21 DAYS OF PRAYER

A COMPANION TO THE "A BETTER STORY" MESSAGE SERIES

DAY SIX

PRAY THAT PRAYER CAN BE ENOUGH

In our results oriented culture we often feel that if we aren’t busy we aren’t getting anything done. That thinking can easily contaminate our Christianity. Certainly we don’t want to use prayer as an excuse not to obey God in other ways, but far be it from us to think that our human wisdom and strength can get more done than God can. Praying is doing.

From our greatest example, Jesus: “Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift each of you like wheat. But I have pleaded in prayer for you, Simon, that your faith should not fail. So when you have repented and turned to me again, strengthen your brothers” (Luke 22:31-32 NLT).

Imagine all the different things that Jesus could have done for Peter. The best thing was to pray.

PRAYER

Lord, you hold us all in your hands. You are the Almighty, the King of all kings, the Lord of lords. We praise your holy name. We repent of the kind of thinking that makes our works and our teaching and our moving more important than yours. Unless you build the house, Lord, we labor in vain. We can plant and water, but you make things grow! We ask for you to move. We ask for you to send workers. We ask for you to open doors and open hearts for the gospel.