DAY 17 — There will be many lost sheep that we come across. Pray that God would show us which ones he wants us to pursue to bring them into the fold.
“So he told them this parable: “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’ Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.”
WEEK 4 - THE LOST SHEEP
Over the next couple of weeks, we will see thousands of faces and meet hundreds of people. It is important to remember that God knows every one of these people by name, and he desires that all would come to Him. The PDX Fest, re-launch, and other opportunities are chances for these people to be introduced to the God who loves them deeply. The harvest is plentiful, and we must be prepared as laborers to reap that harvest. Pray that we would meet the people of peace. Pray for open doors and opportunities to share Jesus. Pray that God would draw all of the guests near to Him. At the heart of it, this why we are doing everything that we are doing. It is so that people would submit their lives to Jesus and become disciples who make disciples. Lift up the people you will meet to the Lord.
Pray the Scripture
First, Read the Scripture aloud and pray the exact words back to God. Second, go back through it verse by verse, and in your own words pray to God based on the words in Scripture. Third, take notes of what God revealed to you in that time.
Sometimes we may run out of words to say, or maybe you are someone that cannot stop talking to God. In either case, we need to grow comfortable with sitting and growing quiet to hear from the Lord. Remember to rest in God’s presence so that you can hear Him when he speaks to you.
In your time of prayer, write down what is you are praying for so that you can look back to see what God did. Also, write down what God is revealing to you. We like to think we will remember everything, but humans are pretty forgetful beings.