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.
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 Shalom (The Lord is Peace), 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.
There is a kind of peace that is offered to us that surpasses all understanding. It’s not the kind of peace that only comes from moments in solitude, though it often can be found there. It is the kind of peace that swells within and overflows, washing away the tension of fear. Not a peace that neglects the realities of this world, but one that comes face to face with it all and declares God as greater and better.
He is the solid rock we can place our trust in when faced with adversity. Is there an area in your life you have neglected the peace offered to you? Spend the next moments and ask the Holy Spirit to bring these particular areas to mind so that you might lay the worry at His feet.
One of the great invitations of prayer is to ask the Lord to meet our needs.
The Lord is kind and gracious toward us. His heart is for us to understand and grip onto the peace He is offering right at this very moment. All we need to do is put ourselves in a posture to receive it and He’ll place it in our hands as we reflect on Him as larger than our circumstance.
Pray the following prayer:
Father, I come to you weary of striving in my own efforts for peace. Like pushing against a stone wall, the weight of it all feels immovable. Thank You for Your word that declares Your power is made perfect in my weakness. Would Your Spirit wash over me and replenish the energy I’ve spent in vain? I ask that You would, in this very moment, blow a fresh breeze that brings a rejuvenating rain. Fill the rivers that seemed long gone and allow me to shout Your praises right where You have me. In Jesus name, amen.
Take a moment to reread the scripture for today’s prayer guide. Ask the Holy Spirit to highlight something new or reemphasize the things He may have already drawn to your attention.
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.