40 Days of Prayer – Prayer Focus: Thanksgiving / Praise

The Journey Begins


I am thankful that some are praying along with me.    I am delighted that we are sharing this time together.   These 40 Days of Prayer will empower us with God’s presence, so that we will start off the New Year strong with power and purpose. 

Greetings Beloveds,

As we approach the final days of 2018, I sit journaling, reflecting on all that God allowed me to experience this year.  The year 2018 taught me to endure the vicissitudes of life.  I cried some – I laughed some.  I experienced triumphs and failures.   I rejoiced over births and grieved over the loss of dear loved ones. 

I danced upon mountain tops and I wept in valleys of despair.  I walked on my high places and prayed my way through dales of desolation.  I learned to cherish special moments and to forget moments that I would rather not remember.    I grew from my failures.  I gave myself to painful pruning and I celebrated abundant harvests. The year 2018 brought the best of times and the worst of times.

At the close of every year, I take the time to BE STILL and process what God has done and what He is speaking to me concerning the coming New Year.    I delight in spending time in the presence of God and it is my passion to inspire others to do the same. 

I am thankful that some are praying along with me.    I am delighted that we are sharing this time together.   These 40 Days of Prayer will empower us with God’s presence, so that we will start off the New Year strong with power and purpose

I believe that 2019 is going to be a GREAT year for the children of God.  As we prepare to cross over into this coming New Year, we do so with HOPE!  Hope that God will carry us, sustain us, provide for us, bless us, heal us, keep us, and guide us all the days of our lives.

Scripture Meditations: 

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1 Chronicles 16:34

2 Corinthians 4:15

1 Thessalonians 5:18

Colossians 3:15

Let’s Pray

Father, thank You for allowing us to make it to the close of one more year.  We thank You and we Praise You!   The year 2018 has been a year of transitions.  We’ve cried some.  We have laughed some.  We have experienced triumphs and failures.  We have rejoiced over births and grieved over the loss of dear loved ones.  2018 brought the best of times and the worst of times. 

Father, we cannot last a moment without Your presence.  As we prepare to cross over into this coming New Year, we do so with HOPE!  Hope that You will carry us, sustain us, provide for us, bless us, heal us, keep us, and guide us all the days of our lives. Father, we pray that 2019 will bring fruitfulness and increase as we look to You in all things!  In Yeshua’s (Jesus’) name!  Amen. 

Assignment:

Let’s remain in worship!  Let’s remain in God’s presence.  We are accomplishing a great work through prayer.  REMAIN FOCUSED.  Passionately pursue the presence of God.  God be glorified!

Worship Experience: “So Will I” Hillsong United

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