DAY 3 AUGUST 10, 2017
Good morning, church family!
Please take some time now to pray through the following acronym: ACTS.
Adoration ▪ He is worthy to be praised and adored.
Confession ▪ Create in me a clean heart, oh God, and renew a right spirit within me.
Thanksgiving ▪ We are so blessed! Thank Jesus for the many blessings He gives you.
Supplication ▪ If it concerns you, it concerns your Heavenly Father. Talk to Him.
Would you join me in praying specifically for this GHBC request today: Favor.
What does it mean to have the favor of God? Leviticus 26:9 states, “For I will look on you favorably and make you fruitful, multiply you and confirm My covenant with you.” First Samuel 2:26 states, “And the child Samuel grew in stature, and in favor both with the Lord and men.” The Hebrew word translated favor here is towb and means “a good thing, benefit, prosperity, and happiness.” Luke 2:52 says, “And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.” The Greek word interestingly is charis, the word oftentimes translated as grace. Charis means “that which affords joy, pleasure, delight, sweetness, charm, loveliness.”
Let us all pray this prayer today, that God would crown us with His favor like He did the children of Israel, the prophet Samuel, and like He did for the Lord Jesus Christ. May GHBC be fruitful and multiply and make many disciples for our King; may our church grow in the favor of God and men. Oh Lord, would You pour out many good things―prosperity, happiness, joy, pleasure, sweetness, and loveliness. Do it, Oh Lord, for Your glory and our benefit.
Would you join me in boldly praying the following prayer?
“Dear God our Father, we pray that You would grant our church Your favor and that that favor would be manifested in GHBC growing in godliness, in the number of people attending our church, in our finances, and in our influence and witness in our city and the world. We need Your favor, Oh God. We are desperate for You to rain down upon us and expand our territory. I am ready. Send the rain, oh God; send Your favor upon GHBC this very day, in Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.”
Thank you, church family, for your prayers!