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Prayer Guide

Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.

Psalm 139:7-10

February 17, 2019

As we continue our journey through Exodus this week, depicting God’s dwelling place, here's how you can be praying:

READ: Exodus 25:8-9, 22:   “And let them make Me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among them. According to all that I show you, that is, the pattern of the tabernacle and of all its furnishings; just so you shall make it. And there I will meet with you, and I will speak with you from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim which are on the ark of the testimony, about everything which I will give you in commandment to the children of Israel.”  

1 Corinthians 3:16 “Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the spirit of God dwells in you?” 

PRAY

• Thank God for the instructions that He gave our ancestors to prepare His dwelling place. Thank Him for the mercy seat of atonement, which Jesus has now covered with His own blood. Praise our Lord of mercy! Praise God that today the Holy Spirit lives within us due to the sacrifice of our Lord. Ask God to help us to keep ourselves a holy place for His dwelling, as was the ark and the tabernacle. Pray that we may be open for all that God has for us. That we will welcome Him into our very beings, to enhance our relationship with Him, and to allow Him to change those areas in us that need be.

• Ask God to remind us daily that He’s not far off, moonbeams away, but close by at all times. Ask Him to make His very presence so alive within us that others will want God’s spirit to live in them as well.

• Pray that we will honor God in all of our ways, calling on the name and power of Jesus Christ for daily transformation into His likeness.

• Pray for this exciting season of Lent, and the events BAC is offering, to both grow in His grace, and to enjoy His presence. Ask God to minister to all who will attend the Ash Wednesday Services (March 6) as they take time for silence, personal reflection, the imposition of ashes, meditation, and readings.

• Pray for our brothers and sisters in the recent burn zones, asking God to prevent mudslides and to uphold these vulnerable places by the power of His word.

CONSIDER:

• "When we are filled with Christ, and express all that He is in a proper way, the new man becomes our clothes, and this clothing is our housing, the reality of the tabernacle, which is the reality of the Body of Christ." (Witness Lee)

• "A Christian is the dwelling place of the living God. He created me. He chose me. He came to dwell in me because He wanted me. Now that you have known how much God is in love with you, it is but natural that you spend the rest of your life radiating that love.” (Mother Teresa)

LISTEN:

Mercy Seat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8a5LYafhlw 

PRACTICE

• Remember each day, that the God of all mercy chose to live within you.

• Meditate on this Scripture: “But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.” Romans 8:11