The number 40 is a number of great significance in the Bible. It stands for an enduring length of time after which great changes took place. It rained for 40 days and 40 nights while Noah and his family were in the ark while the earth was cleansed. Moses was on the mountain for 40 days and brought down the Ten Commandments. The Israelites spent 40 years in the desert before entering the Promised Land.
Yesterday, we began our 40 days of prayer. We are uniting ourselves in what we pray for. We desire for God to teach us, grow us, and change us forever because of it. It’s not merely an exercise of being disciplined to pray more, it’s about expecting God to move in us and through us as we grow in Christlikeness.
If you would like to join us in this exciting journey, download and print the 40 days of prayer guide.
After these 40 days are over, we will begin another 10 days of prayer leading up to Christmas, followed by another 7 days of prayer leading into the New Year. Be sure to check back as you near the end of the first 40 days to download the prayer guides for the remainder of the year.
God is alive and active in the world, but sometimes He is waiting for faithful people to pray before He acts. Be that person.