Impacting Cities & Communities thru Prayer
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Day Three Theme: Rule
Scripture: Read Joel 2:15-17: A Call to GATHER
"Gather the people...and let them say, 'Spare Your people, O LORD...'Why should the peoples say, 'Where is their God?'" (vs. 16-17)
To repent as a people we must come before God together. He wants to encounter us as a people. That's why He's summoning us to break normal routines in order to assemble before Him in gatherings large and small. It's a time to interrupt daily habits of life, fasting from our normal diet, even moving from familiar rituals of worship to assemble in special ways.
Why this urgency? Because something great is at stake for God's glory. Let's allow our hearts to be grieved by what we, as God's people, have done to bring shame upon His name. To the watching world, it can appear as if we have no God. Consider what brings sorrow to the heart of God, and pray that He will transform us to bring Him the glory He deserves.*
*Reprinted from GDOP Ten Days of Prayer booklet
For His Glory,
Bob Bakke, Global Day of Prayer
Use the Prayer for the World in your church service on Pentecost Sunday, June 12.