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28-Week Prayer Guide


One of the quickest ways to enter into a posture of prayer is by giving thanks to the Lord. Gratitude is more than just a feeling. It is speaking back to God, the truth about His character and what we have seen Him do. We can be thankful in the valleys just like we can be on the mountain tops. Throughout the New Testament letters, we read words of thankfulness and gratitude for the work of God and the people of God, and our hearts are stirred up and encouraged. I myself, thank God for you. I am so grateful that you are faithfully entering into these weeks of prayer, knowingly dependent on the giver. As we enter into this week of Gratitude, I have no doubt of the heart work that God will do and the joy that will come out of it. 

Week 7
Day 5

April 18

“Consider it a great joy my brothers and sisters, whenever you experience various trials, because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance.”

— James 1:2-4

REMINDER: It is not a natural thing to rejoice when we suffer. This isn’t calling us to be fake in our suffering or ignore it in any way. It is simply a reminder that in trials and suffering, we are made stronger, steadfast, and able to endure. In short, it grows us, and God doesn’t waste anything.


–  With open hands, surrender any hurt you might be holding onto. Be honest with God about areas of suffering in your life. 

–  Thank the Lord for his sovereignty. Thank him for being steadfast and never leaving us alone. 

–  Pray for those around you who might be in a season of suffering. Pray that they would feel the Lord’s presence and know His goodness in a personal way. 

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