Psalm 45:10-11, 13-15

Listen to me, O royal daughter; take heart to what I say. Forget your people and your homeland far away. For your royal husband delights in your beauty; honor him, for he is your lord. [...] The bride, a princess, waits within her chambers, dressed in a gown woven with gold. In her beautiful robes, she is led to the king, accompanied by her bridesmaids. What a joyful, enthusiastic procession as they enter the king's palace!



Wednesday, May 16, 2007

DAY 1: Ten Days of Continual Prayer

Ten Days of Continual Prayer
Day 1 - Seeking the Kingdom of God


As I was reading the "a prayer to get you started" (see page 3) section from the Ten Days of Continual Prayer guide there is a line of the pray that really stuck out to me:

Transform the lives of those who name You as their king so that the reality of Your kingdom would be seen by all.

What struck me was praying for the reality of God's kingdom to be seen by all. I thought that was great, and so true! God's kingdom is real, very real. And as believers we are very much a part of it, but the world at large doesn't see it--so we must pray and live lives transformed by Christ so that the world will see God in His glory!

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Prayer Guide for Day 1:

Seeking the Kingdom of God for the transforming power of Christ's kingdom concerning spiritual darkness, church divisions, and economic oppression.

Acts 1:3-4

"...and speaking of the things concerning the kingdom of God.
Gathering them together, He commanded them
not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for what the Father had promised, "Which," He said, "you heard of from Me..."

For the Glory of Christ:

  • For the hearts of God's people to blaze with love and loyal obedience to Jesus as King and Lord of all.
  • For the goodness and glory of Christ's kingly love to be experienced by many throughout whole cities.
  • For Christ to gather and instruct His people from the Scriptures concerning the hope of His life-giving kingdom.

For the Blessing of the Nations:

  • For Chirst to bring believers to dwell in cities where breakthroughs of blessing have not yet occurred.
  • Pray that they would patiently pursue the promised blessing of Chirst's kingdom in difficult places.
  • That the power of Christ's love would bring lasting transformation throughout entire communities.

Resources for the Global Day of Prayer;
10 Day Prayer Guide - http://www.globaldayofprayer.com/10days.php
Global Day - http://www.globaldayofprayer.com/1day.php
90 Days of Blessing - http://www.globaldayofprayer.com/90days.php
24/7 Prayer Watch - http://www.global24-7.org/ (I haven't yet been to this site, so I don't know much about it.)

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