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When Holy God draws near in true revival,
people come under terrible conviction of sin. The outstanding feature of
spiritual awakening has been the profound consciousness of the Presence and
holiness of God. – Henry Blackaby
Investing time in prayer is a HUGE blessing to the Lord, to you,
and those you pray for. Here is an idea
on how to invest 30 minutes in prayer. This is borrowed from a post by Pastor
Bill Elliff. His suggestions are
especially useful in light of the COVID-19 virus.
5 MINUTES: pause and look up to God; read one of the
Psalms; step into the Lord's presence in prayer. Calm your heart in His
presence. Walk into the throne room and shut the door behind you and "pray
to your Father."
5 MINUTES: Look up at God and thank Him for who He is ... His
nature and character. Think of everything He has done for you, and give Him
5 MINUTES: Ask God if there is anything in your heart or life that
is not right, that is displeasing to Him. Confess that to Him and ask for His
5 MINUTES: pray for every one you know who has needs; pray for
your needs and each of your family members needs; pray for your "daily
5 MINUTES: pray for all those who are making decisions in this
time: for all governmental leaders (by name) and health professionals in this
dangerous, difficult time. Pray for church leaders who are making important
daily decisions in how to care for their people. Pray for nursing home workers.
Pray for business leaders who are making tough decisions.
5 MINUTES: Pray for a nationwide revival and spiritual awakening.
We have had 4 nationwide spiritual awakenings that brought a dramatic course
correction to our entire nation. Many of them came on the heels of nationwide
calamities that brought us to our knees. Pray that this season would cause
millions to turn to Him!
Now, it's time to pray!
Have your Bible and a pen ready.
Be ready to mark verses in your Bible as you pray today.
As you approach God – use today’s
prayer lesson or another outline of your choice to spend some time to adore
Him, praise Him, and tell Him things that you are thankful for. Remember – this is a conversation between two
persons who love each other! It may be
several minutes before you move to the next section. Follow the Holy Spirit’s lead.
Today is called
Good Friday by Christians all over the world.
How could the day we attribute to the crucifixion of Jesus be good? The folks who crucified Jesus were certainly
not doing good! But, the results of Jesus’
crucifixion are indeed good!
There is a cell
phone app called, “Easter Now” that gives a timeline of the entire passion
week. Here are their time entries for Good Friday. As you read it over, would you thank Jesus
for what He went through for you on Good Friday? Pray for Him to surface current sin in your
life that needs to be dealt with. Pray
for personal revival! Pray from a
thankful heart for what He endured for you on that Friday. Pray as the Holy Spirit leads you.
12:00 a.m. Friday
– Jesus is experiencing serious anxiety while praying in the Garden of
Gethsemane, even sweating blood. In Matthew 26:42 we read, "He went away a second time and prayed, “My Father, if it is not possible for this cup
to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done.” Stop and talk to the Lord about this.
1:00 a.m. Friday – Judas Iscariot comes to
the garden with a contingent of temple guards to arrest Jesus. Matthew 26:47-50 “47 While he was still
speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, arrived. With him was a large crowd armed
with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests and the elders of the
people. 48 Now the betrayer had arranged
a signal with them: “The one I kiss is the man; arrest him.” 49 Going at once to Jesus, Judas said, “Greetings,
Rabbi!” and kissed him.50Jesus replied, “Do what you came for, friend.” Then the men stepped forward, seized Jesus and arrested him” Stop and talk to the Lord
2:00 a.m. Friday – Jesus has been mistreated and rejected by the Jewish
leadership and endured three ‘trials in darkness.’ He has been convicted of blasphemy and
sentenced to die. The Jewish leaders
lack the authority to execute anyone, and “blasphemy” is not a capital offense
to the Romans. At first light, they take
Jesus to Pilate, change the charge from blasphemy to treason, a capital offence
under Roman law, and request execution. Jesus
will soon begin the next three trials, the ‘Gentile trials’: before Pilate,
then Herod, then back to Pilate. Stop and talk to the Lord
8:00 a.m. Friday – Pilate tries to avoid giving in to the mob whipped up by the
Jewish leaders. The Romans soldiers mock Jesus with a crown of thorns. Pilate gives the crowd the chance to pardon Jesus,
but the crowd chooses the criminal Barabbas for release instead. Ironically, ‘Barabbas” means, ‘Son of the
Father.’ Jesus will be crucified, and He will carry His own cross beam to the place
of execution outside the city: Golgotha.
Stop and talk to
the Lord about this.
9:00 a.m. Friday – Mark 15:25 “It was nine in the
morning when they crucified him.” He was crucified between two criminals. He who had NO sin became sin for us. Stop and talk to the Lord about this.
10:00 a.m. Friday – The people hurl
insults at Him. Stop and talk to the Lord about this.
NOON Friday – Mark 15:33
“At noon, darkness came over
the whole land until three in the afternoon.” Stop and talk to the Lord
3:00 p.m. Friday -- Mark
15:34 “And at three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”). Mark 15:37 “With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last.” Stop and talk to the Lord about
3:30 p.m. Friday – His body is removed Stop and talk to the Lord about this.
5:00 p.m. Friday – The body is buried and the tomb
is sealed. Good Friday is completed by 6:00 p.m. Stop and talk to the Lord about
Now pray for
Spiritual Awakening for the lost - that folks in Jacksonville will come to know
the Lord. Pray for lost people by name.
At the end of your prayer time, please pray for the NEXT person praying - see Time Order List
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