Abounding Grace

Grace. Grace to abound for every good work. Grace to you, pastors. Grace to you, intercessors. Grace to you, parents that are weary in believing that the prodigal can come home. Grace to have more than enough prayer, more than enough strength, more than enough money for the vision, to do everything He’s told you to do. Grace. Grace that pulls you up and gets you there and makes it joyful! Grace to overcome!

“Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” (2 Corinthians 12:8-9; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  1. Receive an even greater measure of grace from the Lord today. Receive by faith all the grace that you need for your circumstances or vision. We are living in the days of a great outpouring of grace.

  2. Pray for the lost to receive the grace of salvation—miracle salvations! Pray for the prodigals to receive the grace to find their way home.

  3. Pray for grace for our nation to align with the will and the purposes of God. You can now believe that you will see it and you can receive it by faith.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, thank you again for Your great, great grace. I thank you for Your Word that tells me that Your grace is sufficient for me. It is more than enough for everything You have promised. I receive that grace today and I believe we are living in extraordinary days. By Your grace we will see lives change and nations align with Your will and Your purpose. The lost will be saved and the prodigals will come home and laws will be written to honor You. You are even now pouring out this grace, Lord. Thank you!  In the Name of Jesus, Amen.

Today’s decree:

Christ’s power rests on those who receive the grace to carry it out by faith! We will see miracles!

Grace

Grace is something given, not something earned. Grace is not something you strive into. Grace is a gift from God. Receive this gift today—a grace to run after Him. Receive a grace to find him. Receive a grace to fast, a grace beyond fasting, a grace to meet Him and be empowered, anointed and equipped by Him. Receive a grace to say “Yes” to Him, whatever He wants from us. This is a grace for awakening—His mercy coming to the earth.

“Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” (Romans 5:1-2; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  1. If you feel like you are striving to get what you need from God, read the scripture above, read it out loud, write it out and then pray it back to the Lord. He wants you to understand this gift of grace He has for you. Receive His gift of grace.

  2. It is by grace that you do anything in Christ. Whatever you are struggling with today, receive the grace to overcome it.

  3. Do you have a dream in your heart from the Lord? Thank Him for the grace to accomplish it. It’s His dream and it’s bigger than you and He will supply the grace you need to accomplish it! Worship Him and thank Him for it!

A prayer you can pray:

Dear Lord, I receive Your grace today. I receive Your grace to fast. I receive Your grace to intercede. I receive Your grace to spend quality time with You, to share the gospel with others, to walk in signs and wonders, to watch over the people in my neighborhood in prayer, to believe for a great awakening. Sometimes I feel like the things You ask me to do are beyond my ability, but today I receive Your grace to accomplish them all. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.

Today’s decree:

I receive God’s gift of grace today!

Lingering

In this season of fasting and prayer walking, we are reminded that God wants us to want Him. He loves it when we long for time with Him and then linger, not wanting to leave. “One definition of ‘linger’ is ‘to leave slowly and hesitantly.’ If you don’t find yourself leaving God’s presence slowly and hesitantly, there’s a short somewhere in the connection. When you truly connect with Him, it’s like a warm bed on a wintery morning—you don’t want to leave it.”1

“One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord and to meditate in His temple.” (Psalm 27:4; NASB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  1. Ask the Lord to exchange your appetite for earthly things with an appetite for Him.

  2. Be honest with yourself. If you haven’t wanted to linger in His presence, tell Him so (He already knows) and ask Him to increase your appetite for Him.

  3. Sit still in His presence for a few minutes and just tell Him how much You love Him. Then, ask Him to cause you to love as He loves.

A prayer you can pray:

Release an appetite upon Your Church, Lord, where we love You more than earthly appetites. We want to give up legitimate earthly pleasures of this world for the extreme pleasure of pursuing more of God. Release extreme longing in the Church. Release extraordinary love upon the Church. Cause the Church to love as You love. We ask You for an even greater grace to receive this hunger for You. Amen.

Today’s decree:

The Lord is increasing our appetite for Him and I want to want only Him!

1 Dutch Sheets. The Pleasure of His Company. (Bethany Book House Publishers, Bloomington, MN, 2014, 167.)