Day One

Yesterday I shared my heart (click here to read) and invited you to commit to 30 days of praying and seeking God’s face.  I wanted to share what was on my heart today and who I am praying for on day one.

Today I am thinking about all of the people who have lost their jobs or are facing the reality of not knowing how much longer they are going to have a job.  Will you join me in praying for them?

Dear Heavenly Father,  I come to you in prayer today for all of the people who have lost their jobs as a result of this virus.  I know that I’ve seen more and more posts on social media from people sharing that they were furloughed or laid off and it breaks my heart at the thought of what they are going through.  With no end in sight, I’m sure it makes it even harder.  But Jesus, you tell us that you are our great provider.  And at times like this it’s so easy to doubt and wonder where you are in all of this.  It can seem like such an impossible situation and one we do not have the answers to.  But we must trust in who you are and to know who you are we must stay close to you.  So today I pray that they will stay close to you.  That you will comfort them and guide them every step of the way.  Lord I pray for supernatural provision for them.  I pray that their needs will be met and that they will see you in a way that they’ve never seen you before.  Jesus in your name I pray that you will bless them and keep them.  That you will shine your face upon them and be gracious to them.  I pray that you will turn your face toward them and give them peace.  And that the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard their hearts and their minds in Christ Jesus.  It’s in your name we pray, Amen.

Today I am reading Philippians 4.  I encourage you to read it with me and meditate on it as the day goes by.  What verses spoke to you the most today?  What did you learn about God and what are you declaring over your life today?

“I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.  I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”

Philippians 4:10-13

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