September 26

Personal Prayer
Praise the Son of Man, who cares about your material needs, your health, and your freedom. Thank him for including you in “proclaim[ing] the year of the Lord’s favor” (Lk. 4:18-19). Confess that you give more thought to your family’s needs than to the needs of those who have far less. Commit yourself to change. Ask God to open your eyes, heart, time, and finances to a specific person or outreach ministry.

For Your Family and Friends
Pray daily that together with family members or friends you will unite around a ministry cause. Ask for oneness of desire.

For the Church
Implore God to break down unspoken walls of behavior in your church. Resolve to reach out to someone who is overlooked because of his or her differences (Eph. 3:16-19).

For the Kingdom
Pray for courage and faithfulness for North American missionaries who see little results.

For People to Know Jesus
Ask God to help you care at least as much about unsaved people as you care about the church budget or the order of worship.