“Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” Jeremiah 33:3
I made a post earlier this year about how I believed God had me in a season of transition. Little did I know, that was just the beginning. This entire year has been a transition and its been uncomfortable. I like being in control and knowing what’s going to happen next. And really, the desire for control is rooted in fear. But making the decision to fully trust God also means releasing that fear. Still, that doesn’t make it easy.
A couple months ago I started waking up at 3am to pray. There’s just something about the silence at that time that makes it special. When everyone else is sleeping and its just you and God. And even though God loves to hear us pray at any time, I really felt that He was honoring that sacrifice. But, I’m human and after a few weeks I was having a hard time being consistent.
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” Matthew 7:7-8
This season has required me to lean completely on God because I don’t have any other choice. I’m preparing to transition to a new city and (prayerfully) to a new role within my career. And I really need God’s provision and direction. If I can be honest for a second, it’s exciting but it’s also scary not knowing how everything will work out. Sometimes I wonder if it will. This year I’ve experienced so many closed doors that I sometimes feel hesitant to get my hopes up. But isn’t that faith? It’s believing in what we can’t see, even if you’ve prayed so long that you’re wondering if it’s still worth it to persist. Faith is believing in God’s character and His goodness even when everything else feels uncertain.
That’s why I’m starting a 5-day prayer challenge and I hope that you will join me. Because I don’t know about you but I’m in desperate need of a divine breakthrough. Usually I share answered prayers after they’ve already been answered. But this time I’m inviting you along this journey with me as I pray for direction and open doors. I’ve read story after story of how people began praying at 3am and how their circumstances completely turned around. Waking up that early is such a challenge but I’m ready to activate my faith and show God that I am serious! (This is not a drill, lol)
“For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Matthew 18:20
I’m so thankful for each person that stops by my corner of the internet. We have readers from the United States, the UK, China, Canada, India, Australia, France, Nigeria, Germany, South Africa, the Bahamas, Jamaica, Kenya, Japan, etc. No matter what time zone you’re in, I’m inviting you to pray at 3am your local time. The prayer challenge will take place from Monday, September 19th through Friday, September 23rd. I can’t wait to see what God will do during this week! The only rule for this prayer challenge is that you pray as though you believe God will answer you this time.
Please send me your prayer requests so that I can pray with you! You can do so by filling out the form below. Even if you don’t participate, still send them! And please be sure to update me on how God moves on your behalf 🙂