2020 Bible Reading and 30 Days of Prayer: Week 1 (January 1-5)

January 1-5, 2020: Join our church family in 30 Days of Prayer and in our 2020 Bible Reading Plan.
 
30 Days of Prayer for our ONE (Download your 30 Days of Prayer Guide Here)
Who is the Lord leading you to pray for and to share the Good News of the Gospel with in 2020?
Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.
No one comes tothe Father except through me.” JOHN 14:6, CSB
God, I know there is only one way to salvation. Jesus is clear; He is the only hope for a lost and dying world, and that includes __________ . His/Her salvation depends on acknowledging Jesus is who He says He is, and He alone is the source of salvation. Use the people and circumstances in ___________ ’s life today to point him/her to the reality of Jesus. Give me courage and boldness to call _____________ to faith in Jesus when the opportunity arises, and help me make it clear there is no other way to be saved.
January 2:
I will give them integrity of heart and put a new spirit within them; I will remove their heart of stone from their bodies and give them a heart of flesh, so that they will follow my statutes, keep my ordinances, and practice them. They will be my people, and I will be their God. EZEKIEL 11:19–20, CSB
Father, ___________needs a new heart. You are the only One who can change a heart that is living in rebellion to You and submitting to the slavery of sin. Apart from Your grace, __________has no hope to know You and follow Your ways. I long for _____________to know You as his/her God and to experience the grace You so freely give. In Your rich love, give him/her a new heart, and put a new Spirit in place of his/her heart of stone.
January 3:
Come to me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take up my yoke and learn from me, because I am lowly and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. MATTHEW 11:28–30, CSB
Lord, this world is filled with burdens. I know ____________ experiences the reality of suffering in a broken, sinful world. People look to everything but Jesus to find hope and peace, and I know ____________ is no exception. He/she runs to things other than You to relieve the pain of life and achieve some sense of comfort. Father, I know You are the only one who can provide true rest. Cause ______________ to recognize the futility of looking to anything in this world for the rest he/she seeks, and let this reality to drive him/her to You in repentance and saving faith.
January 4:
A God-fearing woman named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth from the city of Thyatira, was listening. The Lord opened her heart to respond to what Paul was saying. ACTS 16:14, CSB
God, Lydia’s story gives me hope for the salvation of ____________ . Give me the boldness of Paul. Make me courageous to share the gospel message with in a way that is clear and compelling. Help me reject the fear that causes me to shy away from speaking the Truth in love. Do for _____________ what You did for Lydia. Open his/her heart to believe the gospel. Align the circumstances of life to soften his/her heart to the truth of the gospel, and cause him/her to listen intentionally and respond humbly to Jesus’ offer of salvation.
January 5:
Don’t you know that if you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of that one you obey—either of sin leading to death or of obedience leading to righteousness? But thank God that, although you used to be slaves of sin, you obeyed from the heart that pattern of teaching to which you were handed over, and having been set free from sin, you became enslaved to righteousness. ROMANS 6:16–18, CSB
Father, I know what it is like to live enslaved to sin. The inability to stop. The crushing guilt and shame. The longing for something more. It breaks my heart to consider _____________ experiences life apart from You. I know all people are enslaved to sin and live in willing defiance to Your good and perfect Word. Help _____________ understand that he/she is actually enslaved to sin. Use the pain and consequences of sin to cause _____________ to sense a need for something more. Cause him/her to obey from the heart and submit to You as a far greater Master.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s