Forty Days of Praying the Word of God: Day 24

“On the Sabbath we went outside the city gate to the river, where we expected to find a place of prayer. We sat down and began to speak to the women who had gathered there. One of those listening was a woman from the city of Thyatira named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth. She was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul’s message.” 

Acts 16:13-14

Thank You Father, that You are the opener of hearts to Your gospel! Today I lift up every place where Your word will be preached, and I ask that You would open the hearts of those listening.

I pray for divine meetings to be set ups for Your gospel, Lord. That as Your people come in and go out, they would encounter those whose hearts You have opened to the gospel, and that we would be obedient to speak Your word to them.

Open the mouths of Your people Lord. Give the timid ones courage to speak and give the bold ones wisdom as they tell Your good news. I pray that in every gathering of believers, no agenda of ours will usurp Yours. I pray for sensitivity in Your pastors today, Father, sensitivity to the leading of Your Spirit.

Father, they were looking for a place to pray, and instead found people who needed to hear Your Word. Oh, may Your people be willing to forego our own plans in order to obey the moving of Your Spirit. May we have eyes to see what we are not looking for, and a readiness to obey with the gospel.

I pray for Your Word to run swiftly today Lord, through the streets of our cities and the nations. And I pray that You will prepare the hearts of those who will receive it with joy.

In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen.

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