Day 8

Scripture Focus:
This, then, is how you should pray:
“‘Our Father in heaven,
 hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
 your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.’”
Matthew 6:9-13

Prayer Focus: Our Father in heaven,
 hallowed be your name,
Worship: recognizing & responding appropriately to the greatness of God. [Ecc. 5:2]

Personal: To move our hearts to worship, will you engage in an ongoing conversation with God simply thanking Him for who He is and what He has done for you. You might want to start with that which we often take for granted [e.i. air to breath, roof over your head; food to eat] and work through every area of life.

Communal: We long to be more than a church that has “great worship music” but a community of passionate worshippers. Pray for our Sunday services that they would be a celebration of what we [the church] are living throughout the week. And finally pray that there would be a growing anticipation and excitement each time we gather together to worship.

More from 21 Days of Prayer

What would happen if, for a period of time, you really focused on your relationship with God? What would happen if an entire community took time to really focus on their relationship with God? Every great movement of God first begins with a person who has been deeply moved by God. At Awakening we long to see a fresh and powerful movement of God take place in and through our church. That’s why we are taking 21 Days to reorient our lives to God and His purposes in our lives. 21 Days to pray and fast as a church. In Hebrew, fasting means to humble the soul. Fasting is the act of humbling one’s soul before God by abstaining from something for spiritual purposes. So, as a church, we are inviting you to fast with us from Media (TV, Movies, Social Media, Gaming, etc.) so that we might hear from God and cultivate a deeper hunger for Him. As we fast and pray together (from August 23rd – September 13th), I wonder what God might have in store for you, for us, and for our city?