Day 8 - 21 Day Fast

Day 8 - Pray for Yourself

Psalm 139, Matthew 10:29-31, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, Philippians 4:6

We don’t think twice when someone asks us to pray for them. Yet when it comes to praying for ourselves, we don’t always take that same stance. 

Instead, we buy this lie that praying for ourselves is rude or selfish. We worry God will see us as needy or laugh at our dreams. We treat Him like He’s one of us when nothing could be farther from the truth.

It is not selfish to pray for yourself. Praying for yourself is part of being fully surrendered and obedient to God. How can we know God if we don’t talk with Him about what matters to us? No thought is too small or insignificant to bring to Him. 

  • How does it feel to know that you can talk to God about anything?

  • Is there anything weighing you down that you don’t feel comfortable bringing to God? What is holding you back from praying about it? 

  • Are there burdens you’re carrying relationally, financially, or emotionally? What do you need in each of those areas?

  • One of the gifts that can come from complete honesty with God is complete intimacy with God. Take a moment to pray Psalm 139:23-24 out loud. Embrace the stillness as you wait for God to respond. 

1 Comment

Danielle Milliken - January 11th, 2021 at 8:10am

Happy Week 2 of the Fast! I found today’s scriptures refreshing. It sometimes feels hard to pray for myself, but these scriptures reminded me why it’s so important to do so!