MONDAY—EVANGELISTIC PRAYER Chronological Bible Reading: Job 22-24; Acts 14 Monday, July 1 Heb .9:26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. Fairest Lord Jesus: Sin shuts up prayer and shuts out praise, and every type of spiritual exercise. No wonder I see so many homes in shambles! The Spirit has been grieved, then quenched through sinful attitudes and comments. When I walk contrary to you it makes you walk contrary to me. Sin puts me out of sync with the universe. Yet you put away my sin by the sacrifice of yourself on the cross. Oh, help __________ and __________ see that, Jer. 31:34 I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more. Where sin is gone, the barrier is broken. It is not only what I have done, but who I am that is atoned for. So now I can not only be forgiven, but I can be changed by the infinite power of Jesus’ blood. Hallelujah! Christians who are like God are not separated from God. The cross has a crossbeam beam that divides—it divides the world from the Christian and the saved from the lost. But it also has an upright that unites—it unites the Christian to Christ and the child of God to God. The precious blood of Jesus brings both the new birth and the sanctification that follows it. If I hate sin, strive for holiness, and work to make holiness ever more complete in “the fear of God” (meaning reverence for God coupled with a hatred of evil), then I am in fellowship with God through that cross. It is a blessed thing to love what you love Lord, as I seek what you seek, and am in sync with divine purposes because I am obedient to divine commands. With such persons you will dwell. Make me at one with the Lord Jesus today through the operation of the cross! Remove the flesh and help me walk in the Spirit. Amen. A DAILY PATTERN FOR PRAYER & BIBLE READING Chronological Bible Reading: Job 31-33; Acts 17 Thursday, July 4 Isa 53:11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities. TUESDAY—FOCUS ON CHRIST’S TEACHING Chronological Bible Reading: Job 25-27; Acts 15 Tuesday, July 2 Luke 16:2 And he called him, and said unto him, How is it that I hear this of thee? give an account of thy stewardship; for thou mayest be no longer steward. Holy Father and Redeemer: I have to obey you, because you are coming! I need revival before you get here. Lift me out of my spiritual apathy so I will be ready, because you could return at any time. I am your steward. You are my master. You are coming to give me accountability. Fathers of families will be called to give account. Mothers of children will be called to give account. Singles will be called to account for relationships and the extra time and resources they had for service and attention to the Lord. Workers in the workplace will be called to give account. Young men and women will be held accountable for their strength. Old men and women will be held accountable for their longevity. Am I clear of guilt? If you call me and say, “I entrusted you with a talent, what have you gained for me?” How could I answer? God grant me grace to order my life according to your mission. But Lord, I cannot do it without the aid, assistance and anointing of the Holy Spirit! Give me revival now, so when the Lord shows up I can meet him with joy. Acts 13:36 For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, I have a deep responsibility, yearning, and anxiety toward my own generation. I am supposed to serve them. What is the state of my service? What is the state of my heart? When my heart is revived my service will be right. Make my heart sound. Make my heart perfect. Then let me show the rightness of my heart in my words and in my actions, for this is true revival! Amen. FRIDAY— CORPORATE PRAYER MINISTRY Chronological Bible Reading: Job 34-36; Acts 18 Friday, July 5 Job 42:10 And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before. Lord God and Our Father: What a promise! Our longest sorrows have an ending. There is a bottom to our deepest misery. Winter cannot last forever! Summer always eventually smiles. Night will not hang its darkness evermore. The Son will yet arise with healing in his wings. Lord, you turned the captivity of Job and you can turn ours as well. You can make our fields of ministry and gospel services blossom with fruitfulness. You can! Outreach and upreach and growth can be ours once again. How? Intercessory prayer was a sign of Job’s return to greatness. It was like the rainbow in the cloud and the dove that returned the olive branch. When Job’s soul began to expand itself in holy and loving prayer for his erring and wayward friends, your heart showed itself to him. You returned his prosperity and cheered his soul within. Father, it is good to remember that intercessory prayer for our community is the sweetest prayer you hear. What wonders it has wrought both here and abroad. Just looking in the Bible I see how it stopped plagues. It removed the darkness from Egypt land. It stayed all the ravages of your avenging hand. Intercessory prayer healed diseases in the early church. It even raised the dead as Elijah stretched himself upon a child seven times. How many souls have been saved because of intercessory prayer? Give us more! If there is nothing that prayer cannot request because there is nothing that God cannot do, then let us become an interceding church! We have a mighty weapon in our hand. Let us use it well, continually, and with true faith. Amen. WEDNESDAY—REVIVAL PRAYING Chronological Bible Reading: Job 28-30; Acts 16 Wednesday, July 3 Isa. 35:8 And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein. Almighty God and King: There is a way to revival. Believing in Jesus, I enter upon that way. Receiving your Spirit into my heart, I stand in that way. Following my Redeemer’s footsteps, I walk in that way—not just to ask, “What would Jesus do?” but actually to do what he did. Holding fast to his leadership, I followthrough to the end of the way. When I find Jesus, I find the way of revival. He is not only the way, but the destination of the path. Truth, Lord! Who could make a road around the mountain of my iniquities but you? Only your love would have wanted it. Only your wisdom could have devised it. Only your power could carry it out. It cost you the best jewel in heaven, but you emptied the treasury of your heart, because you Rom. 8:32 …spared not [your] own Son, but delivered him up for us all, You made a firm foundation for the road by which I can have revival! Your highway is such a masterpiece that, though I travel it every day, I still stand in awe at its planning and construction. Truly, Isa. 43:19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. To leave this road for any other is to despise the wisdom and grace of God in Jesus Christ. I do not need a “televangelist.” I do not need to send them offerings. I do not need a healing meeting. I do not need to speak in tongues. I simply need to follow the road, your road, the divine road for revival. Let me acknowledge your Spirit’s presence so I can walk in his power today. Amen. SATURDAY—IN THE PSALMS Chronological Bible Reading: Job 37-39; Acts 19 Saturday, July 6 Psa. 109:4 For my love they are my adversaries: but I give myself unto prayer. Glorious God and King: If I take care of your honor you will take care of mine. If I truly seek your glory you will guard my reputation. If I live to praise you, then in the long run you will give me praise from others. Lord, it seems like lying tongues never lie still. But despite anything that may have been slanderously said about me, I have to remember they hated you without a cause and returned hatred for your love. How it hurts to be hated! But you show us the prescription for healing our woundedness. Even the Psalmist smarted because of this. His solution was to turn to you in prayer. He became about prayer like they became about malice. His answer to his enemies was to appeal for justice to the Judge of the whole earth. Help me leave my accusers unanswered, and simply carry my case to you, dear Lord! Psa. 109:21 But do thou for me, O GOD the Lord, for thy name’s sake: because thy mercy is good, deliver thou me. Satan’s strategy is to get people to give evil for good, and if they won’t do that, then at least return evil for evil. To return good for evil, and refuse to take revenge breaks his back! Let me pour-out my sorrow to you on my knees, but please dear Lord, prevent me from bitterness and revenge. Help me rise from this place inspired with the commitment to prove my love in the face of lovelessness. I turn from my enemies so I can see you. I leave myself in your hands, so as long as your will is done I will be content (even with injustice and injury!). I am desperate without divine aid. The adversary has wounded me deep. It is time for you to step up and step in. For this I plead not my own merit, but thy name’s sake. Amen.

DARKLY rose the guilty morning, when, the King of glory scorning,
Raged the fierce Jerusalem; See the Christ, His cross upbearing, see Him stricken, spit on, wearing The thorn-plated diadem. Not the crowd whose cries assailed Him, nor the hands that rudely nailed Him, Slew Him on the cursèd tree; Ours the sin from Heav’n that called Him, ours the sin whose burden galled Him In the sad Gethsemane. For our sins, of glory emptied, He was fasting, lone, and tempted, He was slain on Calvary; Yet He for His murderers pleaded; Lord, by us that prayer is needed, We have pierced, yet trust in Thee. In our wealth and tribulation, by Thy precious cross and passion, By Thy blood and agony, By Thy glorious resurrection, by Thy Holy Ghost’s protection, Make us Thine eternally. —Joseph Anstice, 1836

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