Devotional for Day 32 – October 2, 2013
Ian Cole, World Prayer Centre, Birmingham, England
To ask for God’s help in the breaking of unbelief in our hearts, in our churches and across the body of Christ worldwide and to increase our faith to see His Glory revealed the nations.
“Then Jesus said, ‘Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?’ ” (John 11:40 NIV)
We thank God for all that He is doing around the world today. However, from a Westernized Church view, we have to confess that a root of unbelief has taken hold inside and outside the Church that is leading to the rejection of God and His Word. The fruit of this is an increased wickedness that is affecting individuals, families and communities in every area of society.
Throughout scripture we are told of the consequences of unbelief. Deuteronomy 2 tells us that the Israelites could not enter the Promised Land because they did not believe God. Jesus did few miracles in His own town because of unbelief.
However as unbelief breaks God’s heart, so faith pleases and thrills His heart. As today as we pray, we pray with thanksgiving and with faith. Today, Jesus comes to us and says, “do not be afraid, only believe”. If together we can believe, then we shall see the Glory of God, for that Glory will cover the earth as the waters cover the sea. As we pray let us remember that we are saved by faith and justified by faith. We live by faith and we walk by faith.
Pray this Prayer:
Father, it is Your will that none should perish but that all should come to know You. As we pray to You in faith today, we do so in worship and thanksgiving and in the knowledge and belief that You hear our cry and that in Your wrath You will remember mercy. Today we declare that as we believe, we shall see the Glory of God in the nations in our time. Amen.
Continue in prayer using the 4 prayer points as the Lord leads you.
1. Pray for a worldwide outpouring of the Holy Spirit for revival and transformation of the nations of the world.
2. Pray for the lost to find Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
3. Pray for a multiplication of prayer, praise and worship to God across the world as never before, to bring great glory to God
4. Pray for the ReFRESH conferences, Sherwood and our part in seeking revival in our country and the nations.