Embrace the Word ~ June 2024: Bold Prayer: Ask, Seek, Knock! Week 3

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Hello Family!

We are so close to the first day of summer, and many of us are ready to rest, vacation, or just soak up the sun. I’m ready, too! School is out here, and I am one happy teacher! I love my sweet students, but a time of refreshing is what this Jesus girl needs. 

We are ending Week Two of the Embrace the Word study, “Bold Prayer: Ask, Seek, Knock,” based on Matthew 7:7-11. Week Two was all about asking! 

Jesus taught many times about prayer. It was not only an important topic He wanted to teach; Jesus lived a lifestyle of devotion to prayer. 

In Luke 11:5-8, Jesus teaches through a parable. This parable illustrates the concept of persistent prayer. In this story, a man persistently seeks bread from his neighbor at midnight to feed an unexpected guest. Despite the neighbor’s initial refusal, the man continued to ask boldly and shamelessly. Eventually, the neighbor granted his request. Jesus says that it is not out of friendship that the man’s requests were met but rather because of the man’s persistent and audacious plea. 

Jesus used this parable to teach us the importance of persevering in prayer, showing that we can receive what we need through persistence and boldness in asking. We should pray with persistence and believe God with all our hearts. 

To pray BOLD prayers, we must be fully convinced of God’s power. We should come before Him full of faith, knowing that He hears us, understanding that He is concerned for us, and trusting that He is capable and willing to respond to our prayers. Approach God with determination and faith, trusting in His willingness to answer and provide for His children who persistently seek Him.

We are entering Week Three! It is all about seeking God. We will look at another parable on prayer and explore the postures of seeking God. 

Keep in mind that there are various ways to join in this study. You have the option to:

  • Join the “Bold Prayer” reading and writing plan, a 30-day exploration of scriptures on the subject.
  • Grab the Devotional Guide, which includes weekly Bible teachings and daily prompts for Reflection, Prayer, and Praise to support your immersion in God’s Word.

Download Week Three HERE!

Missed Week Two? Download Week Two ​HERE​!

Missed Week One? Access it ​HERE​!

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I’d love to hear from you! Drop me a line and let me know how God is blessing you through His Word! 

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing so that by the power of the Holy Spirit, you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13

Your friend in the journey, 

Remember: The Word W.O.R.K.S. We are walking in Wholeness, Obedience, Righteousness, and Kingdom Success through the Word of God.

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