40 Days of Prayer - Ask For God to be Glorified - Day 8

Begin your time with God in prayer.

Begin your time with praise to God.  Confess any sin that might be hindering your relationship with Him.  Ask God to give you spiritual understanding as you spend time in His Word.

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

“I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do.”  John 17:4

These were Jesus’ words as He prayed to the Father shortly before He was to be delivered up to be crucified for our sins.  Jesus accomplished His work on earth by glorifying the Father.  According to Webster’s Dictionary, to glorify means “to make glorious by bestowing honor, praise or admiration.”  When we pray, we should ask for God to be glorified through our choices each day.

In Psalm 86:12, King David prayed to God, “I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify your name forever.”

Apply God’s Word to your life.

Praise God for delivering you from the domain of darkness and delivering you into the kingdom of His beloved Son. (Colossians 1:13)

Pray that you might glorify God with your body. (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)

Praise God that He is able to do more than we can ask or think. (Ephesians 3:19-20)

Choose to bring glory to God this week rather than complaining about your suffering.

Father, You are God and You deserve all glory.  Forgive me for the times I want to be the center of attention and get all the glory.  Help me bring glory to Your name through my actions and through my prayers.  Amen.

Related verses to meditate on.

“Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? But for this purpose I have come to this hour. Father, glorify your name.” Then a voice came from heaven: “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.”  John 12:27-28

“But let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or as a meddler. Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name.”  1 Peter 4:15-16

“May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”  Romans 15:5-6

“And immediately he recovered his sight and followed him, glorifying God. And all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.”  Luke 18:43

And all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.”  Luke 18:43

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