Ask God to orient or reorient you to Himself. Confess any known sin. Thank Him for His forgiveness. Be still and reflect on Jesus and His sacrifice for you. Ask the Holy Spirit to open your heart and mind to God’s Word. Pray for others in your life that they, too, would know and love God today.
“13 Your ways, God, are holy. What god is as great as our God? 14You are the God who performs miracles; You display Your power among the peoples. 15 With Your mighty arm You redeemed Your people, the descendants of Jacob and Joseph.”
The power of remembering has led the psalmist to a renewed confidence in God’s help. Remember, he starts the psalm gripped by despair and now is proclaiming, “You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples. With your mighty arm you redeemed your people…”
Notice that the personal pronouns are gone. His focus is no longer on himself, but is now entirely God-centered.
Now would be a good time for us to do the same. Let’s turn out thoughts to Jesus.
Remember the miracles in the gospel accounts. Remember the miracles he’s done for you on a personal level.
How has he displayed His power in your life? What has that meant for you?
Think now of Jesus…calming the storms, casting out demons, healing the sick, raising the dead to life, defeating death on the cross, and bringing life and immortality to light through the gospel.
Let’s offer Him our praise!
(Personalize this prayer today; make it specific to the circumstances that face you.) Ask God to lead you through His Spirit as you go through your day. Ask Him to bring to mind the truth of the gospel and its implications for what you will encounter today. Tell Him “Yes” to His will and ask Him for His power and protection to live this “yes.” Ask God to create and reveal opportunities to proclaim the good news today. KEEP PRAYING THROUGHOUT YOUR DAY.