21 Days of Prayer: Day 6 – Grace

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For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. Ephesians 2:8-9 (NKJV)

In this verse, a profound truth is being declared. It says we are saved by grace through faith, not one or the other. Think of it this way-grace is what God does; faith is what we do. It takes both working together to receive salvation.
God’s grace has provided not only for salvation but also for every need of your life. That provision is not based on whether you are reading the Bible enough, praying enough, or going to church enough. Before you ever had a financial need, God created the provision. Before you were sick, God, through grace, provided your healing (1 Pet. 2:24). Before you ever became discouraged, God blessed you with all spiritual blessings (Eph. 1:3). That’s grace.
God anticipated every need you could ever have and has met those needs through Jesus before you existed. All The Lord is asking in return is for us to, with our life, purpose to daily honor and appreciate (faith) the finished works of Jesus Christ (grace).

Thought for the Day:

Grace is what God does; faith is what we do. It takes both working together to receive salvation.

Connect & Reflect:
  • What specific word or phrase from Ephesians 2:8-9 stood out or spoke to you today?
  • Are there areas in your life that are going well that you tried to take credit for?
  • How can you daily show honor and appreciation to the finished works of Jesus Christ?
Scripture References: John 1:14-17; Romans 1:16-17; Titus 2:11

Prayer:


Father, I thank you that I have been saved by your grace – through faith. This is not my doing, but it is a gift from you. I know my eternal future is secure because all You have done for me through Jesus. You have made me yours forever. Before I ever had a need, you already provided it for me. Today, by faith, I lay hold to all of your promises.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Conclude with Silence (2 minutes)

SATURDAY PRAYER FOCUS

Current Vision of the Church

Write the vision And make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry.
Habakkuk 2:2-3 (NKJV)

 

Today’s Suggested Prayer Points:

  • Connect People to God – Weekend Services
    • Pray for the lost to be saved
  • Connect People to Family – Small Groups
    • Pray for Leaders and Groups
  • Connect People to Purpose
    • Pray for people to take their Next Steps
  • Connect People to the Community
    • Pray for all who serve others
    • The City of Powder Springs
    • Continued favor with city and county officials in Powder Springs and Cobb County
    • All finances to rebuild 4331 Brownsville Rd.
    • Rebuild will be complete by August 2018
    • Excellent grand opening weekend
    • Purchase land and strip mall next to the property debt-free
    • All community serve projects for 2018
    • Very impactful 40 Days of Community in the Fall

LINKED UP KIDS PRAYER TARGETS: Day 6

We are using daily prayer targets as a way to encourage our families to pray for their children each day during 21 Days of Prayer:
Nevertheless He saved them for His name’s sake, That He might make His mighty power known.
Psalms 106:8 (NKJV)
  • Grace – Father, may my child come to know who You are and experience your grace all of the days of their life. I thank you that they walk in the gift of no condemnation. In the Name of Jesus, Amen!
Author: Linked Up Church Media

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