13 Sep A Bold Prayer
A Prayer as Our 21 Day Fast Ends:
“God, we’ve been through a lot these past 21 days. There have moments of enlightenment, times of frustration, and nonstop reliance on you. It’s not easy to give up things that are such a normal part of life on this planet, and whether it was food or Facebook, substances or sleep, we all set aside something to hear from you more. We all abstained from something to grow closer to our Sustainer. As this time of deliberate separation from the world comes to a close, we pray that the real results are only beginning. We ask, God, that what you began in us during these 21 days will grow and multiply in ways we cannot imagine. Many of us were praying specific prayers, and we ask you to show us the specific answers we seek. Many of us were looking for breakthroughs, and we ask you to show us the paths we couldn’t see before.
But we’re also praying something else, God, and we’re courageously asking it. We’re asking you to show us both something about ourselves and something about you that we didn’t even know would come through this time. We’re asking for a divine revelation that completely takes us by surprise. Remind us that you are bigger than we dare think, and teach us that you can do more in us than we even know to ask for. Begin it even now, Lord. Sweep us off our feet, and leave us in awe of who you are.”