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 Mekoddishkem (The Lord Who Sanctifies), 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.
Sanctification is a process that sets us apart. Apart to be in the world, yet not of it. Apart to glorify the Lord with our very reflection, and to be holy as He is holy through the power of the Holy Spirit within.
Knowing the names of God are a testament to His character, we breathe deep and realize the kindness of His hands that refines us. The Father heart of God is revealed to us by the loving act of sanctification. Spend the next few moments reflecting on your posture toward God as The Lord Who Sanctifies. Is it hostile? Or is it welcoming to the warmth of His refinement?
One of the great invitations of prayer is to ask the Lord to meet our needs.
The Lord knows intimately the needs of His children, and we know His heart toward us. Paul says in Romans 8, we know He is working all things for the good of His people. In response, Paul exclaims, “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” (v.31). He is FOR us!
Because we can know this with a great confidence, we are able to come to God as Jehovah Mekoddishkem, ask for Him to refine us, and not respond in a worrisome flinch. Instead, we can relax in His hands and trust what He has said is true.
Pray the following prayer:
Father, I confess I have neglected to honor You in word and deed to the extent You are worthy. I come to You now in a spirit of humility and ask for You to sanctify the entirety of my being. You are kind and gracious in Your dealings and I ask that You would give me eyes to see this. Melt what is hardened in Your sight and allow me to pool before You in surrender. Have Your way, Jehovah Mekoddishkem. In Jesus name, amen.
As you finish your time, take a moment to reread the scripture for today’s guided prayer. Ask the Holy Spirit to speak vibrantly through His words by either reemphasizing something or highlighting something new.
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.