40 Days of Discipline

40 Days of Discipline: Day 13 – Prayer

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3And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing.  4The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.  5For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. 6For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ. (2 Corinthians 4:3 – 6)

 

As believers, we need to demonstrate love for those around us who have not experienced God’s glory in the person of His son Jesus Christ.  The passage above paints a clear contrast between those who have not seen the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ and those who have.  The more we learn about God’s glory the greater our desire should be for others to experience His glory, and our prayers should reflect this desire.  We cannot be selfish in this regard.

Please prayerfully reflect on the Bible verses above.

 

Questions:

  • Do you have a strong desire to see others experience God’s glory?
  • Who specifically can you pray for today that needs to “see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ”?

6 thoughts on “40 Days of Discipline: Day 13 – Prayer

  1. I do have a strong desire for others to experience God’s Glory because of what He has done for me!

  2. It would be so great if other people, especially those who sincerely seek Him, to experience God’s Glory.

    My students come to mind when I think of who I can pray that needs to “see the light of the Gospel that displays the glory of Christ.” They are our future and they are clueless when it comes to even the simplest things that relate to Christ. They don’t go to church, they have no knowledge of Bible stories, and they simply have no conscience when it comes to how they treat each other. Prayer is what they need. I can pray for them.

  3. Yes, I always have strong desire for others to see God’s glory. I specifically want to pray for many Japanese I know. They are mostly kind and good people but they really worrk hard and sometimes even weekends they have to work. My prayer is that they can find time to know our creator. I usually invite to church or to my women’s fellowship group some friends I get to know from
    gym and from my part time work as English teacher here in Yokohama. May the Holy Spirit work on them especially when they start asking questions about my faith and the source of my joy. I enjoy having them in our church especially on special occassions like Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter or when my choir has a special presentation at church. I bring more food to share for potluck luncheons at church if many of my non Christian friends come with me. It’s really encouraging to see them accepting my invitation. So that’s my prayer, that their first time to come will be followed by more visits/ attendance in the future.

  4. For question #1, definitely yes.
    For the 2nd question, family members & those in government who may need that prayer.

  5. There are a lot of people who I pray will feel the presence of God in their lives and His glory.

    The short answer to the first question is yes. I do have a strong desire for others to experience God’s glory. Longer answer: I’m not sure I do a great job of demonstrating that with others. I’m much more comfortable talking about God’s glory with believers – not people who still are “veiled.” We live in this age of not pushing beliefs on other people, of being respectful of other faiths/beliefs. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. But how to reconcile that with the importance of demonstrating His love? I think that’s where prayer comes in – that God will place me in situations where I can be the most helpful and confidently talk about the gospel.

  6. Yes to the first question.
    That is why I quit my job to take care of my grandson so he can learn about God etc.
    I pray my son in law will accept Jesus.

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