Chuck Pierce from Glory of Zion has put out a 52-day prayer focus (8 day segments) that I believe is key for this season. I will be posting it in place of the regular blog over the next few weeks. I hope you enjoy the day to day corporate focus! If you’d like more information on why this prayer focus, click here.
8 Days to Rebuild Your Strength! Over the next several days, REGAIN JOY!
Day 1: Read Psalms 4 and 30. Meditate on Zephaniah 3. Hear Him rejoicing over you. Receive His love. Let Him pour His grace and mercy over you. Read Matthew 13. Ask the Lord to uncover the true joy of life to you. Let the joy of the Lord fill you. Praise Him that He is your source and the object of your joy. JOY is a positive attitude or pleasant emotion or delight. Joy includes gladness, contentment, and cheerfulness. Joy should be holy and pure. This joy rises above circumstances. Joy embraces the highest emotion of God and His character.
Day 2: Declare that the fruit of the Spirit, JOY, will manifest in your life. The joy required of the righteous person (Ps. 150; Phil. 4:4) is produced by the Spirit of God (Gal. 5:22). This kind of joy looks beyond the present to our future salvation (Rom. 5:2; 8:18; 1 Peter 1:4,6) and to our sovereign God, who works out all things for our ultimate good (Rom. 8:28-30).
Day 3: Read and decree 1 Cor. 12:26 and 2 Cor. 6:10; 7:4. Joy is different from mere happiness. Joy can be found in the midst of grief.Read Luke 1-2. Rejoice! Ask the Lord to deliver you from grief or trauma. Thank Him that He has come to deliver you from any prison the enemy has devised.
Day 4: Memorize Proverbs 13:9 which says, “The light of the righteous rejoiceth,” literally, “is bright”. Joy is possible, even in the midst of sorrow Sameah means “to be bright or to shine.” Joy expresses His Glory.
Day 5: Read Psalm 16. “In thy presence is fullness of joy; in thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore” (Ps. 16:11). Joy comes from the verb gil or gul. That means to go in a circle or to be excited, dancing around for joy, or rejoicing. In the New Testament, joy is linked with grace. Another word for joy is agalliasis. This word expresses exuberant joy or exultation. Joy as a spiritual emotion is very frequently referred to in the Old Testament. Our Spiritual interaction is conceived when we touch the deepest springs of emotion, including the feeling of exultant gladness which often finds outward expression in such actions as leaping, shouting, and singing. Declare that every religious spirit that is robbing your spiritual expression of joy will let go of you! May your communion with God be full and very expressive.
Day 6: Read Acts. 3. Ask the Lord to remove any spirit of infirmity that is holding you back from accomplishing His purpose. He is coming to the Gate Beautiful. Do something to express joy! Joy has a bodily expression. The Hebrew words mean “to spring,” “leap,” hence, “exult,” “rejoice”; rinnah, “shouting.” Joy is the response of the mind to any pleasurable event or state (1 Kings 1:40; Est. 8:17.)
Day 6: Read John 2, Luke 10, and Mark 2. Rejoice! Clap your hands. Be willing to go into the fullness of joy. Do not stop participating halfway through the wedding feast. Ask the Holy Spirit to remove all of your religious ritual that has robbed your joy. Break any power of phariseeism. Thank God for the new wine.
Day 7: Read Luke 1:14,44; Acts 2:46; Jude 24; Heb. 1:9, Mt. 5:12, Hab. 3:18; 2 Cor. 7:13. All of these verses will connect you into joy. Memorize two verses. Stand up and twirl. Express to the Lord that you love Him.
Day 8: Read Revelation 1-5, and 12. Receive strength to go through the open door that has been set before you. Declare the accuser of the brethren is bound. Receive power, wealth, and favor.