Throughout history, the 40 days leading to Easter has always been a time of seeking God. For City View, this year is dedicated as a time of united, world-changing prayer. It is our desire that we will significantly grow in influence in our world in 2018.
This week take time to read and meditate on the scriptures below on the subject of personal renewal. Let the verses prompt your time of personal prayer.
Sun, Mar 18 – Acknowledge Barriers
“I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me. Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.” – Psalm 51:3, 10, 17
Mon, Mar 19 – Recognize Worldly Thinking
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2
Tue, Mar 20 – See with New Eyes
“So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” -2 Corinthians 5:16-17
Wed, Mar 21 – Reprogram for Holiness
“You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.” Ephesians 4:22-24
Thu, Mar 22 – Think Like God Does
“Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge the image of its Creator.” –Colossians 3:9-10
Fri, Mar 23 – Practice Daily Renewal
“He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior.” Titus 3:5-6
Sat Mar 24 - Lost Loved Ones (Prayer for all Saturdays)
That we grow in our dismay over those living in a hurting, purposeless world. That we see how God can use our gifts and life situation to be His presence in word and attitude. That we have the conviction and courage to bring our place of influence to the next level.
PRAYER DREAMS: THE BIG THREE
Over this 40 day period, what are 3 Big Dreams you want to lay before God? Think of things that, when they materialize, you'll know for sure that only God could have made them happen.