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Day 31 of the 40 Days of Prayer, 1 Day of Celebrations

Tuesday, March 20, Day 31 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 for the Day:
John 19:1-6 Pilate then took Jesus and scourged Him.  And the soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on His head, and put a purple robe on Him;  and they began to come up to Him and say, “Hail, King of the Jews!” and to give Him slaps in the face.  Pilate came out again and said to them, “Behold, I am bringing Him out to you so that you may know that I find no guilt in Him.”  Jesus then came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. Pilate said to them, “Behold, the Man!”  So when the chief priests and the officers saw Him, they cried out saying, “Crucify, crucify!” Pilate said to them, “Take Him yourselves and crucify Him, for I find no guilt in Him.”

Prayer for the Day:
Lord Jesus, they should have said these words in an act of worship, “Hail, King of the Jews!”  Instead, they mocked You and mistreated You.  You fulfilled Your divine purposes in this courageous act, “He was despised and forsaken of men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; And like one from whom men hide their face He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. Surely our griefs He Himself bore, and our sorrows He carried;”  Now, Lord Jesus, I praise You for who You are and what You have accomplished.

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Day 30 of the 40 Days of Prayer, 1 Day of Celebrations

Monday, March 19, Day 30 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 for the Day:
Luke 23:1-5 Then the whole body of them got up and brought Him before Pilate. And they began to accuse Him, saying, “We found this man misleading our nation and forbidding to pay taxes to Caesar, and saying that He Himself is Christ, a King.” So Pilate asked Him, saying, “Are You the King of the Jews?” And He answered him and said, “It is as you say.” Then Pilate said to the chief priests and the crowds, “I find no guilt in this man.” But they kept on insisting, saying, “He stirs up the people, teaching all over Judea, starting from Galilee even as far as this place.”

Prayer for the Day:
Lord Jesus, You are King of the Jews and Lord of my heart.  You are the rightful, eternal sovereign.  You remained faithful even in the presence of such evil.  You bore our reproach and You took on our rejection by submitting Yourself to these worldly authorities.  You took my place so that I might be with You forever.

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Day 29 of the 40 Days of Prayer, 1 Day of Celebrations

Sunday, March 18, Day 29 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:
Luke 22:63-71 Now the men who were holding Jesus in custody were mocking Him and beating Him, and they blindfolded Him and were asking Him, saying, “Prophesy, who is the one who hit You?” And they were saying many other things against Him, blaspheming. When it was day, the Council of elders of the people assembled, both chief priests and scribes, and they led Him away to their council chamber, saying, “If You are the Christ, tell us.” But He said to them, “If I tell you, you will not believe; and if I ask a question, you will not answer. But from now on THE SON OF MAN WILL BE SEATED AT THE RIGHT HAND of the power OF GOD.” And they all said, “Are You the Son of God, then?” And He said to them, “Yes, I am.” Then they said, “What further need do we have of testimony? For we have heard it ourselves from His own mouth.”

Prayer for the Day:
Jesus Christ, You are the Son of God and the Savior of the world! Your confession of this truth concerning Yourself led rebellious leaders to crucify You. I believe that Your confession concerning Yourself is true. Let my faith in You bring You praise both now and forever.

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