Sunday, October 1 (Optional Day of Fasting)
SCRIPTURE: “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” – James 1:5
OBSERVATION: We praise God for the gift of prayer; for being able to talk to our Father at any time and be confident that He hears, He cares, and He is willing and able to answer our petitions. We give thanks for the mediation of Jesus, our High Priest, who speaks to the Father on our behalf when we approach God’s throne; and for the Holy Spirit, who intercedes for us when we do not even know what we ought to pray for.
PRAYER: Father, we boldly ask in the name of Jesus that you bless us in the next 40 days with the wisdom we need to face life’s challenges and bring about unity in our community; through our High Priest we claim your promise to draw near to us as we draw near to You; we ask that through your Spirit you will grant us a deeper sense of Your presence in our community in the days ahead.