Calling on Jesus in Our Urgent Need
“Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; And see if there is any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting.” Ps. 139:23, 24
“There is nothing that Satan fears so much as that the people of God shall clear the way by removing every hindrance, so that the Lord can pour out His Spirit upon a languishing church.... Every temptation, every opposing influence, whether open or secret, may be successfully resisted, “not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts” (Zechariah 4:6). Selected Messages, vol. 1, p. 124
What are some practical ways we can allow God to search our heart? Sometimes it's good to slow down and have extra time for reflection, but for many this is a time of great fear and uncertainty. How can we encourage and reach out to those who may be feeling very alone during this Coronavirus pandemic?
Day 3 - Prayer Focus
1. Pray that we would take David’s prayer in Psalm 139 personally, asking the Lord if there is anything standing between Him and us. If the Holy Spirit reveals something, pray that we would confess and make things right with God or others.
2. Pray that we would live in faith, not fear, no matter the circumstances around us.
3. Pray for provision for those who are losing jobs, getting laid off, or wondering where their next meal will come from if they can’t go to work. Pray that God would sustain and provide for their daily needs as He promises to do in Isa. 33:16 and Phil. 4:19.
4. Pray for the refugees and those stuck living on the streets right now. Pray that church members worldwide would seek to be the hands and feet of Jesus to the needy.
5. Pray that church leaders and members everywhere would see this pause in meetings and agendas as an opportunity to cultivate a deeper personal walk with Jesus while there is still time.