Living with Jesus: November
Since prayer is talking with God, why don’t we pray more? Why don’t we, the people of God, enjoy prayer more? People want to pray, but it may be that the reason we don’t feel like praying is that when we do pray, we tend to say the same old things about the same old things and we feel discouraged or even bored. This month we want to focus on the rhythm of praying scripture. As we pray the word of God for people, we release the work of the Spirit in their lives.
Now, more than ever, we need a fresh work of the Spirit to strengthen and renew our souls. This month let’s unite as the body of Christ, and pray these scriptures together for one another. Pray earnestly the truth of these verses for the renewal of our families, our church, our community, and our world.
November 1: Philippians 4:12-13
I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
November 8: Psalm 46: 1, 10
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
November 15: 2 Thessalonians 1:3-4
We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one another is increasing. Therefore, among God’s churches we boast about your perseverance and faith in all the persecutions and trials you are enduring.
November 22: Psalm 100:4-5
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.
November 29: Colossians 1:9-11
For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience.