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Day 40 of the 40 Days of Prayer, 1 Day of Celebrations

Thursday, March 29, Day 40 of the 40 Days of Prayer, 1 Day of Celebration: The 2018 prayer focus in preparation of our worship of Christ for His death for our sins and the celebration for His resurrection that gives us eternal life.

Verses of the Day:
John 19:31-37 Then the Jews, because it was the day of preparation, so that the bodies would not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.  So the soldiers came, and broke the legs of the first man and of the other who was crucified with Him;  but coming to Jesus, when they saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs.  But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out.  And he who has seen has testified, and his testimony is true; and he knows that he is telling the truth, so that you also may believe. For these things came to pass to fulfill the Scripture, “Not a bone of Him shall be broken.”  And again another Scripture says, “They shall look on Him whom they pierced.”

Prayer for the Day:
Lord Jesus, You were pierced through for my transgressions.  The spear that pierced Your side was for me.  You were crushed for our iniquities.  You died in my place.  Death could not keep You and the grave could not hold You.  You rose again victorious over the power of sin and death. The brutality of the cross shows the seriousness of my sin.  While Your death shows my unrighteousness, Your resurrection shows Your purity.  Now my soul can sing, “Jesus Christ, You are worthy of all praise, honor, glory and power, for now and forevermore.  Amen.”

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Day 39 of the 40 Days of Prayer, 1 Day of Celebrations

Wednesday, March 28, Day 39 of the 40 Days of Prayer, 1 Day of Celebration: The 2018 prayer focus in preparation of our worship of Christ for His death for our sins and the celebration for His resurrection that gives us eternal life.

Verses of the Day:
Matthew 27:45-51 Now from the sixth hour darkness fell upon all the land until the ninth hour. 46 About the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” 47 And some of those who were standing there, when they heard it, began saying, “This man is calling for Elijah.” 48 Immediately one of them ran, and taking a sponge, he filled it with sour wine and put it on a reed, and gave Him a drink. 49 But the rest of them said, “Let us see whether Elijah will come to save Him.” 50 And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit. 51 And behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth shook and the rocks were split.

Prayer for the Day:
I'm forgiven because You were forsaken. I'm accepted, You were condemned. I'm alive and well. Your spirit is within me. Because You died and rose again.  Amazing love, how can it be, that You my King would die for me.  Amazing love, I know it’s true.  It’s my joy to honor You.  In all I do, I honor You.  (from the words of the song, Amazing Love by Chris Tomlin) 

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Day 38 of the 40 Days of Prayer, 1 Day of Celebrations

Tuesday, March 27, Day 38 of the 40 Days of Prayer, 1 Day of Celebration: The 2018 prayer focus in preparation of our worship of Christ for His death for our sins and the celebration for His resurrection that gives us eternal life.

Verses of the Day:
John 19:28-30 After this, Jesus, knowing that all things had already been accomplished, to fulfill the Scripture, said, “I am thirsty.” A jar full of sour wine was standing there; so they put a sponge full of the sour wine upon a branch of hyssop and brought it up to His mouth.  Therefore when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.

Prayer for the Day:
Because of Your great work, “It is finished!”  Your work of providing for my redemption was completed on the cross.  My salvation was made possible because “It is finished!”  My sins are forgiven because You finished the task.  Everything Your Heavenly Father asked You to do, You completed.  Every one of the requirements of the Law, You fulfilled.  Every sin I’ve ever committed and every sin that I will ever commit in the future, You paid the price.  May You be praised for “It is finished!”

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