A Prayer for Challenging Times


Day 2




Text: Luke 6.12-16: “In these days he went out to the mountain to pray, and all night he continued in prayer to God. And when day came, he called his disciples and chose from them twelve, whom he named apostles:” … (Jesus lists their names).


Teaching: We need to pray on a regular basis, especially when we are faced with difficulties and decisions in life.  This passage is an example of Jesus doing just that. The scribes and Pharisees were plotting against Him as He was about to choose the twelve.  Jesus purposely went out to pray with all these things going on around Him.  When confronting challenges, be sure prayer is the first item on your priority list.


Action Today:  Are you facing difficulty in life? Is there a tough decision on the horizon?

  • On the back of this card, write down the difficulty or tough decision you face.
  • List some specifics you need to pray for in seeking guidance from God in dealing with these issues.
  • Make time to be alone and offer a prayer to God, seeking strength and wisdom to guide you during the challenging times of your life.