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:
Jehova Jireh, Lord who will provide, 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 16 we find the Israelites tired, hungry, and in desperate need of relief. The situation for the People of God had become so dire many of them wished they had died at the hands of the Egyptians (Exd. 16:2). Read how the Lord responds:
4 Then the Lord said to Moses, “I will rain down bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day. In this way I will test them and see whether they will follow my instructions.
The Lord provides for the Israelites in miraculous fashion, but notice the last few words spoken to Moses.
Like a caring and loving father, the Lord is eager to provide for His Children.
11 “Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? 12 Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 13 If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”
Our heavenly Father desires to provide for His children. He does not want us to be parched in the desert but instead eagerly provides refreshment.
Returning to Exodus 16, the Lord could have provided an endless buffet of manna but notice the last few words in verse four, “enough for that day.” Many scholars suggest it is this passage that Jesus is referring us back to when He teaches us to pray.
Give us this day our daily bread.
The Lord did not supply unlimited manna, instead He wanted the Israelites to rely on Him daily and maybe this is why Jesus instructs us to ask for our daily bread. The Lord longs and desires to provide for His children, but He also wants to stir in us a spirit that is utterly dependent on Him and His provisions.
Pray the following prayer:
Jehova Jireh, I know that everything rests in the palm of your hands. Lord this morning I am comforted by your perfect, sovereign control. I ask that you provide for me in the wilderness today. Surprise me with the taste of freshly baked manna and may it create a hunger in me for more of You.
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.