40 Days of Joy - Pray Specifically - Day 32

"Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice."  Philippians 4:4

Begin your time with God in prayer:

Praise God for who He is. Confess any sin so that nothing blocks your fellowship with Him. Ask God to use the Spirit and the Word to transform your life. Yield your will to God’s will.

Let God’s Word penetrate your head and your heart: 

One of our most powerful tools we have is to pray specifically using God’s Word.

Romans 10:1 - Brethren, my heart’s desire and my prayer to God for them is for their salvation.

John 6:44 - No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up on the last day.

Matthew 9:37-38 - Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.”

If I was praying for my unsaved loved ones, I would pray for their salvation. I would ask the Father to draw them to Jesus. And, I would ask God to send workers who could show them the light and love of God.

Apply God’s Word to your life:

  • Pray specifically for people you know who need to put their faith in Jesus.

  • Use Paul’s prayers below to pray for some of the believers in your life.

Related verses to meditate on:

Colossians 1:9-12 - … that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;  strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience; joyously giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light. 

Ephesians 1:18-19 - I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe.

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