Day 10

I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call- one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift. Therefore it says,

“When He ascended on high He led a host of captives,

    and He gave gifts to men.”(In saying, “He ascended,” what does it mean but that He had also descended into the lower regions, the earth? He who descended is the one who also ascended far above all the heavens, that He might fill all things.) And He gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into Him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.

Ephesians 4:1-16 ESV

Before you begin to pray, take a deep breath and quiet your thoughts. Focus on being in the presence of God. Thank God for hearing your prayers. Then reread the scripture we will study next Sunday, Ephesians 4:1-16. Read it slowly, recognizing that God is speaking to you through His Word. If God puts something specific on your heart, pray about that today.

 Thank. In verse 2, Paul urges us to walk “with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love.” It’s hard to imagine what our lives would look like if we followed that advice. Thankfully, God gave us a perfect example to follow in the person of Jesus. Thank God today for Jesus, for His earthly life lived with humility, gentleness, patience and love.

Adore. Paul says Jesus “descended into the lower regions, the earth.” What great humility our God has to live as a man. Praise God for His humility today, that He came to serve and not be served.

Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,

for I am gentle and humble in heart, 

and you will find rest for your souls. 

Matthew 11:29 NIV

Confess. Humility does not come easily to most of us. It is not in our nature nor is it celebrated in today’s culture. Confess to God the times you have lacked humility. Ask God to help you learn to be more humble and He will show you grace. 


CU Church: Pray that God protects CU Church and our church family from spiritual attacks. Pray that God provides for our needs in ways we cannot even imagine.
Community:  Pray for Mosaic City Church of Danville as it seeks to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. Pray for their lead pastor, LeStan Hoskins as he teaches and encourages people to Love God, Love People and Impact the World.
Global Church: Pray for Life in Abundance in Eritrea. This is from Jordan McGuire:  “We are also stepping into the open door that God has provided for us to re-enter into Eritrea. The first generation of pastors that we had engaged with are currently imprisoned and some we have lost all contact with, not even knowing if they are still alive. But we have found the second generation of pastors eager and ready to be trained and raised up to reach those within their country.” Please pray for the safety of those imprisoned and for protection, provision and power for the second generation of pastors in Eritrea.

Self. God is listening. He loves you. Pray for any specific needs that you or your family have.