4 x 40 Day 40

And Jesus came and spoke to them,
saying, “All authority has been given to
Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore
and make disciples of all the nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father
and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”
MATTHEW 28:18–19

Father, you are good. You love all of your people with a love I’ll never fully understand. You care for each child in each nation and know every heart.

Give me the desire to spread your word. I so often keep it quiet. Let it begin to burn in me in a way that I can do nothing but tell others of your love and glory.

Be with my friends who are missionaries and working in other countries to share the good news of the gospel. Let them be encouraged and built up today.

Thank you for your love and for calling me to be a part of sharing it with the world.

In Jesus’ name, amen.

4 x 40 Day 39

Then Peter said, “Silver and gold
I do not have, but what I do have I
give you: In the name of Jesus Christ
of Nazareth, rise up and walk.”
ACTS 3:6

Heavenly Father, your kindness has no limits and your mercy is abundant, overflowing in my life. You are not stingy with your grace and sympathy.

Some days I feel like I don’t even have the strength to stand. Would you pick me up and give me the power to make it through those times?

Please help my friends, who are also struggling. When their hearts are heavy and their hands are weary, lift them up through your good name.

Thank you that the name of Jesus has the power to make the lame walk and to give sight to the blind. And it has the power to help me through every trial I face.

In the name of Jesus, all powerful and all compassionate, amen.

4 x 40 Day 38

They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst
anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor
any heat; for the Lamb who is in the midst
of the throne will shepherd them and lead
them to living fountains of waters. And God
will wipe away every tear from their eyes.

Dear God, only you take away pain and suffering. You lift our burdens and bring comfort in your perfect timing.

Keep my eyes heavenward. When my thoughts stray to worry about the future or regret the past, lift my eyes up so that I will focus on the ultimate goal.

Bring freedom to my friends, who are living in and regretting their pasts. Give them the strength to let go and remind them that you will wipe every tear from their eyes.

Thank you for sending your Son to us and quenching all of our thirsts. And thank you for fulfilling all of your promises.

In the name of the Living Water, amen.

4 x 40 Day 37

Therefore God also has highly exalted Him
and given Him the name which is above
every name, that at the name of Jesus every
knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of
those on earth, and of those under the earth.

Father, your name is above all other names. You deserve my worship and my praise. Help me to remember that the same power
that conquered the grave also lives in me. So often I take for granted what Christ did for me.

Teach me the truths of Jesus as if I am hearing them for the first time. Please help my friends and family to see that your way is righteous and true.

Thank you, God, that you give us what we need when we need it.

In Christ’s name, amen.

4 x 40 Day 36

God, who at various times and in various
ways spoke in time past to the fathers
by the prophets, has in these last days
spoken to us by His Son, whom He has
appointed heir of all things, through
whom also He made the worlds.

My God, you are the one who spoke and still speaks. You are the one who came and still comes.

Give me a discerning heart toward the Holy Spirit. Teach me to hear. Teach me to be still and silent to know when you are talking. Give me silence today.

Point my friends and family in the direction of your truth. As they are trying to decide which way to go, give them the strength to choose your way above their own.

Thank you for the hope we have in you and that we have eternity to look forward to.

In the name of the Son, who is heir to all
things, amen.

4 x 40 Day 35

The centurion answered and said, “Lord, I
am not worthy that You should come under
my roof. But only speak a word, and my
servant will be healed.” . . . Then Jesus said
to the centurion, “Go your way; and as you
have believed, so let it be done for you.” And
his servant was healed that same hour.
MATTHEW 8:8,13

Good father, death is no match for you, nor sickness, nor pain. You are mightier than it all, able to abolish all suffering.

Remind me of your promises today. May I walk in them and not the promises of man. When others let me down, allow me to see your face and be comforted.

For my family, I pray you would bless them today, more than they can even ask for themselves. Surprise them at every corner and build up their faith.

Thank you that you gave us Jesus through whom all power is given. Thank you that when we ask, you hear our cries.

It’s in his name that I always pray, amen.