What do you pray for? Have you ever thought about praying for your school, your teachers, your classmates even the ones that you do not know? That is the challenge that is before us now, we are going to challenge you to pray and pray hard for all the things listed above. When you pray for things God moves, and He moves in the area that you are praying and in you! Prayer is powerful and so awesome! Not only does it effect the area that you are praying for but it also affects you and changes you to have a bigger heart for the things that you are praying for!
Check this verse out from Luke 11:9-13
"Here's what I'm saying:
Ask and you'll get;
Seek and you'll find;
Knock and the door will open.
10" Don't bargain with God. Be direct. Ask for what you need. This is not a cat- and mouse, hide- and seek game we're in. 11 If your little boy asks for a serving of fish, do you scare him with a live snake on his plate? 12 If your little girl asks for an egg, do you trick her with a spider? 13 As bad as you are, you wouldn't think of such a thing you're at least decent to your own children. And don't you think the Father who conceived you in love will give the Holy Spirit when you ask him. Wow is that cool, Jesus is telling us that we need to pray with direct and purpose with God. We need to have a conversation with Him letting Him know what we need and when we need it!
That is pretty cool! God is so awesome and so great to us. We are His children and when we have a heart for something He has a heart for it as well.
So what could happen if you started praying for your school? What could happen in the school? What could happen to you inside you how do you think you would change if you were to pray three times a day and during those prayer times lift up your school?
Another powerful verse about prayer is this, check it out! Jeremiah 33:3 Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known. God is telling us that when we talk with Him He will show us things and teach us things. That is so powerful, He will guide our prayers.
You could try something like this, “God what should I pray for about my school?” Then see what He says see how he guides you to pray. That is some cool stuff for sure.
We are going to start praying and seeking God to change us so that we might change the school and allow all of our friends that we know have a chance to hear about Jesus! But we need to pray, so get ready to go for it and I promise you it will be awesome!
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Written and Posted by The XGT Experience Team of leaders