40 Days of Prayer

1st 40 Days of Prayer 2021

If you are connecting with us at eeprayernetwork.org we have just completed our first of six 40 Days of Prayer Challenges for 2021. But….our second 40 Days of Prayer Challenge is coming soon. So, while you wait please keep praying. 

 

  • Please keep praying. You can access the current EE prayer requests and praises on our “Click and Pray” box  located on the homepage of our website.
  • Please keep connecting with your prayer partners, cords, or groups.
  • Our next 40 Days of Prayer Challenge will begin on March 7 – April 15.
  • In preparation for our next 40 Days of Prayer Challenge, order your copy of Mark Batterson’s Draw the Circle The 40 Day Prayer Challenge at Amazon or wherever you shop!
  • Weekly emails will keep you abreast over the next couple of weeks.

Our very own Savior, Jesus Christ prayed the words of Psalm 22 while he was dying for you and me.  “Our suffering servant chose to praise the Lord while hanging on a cruel cross bearing the sins of ALL mankind.  My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Why art thou so far from helping me and from the words of my roaring?”  While David, the shepherd boy,  penned the words we read today in Psalm 22, these words depict the future event in the life of the Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ.

Scholars believe that this psalm is a prophetic foreshadowing of the sacrificial death of Jesus, even though David apparently spoke these words himself while being hunted down by King Saul.  While crying out in desperation, we see in verse 3 a pop of praise.  “Yet you are holy….”  And in verse 21 thanks is being offered for God being his rescuer.  This compels me to remember to praise God even when life gets difficult and hard to bare. 

I’m broken and moved today as I once again recognize the price that my Jesus paid for my sin.  Tears are welling up and my heart is trembling to once again consider the torment he bore so that I could have eternal life.  And once again, I’m reminded that I sometimes view my prayer life as an obligation, a duty, a checklist of spiritual disciplines rather than an invitation to meet with my Savior.  Today, I’m reminded that He desperately wants to be in a relationship with me.  And that relationship requires communication.  Can you even believe that our 1st 40 Days of Prayer Challenge is coming to a halt on Thursday?  I’ve heard many testimonies of what praying the Psalms has done for your prayer journey.  The final words of Whitney in Praying the Bible are….Why not you?  Jesus prayed the Psalms, let’s continue to commit to praying the Psalms and the Bible, too!

For our daily prayer challenges this week:

February 21:   Read through Psalm 21, 51, 81, 111, 141; use these passages to speak to God.

February 22:   Read through Psalm 22, 52, 82, 112, 142; use these passages to speak to God.

February 23:   Read through Psalm 23, 53, 83, 113, 143: use these passages to speak to God.

February 24:   Read through Psalm 24, 54, 84, 114, 144; use these passages to speak to God.

February 25:   Read through Psalm 25, 55, 85, 115, 145; use these passages to speak to God.

February 26:   Read through Psalm 26, 56, 86, 116; 145; use thee passages to speak to God.

February 27:   Read through Psalm 27, 57, 87, 117; 147; use thee passages to speak to God.

  • Check out our Click and Pray box for EE prayer requests and praises.

 

Susan Reecer

EE Prayer Coordinator

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