Day 1: Fervor - Dr. S. Walker
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Prayer Focus - Fervor (indifference)

 

Isaiah 32:9 “You women who are so complacent, rise up and listen to me; you daughters who feel secure, hear what I have to say!”

 

Fervor is the passion (zeal, commitment) that should always be the foundation of our prayers both in good times and in times of trouble. This is a warning to us not to become too relaxed or complacent or neglectful of our passion in prayer because everything seems to be going well. We are to remain committed to prayer and have passion when we do; so that we’re strong and able to stay encouraged when trouble comes.

 

Application:

Think about your passion for prayer and journal the ways you feel you can increase it.

 

Scripture Study:

Study and then write your interpretation of these Scriptures as it would apply to you and today’s prayer focus.

 

Isaiah 28:23”Listen and hear my voice; pay attention and hear what I say.”

 

1st Peter 5:8 “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.”

 

Reflection: Pages 7 & 28

Think about the difference between Old Testament and New Testament prayers. What did you learn about the way you should pray to your Heavenly Father with regard to your relationship with Him.  

 

Indifference is having a neutral attitude, a lack of sincerity or seeming disinterested in prayer. Personal Indifference is being relaxed about prayer because everything at the present time is okay. The solutions to these problems are to:

 

  • Remember the importance of prayer at all times

 

  • Force yourself to become more enthusiastic about the good things God wants for you

     

  • Recite the Scriptures that speak of His plans and promises for your life

     

    Prayer and Journal Entry

    Pray for forgiveness about this attitude and ask the Holy Spirit to fill your heart with more passion for prayer.

     

    Write a Personal Declaration of how much you love your Heavenly Father and the changes you will make so that you increase your passion for prayer.

diet tip

LENTILS
At 18 grams of protein per cooked cup (240 ml), lentils are a great source of protein, iron, manganese, folate and antioxidants.

 

They contain a good amount of slowly digested carbs and 50 % of the recommended daily fiber intake. This type of fiber is good for the colon because it feeds good bacteria to it. 

Lentils also help to fight heart disease, diabetes, certain types of cancer and it aides to reducing excess body weight.

 

Add Lentils to soups and salads.
They can be used in a variety of dishes, ranging from fresh salads to hearty soups.

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