Session 1

How to be blessed

From 40 Days of Prayer and Fasting Guide

Call to Prayer

It can be easy to doubt God’s goodness. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus reframes what it means to be truly blessed. To be “blessed” means God has extended His benefits to you. 

Are you poor in spirit, right now? Prepare for the kingdom of God to rush into your life. Are you deeply hungry for righteousness and justice? Get ready for God to satisfy you, deeply. God intends to bless you today, not only for your own benefit but for the benefit of others.

As you read, pray, and fast today, open your heart and your hands to receive God’s blessing. May your sense of expectation soar, knowing that no matter the circumstance, you are blessed. May you shine brightly in this season, for God’s glory and the world’s good.

Today’s Scripture

Matthew 5:2-16

Ways to Pray

  • Ask the Spirit to reveal how God has blessed you in 2020 thus far. In a journal, write a list of every blessing and say thank you.
  • As you read Matthew 5, consider which beatitudes resonate most deeply and ask God to bring fresh blessing into your life today.
  • Surrender to God yet again. Ask Him to help you act on these truths, shining brightly to the world around you. 

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