Why 40 Days?

You be asking what is significance to 40 days in the Bible? When we read the scriptures we can see how God work with his people and leaders to bring His plans to pass for the good of people , and the glory of God. Moses was on Mount Sinai for 40 days and 40 nights (Exodus 24:18). Moses interceded on Israel’s behalf for 40 days and 40 nights (Deuteronomy 9:1825). The Israelite spies took 40 days to spy out Canaan (Numbers 13:25). Goliath taunted Saul’s army for 40 days before David arrived to slay him (1 Samuel 17:16). In the New Testament, Jesus was tempted for 40 days and 40 nights (Matthew 4:2). There were 40 days between Jesus’ resurrection and ascension (Acts 1:3).

 

The bible gives us pattern where we can see how God in His goodness in times past utilized 40 days as a season of preparation, direction and fulfillment. Likewise, we together as a church, want to seek God's guidance during the first forty days of the new year (January 1, 2021 - February 9, 2021) as we ask God to prepare us, give us clear direction and the power to fulfill all that God is calling us too.  

 

What does it look like to seek God daily in prayer? 

Start each day with 15 minutes of prayer and meditation in the scriptures. 

Take 10 at the midday to ask God to continue guiding us throughout the day. 

End the day in 15 minutes of prayer with family or a friend, share how God is leading you each day and what action you plan to take. 

 

A simple plan to have daily devotion

1. Read: Read the passage repeatedly look for words or phrases that grab your attention, highlight or underline the passage.

2. Reflect: Take a few minutes to sit quietly and reflect on the scripture passage for today.

3. Respond: Respond to the prompting of the Holy Spirit as your pray and seek God's guidance. 

40 DAYS OF PRAYER PROMPTS

Come back every morning at 6AM to see your daily prayer prompts below.