And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma. Ephesians 5:2 (NKJV)
Dear TEA CUPP Friends,
Today I have a new task for you! Instead of sitting with Jesus and your morning mug, this will get you moving!
Many of you are stuck at home right now during the COVID-19 quarantines and are eagerly awaiting normal life to return. We were able to visit our daughter and her family before the shut-downs began, so we spent part of the quarantine in Wisconsin.
One activity we enjoyed each day was a walk around the neighborhood. My son pedaled his bike, our granddaughter rode the stroller, and I was the caboose. I also enjoyed an early morning walk before everyone was up. It was during these times I felt especially called to pray over their neighborhood.
I prayed for the town, for a revival, for people to return to the Lord Jesus. I wondered if the neighbors knew there was a little girl with cancer just down the street. I wondered what trials they were facing and prayed for Jesus to help them and keep them healthy.
My feet often took me past the old St. Mary’s Church and School. The stately bricks told a story of generations coming to worship Jesus. I laid my hands on the side of the church building and prayed for God to fill this church again with His people and Holy Spirit. I prayed for God to sweep this land with a revival and healing. I prayed for God’s people to come.
Then I walked over to the school buildings and laid my hands on those bricks and prayed for the return of the children, for God’s blessing on the students and teachers and families. I prayed especially for healing for my granddaughter so she can be in the preschool next fall. I walked to the playground and prayed again for the children to return and for their safely there.
Pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:17-18 (NKJV)
Today’s TEA CUPP: My friends, where do you live? Do you live near a church or school or park or courthouse or fire station or hospital or nursing home or business that needs your prayers? Do you have a neighborhood of people who need your prayers? Are you in the country where you can pray for people far and wide? I exhort you today to get outside and go for a walk and pray for your neighborhood like you never have before. Pray for healing. Pray for a revival across this land. Pray for the children. Pray for our leaders. Pray for God’s mercy and miracles.
The National Day of Prayer is coming up on Thursday, May 7. Events are planned all over the country, many virtually. To find an event in your area check the National Day of Prayer listing. Or type in 59011 to find the event in my area. It’s important that we pray every day. The National Day of Prayer is a day to remind everyone to pray and to shake the gates of heaven with our prayers. The theme this year is To God be the Glory. May God be glorified in the healing and revival of our nation.
For the earth will be filled
With the knowledge of the glory of the Lord,
As the waters cover the sea. Habakkuk 2:14
Thank you for stopping by My TEA CUPP Prayers. If you enjoyed today’s devotion, you might also like to read The Door of Hope and Stripes Across Our Nation and On Our Knees. God’s blessings, Jennifer Grace
As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him. Colossians 2:6 (NKJV)
Scripture from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson.