Let's Seek God Together
As we begin 2018, it is important to set the tone for the new year. Each year, we come together and commit a week to seeking God through prayer and fasting. Our theme for this year is the Lord’s Prayer. Throughout the week, we will focus on some of the incredible attributes of God revealed through this prayer.
Our entire staff takes part in this Week of Prayer & Fasting. We shut down the “ministry engine,” closing the offices, turning off phones, pressing pause on the work, and generally saying “no” to everything else that demands our attention in order to fully seek God together. We invite you to join us in giving this week to God. Below are the ways for you to get involved and the focuses for each day. You can also download a copy of a guide for personal meditation and prayer.
Guide for Personal Meditation and Prayer
Today, we are worshipping the Lord, beginning to fast, and looking at the Lord’s Prayer. We will also be reflecting on the God’s Infinitude/Limitlessness and Immutability. Joins us in praying and meditating on the following Scripture.
The Lord’s Prayer: Matthew 6:9-13
I Corinthians 2:16
Immutability (He does not differ from Himself):
Today, we are focusing on the attributes of God found in Matthew 6:9. As you pray and reflect, read more about how the Bible describes each of these characteristics of God.
“Our Father in heaven” (v. 9b)
1 John 4:7-10
“Hallowed be Your name” (v. 9c)
If you have been fasting, you may feel weakened and humbled on this third day of the fast. But your spirit is more sensitive and more in tune with His promptings. Pray that they would hear from the Lord in profound, life changing ways.
As we continue to meditate on the attributes of God, we will look at Matthew 6:10 today. Meditate on the following qualities of God and how you have seen them in your relationship with Him.
“Your kingdom come” (v. 10a)
“Your will be done” (v. 10b)
Jeremiah 32:17-18, 26-27
“On earth as it is in heaven. (v. 10c)”
Today, we are continuing to reflect on the Lord’s Prayer as we seek His will for us this year. We will focus on Matthew 6:11-13 and the characteristics of God shown through these verses.
“Give us today our daily bread” (v. 11)
1 Chronicles 29:11-13
“And forgive us our debts” (v. 12a)
“As we have also have forgiven our debtors.” (v. 12b)
1 Chronicles 29:11-13
“And lead us not into temptation” (v. 13a)
1 Peter 1:13-16
“But deliver us from the evil one.” (v. 10a)
As we finish the week of prayer and fasting, reflect on what God said to you this week. Meditate on what He is teaching you and spend some time worshipping Him for who He is.