Daily Archives: October 1, 2018

OCTOBER 1 “I WILL ARISE AND GO”

I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned.

Luke 15:18

When Jesus told the story of the Prodigal Son, He was giving our lost society a graphic picture of more than a willful son or a backslidden man.

Years ago I spent time alone with God in prayer and supplication, asking the Spirit of God to aid me in the comprehension of the parable of the Prodigal Son. I have relied upon the understanding which I believe God gave me.

I believe the Prodigal Son is God’s clear-cut picture to us of the entire human race that went out to the pigsty in Adam—and came back to the Father in Christ!

The most telling part of the parable is the fact that the errant son “came to himself”—and that speaks to us of the reality and necessity of repentance. He could repent and turn and seek forgiveness because he knew that his Father had not changed. He knew the character of his Father. Except for that knowledge, he could never have said: “I will arise and go to my Father!”

Brethren, all of us who have come back to God by faith in our Lord Jesus Christ have found, as did the prodigal, that the Father in heaven has not changed at all!

I praise You, Lord, that nothing about You has changed. And nothing that has happened in this world has caught You by surprise. You are our faithful, loving and just Father.[1]


[1] Tozer, A. W. (2015). Mornings with tozer: daily devotional readings. Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers.

OCTOBER 1 IN CASE GOD FAILS

Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

—Deuteronomy 31:6

To many Christians Christ is little more than an idea, or at best an ideal; He is not a fact. Millions of professed believers talk as if He were real and act as if He were not. And always our actual position is to be discovered by the way we act, not by the way we talk….

Many of us Christians have become extremely skillful in arranging our lives so as to admit the truth of Christianity without being embarrassed by its implications. We fix things so that we can get on well enough without divine aid, while at the same time ostensibly seeking it. We boast in the Lord but watch carefully that we never get caught depending on Him. “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it” (Jeremiah 17:9)?

Pseudo-faith always arranges a way out to serve in case God fails it. Real faith knows only one way and gladly allows itself to be stripped of any second ways or makeshift substitutes. For true faith, it is either God or total collapse. And not since Adam first stood up on the earth has God failed a single man or woman who trusted Him. PON012-013

Thank You, Father, that my faith rests in an unfailing God. Help me remember that I don’t need a backup plan, “just in case.” I rest in Your faithfulness today. Amen. [1]


[1] Tozer, A. W., & Eggert, R. (2015). Tozer on the almighty god: a 365-day devotional. Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers.

October 1 Daily Help

WHat is your desire this day? Is it set upon heavenly things? Do you desire liberty in close communion with God? Do you aspire to know the heights, and depths, and lengths, and breadths? Then you must draw near to Jesus; you must get a clear sight of him in his preciousness and completeness. He who understands Christ, receives an anointing from the Holy One, by which he knows all things. Are you saying, “O that he would dwell in my bosom?” “Would that he would make my heart his dwelling-place forever?” Open the door, beloved, and he will come into your souls. He has long been knocking, and he will sup with you, and you with him.[1]


[1] Spurgeon, C. H. (1892). Daily Help (p. 278). Baltimore: R. H. Woodward & Company.

October 1, 2018 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

REUTERS

President Donald Trump hailed Canada on Monday after the two countries forged a last-minute deal to salvage their trilateral NAFTA accord with Mexico, marking a key victory in the U.S. leader’s effort to shake up global trade.

Democratic U.S. senators expressed concern on Sunday over reports the White House was working with Republicans to narrow the scope of an FBI investigation into sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

California will require publicly listed companies with headquarters in the state to have at least one woman on their boards of directors by end of 2019, under a bill signed into law on Sunday.

Indonesia scrambled on Monday to get help into quake-hit Sulawesi Island as survivors streamed away from their ruined homes and accounts of devastation filtered out of remote areas, including the death of 34 children at a Christian camp.

Islamabad has cut the size of the biggest Chinese “Silk Road” project in Pakistan by $2 billion, Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed said on Monday, citing government concerns about the country’s debt levels.

The United States, Sweden and Italy have filed bids to supply Bulgaria with eight fighter jets aimed at replacing its ageing Soviet-designed MiG-29s, in a tender estimated at $1 billion.

Electric cars are poised to arrive en masse in European showrooms after years of hyped concept-car launches and billions in investment by automakers and suppliers.

American James Allison and Japanese Tasuku Honjo won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine on Monday for game-changing discoveries about how to harness and manipulate the immune system to fight cancer.

AP Top Stories

North Korea’s foreign minister on Saturday told the United Nations there was “no way” that his country would disarm first as long as the United States continued to push for tough enforcement of sanctions against Pyongyang.

Some of the largest known mosquitoes in the world (three times larger than regular mosquitos) are creating a buzz across parts of North Carolina, and residents have Hurricane Florence to thank for it.

Special courts in Iran set up to deal with financial crimes have sentenced three suspects to death over corruption, the official IRNA news agency reported Sunday.

Syria’s top diplomat told the world Saturday that his country’s “battle against terrorism is almost over” after more than seven years of civil war, as an envoy from another of the planet’s most troubled spots – North Korea – prepared to address the U.N. General Assembly.

Cameroon’s president says Boko Haram has been defeated in the country, the first such announcement since he declared war on the extremist group four years ago.

German police have arrested seven men on suspicion of forming a “far-right terrorist organization” in the eastern city of Chemnitz and planning to carry out attacks against foreigners and political enemies, officials said Monday.

The United States announced on Friday it will effectively close its consulate in the Iraqi city of Basra and relocate diplomatic personnel assigned there following increasing threats from Iran and Iran-backed militia, including rocket fire.

South Korea’s Defense Ministry says it believes North Korea has begun removing land mines from two sites at the rivals’ heavily fortified border.

More than 400 people were confirmed killed, many swept away as tsunami waves triggered by a massive earthquake crashed into the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, and authorities expected the toll to rise sharply on Sunday as news arrives from remote areas.

Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard said Monday that it launched ballistic missiles into eastern Syria, targeting militants the force blames for a recent attack on a military parade.

BBC

The US military has suffered the first crash in its hugely expensive F-35 fighter jet program. An F-35B jet came down in South Carolina, the Marine Corps said. The pilot managed to safely eject and there were no injuries.

Facebook says almost 50 million of its users were left exposed by a security flaw. The company said attackers were able to exploit a vulnerability in a feature known as “View As” to gain control of people’s accounts. The breach was discovered on Tuesday. Users that had potentially been affected were prompted to re-log-in on Friday.

Police in Zambia arrested two Chinese nationals over the weekend over allegations that they were giving illegal military training to members of a local security firm.

At a workshop organized by Cern, Prof Alessandro Strumia of Pisa University said that “physics was invented and built by men, it’s not by invitation”. He said male scientists were being discriminated against because of ideology rather than merit.

WND

Most people under 21 won’t be able to buy guns in California starting next year under a law Gov. Jerry Brown announced signing Friday. It will prevent people under 21 from buying rifles and other types of guns. State law already bans people under 21 from buying handguns.

Back after a hiatus of 15 years, “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” is now the “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” – leaving nothing to the imagination in a show targeted for teen girls. It’s dark, Satanic, with plenty of blood and gore, maggots and Baphomet – just in case parents didn’t have enough to worry about.

Sydney’s iconic St Mary’s Cathedral in Hyde Park is revolutionizing how its congregation can donate money. It launched a trial of a specially designed tap-and-go card payment machine during its weekend services. The collection plate allows churchgoers to donate a minimum of $10, or multiple $10 donations, via card, as well as make cash payments.


News – 10/1/2018

CIVIL WAR ALERT: Leftists openly plot mass executions of conservatives as Democrats release home addresses of Republican Senators
As Leftists continue to lose political power in America due to elections (President Trump) and Supreme Court nominations (Brett Kavanaugh), their activists are becoming more militant and extremist. Now, we’ve learned that left-wing groups are openly discussing mass executions and planned murders of prominent conservatives, and they’re using Twitter to carry out the attacks.

Bizarre Particles Keep Flying Out of Antarctica’s Ice, and They Might Shatter Modern Physics
Cosmic rays emanating from the south polar ice cap could lead to new physics. There’s something mysterious coming up from the frozen ground in Antarctica, and it could break physics as we know it. Physicists don’t know what it is exactly. But they do know it’s some sort of cosmic ray—a high-energy particle that’s blasted its way through space, into the Earth, and back out again…scientists began to wonder whether these mysterious beams are made of particles never seen before.

Mitchell says she would not bring criminal charges against Kavanaugh in memo
Rachel Mitchell, the sex-crimes prosecutor who questioned Dr. Christine Blasey Ford last week, wrote in a memo released late Sunday that there were inconsistencies in Ford’s testimony and that– given the information at hand– she would not bring criminal charges against Judge Brett Kavanaugh. She identified Ford’s case as an example of “he said, she said,” and said her case is “even weaker than that.”

As Chinese influence grows, Japanese warship visits Sri Lanka
Japan’s largest warship, the Kaga helicopter carrier, sailed into Sri Lanka’s Colombo harbor this weekend, marking Tokyo’s highest profile salvo in a diplomatic battle with China for influence along the region’s vital commercial sea lanes.

Saudi Arabia embraces yoga
Instructor spearheads efforts to normalize yoga in Saudi Arabia. ‘Five years ago, this would have been impossible.’ In a sparse, wood-floored studio, Saudi women squat, lunge and do headstands. Even a year ago, teaching these yoga postures could have rendered them outlaws in the Islamic kingdom.

North Korea, South Korea begin removing landmines along fortified border
Troops from North and South Korea began removing some landmines along their heavily fortified border on Monday, the South’s defense ministry said, as part of a pact to reduce tension and build trust on the divided peninsula.

Powerful typhoon kills two, snarls transport for thousands in Japan
Typhoon Trami made landfall in western Japan on Sunday evening and threatened heavy rains, strong winds and landslides on the northern-most main island of Hokkaido, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The island was hit by a deadly earthquake last month.

Strange Mist Covers Temple Mount
On the sixth day of Sukkot, a group of Jews praying on the Mount of Olives witnessed a strange mist rising up out of the ground on the Temple Mount, enshrouding the holy site and obscuring the base of the Dome of the Rock. The mist remained for approximately half an hour, remaining close to the ground and confined to the Temple Mount Compound.

For First Time Since Second Temple: Golden Vessel Used In Libation Ceremony
On Thursday, a bit of the former glory of the Temple was witnessed by three hundred people who took part in the full-dress reenactment of the Sukkot water-libation ceremony. The Kohanim wore vestments that were made according to Biblical standards for use in the Temple and several played long silver trumpets that had been prepared by the Temple Institute for use in the Third Temple. One Kohen carried a silver vessel used for the libation while the High Priest carried a spectacular gold vessel prepared this year for this year’s service.

Thousands Feared Dead in Indonesian Tsunami
A 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia on Friday morning generating a six-meter tall tsunami that swept through the region. The death toll is currently at 832 but is expected to rise sharply as more reports come in. 821 of the deaths reported occurred in the city of Palu. “The death toll is believed to be still increasing since many bodies were still under the wreckage, while many have not been reached,” said agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho. He said a mass burial would be held Sunday for health reasons.

Iran fires ballistic missiles at Syria as revenge for Ahvaz attack
The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) fired six ballistic missiles “east of the Euphrates” in Syria to retaliate for an attack on the IRGC in Ahvaz on September 22. The attack shows Iran’s reach throughout the region and that Iran is willing to strike wherever it pleases and knows that air defense systems in Iraq and those by the Coalition in eastern Syria will not interdict it.

How seriously should Israel take Syria’s Golan Heights threat?
Syria’s Foreign Minister Walid Muallem addressed the UN General Assembly on Saturday with a focus on what the regime intends to do about the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights. He declared that Damascus aims to recapture the territory from Israel after Syrian regime forces have retaken areas opposite the Israeli border during a recent Russian-backed offensive.

Typhoon Trami: Powerful storm hits Japan, killing two
Two people have been killed after a powerful typhoon struck Japan. Typhoon Trami made landfall on Sunday at 20:00 local time (11:00 GMT) near the western city of Osaka, with gusts of up to 216 km/h (134 mph). The storm caused widespread disruption, with many flights and trains cancelled. More than 750,000 homes lost power. At least 120 people were injured.

US and Canada reach new trade deal to replace Nafta
The US and Canada have reached a new trade deal, along with Mexico, to replace the current North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta). The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) gives the US greater access to Canada’s dairy market and allows extra imports of Canadian cars. The deal has 34 chapters and governs more than $1tn (£767bn) in trade.

Will China’s new laser satellite become the ‘Death Star’ for submarines?
China is developing a satellite with a powerful laser for anti-submarine warfare that researchers hope will be able to pinpoint a target as far as 500 metres below the surface. It is the latest addition to the country’s expanding deep-sea surveillance programme, and aside from targeting submarines – most operate at a depth of less than 500 metres – it could also be used to collect data on the world’s oceans.

China cancels security talks with United States
China has canceled a security meeting with U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis that had been planned for October, a senior U.S. official said on Sunday, days after a top Chinese official said there was no reason to panic over tensions between the countries. The official, who is involved in China policy and spoke on condition of anonymity, said it was not clear if or when the meeting would be rescheduled.

Glimpse: How Electronic Tattoos Will Change The World — And Ourselves
t’s the stuff of cyberpunk science fiction — tattoos adorned with flashing lights and sophisticated circuitry. They’ll monitor our vitals, we’re told, and feed us personalized health advice in real time. They’ll wire our biology to the web, and put the internet of things at — on, in — our fingertips. They’ll enhance our five senses, and perhaps even give us new ones.

ICYMI: A California Judge Ruled That The Sanctuary State Law Is Unconstitutional
California gave the Trump White a huge middle finger when they decided to become a sanctuary state. The whole state would be a haven for illegal aliens.

Abbas to UN: No Peace Without Palestinian State With East Jerusalem as Its Capital, Including Holy Sites
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday that there would be no peace without a “an independent Palestinian state, with East Jerusalem as its capital, and not some place in East Jerusalem as its capital, and with all of its holy sites.”

China Forbids Children From Churches as Religious Rights Diminish
Since introducing new religious regulations in February to align “religion with Chinese characteristics,” Chinese President Xi Jinping and his regime continue to tighten their grip on religious rights in the name of unification of the country.

Death toll from massive earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia jumps to 1,203
The death toll from an earthquake and tsunami that devastated part of the island of Sulawesi has risen to 1,203 – with the total number expected to climb higher still.

US Warship Sails Near Disputed Islands Claimed by China
A U.S. Navy destroyer sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Sunday, a U.S. official told Reuters, potentially angering Beijing at a time of tense relations between the two countries.

After Beyoncé Mass, Grace Episcopal Church Holds Climate Change Interfaith ‘Worship Service’ Featuring Giant Tree People
Grace Cathedral of San Francisco held an interfaith worship service last week that was part of the multi-day Global Climate Action Summit. In addition to different religious groups participating in the service, a group of people portraying tall Ent-like creatures were part of the ceremony, including the closing processional.

‘Google manipulates 25% of world’s elections’
Throughout history totalitarianism has been associated with storm troopers, blitzkriegs and superiorfirepower, but a bestselling author and filmmaker says it’s creeping into American culture, subverting privacy rights, instituting censorship, imposing speech codes and threatening free elections – without a government action or a shot being fired.

UK: Over 100,000 Pounds of Onions Destroyed After Illegal Migrants Found in Delivery Lorries
British authorities were forced to destroy over 100,000 pounds of onions which were “contaminated” by illegal migrants discovered hiding in delivery lorries.

You Gave Facebook Your Number For Security. They Used It For Ads
Add “a phone number I never gave Facebook for targeted advertising” to the list of deceptive and invasive ways Facebook makes money off your personal information. Contrary to user expectations and Facebook representatives’ own previous statements, the company has been using contact information that users explicitly provided for security purposes—or that users never provided at all—for targeted advertising.

Merkel Fights For Globalism, Warns Trump Against ‘Destroying’ UN
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday warned U.S. President Donald Trump against “destroying” the United Nations.

China Removes Crosses from Churches, Replaces Jesus with President
A massive crackdown against religion in China is now in full swing as many crosses from Christian churches are removed and replaced with portraits of the country’s President Xi Jinping and former Communist Party leader Mao Zedong.

Mike Adams WARNS conservative Senators, Supreme Court justices: The unhinged left is planning “kill team” home invasions to execute you and your families
The hysterical, deceitful fake news reporting by the left-wing media is driving left-wing activists to violence and bloodshed.

Call To Prayer And Fasting: For Such A Time As This; Calling All Believers In Jesus Christ, To Pray And Fast For The Kavanaugh Family And Appointment
Never before has it been more important than this week to call upon the living God in prayer, personal repentance and fasting for our nation. That God would arise and scatter our enemies that seek our country’s demise and our personal destruction as Christians and followers of our Lord Jesus Christ!

In 3 years, Russian strikes on Syria said to kill 18,000, half of them civilians
More than 18,000 people, nearly half of them civilians, have been killed in Russian air strikes on Syria since Moscow began its game-changing intervention three years ago, a monitor said Sunday.

CIBC, A Huge Canadian Bank, Was Offline All Day, Proving Again The Dangers of a Cashless Society
Yesterday, CIBC reported a “systems issue” that prevented customers from logging in to their accounts online for the entire business day. CIBC, the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, is one of the five biggest banks in Canada. Yesterday just happened to be the day that people receiving welfare, unemployment benefits, social insurance payments (like American social security), Canada Pension payments, and disability payments landed in the accounts of recipients.


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Alleged prophet Mark Taylor says Trump used weather technology to downgrade hurricane Florence

Poll: 48% of white evangelicals would support Kavanaugh even if the allegations against him were true

Former Lutheran pastor charged with child enticement after reported citizen-led sting

China Trying to ‘Rewrite the Bible,’ Force Churches to Sing Communist Anthems


Headlines – 10/1/2018

Hamas says Abbas is pushing Israel to launch a new war in Gaza

Explosives hurled at Israeli soldiers in late-night Gaza clashes

UN envoy to Mideast: ‘Gaza has not been forgotten’

Iranian FM: Holocaust no excuse for Israel’s ‘apartheid policy in Palestine’

Zarif: Holocaust doesn’t justify taking Palestinian lands

Norway mediating between Israel, Hamas for return of soldiers’ bodies

Palestinians, Arab Israelis begin general protest strike over nation-state law

Netanyahu At Odds With Trump Over Two-State Solution

Iran fires missiles at Islamic State militants in Syria to retaliate for military parade attack

In 3 years, Russian strikes on Syria said to kill 18,000, half of them civilians

Syrian rebels reject Russia presence in planned demilitarized zone

Kurds in Iraq hold critical election amid competing visions of the autonomous region

Kurdish PUK party says it will not recognize poll result

Murders of trailblazing Iraqi women spark conspiracy fears

UK’s Johnson brands Theresa May’s Brexit plan ‘deranged’

Trump, at UN General Assembly, signs major trade deal with South Korea, reveals possible Kim Jong Un meeting ‘soon’

U.S. and Canada Reach Trade Deal to Keep Nafta Trilateral

Arch of Baal Erected in DC the Day Before Brett Kavanaugh Testified to Congress

Trump: Democrats trying to take power ‘by any means necessary’

Sen. Hirono doesn’t answer when asked whether Dems leaked Christine Ford’s letter on Kavanaugh

Cotton says Feinstein will be investigated over leaked letter by Kavanaugh accuser

GOP senators demand probe of Feinstein’s office after Kavanaugh accusations

Graham rips Dems on Kavanaugh, says he’ll ‘get to the bottom of’ FBI probe

House could investigate Kavanaugh if he’s confirmed, Nadler says

Scope of FBI’s Kavanaugh Probe Reignites Tensions

Comey blasts Kavanaugh probe deadline, says FBI shouldn’t have ‘shot clock’

3rd Kavanaugh Accuser Was Sued for Sexual Harassment

Yale classmate says Kavanaugh misled Congress on his drinking habits

Jeff Flake: ‘Not a chance’ I would have suggested FBI investigation into Kavanaugh if seeking re-election

Kavanaugh sounded like he was ‘wrongly accused’ at hearing, Flake says

Trump HUD Secretary Ben Carson claims Kavanaugh allegations are part of a centuries old socialist plot

Clarence Thomas: The Case To Impeach Supreme Court Justice Over His Alleged Sexual Misconduct

Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway: ‘I’m a victim of sexual assault’

Newt Gingrich: Blue wave of liberal cash from California and New York flooding Georgia governor’s race

What Oil at $100 a Barrel Would Mean for the Global Economy

Indonesia Tsunami Toll Climbs Above 800. ‘It Is Very Bad.’

Apocalyptic scenes in Indonesia after earthquake and tsunami hit Sulawesi

Scientists Surprised by Power of Indonesia Tsunami

Indonesians Loot Markets After Tsunami Creates Shortage Of Food, Water

Indonesia seeks global help after quake-tsunami, mass prison breaks confirmed

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits the Indian Ocean Triple Junction

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits the Southwest Indian Ridge

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits the Indian Ocean Triple Junction

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Palu, Indonesia

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Lae, Papua New Guinea

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 27,000ft

Popocateptl volcano in Mexico erupts to 20,000ft

Sangay volcano in Ecuador erupts to 19,000ft

Ebeko volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 17,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 15,000ft

Manam volcano in Papua New Guinea erupts to 14,000ft

Powerful Typhoon Trami hits Japan, injuring dozens

Super typhoon Trami leaves two dead, travel chaos after battering Japan

Trami leaves dozens injured as Japan faces new threat from Typhoon Kong-rey

Hurricane Rosa Threatening Phoenix, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City With Flash Flooding (Drought Areas May Benefit)

Powerful ‘Medicane’ Storm Strikes Greece; Three People Missing

Breathing problems and eye irritation shut down South Florida beaches. Is it red tide?

Norfolk “smart” playgrounds harness the creative power of augmented reality

UGA physician tracks tuberculosis using cellphone records

Catholic minister says he was fired over Facebook post about friends’ gay marriage


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Will You Pray for Awakening? Download Your Free Prayer Guide — Ligonier Ministries Blog

We live in a world that needs awakening. What is awakening? It is a powerful movement of the Spirit of God to convert many people to Christ and to renew in His church a zeal for His truth, for spiritual growth, and for missions. This was R.C. Sproul’s passion, and in the final years of his life, he was constantly in prayer for awakening. He prayed and labored to see nonbelievers and the church itself awakened to the true character of God. So vital is this concern to Ligonier Ministries, we made awakening the theme of our 2018 National Conference and dedicated the entire year to pray for awakening.

When just two men–Paul and Silas–prayed, the earth itself shook (Acts 16:25–26). To help as many people as possible, we produced this free prayer guide. Download it today at PrayForAwakening.com, find it in the PrayerMate app, or order the prayer booklet in packs of ten to share with your friends, family, and church community.

To use the guide, find the prayer that corresponds to the current week. Each week of the month focuses on a different group to pray for, starting with you and your family and expanding to larger communities. Please share your desire to #PrayForAwakening on social media.

OCTOBER PRAYER FOCUS:

  • Week 1: Pray that you and your family would offer yourselves to God as living sacrifices, wholly committed to His will. “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.” (Rom. 12:1)
  • Week 2: Pray that you would be willing to speak God’s Word to the people in your life and that God would supply opportunities to do so. “You shall teach [God’s commandments] diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.” (Deut. 6:7)
  • Week 3: Pray that God would bring the leaders of your city and your nation to faith in Christ. “The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord; he turns it wherever he will.” (Prov. 21:1)
  • Week 4: Pray that the church around the world, especially in countries where it is severely persecuted, would faithfully declare the glory and works of God. “Sing to the Lord, all the earth! Tell of his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples!” (1 Chron. 16:23–24)

We hope this prayer guide encourages you this year and in future years. Join us in praying fervently for a mighty movement of God’s Spirit today, thankful that He has graciously promised to hear us, and confident that He will answer our prayers according to His will.

via Will You Pray for Awakening? Download Your Free Prayer Guide — Ligonier Ministries Blog