Welcome to our 40 Days of Prayer for D-Now 2019. The theme this year is Revival: awakening a love for Christ and His people. From today to February 14th, we will be posting a short devotional and prayer emphasis on our newly update website, ttownstudents.org. We hope thst you will partner with us in prayer and biblical study as we ask God to bring about revival in our ministry.
Day 1: January 6, 2019
So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.|Psalm 90:12
the art of being PRESENT
Prayer focus: First Baptist Church
If we are honest, most of us will admit that we have experienced seasons when the moments, days and weeks seemed to slip away without us noticing. Perhaps we were absorbed by the busyness of everyday routines, or by a difficult season when mere survival was challenge enough. Regardless, we often look back on these seasons with a sense of regret and the feeling that moments were 'wasted.'
The book of Psalms (always a great place to start when facing the shortfalls of our humanity and refocusing on God) gives expression to this tendency in a prayer by Moses. He asks God to arrest his impulse to drift through the days, saying:
Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12 (NIV)
Easy to learn, this verse has been the prayer of countless Christians wanting to awaken to each moment they have been graced with. Perhaps today, it can become your prayer, too.
As we begin this study of revival, let's resolve to be aware of what God is doing. From the outset, let us number the days, tune our ear heavenward and determine that this season will not slip away. That we might have our eyes wide open to see that the Lord is present and active.