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:
Yahweh, the ‘I AM’, 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.
Yahweh is the true name of the God of Israel. It is often translated as Lord, but at its core means ‘I AM’. This is the ultimate statement about who God is. That He created all things, is before all things, and is the end of all things.
“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.”
To believe in God as Yahweh is to believe that He is the One True God. The beginning and the end. Not one thing exists that He did not allow to exist. We are invited to love God with all of our heart, mind, and soul.
Throughout the book of John, Jesus makes seven ‘I AM’ statements which refer to His nature as God. Here are the seven statements:
“I am the bread of Life.” (John 6:35)
“I am the light of the world.” (John 8:12)
“I am the door.” (John 10:7)
“I am the good shepherd.” (John 10:11)
“I am the resurrection and the life.” (John 11:25)
“I am the way the truth and the life.” (John 14:6)
“I am the true vine.” (John 15:1)
These seven statements show how Jesus, who is the God of the universe, is uniquely our source of hope and salvation in this dark world.
Which of these I AM statements stand out most to you? Find that verse in your Bible and read what Jesus says about Himself.
At the end of days all of creation will be restored and reconciled to God once and for all. The purpose for your existence is to worship God as Yahweh- as the “I AM.”
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.