And just like that, it's Day 5. (smile)
I smile because, whether you've completed this week yet or not, you're HERE. And that means you're sticking with it, taking steps to better know the Bible and our God.
That's pretty smile worthy, don't you think? So, with our smiles on, let's take a look at something from Week 1...
As we know, we're here to study the one seamless story woven all throughout the Bible. But did you notice another theme woven all throughout this week?
There were SO many prayer prompts in this week's study! For starters, there was Angie's prayer challenge in the Session 1 Seamless teaching video, where she gave us specific things to pray each time we open our books and Bibles. In case you missed it, here's a prayer PDF we made to help with that challenge:
Then there were four more "prayer prompts" in our Seamless books, to:
- Ask God to reveal Himself and impart His wisdom and grace (top of pg. 16)
- Help us grow in knowledge (middle of pg. 19)
- Help us get honest with God and ask for eyes to see Him (top of pg. 25)
- Chat with God about our experiences that have caused us to struggle with belief (towards the top of pg. 30)
Did you catch those? Did you pray through them?
I've found praying as we study helps us to be more connected to God. So, I invite you to join me via video to look at another practical way we can pray throughout our study time...
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If you're not in the habit of watching for "Spirit nudges" to pray as you study, or if you missed praying through any of this week's prayer prompts, it's not too late! You can still make time to do so before starting Week 2. But if you don't have the time, don't sweat it! You can always start fresh with more prayer in the weeks to come.
Friend, like I said in the video, there's power in prayer. And we can choose to release it ... each week, each day, one prayer at a time.
I pray that we do. (wink)
And now it's your turn...
Reflect and Respond:
How did prayer play a part in your study time this week? Did you pray before or as you studied, or through any of the prayer prompts?