Matthew 11:28-30

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.


Lord Jesus, we are so tired and feel over-burdened. We are tired of doing things our way . . . it is not working. Right now, Good Shepherd, we come to You and ask You to give us rest and restore our joy as we draw close and learn Your ways. Thank You for giving us rest as we wait upon You. Help us to follow Your leading as we disciple and influence others to trust You for salvation and a living relationship with You, the living God.

Praying Is Learning to Lean

Self-sufficiency has never been God’s plan for His disciples. Sometimes the trying, even impossible situations we face are used by God to teach us to trust in Him, not ourselves. He wants His sons and daughters to trust Him so much that we will lean upon Him with all that we are and believe that He knows what He is doing in our lives . . . for His glory.

Psalm 142:5,6

I cried unto thee, O Lord: I said, Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.


Father God, help us to pray with faith and trust in You with peace in our hearts because we know You love us and desire to direct all our paths of life. Help every member of the Church of God to lean upon the guidance of Your Holy Spirit as we share Jesus with millions of unsaved souls this month.

James 5:11

Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.


Thank You, Lord, for helping us to patiently align our church in ways in which ministry to 1,000 unreached people groups can be established. Help us to reach those nations where Your name has never been heard, Your presence has never been felt, and where people live in darkness. Help our regional covenant and partnership connections to be established by Your hand with partners in ministry throughout our church in laity, states, and regions. Embolden believers with the Holy Spirit to reach millions of souls through our “GO FINISH” global outreach challenge!

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