day 28

October 29, 2016

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. –John 14:27

Pray today using Philippians 4:7 as your guide: And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

We receive the Lord’s peace when we pray.

Jack Graham (from Lord, Hear Our Cry)

To read the entire devotion online, visit Bible.com.

October 28, 2016 – Day 27

October 28, 2016

Do not be anxious about anything but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be known to God. –Philippians 4:6

Pray today that Jesus will replace your worry with the peace He offers.

Prayer is the cure for worry. It should never be our last chance,
but always our first choice.

Jack Graham (from Lord, Hear Our Cry)

To read the entire devotion online, visit Bible.com.

October 27, 2016 – Day 26

October 27, 2016

The joy of the Lord is your strength. –Nehemiah 8:10

Pray today for the joy of the Lord to fill your heart so that you can see your life with new perspective. Ask God to help you see the many reasons you have to be grateful.

Any time I start feeling down, depleted, and tired, do you know what I do?

I start praising Jesus!

Jack Graham (from Lord, Hear Our Cry)

To read the entire devotion online, visit Bible.com.

October 26, 2016 – Day 25

October 26, 2016

And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ. –Ephesians 3:17-18

Pray today for God to help you show love more openly to those around you.

The next time you are compelled to harbor bitterness or respond in anger, pause and soak in the gravity of God’s unconditional love for you.

Jack Graham (from Lord, Hear Our Cry)

To read the entire devotion online, visit Bible.com.

October 25, 2016 – Day 24

October 25, 2016

Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. –Psalm 62:8

Today surrender your weaknesses to God in prayer and exchange them for supernatural strength.

I’ve always loved the definition of prayer as “linking our nothingness

to God’s almightiness.”

Jack Graham (from Lord, Hear Our Cry)

To read the entire devotion online, visit Bible.com.

October 24, 2016 – Day 23

October 24, 2016

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. –Matthew 6:13

Pray today for protection rom and strength during temptation.

When we pray, we are protecting our faith, our future, and our families.

Jack Graham (from Lord, Hear Our Cry)

To read the entire devotion online, visit Bible.com.

October 23, 2016 – Day 22

October 23, 2016

I desire to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart. –Psalm 40:8

Pray today, asking God to show you where He desires to use you in His Kingdom.

If you have a pressing need today, know that God isn’t holding out on you.

Pray and wait for His answer.

Jack Graham (from Lord, Hear Our Cry)

To read the entire devotion online, visit Bible.com.