Week 2 - Corporate Renewal NLFC (March 27 - April 2, 2022)
We continue our Week 2 corporate fast with a focus on Corporate Renewal for New Life Family Church. Your love offering this week is for missions in Albania. We ask that you give what the Holy Spirit guides you to give to Missions in Albania. Pray for NLFC so that we can continue our Corporate Renewal and help many other missions.
Day 10, March 29, 2022 - "Alert and prayerful"
But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.” (Luke 21:36 )
Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming. (1 Peter 1:13)
How can I be prepared to stand before Jesus?
In the end of his discourse on the future in Luke 21, Jesus provides a crucial element of any answer to the question of how we live in light of the future. Here it is: Keep Alert...Praying!
The act of staying alert is connected to the act of continuing in prayer.
The Apostle Paul connects alertness to prayer in Ephesians 6:18: “Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.”
Prayer is not something peripheral to the Christian life. It is not something that should get the leftovers of our time and attention. Rather, it deserves the best we can offer. We ought to pray when our minds are sharp.
Moreover, when we pray, we should be aware of what’s going on around us. We must be attentive to the deeper currents of our culture and especially to what God is doing in our world. When we see clearly the challenges we face, we will indeed keep alert in praying for strength to be faithful in all things to Jesus.
What helps you to be alert when you pray? What keeps you from praying with such attentiveness? How might you put into practice today what Jesus commends in Luke 21:36?
Share Your Breakthroughs!
We are anticipating that the Lord will move in our lives in mighty ways!
Throughout the fast, we invite you to share how the Lord is speaking to you or the breakthroughs you are experiencing. Share your experiences in the comment section below.