THEME: HUMBLE OURSELVES AND TURN
BIG IDEA: Today we pray for us. Prayer often starts with something that’s bigger than us, or when we face a problem that we feel we can’t handle. Humility is understanding we can’t, but also to turn to someone else for help. Prayer happens when we humble ourselves, admit we can’t and turn to a God who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all we ask or think.
2 Chronicles 7:14 (NIV) if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
James 4:6 (NIV) But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.”
Psalm 139:23-24 (TPT) 23 God, I invite your searching gaze into my heart. Examine me through and through; find out everything that may be hidden within me. Put me to the test and sift through all my anxious cares. 24 See if there is any path of pain I’m walking on, and lead me back to your glorious, everlasting ways—the path that brings me back to you.
• Pray that God would examine the ways and direction of our heart
• Today is about God’s way versus our way
• Do we need to turn or repent from our ways?
• Ask God, “What needs to change in my life?”
• Receive God’s grace and favor
Lord, help my child understand the importance of truthfulness in every situation. May the promptings of the Holy Spirit help them choose to tell the truth. Even when it is hard to make the right choices, may integrity and honesty be their virtue and protection.