Day 1: August 16
“Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
19 See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.
20 The wild animals honor me,
the jackals and the owls,
because I provide water in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland,
to give drink to my people, my chosen,
21 the people I formed for myself
that they may proclaim my praise. – Isaiah 43:18-21
Pray for what new things God might be wanting to do in you and/or in your ministry. Where do you see new things springing u
Day 2: August 17
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” – Acts 1:8
Pray for how the Holy Spirit might be empowering you to be a witness beyond your current location. Do you sense a leading to participate in ministry in a new location?
Day 3: August 18
“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. – John 17:20-23
Pray for unity in the body of Christ. Does anyone (person or organization) that the Holy Spirit might be asking you to partner together with?
Day 4: August 19
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” – Matthew 28:19-20
Pray that we together as NewThing make more disciples that are obeying. Do you sense the authority Jesus has given us? How do you see that working in and through your life and your ministry?
Day 5: August 20
And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others. – II Timothy 2:2
Pray that we/NewThing can continue to find reliable people who will be qualified to teach others. Who has God placed in your life that you are investing in to teach others?