Wednesday, November 12, 2008

48 hours of prayer & fasting [+] Wednesday E-Devotion

You may think that today's devotion is bland or doesn't apply to you.  Wait a minute.  It does apply.  Why?  Because we need God, and the best way for us to communicate with God and to spend time with him.  That is sweet time.

This weekend The Community Fellowship is asking our people and you to join us in this: 48 Hours of Prayer & Fasting.  Just one hour praying, prayer walking (or driving), reading scripture, writing a card or letter with a prayer or anything like that.  Would you join us in time?  The fasting is not necessarily from food.  You can fast from anything that keeps you from focusing on God, and then use the urge for whatever that is to remind you to spend time with God and to pray.

We need to pray (notice the requests at the end of each day's devotion).  Here are some verses that I claim in prayer:

Matthew 11:28 (nlt) --- Then Jesus said, "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.

Colossians 4:2 (nlt) --- Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.

2 Chronicles 6:14 (nlt) --- He prayed,"O Lord, God of Israel, there is no God like you in all of heaven and earth. You keep your covenant and show unfailing love to all who walk before you in wholehearted devotion.

2 Chronicles 7:14 (nlt) --- Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.

Will you join me and The Community family in this extended and concentrated time of prayer?  We believe that God honors prayers, and the reason we believe this is because we have seen Him work recently through prayer.  He will do it again!!!

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