Devotions for 40 Days of Prayer & Fasting – Day 42

Day 42 He has Risen

Daily Prayer: “Jesus I want to know you more intimately. I want to experience the fullness of your Holy Spirit and power in my life. I want you to use me to impact this world for you!”

Read focus passages Matthew 28:1-7, Romans 6:4. As you read, let the truth of Christ’s resurrection raise you to new life!

Read out loud the focus verse for today: Matthew 28:6. “He is not here; he has risen, just as He said. Come and see the place where He lay.” Repeat these verses over and over to yourself today.

Meditate today: “He has risen.”  Just as fully as you celebrate that Christ has risen, it is time to celebrate that “you have risen” too. Now, leave your old life behind and go in the power of the Holy Spirit and live a new life to save others!        

Spend 30+ min in prayer in the morning taking deeply to your heart the promise of Christ’s resurrection for your own life: that you can now go forth in a new life in the resurrection power of the Holy Spirit. Do this at other times during the day as well. Imagine the radiance of Christ’s resurrection life! Embrace by faith His radiance for your own life! Thank Him for raising you up and giving you a new life. Weep at His feet and give thanks that you are alive in the power of His resurrection! Tell Him you are ready to go forth in resurrection power and save others.

Closing prayer: “Holy Lord Jesus, thank you for raising me from the dead to live a new life. Now that my 40 days of prayer and fasting have ended, use me to raise others from the dead.”