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.”