Pray Today

The Call

Imagine, if you will, the following scene. At the top of a high hill stands a vast army, arranged in ranks and ready to ride out. At the front, seated on a mighty stallion, is the powerful King, dressed in gleaming armour and surveying the valley below where people are camped. ‘What will happen next?’ you wonder – for it looks like there is going to be total annihilation of the people.

But instead of charging, the army picks its way down the hillside and into the camp where people are simply getting on with their lives. Many stay in their tents but a few come out as the call is given: “Who will ride with me?” To those who say yes, the King gives a horse which they mount as they set out to follow him. But others just go back in their tents or carry on with their cooking pots.

The call comes to us today: “Who will ride with me?” There are lands to be conquered, victories to be won and people to be rescued.

You may never have set out to journey in prayer before, but you could make a start in the next 40 days by using this Prayer Guide, “Pray Today”. Written by over 30 different members of our congregation, it follows the Children of Israel as they leave their past in Egypt and travel to the Promised Land. Each day there is a short reading, a comment, some prayer points and a challenge. At this significant time of transition and change for our church family, what difference would it make to you, to the future direction of our church and ultimately to our nation if we learn to be led by the King of Kings. The important thing is that we do this together, echoing Moses’ prayer all those centuries ago:

“If Your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here.” (Ex. 33v15)

 

Let’s start the journey together.

There are six sections to Pray Today, over the next 40 days we will be uploading updates by section.

 


 

 


Day 1: Israel in Captivity (Exodus 1.6-8)              Read today’s Pray Today


Day 2: The Call of Moses (Exodus 3.7-12)            Read today’s Pray Today


Day 3: The Passover (Exodus 12.13)                      Read today’s Pray Today


 

 


Day 4: Exodus from Egypt (Exodus 13.3)                              Read today’s Pray Today


Day 5: Crossing the Red Sea (Exodus 14.13-14)                   Read today’s Pray Today


Day 6: Israel’s Song (Exodus 15.2-3)                                        Read today’s Pray Today


Day 7: God’s Faithfulness (Exodus 15.13,17)                          Read today’s Pray Today


Day 8: In the Wilderness (Exodus 15.26)                               Read today’s Pray Today


Day 9: The Manna (Exodus 16.4)                                              Read today’s Pray Today


Day 10: Water from the Rock (Exodus 17.5-6)                     Read today’s Pray Today


 

 


Day 11: The Sin of Complaining (Numbers 11:1-3)                               Read today’s Pray Today


Day 12: We Want Quail! (Numbers 11: 4-6)                                           Read today’s Pray Today


Day 13: Grumbling (Numbers 12:1-3, 10-11)                                            Read today’s Pray Today


Day 14: Giants or Grapes (Numbers 12:1-3, 10-11)                                Read today’s Pray Today


Day 15: The spirit of Caleb (Numbers 12:1-3, 10-11)                             Read today’s Pray Today


Day 16: Disobedience and Consequences (Numbers 14.41-44)   Read today’s Pray Today


Day 17: The Bronze Snake (The Bronze Snake)                                  Read today’s Pray Today


Day 18: Israel At Sinai (Exodus 19: 5-6)                                                  Read today’s Pray Today


Day 19: The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:18-20)                       Read today’s Pray Today