January 27- February 2: Join our church family as we read the Bible together in 2020 and join us in 30 Days of Prayer for those in our lives who need Jesus.
Bible Reading (Download your 2020 Bible Reading Guide Here)
30 Days of Prayer for our ONE (Download your 30 Days of Prayer Guide Here)
Therefore, we don’t need to say anything, for they themselves report what kind of reception we had from you: how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead—Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath. 1 THESSALONIANS 1:8–10, CSB
Lord, Paul gives thanks for those in the Church who turned from idols to serve You, the true and living God. This is exactly what ______________________needs to do. Though he/she would likely not admit he/she is serving idols, that’s exactly what’s happening. Money. Power. Possessions. Fame. Anything other than You! Cause ____________________________ to see these things for what they are— frail and flimsy sources of hope and ultimately not worthy of worship. I pray for a time when I will be able to look back on ________________________’s life and testify that he/she turned from idols to trust in You—the only true God.
Dear friends, don’t overlook this one fact: With the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day. The Lord does not delay his promise, as some understand delay, but is patient with you, not wanting any to perish but all to come to repentance. 2 PETER 3:8–9, CSB
Father, thank You for being patient with _______________________ . I know every day You extend his/her life is testimony to Your longsuffering and desire for all people to know
and personally experience the hope that comes through faith in Jesus Christ. I also understand You could return at any moment and, when You do, it will be too late for
those who have never repented of their sins and trusted You. I pray this reality will create a sense of urgency in my life and cause me to share with boldness. I ask that Your kindness will lead _______________________________ to repent of his/her sins and experience life with You now and forever.
And they sang a new song: You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slaughtered, and you purchased people for God by your blood from every tribe and language and people and nation. REVELATION 5:9, CSB
God, You are worthy of the worship of all people. You created all things for Your glory and made every person who has ever lived to proclaim Your excellence. This is true of ________________________ , as well. When I read John’s picture of the worship of every tribe, tongue and nation in heaven, I picture _____________________________ among that group. Save him/her, so he/she would join in the chorus of those who praise You as worthy. As I seek to share with ____________________________ , burden my heart for all people around the world who do not know You. Save _____________________ , and use him/her to declare Your glory among the nations as well.
Then I heard a loud voice from the throne: Look, God’s dwelling is with humanity, and he will live with them. They will be his peoples, and God himself will be with them and will be their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; grief, crying, and pain will be no more, because the previous things have passed away. Then the one seated on the throne said, “Look, I am making everything new.” He also said, “Write, because these words are faithful and true.” Then he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will freely give to the thirsty from the spring of the water of life. REVELATION 21:3–6, CSB
Lord, I long for the day when You will make all things new. This world is broken, and I know You will come and recreate all things. I know You have set a day when
Christ will return and do just that. I ask You to save ____________________________before that great day. Make him/her thirsty for the water of life You freely give. Use the
witness of Your people to point him/her to salvation through Jesus Christ. I know You are the Beginning and the End—the only hope for salvation for all people. So, I ask You to give ________________________________ new life in Christ.