Renew Prayer

Day eight of our Twenty-One Days of Fasting and Prayer is being marked by an intensity of prayer and pursuit of God.  Glory to God!

Our noon prayer meeting, last week, featured Dick Eastman’s “Hour that Changes the World” model of prayer. Starting today, for the rest of this week, we will be praying each noontime according to a prayer guide I have prepared called, RENEW. The renewal of God’s work within me is one of my great needs.

In our RENEW prayer time we will be considering these five components of renewal, 1. Return, 2. Enter, 3. Notice, 4. Engage, 5. Wonder.

Return     Renewal begins with a returning of the whole heart to the Father.

  • Luke 15:20 – The prodigal returns to Father

Enter    Returning to the Father, we see that He has much for us to enter.

  • Ezra 3:11-13 – Upon returning to Israel, they built the foundation of the Temple

Notice  As we enter, we notice much about ourselves that must change.

  • James 1:22-24 – Forgetting one’s own mirror image

Engage  As changed persons, we fully engage ourselves in further renewal.

  • Ezra 7:10 – Ezra had set his heart to study, do, and teach the word

Wonder  Renewed and fully engaged, we see God’s wondrous graces

  • Acts 13:41 – God is doing a work that scoffers won’t believe
  • Acts 15:12 – People fall silent upon hearing the wonders of God

May God grant significant renewal to you and me as we humble ourselves in fasting and prayer.