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This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Joshua 1:8

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. Psalm 1:1-3

“If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.� John 8:31-32


This book was written and organized by Greg St. Cyr.

With special thanks to Kammi McGinty for writing the daily prayers.


Dear Reader,

On June 21, 1994, Mary Kaye and I, with our four small children, flew from Warsaw, Poland, to BWI. Our plan was to spend a few years here and then return overseas. God had other ideas. It’s hard to believe that this year marks our 25th year at Bay Area Community Church. As Mary Kaye and I thought about God’s faithfulness, we wanted to do something to express our gratefulness for you. As this journal began to take shape, the Lord provided in a unique way for us to gift this to you. Mary Kaye’s parents were lifelong missionaries who were passionate about making disciples. When they passed, they left us an unexpected gift, and we believe using it to produce this journal is a great way to honor their legacy of ministry. You hear me say it often: “A chapter a day for the rest of your life.” That’s because it is our conviction that life’s highest priority is cultivating a personal, intimate relationship with the Lord. That will only happen if you spend consistent time with God reflecting on His Word. In Luke 10:38-42, Jesus enters the home of Mary and Martha. Martha is distracted with the preparations and disturbed by Mary. Yet Mary was “seated at the Lord’s feet, listening to His word.” Note the response of Jesus to Martha: “you are worried and bothered about so many things; but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.” One word stands out to me above all others. It is the word “chosen.” Mary made a choice. She chose to sit at the feet of Jesus and listen to His word. Each of us makes choices as to how we spend our time. Our choices should be grounded in our priorities. And the highest priority in life is cultivating your personal, intimate relationship with the Lord. Our prayer is that every day, for the rest of your life, you will make the choice to spend time with Jesus listening to His word. This journal is a tool to help you toward that end, and a way for us to express our thankfulness for the last 25 incredible years. With gratefulness to God for you,

- Greg and Mary Kaye St. Cyr


INTRODUCTION All of us are called by Jesus to “make disciples” (Matthew 28:19). The first person we are to disciple is ourselves. Jesus says, “A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher” (Luke 6:40). We are to be like our Teacher, Jesus. That happens as we spend time with Him.

A disciple of Jesus is someone who:

• • •

Follows Jesus Is being changed by Jesus Is on mission with Jesus

We are changed by Jesus as we reflect upon God’s Word and receive what He is saying to us, and then respond in faith and obedience. Disciples grow by continually receiving and responding to the Lord.

RECEIVE and RESPOND. That’s the key to spiritual growth.

One of the problems is our lack of time with the Lord and His Word. That is about to change for you as you commit to spending daily time with Him!

There are two simple questions that help us receive and respond: To receive, we ask: What is God saying to me? To respond, we ask: What am I to do with what God is saying to me?

In your “A Chapter A Day” guide, you will find a simple structure that will help you become a self-feeder as you receive and respond. The structure has been adapted from Wayne Cordeiro’s book “The Divine Mentor” and is called the SOAP Devotional Method.


SOAP Devotional Method SC R I P T U R E Write out one verse from the chapter that spoke to you.

O B S E R VAT I O N

(RECEIVE)

Observe carefully what the verse says. Ponder the context, setting, its meaning, tone and purpose. Write down a few sentences or a paragraph. And most importantly, answer the question, “What is God saying to me?”

A P P L I C AT I O N

(RESPOND)

How does this verse apply to my life? What am I to do with what God is saying to me?

P R AY E R Finish your time in the Word with a personal prayer to God. It might be praise, confession, thanksgiving or intercession. Ask Him to help you apply what you have learned. As a family, we want to collectively pray for our church. You’ll find a prayer included every day in this journal so we can unite our hearts together in prayer.


HOW TO USE THIS JOURNAL Here are a few helpful suggestions on how to use your journal most effectively. 1. Set aside a specific time and quiet place to meet with God. You will need your Bible, this journal and a pen.

2. Receive and Respond using the SOAP method. Read each day’s Bible chapter. Throughout the course of the year you will read through the entire New Testament (260 chapters) and 105 key chapters of the Old Testament. Write down the specific Scripture through which God is speaking to you. Receive by reflecting on that verse, asking, “What is God saying to me?” Respond by writing down your application, asking, “What is God asking me to do?”

3. Title the page. Take a moment to give that chapter a short title: one or two words that will help you remember your time with God’s Word from today.

4. Pray spontaneously. End your time with prayer. Talk to the Lord like you would a friend. Praise Him for His goodness, thank Him for things, and ask Him for that which is on your heart. You can keep a list of those for whom you’re praying in the back of this journal.

5. Pray for Bay Area Community Church. Join with the church family in praying together for our church and the world.


Psalm 1 TITLE:

Meditating on God’s Word

DAY 1

DATE:

1/1/19

SCRIPTURE

He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season; and its leaf does not wither, and in whatever he does, he prospers. Psalm 1:3 OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

The result of meditating on God’s Word is that I will be like a firm tree: unmovable. Like the tree, my life will be refreshed and satisfied as by “streams of water.” God will bear fruit through me at the right season . Rather than withering as in a drought, the Lord will see that I prosper and flourish through His Word. (RESPOND)

1

APPLICATION

God’s Word is not al ways my delight. I fall short of daily meditation . God is asking me to prioritize time in the morning – before work – to read, reflect and work through the journal this year.

PRAYER

Lord, thank You for Your Word. You promise that my life will prosper as I meditate on Your Scriptures. Help me to be faithful to make this my priority this year. Amen .

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, You bless and watch over the righteous. May we delight in Your law and meditate on it so our hearts are transformed and we understand the blessing of obeying Your precepts. Make us a church that yields fruit and prospers Your Kingdom.


DAY 1

Psalm 1

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

1

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, You bless and watch over the righteous. May we delight in Your law and meditate on it so our hearts are transformed and we understand the blessing of obeying Your precepts. Make us a church that yields fruit and prospers Your Kingdom.


Psalm 23 TITLE:

DAY 2

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

2

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R Jesus, You are our Good Shepherd whom we know and follow. You are trustworthy and work all things together for our good and Your glory. Make us more aware of our tendency to stray so we might be restored and willing to follow You in paths of righteousness. Be our source of comfort when we fall and our strength when we are oppressed. Intensify our desire to follow You so we experience the fullness of Your glory.


DAY 3

Luke 1

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

3

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Grow us in our faith, Lord, so we might believe You for greater works in us and through us. Increase our awareness of the gift we have in Jesus so we seek to magnify You. Make us a church that leaves a legacy of blessings out of the overflow of blessings we have received from Your hand.


Luke 2 TITLE:

DAY 4

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

4

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Father, it is an awesome thing You have done in sending Jesus to redeem us. May we begin each day treasuring this in our hearts until we overflow with thanksgiving and praise. Transform us by this truth and fill us with the desire to share the hope we have with others, so that Your church is a vehicle used to advance Your Kingdom.


DAY 5

Luke 3

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

5

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Jesus, You are indeed the Son of God, the promised Redeemer, sent to save us from our sin. May we bear fruit in keeping with repentance so we might magnify Your glory around us. Let us be known for humility that flows out of repentance, and use that to draw others to Jesus.


Luke 4 TITLE:

DAY 6

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

6

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Jesus, You are the truth. When we remain in You and Your truth, we have power to overcome temptation. You have proclaimed release to the captives and recovered the sight of the blind by redeeming us from sin. Empower us to remain in truth so we might be free from sin and free to pursue holiness.


DAY 7

Luke 5

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

7

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R Lord, we praise You, for You are faithful to Your plan to heal and redeem the lost. Thank You for calling us to faith and enabling us to believe and be saved. Continue to work in our hearts, to wipe away any doubts about Your love and goodness toward us, and grow each of us in faith so we might follow You with unwavering resolve to individually and corporately bring You glory.


Luke 6 TITLE:

DAY 8

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

8

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Jesus, You are Lord over all and call us to follow You and build our lives on the foundation of Your truth. Increase our desire for truth and heighten our understanding of the value of obeying You, so we can walk in freedom and experience the abundant life You give. Let this be the heartbeat of Your people, so the abundant lives we live compel others to seek You.


DAY 9

Luke 7

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

9

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, we rejoice over the gift of forgiveness that You have extended to us, for none of us are worthy of grace. Prompt us to meditate on the fullness of forgiveness You have extended, and release us from any doubt or shame that keeps us from living in freedom. Empower us to extend the same grace we have received to others that You might be glorified through Your church.


Luke 8 TITLE:

DAY 10

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

10

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, You are the King of our hearts. We ask You to work in our hearts to produce fertile soil in which Your Word is rooted and grows to produce fruit. As we grow in truth, shine Your light through us to bring healing and restoration to those around us.


DAY 11

Luke 9

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

11

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Jesus, we proclaim that indeed You are the Christ, the Son of God. Forgive us when our aspirations and desires overshadow this truth in our lives. Cleanse us of sin and any ambitions that seek to elevate self over You. Empower us to seek Your will above all else, so we live to advance Your Kingdom and cause in the world.


Luke 10 TITLE:

DAY 12

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

12

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

We praise You, Lord of the Harvest, for You are the One who sends workers into the field. They are those to whom You have made the Father known. We know that seeking intimacy with You is the best pursuit we can undertake, for it grows us in our love for You so we might love others well. Ready us to serve You as we spend time at Your feet learning from You each day.


DAY 13

Luke 11

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

13

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R Father, Your Name is beyond comparison, worthy of all reverence and honor. Your Kingdom is eternal and powerful, dwarfing all others. You rule with mercy, compassion, righteousness and justice. Work in our hearts and minds to shape our thinking to be oriented to Your Will, that we might work in concert with Your plans and not oppose them with our own thinking and selfish desires. Transform our hearts to have pure motives that promote fruitful deeds to advance Your Kingdom, even in the face of opposition, so many might see Your glory on earth as it is revealed in heaven.


Luke 12 TITLE:

DAY 14

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

14

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R Father, You are indeed a good, good Father and we are loved by You. You promise to supply our every need so we are free from the worries of life. Forgive us when we give in to anxious thoughts and fall to the temptation of doubting Your goodness. Free our minds of the distractions of this world, so we might give our focus over to Kingdom work and stand poised to fight the good fight daily until the Day of Jesus’ return.


DAY 15

Luke 13

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

15

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R Lord, You are omniscient and know our hearts better than we do. You see the brokenness hidden in the crevices that keeps us in bondage to sin. Enable us to be still and allow You to search us and reveal the sins for which we need to repent. Empower us to walk the path of repentance that You lay out so we stay in step with the Spirit and become a church that is effective in doing Your will.


Luke 14 TITLE:

DAY 16

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

16

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Jesus, in humility You set aside Your glory and honor to accomplish the Father’s will. Give us a deeper understanding of the power of humility, so we might fix our gaze on heaven and forsake the allures of this world. Strengthen us in our resolve to die to self so we might live for You and be effective disciples.


DAY 17

Luke 15

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

17

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R Father, we stand in awe of Your affection, for You are our God who pursues those who resist Your love. We cannot comprehend Your grace, but praise You nonetheless for granting us grace to repent and turn to back You. Give us Your Shepherd’s heart for the lost and grant us courage and boldness to leave the familiarity of the pasture and take the risk to pursue those whom You are drawing to Yourself.


Luke 16 TITLE:

DAY 18

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

18

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Father, the greatest tragedy in life is to persist in unbelief in pursuit of the comforts of this world. Reveal to us any attitude that prompts us to seek temporary comforts and desires over Your Kingdom. Transform our thinking so we are a church that truly counts it an honor to sacrifice worldly pursuits and prestige for the sake of Christ.


DAY 19

Luke 17

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

19

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Jesus, You call us to walk by faith. While this sounds simple in concept, it is the most challenging practice we can pursue. Increase our faith and empower us to practice repentance so we might experience freedom from sin and offer praise that is consistent with a heart whose hope rests in Your return.


Luke 18 TITLE:

DAY 20

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

20

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

In You alone are we made righteous, Lord. Forgive us for seeking to earn righteousness when You call us to receive it by faith. Free us from any attitudes that prompt us to work to earn favor and grow us in our knowledge of Your love. Increase our vision of Your glory so nothing hinders our desire to follow You without reservation.


DAY 21

Luke 19

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

21

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Father, You have granted us peace with You through Your Son. Grow us in our knowledge of Your kindness toward us and purify our hearts, so we would long to live for You alone and use every resource at our disposal to become a 10-mina church.


Luke 20 TITLE:

DAY 22

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

22

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Jesus, You are infinite in wisdom and supreme in authority over all creation. Forgive us for any attitudes that challenge Your position and power. Grant us grace so we might yield to You, Lord over all.


DAY 23

Luke 21

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

23

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R Jesus, You are a God who reveals what is to come. You have given us enough to know that this life is not all there is. A glorious day is on the horizon when You will return and complete Your work of redemption. Raise our heads to look beyond the circumstances of our life so we are not consumed by worldly worries, but live with a hope for heaven. In this hope, fashion us to be a church that carries a burden for the lost, so that they might share in the joyous hope we have in You.


Luke 22 TITLE:

DAY 24

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

24

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

We praise You, Jesus, for remaining faithful to the Father’s plan, even when Your closest friends failed You. Because of this, we can enjoy peace with God. Build in us the resolve to forsake our comfort and desires so we might grow into the church that remains faithful to Your call in spite of opposition and hardship.


DAY 25

Luke 23

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

25

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R Lord, it grieves our hearts to think of the injustice You suffered as You surrendered to the will of man to crucify You. Yet the punishment and death You suffered brought us peace. By Your wounds we are healed. In You we are dead to sin and can enjoy fellowship with the Father. Strengthen us to live in this reality so we might resist temptation to sin and live for Your glory.


Luke 24 TITLE:

DAY 26

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

26

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Father, we stand in awe of Your love and kindness to fulfill Your redemptive plan through the crucifixion, death and resurrection of Your Son. Thank You for giving us peace to soothe our troubled hearts when we are in the throws of battle. Grow us in our confidence in Your love and use us to build Your Kingdom here today.


DAY 27

Acts 1

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

27

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

We praise You, Jesus, our resurrected Savior and Lord. Thank You for the gift of knowing You and being called to serve You. Empower each one of us to seek Your guidance in knowing where to serve, and raise us up to be a church that fulfills Your purposes in advancing the Gospel.


Acts 2 TITLE:

DAY 28

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

28

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Thank You, Jesus, for sending the Holy Spirit to Your people. It is by Your Spirit that we have courage and power to fulfill Your purposes. It is Your Spirit who draws us to You. We pray that we would be obedient in meeting together and opening our hearts to the Spirit that we might have power in ministry and be poured out to grow Your church.


DAY 29

Acts 3

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

29

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

We praise You, Jesus, the source of power and healing. By faith we turn to You and turn away from sin and rebellion. Forgive us for underestimating the power that comes by faith. Increase our faith to believe we are free from sin’s paralyzing effects and free to be the Church You use to proclaim freedom to the captives.


Acts 4 TITLE:

DAY 30

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

30

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Jesus, indeed it is Your name alone that has power to save, for You are the promised redeemer. Let that truth embolden us to share what You have done for us and unite Your church in purpose so we might see You glorified in redeeming many.


DAY 31

Acts 5

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

31

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, You know our hearts and motives. Search our hearts and free us from any impure desires so we are released to advance Your work. Give us strength to withstand opposition, even counting it joy to be considered worthy to suffer for Your sake.


Acts 6 TITLE:

DAY 32

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

32

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, You administer gifts in the church according to Your will and sovereign purposes. You do not need us to accomplish Your plans, yet You grant each one of us the privilege to join in Your redemptive work. Forgive us when we forsake Your call to serve. Embolden us to serve You according to Your will, for Your glory!


DAY 33

Acts 7

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

33

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Jesus, Son of Man, You rule and reign with the Father in heaven. You oppose those who oppose us, yet You do not always rescue us from danger. However, You do sustain us through trials by giving us visions of glory. Thank You for this grace and kindness toward us. Increase our vision of heaven so we might be bold to proclaim Your praises and do Your will.


Acts 8 TITLE:

DAY 34

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

34

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, You work through all circumstances to accomplish Your plan of redemption. Though man may oppose Your will, You overcome to advance the Gospel in all nations through those who are yielded to Your Spirit. Increase our sensitivity to the prompting of the Spirit and empower Your church to be Spirit-led and see the Kingdom advance in peaceful and hostile territories.


DAY 35

Acts 9

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

35

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Thank You, Father, that no one is beyond Your grace and redemption. Thank You for using the unlikely to build Your church and for imparting Your Spirit, that we might accomplish great things in Your Name. Bend us to Your will and increase our sensitivity to Your leading so we might see changed lives and resurrected hearts.


Acts 10 TITLE:

DAY 36

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

36

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R Lord, we praise You for not showing favoritism but accepting from every nation the one who fears You and does what is right in keeping with repentance. Forgive us for any attitudes that may perceive someone less worthy of your grace than we are. Humble us in the truth that none of us is righteous apart from Jesus. Align our hearts to Yours so we might see one another in light of the redemptive power and potential of the cross.


DAY 37

Acts 11

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

37

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

We praise and thank You for the grace extended to us and for the way You work beyond our expectations. Increase our imagination for what You might do in our day and give us faith to break with convention to pursue works according to Your will and for Your glory.


Acts 12 TITLE:

DAY 38

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

38

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You are God and will not share glory with another. You will not allow opposition to Your will and Your people to last forever. Strengthen our resolve to stand firm in our call to serve You, enabling us to trust You to deal with those who oppose us.


DAY 39

Acts 13

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

39

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, You use unusual people and circumstances to advance Your purposes. Thank You for calling and equipping the Church to advance Your redemptive plan despite opposition and resistance. Help us to see opposition as opportunity and fill us with joy and the Holy Spirit so we see Your will accomplished today.


Acts 14 TITLE:

DAY 40

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

40

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R Lord, we can testify that wherever Your Spirit is at work there is power for belief, and there is opposition. We confess that we want an easy path of discipleship and the comfort of the Garden of Eden. Yet Your ways are purposeful to strengthen us and shape us into the likeness of Your Son. Empower us to stand firm in our faith, so we might overcome many tribulations through which we enter Your Kingdom.


DAY 41

Acts 15

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

41

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Jesus, in You alone we find freedom from sin and condemnation, for by Your death You redeemed us from the empty way of life that leads to destruction. Thank You for releasing us from legalistic observance of the law. Poise us to seek Your leading in our lives so we might follow and glorify You in doing what is right in Your eyes!


Acts 16 TITLE:

DAY 42

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

42

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R Lord we are glad that Your ways far surpass our ways and that Your wisdom and divine grace exceed the limits of our understanding. When we commit to following the leading of Your Spirit we see You work in and through us, enabling us to do greater works than our minds could ever conceive. Work in our hearts to release us from the fear and pride that keep us from walking in freedom. Implant in our hearts the expectation that You will lead and poise us to listen for Your voice to direct us in the way we should go.


DAY 43

Acts 17

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

43

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Father, we praise You, the One True living God, for there is none like You. Thank You for the work of the Spirit who awakens our hearts to believe. Heighten our awareness of the Spirit’s movement in our day so we might readily speak of Jesus and His resurrection without reservation.


Acts 18 TITLE:

DAY 44

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

44

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You are gracious in all of Your ways. Thank You for affirming our obedience. Keep us attentive to Your voice, so we may know Your will and remain in it to experience more of Your glory.


DAY 45

Acts 19

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

45

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Your Name, Jesus, is worthy of all praise. Where You are at work there is victory over oppression and lies. We pray for an outpouring of Your Spirit in our day, so we might see captives set free to be established in Your power. Strengthen us to stand against opposition to Your Name in our culture. Bring revival to Your Church and through all the land!


Acts 20 TITLE:

DAY 46

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OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

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46

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R Lord, You are unstoppable in the work You are doing to reveal Your grace through redeeming us from sin. We give thanks for the privilege to serve You. Purify the motives of our hearts so that we can say with Paul, “our only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord has given us – the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.” Ready us for this work daily as we walk into the world that delights in bad news.


DAY 47

Acts 21

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

47

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APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R You are a sovereign God who rules and reigns over all people, time and circumstances. You have power to redirect man and rescue Your people from hardship. And while we do not like suffering, we know that You use all things for our good and Your glory. Focus us to strengthen our faith through prayer and meditating on Your Word when times are peaceful, so we are ready to stand firm through the trials to come.


Acts 22 TITLE:

DAY 48

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

48

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

An encounter with You, Jesus, is indeed life-changing. As we meditate on the beauty of Your person, prompt us to remember the day of our redemption so we might be filled with joy and a deep desire to share Your truth as the Spirit leads.


DAY 49

Acts 23

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

49

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

God, You are faithful to care for Your children, guarding us from harm in concert with Your plan to glorify Yourself in our lives. Ground us in confidence in Your providence so we might rejoice when we see You work in our circumstances for our good and for Your glory!


Acts 24 TITLE:

DAY 50

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

50

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Opposition to You, God, draws people to rise up against any movement of Your Spirit through Your people. Yet even in adversity, You move evil hearts to offer care for Your own. Increase our trust in You, so we can be free from fear of persecution, counting it an honor to suffer for Christ.


DAY 51

Acts 25

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

51

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You are sovereign Ruler over all and You orchestrate all events in our lives to refine us. Thank You for Paul’s example of being blameless before his accusers so he could reveal Your righteousness. Give us a desire in our hearts to pursue holiness so that we too can reveal Your righteousness in our lives.


Acts 26 TITLE:

DAY 52

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SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

52

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Thank You, Jesus, for the gift of salvation You have freely given to all who will receive it. Help us to pause and remember our own salvation so we might walk in reverent thanksgiving and awe, proclaiming the praises of our God.


DAY 53

Acts 27

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

53

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APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, You are mighty and awesome in power. You speak and by Your will, the seas are stirred and stilled. Help us to see that the storms of life are ineffective to change Your plans for us. Give us faith in Your sovereign grace to believe that You are with us in the storms we face to deliver us to a safe port.


Acts 28 TITLE:

DAY 54

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

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54

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

No power of man can stand against You, Lord, for You alone are mighty to save. Thank You for Your saving grace. Give us power and a platform to share the story of Your grace with many as we surrender more to You and Your power.


DAY 55

Genesis 1

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

55

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Father, we acknowledge You are Creator and that our origins are found in You. We are created for Your glory alone and we pray we would find all of our beginnings in You.


Genesis 2 TITLE:

DAY 56

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

56

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

We stand in awe of Your great love for us, for You created us on purpose for a purpose. We realize that purpose as we seek to live our lives in right relationship with You. Give us a heart to yield to Your love, so we might embrace Your will and live for Your glory. Increase our desire to seek Your guidance in how we are to serve in Your church so You are glorified.


DAY 57

Genesis 3

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OBSERVATION

57

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Your grace, Oh God is beyond measure. You knew before the creation of the world that we would fall to temptation and You initiated the plan of redemption. Enable us to more fully comprehend the fullness of Your grace, so we might be compelled to extend grace to others and share the story of Your redemptive power.


Genesis 6 TITLE:

DAY 58

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

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58

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, we cannot comprehend how deeply You grieve over sin and evil in the world. You have every right to judge and condemn mankind for complete rejection of Your love and purposes. We ask You to give us eyes to see as You see and hearts to love as You love, so we might lead others to seek shelter in Jesus alone from the coming judgment.


DAY 59

Genesis 7

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SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

59

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Father, Your ways are beyond our full comprehension because Your view of sin is shaped by Your perfect holiness. Yet even in the midst of judgment, there is protection for those who obey Your commands. Empower Your church to be a people who obey everything You command, so we might experience the full blessing of Your salvation.


Genesis 8 TITLE:

DAY 60

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

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60

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, Your grace is on full display in the fact that man’s heart is inclined to evil from birth. Yet this provoked You to even greater grace, to send Your perfect, sinless Son to die for our redemption. Fill us with a desire to resist our sin nature, so we might reveal Your power in pursuing righteousness.


DAY 61

Genesis 9

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

61

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Father, You are a promise-keeping God. Thank You for the evidence of Your faithfulness that we see in Your Word. Empower us to trust You in all things so we might stand on Your promises even when circumstances threaten to overtake us. Enable us to trust in Your goodness so we might see more of Your glory.


Genesis 11 TITLE:

DAY 62

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

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62

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You created us in Your image to glorify You. You endowed us with wisdom and the ability to do works that magnify Your Name. Forgive us when we misuse these gifts for personal pursuits and selfish enterprises. Turn us to repentance that we might be a unified church, fully motivated by a desire to glorify only You!


DAY 63

Genesis 12

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OBSERVATION

63

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

We thank You Lord for guarding the dignity of all people. Forgive us when our acting out of fear causes hardship for others. Grow us in faith to trust that You, our God who has chosen us as His own, will provide for our every need.


Genesis 15 TITLE:

DAY 64

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

64

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Father, we have Your Word, the Bible, to trace Your faithfulness in keeping Your covenant with Abraham. We thank You for awakening our hearts to faith so we might know You and be grafted into Your family. Grow us in awe of this wonderful gift and guide us forward to share Your love with others.


DAY 65

Genesis 21

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

65

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Because every life matters to You, Lord, You work to preserve life and give dignity to all people. Grow us in the knowledge of Your love for all people, so we might have a heart like Yours, with eyes to see people as You see them. Build us up to be a church where all come know they have value and dignity because they are created in Your image!


Genesis 22 TITLE:

DAY 66

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

66

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, if we are honest, when we read this account we wonder if we would have faith like Abraham to obey such a radical call. But then we remember that You are the author and perfecter of our faith. We ask You to build us up in faith so we are more committed to obedience rather than outcome and experience an overflow of blessing.


DAY 67

Genesis 27

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OBSERVATION

67

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Father, it is confounding to consider that You use unrighteous people in Your redemptive work. Thank You for the hope that it gives us today, for none of us are righteous in our own works. Empower us to view our past failures and mistakes through the lens of the cross so we can be free from shame and regret, and free to be agents of Your grace.


Genesis 32 TITLE:

DAY 68

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

68

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R We are astounded by Your grace toward Your own, God! Your love is on full display in that You would contend with man, so he might accept his identity and purpose. Thank You for allowing us space to wrestle with Your will and calling, and empowering us to fight for the blessing of knowing You in Your fullness. Ready us to fully embrace who we are in You, so we might reveal You to the desperately needy world.


DAY 69

Genesis 37

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SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

69

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R Though men plot evil against Your people, You are faithful to guard them for Your purposes, O God. And while Your protection may take us to unexpected places, when our eyes are fixed upon You we can continue to surrender circumstances to You, trusting You are working for our good and Your glory. Fill our hearts with faith to trust You in all things despite the challenges we face today.


Genesis 39 TITLE:

DAY 70

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

70

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Father, Joseph is proof that our circumstances do not give us a valid reason to fall into sin. His power to resist temptation was rooted in knowing He was accountable to You alone for his actions. Train us in this kind of righteousness so we too might remain faithful to resist temptation, and in that reveal Your character to those around us.


DAY 71

Genesis 40

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OBSERVATION

71

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

How often, Lord, do we experience Your blessing during hardships just to forget You in our comfort? Grow us in awe and reverence of You so we might be a people who continuously praise and worship You, remembering You constantly and speaking of Your goodness wherever we go.


Genesis 41 TITLE:

DAY 72

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

72

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R You are God who remembers our plight, even when it seems all others have forgotten. Enable us to see that You love us beyond all measure and times of waiting are not denials of Your love, but delays purposed to ready us for the work You have designed for us to do. Guard our hearts against hopelessness and frustration and increase our faith to wait on You, trusting that You will reveal more of Your glory as we watch You do immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine.


DAY 73

Genesis 47

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

73

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

God, only You in Your sovereignty can use our greatest trials for the good of many. Thank You for the times of suffering that refine us and give us a greater perspective of Your power, love and grace. Continue to sanctify us so we can yield more of ourselves to You and thereby magnify Your glory in all circumstances.


Genesis 50 TITLE:

DAY 74

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

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74

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Father, forgiveness is not a problem when we see Your sovereign love on display in our lives. Enable us to receive Your love in such a way that we can release all hurts to You, trusting You to deal justly with us and those who have offended us. Raise us up to be a church that has a reputation of humility, grace and compassion.


DAY 75

Romans 1

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

75

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R We do not have to look far in our world today, Lord, to see people spiraling down into sinful depravity. We know this grieves Your heart because sin robs us of life and blessing. We thank You that You have preserved Your church in our day, to be a beacon of light in the darkness. Increase our commitment to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ unashamedly each day, trusting in its power to save.


Romans 2 TITLE:

DAY 76

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

76

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R Father, we confess that as offensive as sin is, we are often unaware of our own prideful sin of judgment. Forgive us, Lord. Give us eyes to soberly assess our own hearts before we seek to engage with others, especially when it comes to sharing the Gospel. Reveal sin that could cause us to be a stumbling block to others and enable us to repent so that our consciences are clear and the words we speak flow from a pure heart.


DAY 77

Romans 3

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

77

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R Father, we are completely indebted to You because of the grace You gave to save us from sin. We are completely dependent on You to live righteously. This truth eliminates any prideful boasting, because as good as we look in doing good, no work of the hand can fulfill the law unless our hearts are humbly yielded to Your love. So we beg You, Lord, to purify our hearts so we might reveal Your loving kindness through the way we love and live for You.


Romans 4 TITLE:

DAY 78

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

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78

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, we praise You for Your gift of righteousness. We know that we can do nothing to be counted righteous except believe by faith that Your death saved us from sin. Show us where we are still striving to merit Your love and favor so we might repent and rest in You and Your salvation.


DAY 79

Romans 5

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

79

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

God, it remains a mystery that You would send Your Son to die for Your enemies. We cannot comprehend the depth of love and grace buried in this truth. We praise and thank You for Your loving kindness toward us. We ask You to increase our understanding so we might serve You with selfless awe and wonder.


Romans 6 TITLE:

DAY 80

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

80

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Father, we praise You for the free gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord! Thank You for redeeming us from the empty way of life that is dictated by our sinful desires. Thank You for giving us power to pursue righteousness. We invite You, Holy Spirit, to reside in every inch of our hearts, so we might be done with sin and death and live in Christ alone.


DAY 81

Romans 7

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OBSERVATION

81

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R Gracious Father, we readily confess that we are all too familiar with Paul’s dilemma, for we do that which we know we shouldn’t and forsake doing the good You command. So like Paul, we give thanks for Your deliverance from sin through Jesus! We ask You to establish us in a humble posture before You and others, knowing that we will battle our sin nature until we die, while holding fast to the truth that we are righteous in Your sight because of Jesus. With this thought informing our hearts, enable us to be gracious with others and with ourselves, knowing that when we sin we can be restored to You through repentance.


Romans 8 TITLE:

DAY 82

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

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82

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R Lord, You know the accuser attempts to constantly cast doubt on Your goodness by seeking to condemn us. Your truth is our power to overcome his tactics and to establish ourselves in confident faith that You will not condemn us. On the contrary, You work in our lives to use all of our experiences, good and bad, for our good and Your glory. Give us faith to cling to this truth so that we let our trials and mistakes refine instead of define us.


DAY 83

Romans 9

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

83

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R We seek to know You, the Infinite One, with finite understanding and find ourselves stumbling over truths about You that are too great for our human mind to fully grasp. So we believe by faith that You are merciful and just in all of Your ways, and stand in awe and wonder at the grace You have extended to Your own. For in truth, none of us deserves anything but wrath because we all have sinned against You. We thank You that You have been patient with us, not wanting us to perish but receive eternal life. Mold our hearts with this same loving patience toward others and strengthen us to persevere in faith so by living righteously and loving compassionately, we might see many come to faith!


Romans 10 TITLE:

DAY 84

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

84

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R Lord, we who have made the good confession of faith are indebted to You for sending someone to speak so we might hear words of truth and life. Burden our hearts for those who have yet to hear. Let us feel the gravity of the hopelessness they feel because they do not know Jesus, and let us grieve for them so strongly that we cannot help but obey Your commission to go and tell. Build Your Church in the reputation of having beautiful feet that bring the good news of the Gospel wherever we go.


DAY 85

Romans 11

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

85

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Father, indeed Your judgments are unsearchable, Your ways more glorious than we can comprehend. We are grateful that You have opened our hearts so we might know and worship You. Increase our understanding of Your work and love so we might yield to Your call to follow and serve.


Romans 12 TITLE:

DAY 86

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

86

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, You are worthy of all praise. You call us to offer our whole being to worship and serve You and have gifted each one of us to serve in the Church. Prompt us to respond to Your call to serve, seeing it as an offering of worship to You.


DAY 87

Romans 13

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

87

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

All authority is in place by Your Sovereign design, O Lord. You call us to submit, out of love, so we might glorify You. Move us to pray for our leadership, so they might know You are God and desire to honor You above all else. Give us hearts to love well and to model respect to all authority, so Your Name is esteemed.


Romans 14 TITLE:

DAY 88

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

88

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Your Kingdom, God, is one of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Draw us into a deeper intimacy with You so we see the beauty in being Spiritled and are unified in Your love. By the Spirit enable us to love as You do, not judging or condemning one another, but seeking the best for each other.


DAY 89

Romans 15

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SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

89

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Jesus, we praise You for Your grace in accepting us as Your own. Give us the same attitude in heart toward others so we might accept one another in Christ, with one mind and voice glorifying God.


Romans 16 TITLE:

DAY 90

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

90

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

We know that when we focus our hearts on following You, Lord, we will face opposition from the enemy. Give us discernment to know how to respond to those who oppose You, even in the church. By Your Spirit make us wise about what is good and innocent about what is evil so that we magnify You.


DAY 91

Exodus 1

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DATE:

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OBSERVATION

91

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, by Your Sovereign plan Your people were oppressed by evil men. Yet You prevailed to preserve life and protect Your own from harm, rewarding those who obeyed You. Help us to fear You more than man so that we boldly do Your will and receive the blessings You pour out on the obedient.


Exodus 2 TITLE:

DAY 92

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

92

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R Father, we praise You for Your loving kindness toward Your own. You are not indifferent to the suffering of Your people, for You were preparing the deliverer of Israel as the people were groaning in their oppression. You are equally invested in our suffering today. Give us faith to believe that You hear our cry and are working according to Your plan to deliver us from the oppression we are under.


DAY 93

Exodus 3

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DATE:

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OBSERVATION

93

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You are the Great I AM, the God who was, is and is to come. Because this is who You are, You are able to fulfill every word You speak. Let this truth penetrate our hearts so that in times of fear and suffering, we can trust Your promises and live as if they have already been fulfilled.


Exodus 7 TITLE:

DAY 94

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

94

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

God, You are always at work to reveal Yourself to mankind. And though many will harden their hearts to Your love, it does not stop You from continuing to pursue Your own. Raise up Your people to be boldly obedient to Your call to speak truth that brings freedom!


DAY 95

Exodus 8

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

95

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You are God of unmatched power and You stand unopposed. Yet in man’s heart his pride prompts him to deny this truth and set himself up as god. You oppose the proud and reveal Yourself to the humble. Give us humble hearts that we might see the pride in our hearts that resists Your will and way, so we might experience the blessing of submission to Your will.


Exodus 9 TITLE:

DAY 96

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

96

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

It is a tragedy, Lord, to see people persist in unbelief when they have seen Your power and glory. Give us a burden for the lost that compels us to pray and share the Gospel, trusting You with the results.


DAY 97

Exodus 10-11

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

97

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Father, we thank You for the confidence that we have in Your power to accomplish Your plans. We all have faced obstacles when we have sought to obey You and complete the work You have assigned. Encourage us to press on in faith, especially when opposition is oppressive.


Exodus 12 TITLE:

DAY 98

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

98

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Jesus, we cannot read this passage without praising You for becoming our Passover Lamb. Only You were worthy to take on our sin and die in our place so we could escape death. Bring this truth to mind daily so we grow in awe and adoration for You.


DAY 99

Exodus 13

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OBSERVATION

99

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Father God, we praise You for Your constant guidance and deliverance. Just as You led the Israelites to freedom and directed their paths, You give us the Holy Spirit to guide us to walk in truth that sets us free. Increase our sensitivity to the Spirit’s leading so we might see more of Your glory.


Exodus 14 TITLE:

DAY 100

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

100

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

There is no obstacle too big for You to overcome, Lord, and no enemy too great for You to defeat. Help us to trust in You for deliverance when we feel overwhelmed and are facing a formidable foe. You are able!


DAY 101

Exodus 19

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SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

101

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, You are holy, holy, holy, worthy of our undivided devotion and worship. Forgive us when we are too casual with You and remind us that we are created to worship You. Increase our awe and reverence so we might honor You with wholehearted devotion.


Exodus 20 TITLE:

DAY 102

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

102

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

God, we thank You for loving us enough to establish beautiful boundaries so we might enjoy relationship with You and others. Forgive us for rejecting Your love by breaking Your law. Purify our hearts so we might see Your goodness and defeat any lies that keep us from receiving Your love.


DAY 103

Exodus 32

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

103

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

We confess that we are a fickle people, prone to wander from Your love to seek inferior gods. Reveal the idols in our lives and show us the futility in worshiping them. Empower us to cast them down, so we might experience the full joy of worshiping You alone.


Exodus 33 TITLE:

DAY 104

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

104

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Thank You for Your loving kindness that moves Your heart to forgive and restore sinners to You. Give us a deeper understanding of Your love and grace so we can comprehend the value of obedience and glimpse Your glory!


DAY 105

Exodus 34

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

105

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You, O God, are compassionate and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in love and faithfulness. Thank You for extending compassion and grace when we deserve reprimand and punishment. Help us foster a grateful heart that seeks to praise and serve You alone.


Exodus 35:1-36:7 TITLE:

DAY 106

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

106

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, thank You for inviting us to participate in Your work with gifts and service. Increase our gratitude so we might count it an honor to sacrificially give of our time and resources to build Your Kingdom.


DAY 107

1 Corinthians 1

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

107

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R You confound the wise with Your ways, Lord, for Your wisdom is beyond measure. We thank You for illuminating our minds with truth so that the cross of Jesus Christ is no longer a stumbling block to us, but a strong foundation on which we have built our lives. Continue to grow us in humility, so that Your wisdom may flow through us, prompting us to boast only in Christ and the power of the cross.


1 Corinthians 2 TITLE:

DAY 108

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

108

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Holy Spirit, we thank You for the work You do in our lives to guide us in all truth. Apart from You, we would not know the will of God because we could not know the mind of Christ. Continue the work in our lives to transform our hearts with truth, so we might magnify You in our lives.


DAY 109

1 Corinthians 3

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

109

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Father, Your Kingdom is established by the wisdom and work of the Spirit. Forgive us when our focus on man’s ability diverts our attention from Your work. Increase our dependence on You so we humbly follow and glorify You for the work You do through us!


1 Corinthians 4 TITLE:

DAY 110

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

110

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

It is by Your grace and mercy, Lord, that You prepare and raise up wise leaders in the church. Forgive us when we question their wisdom and fail to submit to them. Bring unity in the body by growing our trust in Your sovereignty, so we rest in the knowledge that You are directing Your called leaders and reigning over their work.


DAY 111

1 Corinthians 5

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

111

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You are holy God who has commanded us to be holy. You hate sin because You see its destructive force against all You have created. Forgive us for tolerating and excusing sin, and in doing this denying the power of the cross to give us victory over sin. Give us Your eyes to see sin as You do, so we might deal with it ruthlessly and work to eradicate it from the body.


1 Corinthians 6 TITLE:

DAY 112

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

112

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

We praise You, Father, for we have been washed, sanctified and justified in the name of Jesus, by the Spirit according to Your plan. This sets us apart from worldly ways and pursuits. Increase our understanding of our position in Christ so we seek to model Him in entrusting ourselves to You and receive power to overcome worldly desires and ways.


DAY 113

1 Corinthians 7

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

113

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Thank You for creating us in Your image and giving us a desire for lovecentered relationships. Enable us to engage in all relationships in a way that honors You, remembering that our greatest call is to know and love You and share this love with others.


1 Corinthians 8 TITLE:

DAY 114

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

114

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, You grant wisdom to Your own so we might know and obey Your will. Help us to humbly use this gift of wisdom to honor You and not harm others.


DAY 115

1 Corinthians 9

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

115

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Our greatest privilege is to serve You in sharing the Gospel with others. Give us a heart for You and a desire to be poured out in service to You so that we exercise the privilege of sharing the truth about Jesus with many.


1 Corinthians 10 TITLE:

DAY 116

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

116

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Father, You are more concerned with the motive of our hearts than the movement of our hands. Purify our hearts so we might do all we do with a clear conscience, remaining sensitive to one another and not causing anyone to stumble.


DAY 117

1 Corinthians 11

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

117

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Father, You modeled selfless love in sending Your Son to redeem us with His life! Increase our desire to model that selflessness as we grow in the knowledge of the depth of Your love for us. Enable us to soberly assess ourselves so we can identify and repent of selfish ways.


1 Corinthians 12 TITLE:

DAY 118

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

118

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, You dispense gifts in the church according to Your will. Forgive us when we fail to use our gift for Your glory. Guard our hearts against pride that divides, and empower us to use our unique gifting to unify Your church.


DAY 119

1 Corinthians 13

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

119

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Your love for us is incomprehensible and You draw us in this love to know You and magnify Your glory. Free us from sin and lies we have believed that keep us from fully receiving Your love, so we might be free to embrace faith and hope and freely share Your love with others.


1 Corinthians 14 TITLE:

DAY 120

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

120

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You are God of honor and order and we thank You for instructing us in the way to honor You in worship. Guard us from prideful tendencies that would prompt us to edify self. Increase our humility so we employ our gifts to promote unity and bless the church.


DAY 121

1 Corinthians 15

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

121

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Jesus, Your resurrection is the basis for our hope in our own resurrection where victory over sin and death will be fully realized. Ground us in this hope so we hold firm to truth and give ourselves fully to the work of the Lord.


1 Corinthians 16 TITLE:

DAY 122

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

122

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

In Your sovereignty, God, You care for Your own, using all things for our good and Your glory. Enable us to seriously heed Paul’s call to be on our guard, standing firm in the faith, operating in courage and boldness and doing everything in love. Be glorified in the church, Lord!


DAY 123

2 Corinthians 1

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

123

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R We echo Paul in saying “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort.” You give us perspective on hardships, assuring us that they refine us and enable us to minister to others with compassion that grows out of experience. Prompt us by Your Spirit to minister well to one another, offering comfort and help to those who are in the midst of trials.


2 Corinthians 2 TITLE:

DAY 124

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

124

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Father, You have made us an aroma of life through Jesus’ forgiveness of our sins. We respond in gratitude and praise asking You to enlarge our hearts to love and forgive as You have forgiven us.


DAY 125

2 Corinthians 3

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

125

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

We praise You, Jesus, for giving us life, not by the law, but by the Spirit! Continue to shape our hearts by Your love so we might glorify You with our lives.


2 Corinthians 4 TITLE:

DAY 126

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

126

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Jesus, we know that You are familiar with the struggle we face to crucify the flesh so Your Spirit may shine. We thank You for the work of the Spirit who empowers us to victory. We ask You to enable us to fix our gaze on eternity so we see the profit in denying self and living for You.


DAY 127

2 Corinthians 5

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

127

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

What a truth to behold, Lord - because we are in You we are a new creation! We are established in Your righteousness to serve as Your ambassadors. By Your love, compel us to share our story so many may be reconciled to the Father!


2 Corinthians 6 TITLE:

DAY 128

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

128

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Father, we thank You for the richness of the blessing to know You and be known by You. You call us to a new way of life where our purpose is to glorify You. We cannot do this when we remain yoked to worldly pursuits and desires. Reveal to us attitudes and motives that are inconsistent with Kingdom pursuits and give us a desire to put them off, so we can be effectively focused on glorifying You.


DAY 129

2 Corinthians 7

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

129

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You are indeed gracious with us, Lord, in calling us to repentance. Heighten our sensitivity to sin by giving us a deeper grasp of Your holiness. Grant us a godly sorrow over sin that brings repentance and no regret. Continue to sanctify us so we become a church that models the beauty of righteous living to everyone we encounter.


2 Corinthians 8 TITLE:

DAY 130

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

130

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

We thank You, God, for providing for our needs. Everything we have is from You, given to glorify You. Increase our generosity so we might be willing to honor You in our hearts, sacrificially offering all we have to You.


DAY 131

2 Corinthians 9

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

131

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Father, we thank You for satisfying our needs with Your perfect provision. You have richly blessed us and we ask You to enable us to freely offer all we have back to You, trusting You to bless our obedience by increasing our joy in serving.


2 Corinthians 10 TITLE:

DAY 132

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

132

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R You are Lord over all, working uniquely in the heart of each person whom You have called to salvation, to increase their faith and knowledge of Your love. You gift each one uniquely to accomplish Your purposes, and when we see Your Gospel advance we boast in You and Your power alone. Keep us mindful of that truth so that we corporately celebrate the work You are doing in each person to maintain unity in the body and denounce any pride that would promote competition and division.


DAY 133

2 Corinthians 11

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

133

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R Jesus, You prayed that we would be sanctified by the truth of Your Word. We ask You to increase our desire for Your Word, so we might not be deceived by lies and false teaching. Empower us to stand firm so we are not swayed by false doctrine that appeals to the ears while hardening the heart. Equip us to share truth in love with others, so they may be set free from the shame of sin.


2 Corinthians 12 TITLE:

DAY 134

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

134

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Father, we praise You for Your wisdom in knowing exactly what we need to remain humbly submitted to You. Though we despise weakness, You use our weak areas to prove Your power and reveal Your glory. Grant us grace to accept weakness as a gift that keeps us from prideful boasting in ourselves.


DAY 135

2 Corinthians 13

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

135

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R Lord, we are astounded by the grace You grant us in committing to sanctify us. Prompt us to participate in that work through constant evaluation of our thoughts to assure we are aligning to Your Word and Your will. In our hearts let rejoicing lead us to encourage one another as we promote unity in the body that leads to peace. Enable us to minister to everyone we encounter with the love and peace that dwells in us through the Spirit.


Joshua 1 TITLE:

DAY 136

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

136

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, though generations come and go You remain faithful to Your plan to redeem. You raise up and affirm leaders to guide us in our call to participate in Your work. Give us courage and boldness to follow so we experience victory over sin and advance Your redemptive plan in the lands You are giving us today, locally, regionally and globally.


DAY 137

Joshua 3

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

137

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

We praise You, God, for You dwell among Your people to guide us and lead us to walk in Your will and see Your glory. Empower us to keep our eyes steadied on You and give us courage to follow You so we might see Your deliverance.


Joshua 4 TITLE:

DAY 138

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

138

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, we praise You for Your faithfulness in keeping promises and doing what You say You will do. Help us to remember this when we are facing trials and are struggling with believing You will deliver us through them.


DAY 139

Joshua 5:13-6:27

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

139

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, You are faithful to grant us victory in the battles You call us to fight. Give us wisdom and faithfulness to follow Your guidance in choosing those battles wisely and fighting according to Your plans and purposes, so we might occupy the land You are giving us and see Your Gospel advance according to Your will.


Judges 2 TITLE:

DAY 140

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

140

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Father, we thank You for raising up faithful leaders who direct us to follow You. I pray we would be found faithful to pass on this heritage to the next generation, so they do not turn from You but seek to live under the blessing of Your love and grace.


DAY 141

Judges 6

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

141

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R It astounds us to think that You, the God who is all-powerful and in complete control, would call any of us to do work for You. Even more amazing is how You use the weak and unlikely to do mighty works, to reveal the glory of Your power and love to the watching world. Forgive us when we allow our weaknesses and inadequacies to limit our obedience to Your call. Increase our faith so we might see You do even mightier works through us!


Judges 7 TITLE:

DAY 142

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

142

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R Jesus, You told us that if we have the faith of the size of a mustard seed we can move mountains. This account of Gideon is proof of how You use the faith of one man to advance Your purposes in defeating our foe. Increase our faith today, so we might offer ourselves to You and see You do mighty works in us and through us to overcome the oppression of unbelief in our hearts and in the lives of those who do not yet know You.


DAY 143

Galatians 1

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

143

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Jesus, it is because of Your selfless love that we can claim to know You and share the Gospel with others. Guard our hearts in the truth that saved us and empower us to boldly present truth to others, seeking only to please You and not man.


Galatians 2 TITLE:

DAY 144

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

144

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Jesus, we thank You for fulfilling the law with Your death on the cross so that we are free from the letter of the law, to fulfill the intent of the law that is love. Remove any attitude of the heart that compels us to work to merit Your favor or establish our identity. Increase our desire to love You with all that we are so we might be the fragrance of Christ’s love in all that we do.


DAY 145

Galatians 3

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

145

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

We praise You, Father, for Your gracious plan of redemption that justified us. The purpose of the law was to prove we are law breakers who need another way to be justified. Thank You for providing that way in Your Son. Give us hearts that show our love and gratitude so we might live for Your glory.


Galatians 4 TITLE:

DAY 146

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

146

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

We thank You for sending Jesus to redeem us from slavery to sin and adopting us as Your own so we might call You Abba, Father. Grow us in our love for You so that we live as grateful children.


DAY 147

Galatians 5

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

147

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You have granted us Your Spirit, O God, to guide and empower us to live a life of love. Give us a desire to yield to the Spirit so we might produce the fruit of the Spirit.


Galatians 6 TITLE:

DAY 148

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

148

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, You call us to pursue purity so we are able to fulfill Your law and carry each other’s burdens. Fill us with Your Spirit so we are able to soberly assess our hearts and test our actions. With pure motives enable us to do good for Your glory.


DAY 149

Ephesians 1

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

149

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

We praise You, Father, for You have made us heirs with Christ out of a deep affection and abiding love. You set Your affection on us before time began. Every corner of creation is a reflection of Your love. Open our hearts to fully receive Your love so we might live to express it to others.


Ephesians 2 TITLE:

DAY 150

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

150

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

It is by Your grace alone that we can call You God and Lord. In this grace, You call us to unity under Christ’s headship. Increase our amazement with Your grace so we might not impose on it for personal gain, but seek unity in Your love to reflect Your glory through the Church!


DAY 151

Ephesians 3

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

151

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Father, we thank You for revealing the mystery of the Gospel to us. Increase our power through the Spirit to understand the fullness of Your love so we might dwell in that love and reflect Your glory to others.


Ephesians 4 TITLE:

DAY 152

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

152

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

We praise You, God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all, and who pours out grace upon grace. Enable us to grasp the fullness of this truth, so we might count it a privilege and joy to live a life worthy of Your calling. Enable us to put off the old self and embrace the new self, having been established in Christ’s righteousness.


DAY 153

Ephesians 5

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

153

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Jesus, we thank You for giving yourself as a fragrant offering to God on our behalf, showing us the way of love. Give us a heart of love for You that spurs us on to live in the light, putting off all impurity and putting on Your righteousness.


Ephesians 6 TITLE:

DAY 154

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

154

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord we praise you for empowering us with Your strength to stand against attacks. Remind us daily to put on the full armor You have given us so we can stand firm and fight against the schemes of the devil.


DAY 155

Philippians 1

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

155

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Jesus, You are the author of our salvation and You are committed to finishing the work You started. Let our love flourish so we love abundantly well and discern what is best so we glorify You with our lives.


Philippians 2 TITLE:

DAY 156

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

156

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You are King of Kings and Lord of Lords and there is a day coming when every knee will bow at Your Name, Jesus. Though You are God, You took the position of a slave to redeem and reconcile us. Humble us so we see the privilege in being called to serve others, putting their needs ahead of our own.


DAY 157

Philippians 3

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

157

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Our greatest pursuit in life is to know You, Jesus. Strip away attitudes and motives that distract us from this pursuit. Plant in our hearts the desire to know You and the power of Your resurrection more intimately.


Philippians 4 TITLE:

DAY 158

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

158

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You are the truth, Jesus. Empower us to focus on whatever is true, noble, pure, lovely and praiseworthy so that joy remains in our hearts and we are able to rejoice in You and experience peace in our hearts in all things.


DAY 159

Colossians 1

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

159

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

We praise You, Father, for sending Your Son to reveal Yourself to us. In Him, the mystery of the Gospel is made known so we might live in its power. Fill us with the knowledge of Your will as the Spirit reveals it to us so we can live a worthy life that bears fruit in every good work.


Colossians 2 TITLE:

DAY 160

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

160

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Thank You Lord for revealing the fullness of Deity so we might see the depth of Your grace and love for us. Empower us to live our lives in You so we are strengthened in our faith and filled with gratitude. Guard us against any attitudes or practices that would lead to bondage, so we might grow in freedom from sin and lead others to know this freedom we have in You.


DAY 161

Colossians 3

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

161

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

We praise You Lord for the resurrection power that raised us from death to life. We are Your chosen people and ask You to strengthen our resolve to live holy lives that reflect You in compassion, kindness, humility and gentleness. Enable us to forgive as we have been forgiven, so our love for You and each other will promote unity.


Colossians 4 TITLE:

DAY 162

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

162

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Jesus, You are infinite in wisdom and supreme in authority over all creation. Forgive us for any attitudes that challenge Your position and power. Grant us grace so we might yield to You, Lord over all.


DAY 163

Psalm 22

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

163

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You are the Holy One, worthy of all of our praise. You are our strength and deliverer and You have rescued us from death and darkness. Fashion our hearts to praise You, telling of all You have done so the next generation may know You.


Psalm 34 TITLE:

DAY 164

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

164

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

The blessings of knowing You are too numerous to measure. You watch over Your own and remain attentive to our needs. Increase our reverence for You, so we might pursue holiness, doing good and seeking peace.


DAY 165

Psalm 46

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

165

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You are our refuge and strength, faithful to remain with us through our troubles to deliver us from fear. Teach us to be still and know that You are God so we might experience peace and be free to exalt You in all things!


Psalm 51 TITLE:

DAY 166

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

166

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R Lord, You search our thoughts and know everything that is hidden in the depths of our hearts. When we sin in thought, word or deed it is against You alone, for all sin is a violation of Your holy decrees. Humble us before You and enable us to open our hearts to You so our spirit is broken over sin and our hearts contrite. Then let us rise up to receive restoration and a fresh measure of joy in Your salvation.


DAY 167

Psalm 63

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

167

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, in the cycles of life we find ourselves walking through dry valleys feeling as if our souls are parched beyond relief. Yet we remember sweet encounters with Your glory and the knowledge of Your love spurs us on to praise. In our times of despair, enable us to cling to You and move our hearts to praise You as we wait on Your deliverance.


Psalm 67 TITLE:

DAY 168

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

168

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, You have given us the highest privilege to know You and be known by You. As Your people, move us to praise You so that Your name and Your ways are known throughout the earth!


DAY 169

1 Samuel 8

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

169

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Jesus, You are King of Kings and You rule with a gracious heart and an incomprehensible love. Draw us near to You so we submit to Your rule in our lives, resisting the pull to submit to lesser kings who do not have our best interests at heart.


1 Samuel 13 TITLE:

DAY 170

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

170

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, You are always working to accomplish Your good purposes according to Your perfect timing, not ours. There are times when the waiting becomes challenging and the temptation to act is strong. Build us up in patience so we will learn to wait on You.


DAY 171

1 Samuel 16

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

171

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, You know the heart of man and You work through yielded hearts to accomplish Your glorious plans. We ask You to purify our hearts so they are fully yielded to You, that You might freely work in Your church to accomplish Your purposes for Your glory.


1 Samuel 17 TITLE:

DAY 172

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

172

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Certainly You are a God who delivers us from those who oppose us because they oppose You. Give us courage to stand against the Philistines of our day, who pridefully scorn You and seek to tread on Your glory. Build up our faith and train us to skillfully wield the weapon of truth to overcome opposition to Your love and goodness in our culture today.


DAY 173

1 Samuel 24

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

173

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, You honor those who entrust themselves to You. Grow us in a deep and abiding faith that empowers us to pursue righteousness in all things, so we might yield to Your ways and see Your goodness in defending and justifying us.


2 Samuel 7 TITLE:

DAY 174

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

174

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

How great you are, Sovereign Lord! There is no one like you and there is no God but you! We humbly praise You for Your undeserved grace and mercy toward us. Through grace You pour out blessings and promises to give us hope and surety that our eternity is secure in You. Grow us in gratitude so our hearts seek to glorify You above all else.


DAY 175

2 Samuel 11

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

175

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You are omniscient, God, and no act of man escapes You, no guilt goes unnoticed. Help us remember that truth when we turn away from you and give in to the temptation to sin. Prompt us to quickly turn in repentance so we are saved from sin’s destructive force.


2 Samuel 12 TITLE:

DAY 176

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

176

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You are just, God, and Your judgments are perfect. Because You know sin’s devastating consequences, You work to make us aware of them so we might repent and be restored. Increase our sensitivity to sin and give us courage to confront both personal and corporate sin so nothing hinders our relationship with You.


DAY 177

1 Thessalonians 1

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

177

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

We rejoice with You, Lord, when we see suffering produce faith. We ask You for grace to grow in faith in all circumstances, so Your name is revered and praised in the church and the world around us.


1 Thessalonians 2 TITLE:

DAY 178

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

178

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R Father, our hearts overflow with praise when we consider that You use imperfect people to accomplish Your perfect plan. To see You work through us gives us indescribable joy and grows our love for You and the church. Forgive us for resisting Your will and forfeiting opportunities to see more of Your glory. Increase our desire to serve so that we each do our part to advance the Gospel.


DAY 179

1 Thessalonians 3

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

179

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

We love because You first loved us. Increase our understanding of Your love so we might increase in love for You and one another, and be strengthened in our resolve to pursue holiness and live blamelessly before You.


1 Thessalonians 4 TITLE:

DAY 180

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

180

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Your goal is to make us holy, therefore You have given us the Holy Spirit to sanctify us. Show us the beauty in yielding to the work of sanctification so we might grow in grace and be witnesses to the hope we have in our salvation!


DAY 181

1 Thessalonians 5

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

181

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Father, You have appointed us to receive salvation, therefore we live in the light of Your truth. Grow us in knowledge of Your truth, so we might encourage one another, constantly rejoicing in prayer and growing in gratitude for this gift of love You have given in Jesus.


2 Thessalonians 1 TITLE:

DAY 182

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

182

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Thank You, Lord, for the hope we have in Your return. Let that hope grow in our hearts so we pursue a life worthy of Your calling, growing in our desire for goodness that prompts deeds that flow out of faith so Jesus’ name is glorified.


DAY 183

2 Thessalonians 2

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

183

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord Jesus, though we do not know the day or hour of Your return, we do know it will be preceded by great rebellion and apostasy. We ask You to grow us in truth so we are not deceived, and equip us to speak truth in love to all we encounter, so that many are set free from lies and turn to You to be saved.


2 Thessalonians 3 TITLE:

DAY 184

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

184

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

We thank You, Lord, for protecting us from the schemes of the devil. Direct our hearts in Your love and perseverance so we remain diligent in our work and focused on maturing in faith.


DAY 185

1 Kings 2

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

185

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You are sovereign Lord who raises up leaders for Your glorious purposes. Grow us in obedience to You so we honor those You place in leadership over us, especially in the church!


1 Kings 3 TITLE:

DAY 186

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

186

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You are the source of all wisdom, Lord, and apart from Your truth we cannot discern right from wrong. Grant us wisdom and discernment to do what is right and just in Your eyes so others may long to know You and Your truth.


DAY 187

1 Kings 7:51-8:29

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

187

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

There is no God like You, in heaven above or on the earth below, who keeps His covenant of love with His children. Thank You for Your promises. Enable us to be strengthened in hope as we trust You to do everything You say You will do in Your Word!


1 Kings 12 TITLE:

DAY 188

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

188

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, You rule over all the affairs of man. Nothing escapes Your notice and nothing takes You by surprise. You know the heart of every person and see the rebellion that can so easily control us, yet You work all things for Your glory. Heighten our sensitivity to Your will and ways so we might squelch rebellion through confession and repentance before it gains a foothold in our lives.


DAY 189

1 Kings 16:29-17:24

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

189

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You are God who created the heavens and the earth with a word. Extending provision and even reviving the dead is not a problem for You. Increase our awareness of Your great power, so we might grow in faith and see You do greater works in and through us to reveal Your matchless glory and power.


1 Kings 18 TITLE:

DAY 190

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

190

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You, O God, are the one true and living God. All other gods are lifeless illusions built by man’s pride to indulge a selfish desire. Reveal our hearts to us so we might see the idols we worship, and empower us to cast them down and raise You up as King of our hearts.


DAY 191

1 Kings 19

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

191

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, You are gracious with Your people. You know when we are weary and You know how to address our despair so we do not wallow in self-pity but are restored for Your work. Help us develop regular times of stillness so we can hear Your voice and walk in obedience to Your will.


2 Kings 17 TITLE:

DAY 192

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

192

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Father, You are holy God and You do not tolerate sin. In Your grace You judge our sin, not to crush us, but to draw us to repentance. Give us eyes to see sin as You do and hearts to grieve sin so we resist its temptation and fix our eyes on pursuing holiness.


DAY 193

2 Kings 18

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

193

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Father, throughout time people have made the mistake of underestimating Your rule and equating you with their gods. You have been faithful to reveal Your power and glory at the right time to accomplish Your just purposes. Increase our faith in Your power, so we do not give into fear that prompts us to trust in lesser gods.


2 Kings 19 TITLE:

DAY 194

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

194

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Because You are Living God, not a god of wood or stone, You hear and respond to our prayers! Teach us to model Hezekiah in laying our circumstances out before You so we might gain Your perspective on the challenges we face and patiently await Your guidance to walk forward in victory.


DAY 195

2 Kings 24

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

195

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Father, it is only by grace that any of us can stand in Your presence. Our sin nature is constantly at work to turn us from You and to our own desires. We desperately need You, Holy Spirit, to reveal sin and prompt us to turn from it so we can live in freedom!


Psalm 90 TITLE:

DAY 196

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

196

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Father, You are the eternal God who created all things for Your glory. In You alone we find life and purpose. You alone are our source of joy. Apart from You, life has no purpose. We ask You to teach us to number our days so we might gain a heart of wisdom that offers ourselves to You, to do the work You have called us to do.


DAY 197

Psalm 98

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

197

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Our hearts are filled with joy and wonder when we consider how You have extended Your arm to save! Let that joy penetrate the very depths of our hearts so our countenance reflects Your glory and draws people to want to know You.


Psalm 100 TITLE:

DAY 198

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

198

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You are our Creator, who shaped us out of love to be His people. Help us more fully grasp the depth of Your love for us, so when we enter into worshipping You our hearts will be reverently bowed in praise and adoration.


DAY 199

Psalm 103

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

199

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You indeed are compassionate and gracious with us, Lord, slow to anger and abounding in love. Your motive is love in all You do, compelling You to extend grace by separating us from our sins. Let that truth penetrate to the very depths of our being, so we respond to You in constant praise.


Psalm 104 TITLE:

DAY 200

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

200

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Father, Your creation reveals Your glory. We see Your creative design and order in the diversity of life and the regularity of season. We see Your loving care for all of Your creatures in giving them provision in due time. Increase our awe and wonder of You as we consider the work of Your hands so we might increase in praise and adoration.


DAY 201

Psalm 107

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

201

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, You are gracious and loving in all of Your ways. You are always drawing people to You through each unique experience and situation in life. Each of us has a story of Your grace to tell. Out of gratitude for Your rescue, compel us to tell the story of our salvation so some may see Your glory and turn to You.


Psalm 108 TITLE:

DAY 202

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

202

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, You are God who holds every victory in His hand. Life is full of opposition and challenges. Teach us to forsake the world’s wisdom and give us strength to turn to You for Your wisdom, so that we might rejoice in the victory You give us.


DAY 203

1 Timothy 1

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

203

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R You are King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God deserving all honor and glory forever and ever. This is a sobering truth in light of the reality that You poured out Your immeasurable grace on vile sinners so we might receive the faith and love that are in Jesus. Equip us to use this gift to live in truth and share truth that sets people free, so they too might know the incomprehensible richness of Your love.


1 Timothy 2 TITLE:

DAY 204

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

204

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

There is but one mediator between You and mankind, that is Jesus Christ who paid the ransom for our lives with His death on the cross. You are worthy of our loving obedience and we ask You to prompt us to be faithful in prayer for all people so we might see Your Gospel advance. Empower us to live peaceful and quiet lives that prove the power of Your salvation.


DAY 205

1 Timothy 3

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

205

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Jesus, You are head over the Church and You raise up leaders who have a heart for You to minister to Your people. Continue to empower them to hold onto the deep truths of the faith and enable us to honor and support them.


1 Timothy 4 TITLE:

DAY 206

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

206

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You are living God and we put our hope in You and Your truth. Empower us to watch our life and doctrine closely so we might persevere in truth, and prompt us to use our gifting to glorify You.


DAY 207

1 Timothy 5

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

207

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Father, You value every life and You show that by directing Your people to care for one another. Give us Your heart for each other so we keep Your commands and do not show partiality in how we treat others.


1 Timothy 6 TITLE:

DAY 208

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

208

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You are the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords who alone is immortal, dwelling in unapproachable light. You deserve our full commitment to honor You with all that we are. Empower us to watch our life and doctrine closely so we might persevere in them and be used by You to bring salvation to many.


DAY 209

2 Timothy 1

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

209

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You are God of grace, mercy and peace and You honor those who honor You with their lives. Thank You for those who do not desert the truth of Your Word when opposition rises. Empower them, and us, to courageously and unashamedly testify to the truth about Jesus Christ.


2 Timothy 2 TITLE:

DAY 210

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

210

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Jesus, You strengthen us by Your grace. Grow us in gratitude for this immeasurable grace so we work to present ourselves to You as one approved, fleeing evil desires of our youth and pursuing faith, love and peace.


DAY 211

2 Timothy 3

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

211

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You are the source of wisdom, Lord, and You make us wise in salvation by the truth You teach us. Open our eyes to see the benefits of Your Word that teaches and trains us so we are equipped for the good works for which You created us.


2 Timothy 4 TITLE:

DAY 212

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

212

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You are God who will judge the living and the dead based on how each one has responded to faith in Jesus the Redeemer. Gives us courage to preach the Word of truth in all seasons and situations so that truth pierces hearts and turns people to You.


DAY 213

Titus 1

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

213

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

God, You are the author of life and You call us to eternal life through Jesus, not by works or ritual, but by faith. Let us hold fast to this truth and not give in to lies or temptations that entice us to think we have to earn Your grace. Seal us in truth so we can teach it to others so they might experience freedom from works and enjoy Jesus by faith.


Titus 2 TITLE:

DAY 214

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

214

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Your grace has appeared and offers salvation to all people, Lord. By grace You teach us to pursue godly lives as we wait for Your return. Compel us by Your love to live today for that day so Your name is glorified in the church.


DAY 215

Titus 3

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

215

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

I praise You, Lord, for Your loving kindness that has saved us. By Your generosity You have purchased us out of slavery and lavished us in Christ’s righteousness. Let this truth motivate us to devote ourselves to doing good for the benefit of the church.


Philemon TITLE:

DAY 216

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

216

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Jesus, by Your blood You saved all people, not looking at the outward appearance but looking at the heart. Empower us to love as You have loved, forgiving one another and living together as brothers and sisters in God’s family.


DAY 217

Proverbs 1

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

217

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You are all-wise God, imparting wisdom to all who seek You. Increase our desire for wisdom and instruction so we can do what is right and just and be discerning in guidance. In this we will resist being ensnared by sin’s trap and enjoy abundant life that glorifies You.


Proverbs 2 TITLE:

DAY 218

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

218

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

From Your mouth comes knowledge and understanding, Lord, and You richly bless all who look to You for wisdom. Enable us to experience the blessings of the wise in through success in our endeavors and safety in our ways.


DAY 219

Proverbs 3

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

219

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, You are the One we trust to make our paths straight. You are gracious to discipline us and train us in righteousness so we might be conformed to the Father’s will and purposes. Increase our desire for wisdom and discernment so we pursue them as precious gems, experience freedom from fear, and do good for others that reflects Your glory.


Proverbs 4 TITLE:

DAY 220

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

220

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Your Words, Lord, are life to all who find them and health to the whole body. We ask You to guard our hearts in truth, so we live free from perversity, with gazes fixed on You, attentive to our steps so we do not turn from Your ways.


DAY 221

Proverbs 16

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

221

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, Your ways are trustworthy and true and You direct the affairs of men for Your glorious purposes. Adjust our vision to keep You in focus, turning to You for guidance in every step and decision so we might experience the blessing of righteousness.


Proverbs 17 TITLE:

DAY 222

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

222

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You are righteous in all of Your ways and just in Your judgments. You clearly delineate right and wrong and reveal the benefits and the judgments that fall on the righteous and the evil. Give us wisdom to know what is right and the will to choose good, so we might glorify You and prove the blessing of righteous living.


DAY 223

Proverbs 18

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

223

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Jesus, you desire truth in the innermost parts, and it is Your truth that imparts wisdom for profitable living. Enable us to be wise in all dealings, being disciplined to listen, slow to speak, and discerning about what we hear so we may experience freedom in living by truth.


John 1 TITLE:

DAY 224

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

224

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Jesus, You are the Word made flesh and the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. We thank You for illuminating our minds so we might receive You and be given the right to become children of God. Increase our gratitude for such amazing grace so that we seek to follow You to learn Your ways and live for Your glory.


DAY 225

John 2

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

225

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You are zealous for Your glory, Lord. Give us the same zeal for Your glory so we might surrender to Your work to purge impurities from our lives, allowing Your righteousness to shine like light in the darkness.


John 3 TITLE:

DAY 226

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

226

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Jesus, You are our love gift from the Father, given to grant us eternal life through saving us from sin. Thank You for opening our hearts to believe and illuminating our minds to receive truth so we are free from condemnation. Build in us a desire to live for You so we might decrease to see You increase.


DAY 227

John 4

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You are compassionate and gracious to all, Lord. You know every intimate detail of our lives, both the victories and the failures. Yet You do not condemn any who respond to Your invitation to come and receive life. Thank You for Your grace. Train us to extend the same grace and compassion to others that we have received from You.


John 5 TITLE:

DAY 228

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228

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P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Jesus, You are one with the Father who has granted You authority over life and death. The Father has appointed You judge, and You judge based on truth because You know the motives of the heart. Purify our hearts so that our sole motive is to glorify You.


DAY 229

John 6

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P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You are the Bread of Life, the Holy One of God who gives us life and provision to sustain us. Establish us in belief in this truth and empower us to live by it, trusting You to meet all of our needs.


John 7 TITLE:

DAY 230

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230

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P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Jesus, You are Messiah, Son of God. Your Words are authoritative truth because they are from the Father. Teach us to live by this truth so we might speak Your words for Your glory.


DAY 231

John 8

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231

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P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Jesus, You are worthy of our complete praise and devotion, for You came to set us free from sin. It’s through knowing You, the Truth, that we find freedom. Grow us in knowledge of truth so lies that keep us in bondage are defeated and we grow in freedom that allows us to magnify You.


John 9 TITLE:

DAY 232

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P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You are all-powerful Lord who gives sight to the blind. Just as You enabled the man born blind to see, You open our spiritual eyes so we can know You. We invite You to illuminate our minds so we can be transformed as we see more of Your glory!

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DAY 233

John 10

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233

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P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Your love for us is greater than our minds can comprehend, Lord. You gave Your life for us when we were opposed to Your love. Yet You know each one of Your own by name and nothing can keep You from bringing us into the fold. You train us to know Your voice and follow You. Continue to increase our sensitivity to Your voice so we might follow You in complete love and devotion.


John 11 TITLE:

DAY 234

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234

APPLICATION

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P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

As Martha testified, You are the Messiah, the Son of God who has come into the world. In revealing who You are, You show us that You identify with our suffering. We thank You, Jesus, and ask that You would draw us into deeper intimacy with You so we might trust You with our sorrows and find comfort in Your love.


DAY 235

John 12

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235

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P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

We love You, Jesus, and are moved by Your kindness toward the lowly woman who anointed You with perfume. Her love for You compelled her to honor You with her most prized possession. Move our hearts with that same love to give You our very best in response to the love You pour out on us.


John 13 TITLE:

DAY 236

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236

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P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R We cannot comprehend the fullness of Your humility, Jesus, but we see it in Your willingness to take on the role of a servant and wash Your disciples’ feet. You did not even count it an offense to wash Judas’ feet even though You knew he would betray You. Grow us in humility, Lord, so we can reflect Your glory to those who need to know You and experience the joy that flows in our hearts when we serve You.


DAY 237

John 14

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237

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P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Jesus, You are the only way to the Father and through You we can know His love. We prove our love for You when we obey Your commands. Increase our understanding of obedience to Your Word so we might grow in our desire to obey!


John 15 TITLE:

DAY 238

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238

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P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Jesus, You are the vine and we are the branches, and the only way we can effectively bear fruit is to remain in You and in Your love. Show us attitudes of the heart that prompt us to want to promote our own will. Increase our sensitivity to the Spirit so we might quickly respond to His prompting to seek Your will so we might bear much fruit.


DAY 239

John 16

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239

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P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Jesus, You did not mince words in telling us that we will experience trouble in this world. The truth is life is hard, but You have given us the Holy Spirit to comfort and guide us in all truth so we will not be overcome. Increase our understanding of the Spirit’s work in our lives so we experience more power to claim victory over the oppressive forces of evil in the world.


John 17 TITLE:

DAY 240

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240

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P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

We love You Jesus and are moved by Your prayer for us. You came to reveal the glory of the Father and draw us into loving relationship with You and with one another. Continue to sanctify us by truth so we are able to freely love one another and promote unity that brings You glory.


DAY 241

John 18

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241

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P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, we cannot comprehend how You, the perfectly Just God, would submit to such grave injustices against You. Yet we know it had to be to accomplish Your redemptive work. Give us hearts to adopt Your humble posture so we can forfeit our rights to see Your plan of redemption advance in lives of those around us.


John 19 TITLE:

DAY 242

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242

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P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Jesus, Your proclamation on the cross, “It is finished,” was a declaration of our freedom. Thank You for enduring unthinkable pain and undeserved shame so we would be set free. As we meditate on this thought, enable us to open our hearts to full surrender to You so we might grow in awe and seek with all that we are to worship Your holy name.


DAY 243

John 20

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243

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P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

The truth that You rose from the dead, Jesus, confounds the logical mind because it is a supernatural event. Yet to those who believe it is the most glorious news because it affirms our hope for our own resurrection. Thank You, Jesus! Grow us in our hope for heaven so we take every opportunity to prepare our hearts for heaven and share our hope with others.


John 21 TITLE:

DAY 244

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244

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P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Each time we follow Your guidance, Lord, we experience blessing upon blessing. Increase our desire to obey You out of love for You, so we might submit to the work You have uniquely and individually fashioned us to do.


DAY 245

1 John 1

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245

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P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You are the Word made flesh and the light of life. Just as light and darkness cannot coexist, we cannot enjoy fellowship with You when our hearts and minds are darkened by the sin of lies and shame. We invite You to continue the work of sanctification, to shine light into the darkened areas of our hearts, so we can see and confess our sin and enjoy fellowship with You and one another.


1 John 2 TITLE:

DAY 246

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246

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P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You tell us, Lord, that if we claim to have fellowship with You we will live as Jesus did, perfectly surrendered to Your plan and perfectly righteous in all of His ways. Continue to work in us to sanctify us so we can reflect Your righteousness to others in a way that attracts them to You.


DAY 247

1 John 3

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247

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P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

We praise You that we can proclaim we are children of God on whom He has lavished His love. Enable us to share that love not with words or speech, but with actions and in truth.


1 John 4 TITLE:

DAY 248

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248

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P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

In Your love, Lord, You foretell the coming of the Antichrist who will deceive the world. You have given us wisdom in the Spirit to recognize lies and not be overcome, because the Spirit in us is greater than the one who is in the world. Grow us in our confidence in Your power so we refute fear and stand against opposition in faith.


DAY 249

1 John 5

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249

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P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R Father, You love us well and You give us commands that are not burdensome, but freeing. When they feel burdensome it is because we are living in the world and not in Your Spirit. Show us the beauty of being separated from the world so we might experience freedom and joy in upholding Your commands.


2 John 1 TITLE:

DAY 250

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250

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P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Jesus, You told us that our obedience to Your commands is an expression of our love for You. Your commands express Your love for us because they guard us from sin’s destruction and deception. Give us discernment to know how to live according to Your commands so we remain free in Your love.


DAY 251

3 John 1

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251

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P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, our love for You is revealed in how we love one another. Address any attitudes that would separate us from other brothers and sisters, and give us grace to agree to disagree on minor issues so we can major on love.


Revelation 1 TITLE:

DAY 252

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252

APPLICATION

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P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Jesus, we cannot comprehend the fullness of the glory that John witnessed. Just reading the words fills our hearts with reverence and love. Grow us in awe and wonder so we might increase our desire to worship and glorify You alone.


DAY 253

Revelation 2

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253

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P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Jesus, we thank You that You dwell in Your church and You see every motive and deed. Thank You for investing in affirming righteousness, but also convicting shortcomings so we might repent and be restored to You. Help us receive conviction as a gift so we participate in the work of sanctification You are accomplishing in our hearts.


Revelation 3 TITLE:

DAY 254

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254

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P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, You are God who searches our hearts. We invite You in and ask You to illuminate areas that are dead or lukewarm so we might seek You for healing and restoration and become like those in the Church of Philadelphia who, though they were found to have little strength, kept Your Word and did not deny Your Name.


DAY 255

Revelation 4

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255

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P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, You are worthy of eternal worship from every created being. Grow us in joyful anticipation of joining in the eternal chorus of praise so we eagerly look forward to casting down our crowns before You for Your glory.


Revelation 5 TITLE:

DAY 256

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256

APPLICATION

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P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R Jesus, You are the Lion of Judah, the Root of David and the Lamb who was slain. Only You are worthy to open the seals on the scroll of God’s judgment because You were slain, and with Your blood You purchased people to serve as Your royal priesthood. We are among those whom You have saved to serve. Remove any complacent attitudes or excuses that keep us from fully offering ourselves to embrace this privilege to serve.


DAY 257

Revelation 6

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257

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P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

We praise You, Holy Father, for Your merciful revelation of what is to come when You judge the earth. Give us understanding of the glorious purposes of Your judgments, while giving us a sense of urgency to share the truth of Your Gospel with many while there is still time for them to repent and believe.


Revelation 7 TITLE:

DAY 258

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258

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P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Father, in the midst of the revelation of terrible judgment, You build Your children up in hope with the picture of those who have been rewarded for persevering through the tribulation. Their reward is Your presence and provision. Grow in us an understanding that our contentment is found in being in Your presence.


DAY 259

Revelation 8

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259

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P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, we struggle with reconciling the fact that judgment aligns with Your goodness, yet Your judgments are meant to turn people from sin and to You. Give us fuller understanding of this truth so we might respond with repentance when You allow judgment to fall in our lives.


Revelation 9 TITLE:

DAY 260

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260

APPLICATION

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P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, we confess that we have doubted Your goodness, particularly when You respond in a way that does not feel merciful. Yet all of Your ways are just and right. Give us Your mind to understand Your ways so we can teach others of Your mercy and grace. For surely it is an act of grace to not allow people to continue in sin and rebellion.


DAY 261

Revelation 10

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261

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P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R You are God who lives forever, who created the heavens, the earth, the sea and all that is in them. By sound reason You have every right to act according to what is best for Your creation. And what You have deemed best is full redemption of all creation by purging sin from all corners of creation. Increase our grasp on Your holiness so we act in Your power to eradicate sin in our lives and lead others to do the same.


Revelation 11 TITLE:

DAY 262

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262

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R Father, while we do not delight in loss and destruction, we do delight in Your righteous judgment. While it is awesome to think one day we will stand before You to give an account for our lives, we also know we have nothing to fear because You have established us in Your love. Give us a sense of desperation for those who do not have this assurance that compels us to deny fear and excuses, so we might share the Gospel with them.


DAY 263

Revelation 12

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263

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P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, the imagery here is frightening, when we realize the devil has waged war against us. Yet we find assurance of Your love and protection in Your Word that tells us we can overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony, and not love our lives so much as to shrink from death. We ask You to grow us in boldness and courage so we can stand firm to the end.


Revelation 13 TITLE:

DAY 264

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264

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P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, we acknowledge that the enemy is powerful and skilled in deceit, yet He is no match for You. If we find shelter in You, we can be sure we will not be deceived. We ask You to equip us to patiently endure and remain faithful to worship and serve You in all things!


DAY 265

Revelation 14

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265

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P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, Your grace is evident in that there is always a call to repent before judgment is unleashed. Show us who You would have us reach out to, that they might repent and believe in the Gospel.


Revelation 15 TITLE:

DAY 266

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266

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P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, just as Your Glory filled the tabernacle on earth, so it does in heaven. Though on earth, Your glory is not seen by minds that have been darkened by sin. We grieve for those who are forfeiting relationship with You because they have been deceived by the lies. Thank You for giving us victory over the beast. Strengthen us to fight against his lies and ways.


DAY 267

Revelation 16

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267

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P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

We agree, Lord, You are just in these judgments for only You can claim that You are who was and is and is to come. Those You judge have shed the blood of Your people and prophets. Forgive us, Lord, for any sin that causes another to stumble and give us creativity to know how to lead them from deceit.


Revelation 17 TITLE:

DAY 268

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268

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P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

It is alarming to think that there will be a time of global opposition to Your glory that is rooted in man’s pride and resistance to Your will. Stir in us a sense of urgency to pray for hearts to be open and share truth while there is still time to respond to Your grace.


DAY 269

Revelation 18

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269

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P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, there is a set appointment for judgment of each person and nation. This judgment will bring Your justice to bear and You will vindicate Your name and Your glory. Empower us to trust in You to do just that, to vindicate us in the situations where we have been oppressed. Give us patience to wait for Your justice so we might be a gentle witness of faith in a corrupt generation.


Revelation 19 TITLE:

DAY 270

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270

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PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

There is a humbling end in store for all who oppose You in their pride, for lowly birds will feast on their flesh. It is a sobering picture of the futility in resisting Your will. Prompt us to search our hearts daily to see areas of pride that need to be extinguished so we can freely and joyfully celebrate the redemption of Your bride, the Church.


DAY 271

Revelation 20

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271

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P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Father, You tell us that there is a tragic end in store for those whose names are not written in Your Book of Life. We ask You to increase our awe and gratitude for our salvation and increase our burden for the lost. Mobilize us as an army of saints to advance the Gospel of truth to defeat deception, lies and shame.


Revelation 21 TITLE:

DAY 272

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272

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P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Jesus, You are the Alpha and the Omega; all life begins and ends with You. We praise You for the hope of restoration that is before us, where we will once again enjoy blissful fellowship with You without sin’s oppressive weight. Enable us to cling to that hope so we cooperate with You in the work of sanctification that You are doing to ready us for that day.


DAY 273

Revelation 22

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273

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P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R In Your goodness, Lord, You will recreate the heavens and the earth. Our hearts cannot fully contain the joy that wells up at the thought of perfect fellowship with You in Your presence. You tell us that there is a blessing in store for those who read and keep this prophecy contained in this book. Enable us to realize that blessing as our anticipation of Your return increases each day. You are coming soon and we say, “Come, Lord Jesus, Come!”


Psalm 111 TITLE:

DAY 274

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274

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P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, You are all-knowing and the source of all wisdom. When we have a right view of You, we seek Your counsel and wisdom and enter into Your covenantal love. Grow us in knowledge of You so we might extol You with all of our heart.


DAY 275

Psalm 112

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275

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P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, You bless those who fear You and take delight in Your commands. We thank You for establishing us in Your righteousness and all of its benefits. By Your grace compel us to compound those benefits by investing in the lives of others for Your name’s sake!


Psalm 119 TITLE:

DAY 276

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276

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P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You are righteous, Lord, and Your law is good. You do not establish commands to restrict us but to free us from the devastation of sin. Help us see beauty in pursuing righteousness so we might enjoy abundant life that flows out of obedience to Your commands. In realizing the benefits of obedience, use us to teach the wayward the wonders of Your law!


DAY 277

Psalm 121

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277

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P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, You are all-knowing and You keep watch over all creation. You know the paths we take and only You have wisdom to direct us in the right paths. We acknowledge that our help comes from You alone and ask You to watch over us so we might prosper in our journey.


Psalm 135 TITLE:

DAY 278

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278

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P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, You are good in all of Your ways. Your name is to forever be praised. Forgive us for forsaking You to seek our own way and make our own gods. Turn us back to You to be sealed in Your grace and compassion, and enable us to offer ourselves in unending praise.


DAY 279

Psalm 145

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279

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P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You are our God and our King, worthy of all praise and adoration. You are good to all, compassionate in all of Your ways. Your glory is on full display, prompting creation to respond in praise. Increase our understanding of Your goodness, compassion and care so we might grow in our desire to praise You day and night.


Isaiah 6 TITLE:

DAY 280

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280

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P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You are holy, holy, holy, God, and none can stand in Your presence. Surely we see our desperate condition when we consider Your perfect holiness, yet You have provided cleansing and restoration through Jesus. Move our hearts to respond to You in full surrender to Your will so we might be willing to go wherever You send us, and willing to share whatever message You give us.


DAY 281

Isaiah 40

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281

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P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, there is none like You. Your power and majesty are on display in creation. Forgive us when we worship inferior gods of our own making. Train us in truth to understand that You alone sustain us, renew us, and empower us to soar.


Isaiah 41 TITLE:

DAY 282

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282

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P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You are sovereign, Lord, matchless in power and might. No one can oppose You, no king can thwart Your plans. By grace You have called us to be Your people and in Your goodness, You take us by the right hand to give us courage and lead us in Your will. Strengthen our resolve to remain in Your grip and follow You so we might see You do great wonders beyond our thought and imagination.


DAY 283

Isaiah 49

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283

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P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R You are the Lord, our Savior and Redeemer, the Mighty One of Israel. We thank You for the perspective Your Word gives us so we might see that Your plan of redemption is for all who trust in You. Thank You for fulfilling Your promises in Jesus. Increase our faith so we might trust in You and submit all of our ways to You, and in doing so, find that You are faithful to comfort and extend compassion to us.


Isaiah 53 TITLE:

DAY 284

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284

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PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R Jesus, the wonder of Your love is magnified in Your willingness to come in flesh and suffer unthinkable abuse to die for our sins. By the scourging, beating, mocking and piercing of Your hands and feet, You have brought us healing. “Thank You” seems inadequate even when spoken with a heart overflowing with adoration. We pray we would give all we have to honor You in worship and service as a token of gratitude.


DAY 285

Jeremiah 1

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285

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PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

It astounds us that You, the only just and righteous judge, would employ imperfect people in Your work of redemption. Thank You for creating us on purpose, for purpose. Move our hearts to respond willingly to Your call to serve, not fearing what man can do but looking forward to growing in You.


Jeremiah 2 TITLE:

DAY 286

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OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

286

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R Father God, when we look at our waywardness through Your eyes, we see how futile and ridiculous it is to forge our own paths and fashion our own gods. We are sinful from birth and rebellion is our nature. Yet You have overcome our sin and invited us into relationship with You. Keep us mindful of our hearts’ motives so we can confess our sinful rebellion before we act on it.


DAY 287

Daniel 6

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

287

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You are the living God whose Kingdom is everlasting. Give us faith like Daniel’s to honor You above all else so we might lead others to know You and proclaim the praises of Your glory.


Mark 1 TITLE:

DAY 288

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SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

288

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You are ever faithful, Lord, to accomplish Your plans. Prompt our hearts to follow Your example of being faithful and intentional to accomplish the purpose for which the Father sent You. As He has sent You, You are sending us. May we be found faithful.


DAY 289

Mark 2

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

289

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Jesus, in Your ministry You never ignored a need or rebuked any who were sincerely seeking You. Give us hearts to minister in that same grace and love so we might reveal You to many.


Mark 3 TITLE:

DAY 290

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

290

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Jesus, You did not allow the opinions of man to distract You from the Father’s plans. Enable us to follow Your example, keeping our eyes fixed on You and seeking to glorify You alone, so that nothing distracts us from the work ahead.


DAY 291

Mark 4

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DATE:

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OBSERVATION

291

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Your goodness, Lord, is on display in Your care and concern for Your own. You disclosed hidden meanings to Your disciples so they might understand truth, and You calmed their fears by causing the storm to cease. You care for us today in the same way. Train us to run to You in all circumstances so we might grow in wisdom and courage.


Mark 5 TITLE:

DAY 292

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

292

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Jesus, Your compassion is deeper than our minds can fully comprehend, for You look on the broken with great love. You see value in each person despite how the culture or the church views them. Grant us Your eyes to see others as You do and Your heart to extend love that can cover over a multitude of sins and set captives free.


DAY 293

Mark 6

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OBSERVATION

293

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R It is a great tragedy, Lord, when those who are familiar with You forfeit the opportunity to forge a deep and abiding relationship with You because they miss out on joining in Your work to see more of Your glory. Thank You for guarding the church in our country for a time, so we might be free to know You through Your Word, worship, prayer and serving. I pray we take advantage of this freedom while it is granted so we are strongly grounded in relationship with You.


Mark 7 TITLE:

DAY 294

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

294

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, You who can silence the foe with a breath, are the same God who frees the tongue of the mute to speak. You judge man’s heart and respond to his needs accordingly, rebuking the proud and healing the humble. Enable us to open our hearts to You and graciously receive the healing we need so we might be free to glorify You.


DAY 295

Mark 8

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

295

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You know the heart of man, Jesus, which is why You would not entrust Yourself to man. You know how we cherish prestige, position and power. Yet the call to follow You requires that we forfeit all of this, laying down our desires and agendas to take up our cross. Give us a desire to forfeit all for You so we might see the beauty in losing our life for You and Your Gospel!


Mark 9 TITLE:

DAY 296

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

296

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You, Jesus, are the author and perfecter of our faith. We thank You for remaining committed to grow us. We pray that You would work in the faith we have to increase our faith. We believe, Jesus; help us to overcome our unbelief.


DAY 297

Mark 10

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OBSERVATION

297

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Your Kingdom is radically different than the earthly kingdoms we cherish. Love, compassion and humility characterize Your throne. Enable us to understand that with the innocence of a child so we see the worth of forsaking earthly treasures to inherit the Kingdom.


Mark 11 TITLE:

DAY 298

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

298

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R Jesus, You rode into Jerusalem in peace and humility to establish Your Kingdom in the hearts of man. You acted justly in purging Your temple and were gracious in encouraging Your disciples in the power of prayer. We ask You today to continue to purify our hearts, purging selfish thoughts and motives, and grow us in faith so we might see You glorified as we pray for Your will to be done.


DAY 299

Mark 12

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

299

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You are God of love who instructs us to love You and others, because in doing so we uphold the law. Teach us more about loving well as we seek to know You more intimately.


Mark 13 TITLE:

DAY 300

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

300

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Jesus, You promised You will return in power and majesty. We do not know the hour or day, but we do know we are to keep watch. Raise our consciousness regarding readiness so we are compelled to seek Your will and walk in obedience to do Your will as You lead. Work through this to prompt us to call others to be ready.


DAY 301

Mark 14

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

301

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Your grace is seen, Jesus, in the way You foretold what was to come and warned Your own to remain alert. Though the disciples failed, You did not disqualify them. Enable us to allow You to use failures to refine us so we do not let them define us.


Mark 15 TITLE:

DAY 302

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SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

302

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Jesus, we praise You for Your faithfulness to endure the cross and its shame so that we might be restored to relationship with You. Give us pause to meditate on the significance of this so we might not take for granted the salvation we have been given.


DAY 303

Mark 16

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

303

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Jesus, You are our risen Savior and Lord. Your resurrection from the dead is the basis for hope in our own resurrection and eternal life. Since this life is but a breath, enable us to live it well so we might magnify You and lead others to receive the hope we have.


1 Peter 1 TITLE:

DAY 304

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

304

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

It is amazing to think that You, the Holy One, would send Your Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sin. With His blood Jesus purchased us from the empty way of life, and in Him we have the ability to obey Your command to be holy as You are holy. Purify our hearts by truth so we see the beauty of holiness and pursue it in love for You and the church.


DAY 305

1 Peter 2

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

305

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Jesus, You are the living stone on which Your church is built. You have called us out of darkness and into light and established us as a royal priesthood and holy nation. Motivate us to pursue righteous living, casting off the deeds of darkness and living in obedience to God and man.


1 Peter 3 TITLE:

DAY 306

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

306

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

We revere You in our hearts, Jesus. We ask that You would enable us to show that reverence with our conduct and attitudes, always seeking to do good for the sake of others and always being ready to give a reason for the hope we have in You!


DAY 307

1 Peter 4

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

307

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, You did not shrink from the persecution and suffering that brought us redemption. Strengthen us to withstand opposition, counting it a privilege to suffer for Your sake.


1 Peter 5 TITLE:

DAY 308

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

308

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You are the Chief Shepherd, Jesus, who raises up leaders in His church. We ask You to enable them to lead well and us to follow well, that in unity we might glorify Your name.


DAY 309

2 Peter 1

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

309

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You have given us power for holy living, Lord! Discipline us to grow in goodness, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, mutual affection and love so that we are productive in the knowledge of Christ.


2 Peter 2 TITLE:

DAY 310

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

310

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You are the One true God and in You there is only one truth. Establish us in truth so we teach it to others and are able to recognize lies.


DAY 311

2 Peter 3

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

311

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, You are not slow in keeping Your promises; rather it is Your grace that compels You to hold back the final judgment so that many would be saved. Encourage us to be steadfast in our faith as we wait for that day so we are found to be blameless at Christ’s return.


Jonah 1 TITLE:

DAY 312

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

312

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You, God, are all-knowing and all-powerful. You have raised up each of Your own to take part in Your redemptive plan. Open our eyes to see where we are resisting and running from Your call, so we might bend our will to You and avoid the pain of discipline.


DAY 313

Jonah 2

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

313

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You are gracious, Lord, to respond to our cry for help, even when our hardships flow out of disobedience. Continue to grow us in the knowledge of Your glory, and enable us to readily comply with Your will and joyfully share Your truth with others.


Jonah 3 TITLE:

DAY 314

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

314

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Father, we are astounded by Your mercy toward all You have made. Surely no heart is beyond the limit of Your grace. Yield us to have that same compassion, counting it joy to share Your love and truth with others.


DAY 315

Jonah 4

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

315

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, You are ever gracious, seeking people who are far from You to draw them into Your loving embrace. Forgive us for prejudices and selfish attitudes that keep us from extending grace to others. Forgive us for denying You the right to use us to call people to repent. Change our hearts so we count it a privilege to advance the Gospel to all people and nations.


Hebrews 1 TITLE:

DAY 316

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

316

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Father, we praise You for sending us the Son, Who is the exact representation of Your Glory. It is as Jesus said: to know Him is to know You. As we meditate on Your Word, we ask You to reveal more of Jesus to us so we might grow in knowledge of Your person and reflect You to the world.


DAY 317

Hebrews 2

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

317

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R Jesus, You left Your throne in heaven and set aside the glory of Your deity to take on flesh. You did this so You might face death for us, to overcome the foe and become our faithful High Priest who is familiar with suffering. This knowledge gives us hope that we can find understanding and compassion in You when we face trials of our own. Train us to run to You with all things, so we can find comfort and empowerment to stand firm in victory.


Hebrews 3 TITLE:

DAY 318

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

318

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Jesus, we are completely dependent on Your faithfulness and mercy to remain strong in the faith. Keep us attentive to Your voice and our hearts open to Your love so we do not turn in unbelief. Help us encourage each other to press on in the faith so we are not hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.


DAY 319

Hebrews 4

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

319

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R God, Your Word is alive and active, able to cut through the veneer of appearances to get to the heart. By Your Word we can test our thoughts and motives to see if they align with faith and righteousness. Where they do not we can run to Jesus, our great High Priest who can empathize with our struggles and teach us how to overcome sin. Increase our sensitivity to Your Word and prompt us to inspect our hearts regularly so we can grow in purity and holiness, reflecting more of You in our lives.


Hebrews 5 TITLE:

DAY 320

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

320

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R Jesus, You proved qualified to serve as our faithful High Priest. Though tempted, You overcame temptation through fervent prayer, and the Father responded because You were submitted to Him. You learned obedience through suffering and developed discipline to withstand temptation to sin. Train us in Your ways, Jesus, so we might overcome and experience abundant life that attracts people to You.


DAY 321

Hebrews 6

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

321

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You are a covenant-making God who keeps all of His promises. We are beneficiaries of Your promise to Abraham that he would have many descendants. Thank You for calling us Your children so we can cling to the hope we have in heaven. Let this hope spur us on to serve You well.


Hebrews 7 TITLE:

DAY 322

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

322

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Jesus, You are the perfect High Priest forever, according to the Father’s will and promise. You have ushered in grace and live to intercede for us so we might be completely saved. Teach us to come to You for strength and help to overcome doubts and temptation.


DAY 323

Hebrews 8

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

323

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, we thank You for mediating a new and better covenant. We are no longer bound to the letter of the law but to the love of God that flows from the heart. Because of this, we can know You intimately. Continue to draw us near to You to learn from and live for You.


Hebrews 9 TITLE:

DAY 324

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

324

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Jesus, we thank You for shedding Your blood to cleanse us from sin and guilt. Help us understand the full measure of what You have done for us so we might live with growing gratitude and thanksgiving that leads to full surrender to You.


DAY 325

Hebrews 10

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

325

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R There is no god like You who sheds his own blood to redeem his people. We were created for You, yet we rebelled against You. Even so, You died for us to restore us to Yourself. Who does this? None but You. Thank You, Jesus! Help us to ponder this so we might see that offering ourselves to live for Your glory is a very reasonable response to Your grace. Draw us near to You so we will continue to grow in faith.


Hebrews 11 TITLE:

DAY 326

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

326

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Jesus, it is through You and because of You that we have faith to believe that You are God. And it is by faith that we draw near to You to grow in knowledge of who You are. As we grow in this knowledge, our faith increases. Teach us Your ways so our delight in You increases and our desire to glorify You motivates us to surrender to You and reveal You to others.


DAY 327

Hebrews 12

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

327

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, the thought that You discipline us so that we might share in Your holiness is wonderfully rich. You hold the highest status, enviable in power, might and position, yet You invite the poor to share in Your glory. Let us respond to You with humble praise and lasting adoration that prompts us to seek You above all else.


Hebrews 13 TITLE:

DAY 328

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

328

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Jesus, You are good in all of Your ways. You are faithful and unchanging. This gives us confidence to put our faith in You and believe that Your commands and decrees are good and profitable. Strengthen us to continue on in faith, seeking to illustrate our love to You in obedience to Your will.


DAY 329

James 1

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

329

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You are all-wise, God, and all wisdom and knowledge originate with You. In wisdom, You grow our faith through trials. When we are lacking wisdom and understanding, You invite us to come to You for understanding. Teach us to be quick to turn to You in all things and live by the truth You reveal, so we might benefit from the trials that refine us while testing the quality of our faith.


James 2 TITLE:

DAY 330

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

330

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R We praise You, Lord, for You created us for good works that glorify You. By faith we come to You to save us by Your gracious work on the cross. We respond to this free gift of grace by offering ourselves to You to do good work that glorifies You. Forgive us for any attitudes that resist doing the work You call us to do. Increase our love for You so we grow in our desire to magnify You by our good works that flow out of belief.


DAY 331

James 3

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

331

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, You make a distinction between worldly and godly wisdom. Give us discernment to be wise in You so that we are people of peace, considerate of one another, impartial, sincere, merciful and producing good fruit. Increase our focus on this type of living so the wisdom You give us frees us from worldly wisdom that prompts us to prideful envy and boasting.


James 4 TITLE:

DAY 332

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

332

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You are humble God who opposes the proud but gives grace to the meek. Let us put on humility that comes from You so we can resist worldly pride and live in peace with one another.


DAY 333

James 5

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

333

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You made it clear, Jesus, that this world would offer us troubles. Train us to turn to You in all things so we do not seek comfort in the world and turn from You. Prompt us to depend on You and seek You in prayer so we persevere in righteousness and see its effective power to sustain us.


Jude TITLE:

DAY 334

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

334

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You are the only God, our Savior, the fullness of glory, majesty, power and authority. Those who do not know You rebel against You in unbelief. We ask You to build us up in faith as we pray so we remain in Your love. In this love empower us to be merciful to those who doubt.


DAY 335

Malachi 2:10-3:7

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

335

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Your mercy, Lord, is indeed great and your patience undeserved. You see our sin and rebellion and instead of snuffing us out, You call us to repent. Increase our understanding of Your holiness and empower us to quickly confess and repent of sins the moment You make us aware of them.


Malachi 3:8-4:6 TITLE:

DAY 336

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

336

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You are the giver of every good gift and all that we have is from You. Any attitude that resists giving back to You is rooted in sin. Grow our faith, so we might grow in generosity and delight in giving back to You in reverence and honor of Your Name.


DAY 337

Matthew 1

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

337

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R Your ways, Lord, far surpass our ways. Your wisdom stretches beyond the limits of our understanding. For certainly if we were going to choose the ancestry of the Righteous King, we would pick an impeccable bloodline. But You chose a line of flawed people and unconventional circumstances to bear Your perfect Son. Thank You for the hope this gives us that we, though flawed, can still glorify You and be employed to accomplish Your glorious plans.


Matthew 2 TITLE:

DAY 338

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

338

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R Jesus, You are King over the world and deserve our most radical worship and precious offerings. You allow us to choose how we will respond to You, knowing that our response does not limit Your plans or purposes. Help us inspect our hearts to see where we are resisting Your glory and limiting our worship. Remove any attitudes of pride or fear that keep us from fully surrendering in worship.


DAY 339

Matthew 3

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

339

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Father, we praise You for the public affirmation of Your Son. By Your Word we know that loving obedience pleases You. Increase our love for You so we willingly submit to You and are approved as children pleasing to You.


Matthew 4 TITLE:

DAY 340

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

340

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Jesus, Your resistance to the temptation to satisfy Your own needs readied You for the tasks of ministering and preaching the message of the Kingdom. A call to serve is a call to sacrifice. Help us focus on the gain and not the loss we receive when we offer ourselves to Your service.


DAY 341

Matthew 5

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

341

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Out of the overflow of Your grace, God, You call us to live the blessed life. This blessed life is radically counter-cultural, focusing on attitudes of the heart, not works of the hands. We ask You to search our hearts, Lord, to expose thoughts and motives that are incompatible with living the blessed life.


Matthew 6 TITLE:

DAY 342

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

342

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

True contentment is found in sweet fellowship with You, Lord. Draw us closer to You so that we are content to maintain private disciplines because Your love and presence fulfills us.


DAY 343

Matthew 7

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

343

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Father, You are the sure and unshakable foundation on which we build our lives. Enable us to remain grounded in Your love so we are free to fully depend on You in all things, trusting that You are building us up in righteousness and purging evil from our hearts.


Matthew 8 TITLE:

DAY 344

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

344

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Jesus, it is by faith that we come to You and commit to follow You. Increase our faith, we pray, so we might experience more of Your power and by faith be a conduit of Your love that heals and restores many.


DAY 345

Matthew 9

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

345

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R Lord Jesus, You see the desperate plight of man and deliver us from bondage to sin. You call us to join in this work, telling us the harvest is plentiful and the workers are few. We ask You to raise up many whose hearts are yielded to You to come alongside You and participate in this Kingdom calling. We ask You, Lord, to remind us of the privilege it is to serve You so we grow in knowledge of Your love as we lead others to know You.


Matthew 10 TITLE:

DAY 346

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

346

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R The call to follow You, Jesus, is a call to selfless surrender that involves suffering and hardship. We ask You to engage our minds to consider the far surpassing glory we will behold when we surrender all to You. Enable us to fully yield our hearts to You so our concern over what we might lose fades into the background as You grow our passion to know You and increase our love for You.


DAY 347

Matthew 11

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

347

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Jesus, You are the One who is to come and we receive You by faith. Yet man’s unbelief is strong, so we ask You to till our hearts and uproot pride that resists faith so that belief in You leads to full surrender.


Matthew 12 TITLE:

DAY 348

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

348

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You are the One who establishes times, seasons and laws, and therefore are the trustworthy authority on the law. Forgive us for our judgmental hearts. Set us free from the insecurities and pride that cause us to judge so we might embrace Your grace and extend it to others.


DAY 349

Matthew 13

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

349

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Your Kingdom, Lord, far surpasses the grandest of earthly dominions and You invite all to inhabit it. The law of the Kingdom is love, which is established in the heart of man. Grow us in our love so we might honor You with our hearts and be used to effectively advance Your Kingdom.


Matthew 14 TITLE:

DAY 350

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

350

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You are full of grace and compassion, Lord, and You are always working to meet our needs. Our greatest need is to be soundly established in faith in You. We ask You to increase our insight so we might view material blessings and ministry abilities as gifts from You, given to grow us in faith and increase our effectiveness in glorifying You.


DAY 351

Matthew 15

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

351

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Jesus, You are the omniscient One who knows the heart of man and responds to authentic faith. Prompt us to take time for introspection so we can examine our attitudes and actions to see where our faith is not genuine. Help us to cast those things off so we might grow in intimacy with You and see Your power at work in and through us.


Matthew 16 TITLE:

DAY 352

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

352

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

We praise You, Jesus, for You disclose truth to us, that we might know You and Your will. Yet our perception of truth is not always fully developed and we can be contradictory in what we proclaim, one moment worshiping You as King and the next denying Your will. Continue to refine our faith and increase our discernment so we can rightly understand and apply truth.


DAY 353

Matthew 17

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

353

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, the picture of Your face shining with glory fills our hearts with joy and praise. We long for the day when we will bow before You in all of Your glory. While we wait, empower us to be a people who are about Your work, learning from You and being used by You to bring freedom to the captive. Guide us in pointing others to You, the One who has covered the debt for their sin.


Matthew 18 TITLE:

DAY 354

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

354

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Jesus, You showed us that humility is the path to glory. Grow us in humility that enables us to assume a lowly posture, that we graciously forgive each other and seek restoration of those who have stumbled. Let this be the heartbeat of Your church so that many will come to seek Jesus.


DAY 355

Matthew 19

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

355

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R Lord, You do not call us to a life that You were not willing to live Yourself. You willingly gave all so we, the lowly, might be saved from our sin. You simply ask us to follow You by faith and model Your sacrificial love for others. Enable us to see the gift it is to forfeit the treasures of this world to gain You. Move our hearts to offer all we have to You, believing that You will reward generosity that grows out of faith.


Matthew 20 TITLE:

DAY 356

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

356

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, You said that You came to serve and not to be served. In serving us, You took the lowliest of postures to become a curse for us. Let that inform our thinking, so we see that humble service is required to glorify You. Expose attitudes in our hearts that seek self-glorification so we might repent and cast off prideful attitudes.


DAY 357

Matthew 21

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

357

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R Jesus, it is ironic that those who claimed to worship God most righteously were bent on extinguishing Your light. Self-righteousness can never please You or lead anyone to right worship, because self-righteousness rejects Your righteousness. Show us how religiosity offends You so we might seek Your righteousness that grounds us in deep fellowship with You. Then, raise us up to be a church that glorifies You by modeling kindness, love and grace that seek to heal and restore the lost and broken.


Matthew 22 TITLE:

DAY 358

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

358

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R You are living God who shines light in the darkness to revive dead hearts. If we are honest, Lord, we confess that we engage in darkness that indulges selfish desires and prompts us to resist the truth about who You are.To come face to face with this truth exposes our pride and depraved nature. Free us from the attitudes of the religious leaders of Your day that led them to believe they could be justified by right behavior when their hearts were far from You. Revive our hearts to respond to Your love so we might live for Your glory.


DAY 359

Matthew 23

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

359

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Your compassion for Your people runs deep, Lord, causing You to grieve over their hypocrisy. Let Your grief be a call to self-examination so we do not fall into the trap of wrong thinking that leads us to believe that our good works can make us right with You. Expose our hearts before You so we can see and turn from prideful ways and walk forward in humility that reveals Your glory.


Matthew 24 TITLE:

DAY 360

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

360

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You are good, Lord, to prepare Your people for what is to come. And though we do not know the timing of Your return, we know it is guaranteed. Increase our eagerness to see that day while we faithfully continue to honor You with our lives. Let Your church be found faithful in attending to the harvest when You return.


DAY 361

Matthew 25

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DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

361

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

Lord, the reality of Your judgment strikes fear in the hearts of man. We thank You that Your salvation is the balm that cures our fear and establishes us in certainty that we will receive commendation from You. As we praise You for our salvation, burden our hearts with concern for the lost, that we might grieve their future and do all we can to turn them to You.


Matthew 26 TITLE:

DAY 362

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

362

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R Jesus, Your compassion is on full display in the events of Your last days on earth. Though You were facing the unthinkable suffering and shame of the cross, You continued to minister to hearts, affirming faith and demonstrating grace to prompt repentance. Your ways are so foreign to our human condition, for we are prone to self-preservation and selfindulgence. Continue to strip us of attitudes and motives that prevent us from sacrificial living so we grow in freedom to love You well.


DAY 363

Matthew 27

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

363

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R Jesus, You are all-powerful God whose will cannot be compromised by the schemes of man. The action of man surrounding Your trials and crucifixion causes great grief in our hearts, because we imagine the eternal regret men will face when they realize the consequences of unbelief. Let us continue to wrestle with that grief until it compels us to unashamedly declare the Gospel to everyone we encounter.


Matthew 28 TITLE:

DAY 364

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION (RECEIVE)

(RESPOND)

364

APPLICATION

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R You are our resurrected Lord and King who establishes us in that resurrection power. You send us in that power with Your authority to make disciples of all nations. Thank You that we are part of a church that seeks to honor that commission. Show each one of us our specific role in this Kingdom calling and empower us by faith to do the work You have fashioned us to do.


DAY 365

Psalm 150

TITLE:

DATE:

SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

365

(RECEIVE)

APPLICATION (RESPOND)

PRAYER

P R AY I N G T O G E T H E R

You created us, God, to glorify You and enjoy You. We enjoy You most when we are praising You. Establish us in the habit of praise so we might be a church characterized by joy and known as a people who honor You above all else.


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