Breakthrough 2023 Prayer Guide
Each morning you will find a new Prayer Guide that will help facilitate a time of prayer and meditation. We encourage you to reflect, be still, and listen as you pray and read through the guides. Each guide is structured around the acronym P.R.A.Y. For more information check out this post.
May the next 14 days be marked by transformation and depth of intimacy with the Lord.
Jehovah Nissi // The Lord is My Banner
As we enter into a time of prayer and meditation, take a moment to quiet your soul. The Psalmist invites us to be still and know that He is God. Be still. Take a deep breath. Clear your mind and ask the Lord to protect your thoughts.
Pray the following prayer:
Jehovah Nissi, The God who is my Banner, I might not have much but what I do have is a heart that beats for you. Stir up a hunger in my soul to sit in your presence, and to taste and see that you are indeed good. Come, Holy Spirit.
In Exodus 17, Moses is lifting his hands in battle to the Lord, and whenever he is doing so the Israelites are winning. But when he lowers his hands, the Israelites are losing. With community to help raise Moses’ hands, he kept them up, and the Israelites won the battle.
15 Moses built an altar and called it The Lord is my Banner. 16 He said, “Because hands were lifted up against the throne of the Lord, the Lord will be at war against the Amalekites from generation to generation.”
Moses partnered with the Lord and found victory in midst of the battle against the Amalekites.
The Lord longs to encounter and meet you in the midst of trials, battles, and struggles. He is not distant in these moments. His ear is bent towards you, and He is with you.
6 I call on you, my God, for you will answer me;
turn your ear to me and hear my prayer.
7 Show me the wonders of your great love,
you who save by your right hand
those who take refuge in you from their foes.
8 Keep me as the apple of your eye;
hide me in the shadow of your wings
The Lord wants to be our refuge and hiding place. Where do you feel defeated? Where do you need the Lord to show himself as the one who is victorious, above the circumstances?
As we return to Exodus 17, note how Moses built an altar for the Lord, and how he called it “The Lord is my banner”.
While in battle, Moses looked away from what was happening around him, and set his gaze upon the Lord. He stood firm, knowing who the real victor of the battle was. He chose to pray and seek the Lord in the middle of his circumstances.
Pray the following prayer:
Jehovah Nissi, I acknowledge that you are the victorious one in battle. I acknowledge that you are a God of victory. I ask that you would show me how to partner with you and walk with you in the battles life brings. I ask for fresh faith, and for hope. I ask that you would remind me of your character and of your truth.
End your time by praying the following prayer:
May the peace of the Lord Christ go with me: wherever He may send me.
May He guide me through the wilderness: protect me through the storm.
May He bring me home rejoicing at the wonders he has shown.