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Day 12 of our 40 Day prayer journey

Day 12


PEOPLE OF PEACE

Jesus instructed His disciples to speak peace to a household in order to see if there is a person of peace there. That person can open up his or her household or relational network for the gospel. Pray for those written in your prayer journal, that they may become households of multiplying disciples.


In the Bible readings for today, Jesus introduces His followers to find a “person of peace.” They weren’t left wondering how to find this person of peace, Jesus told them what to do and how to recognize the right person. They were to speak of the things of God and do the things of God as they interacted with people on their journey. And then they were to observe how people responded. This person of peace was the one who listened to the words of God they spoke, welcomed them into the community and invited them into their household or relational network.


Pray today that God would show you a “person of peace” within your relational network. Is there someone your life intersects with who already knows Jesus but is ready to become a disciple maker themselves? Can you walk with them and train them to share their faith with those in their lives and to disciple someone? Or is there a person who doesn’t yet know Christ, but God has been drawing their heart and they are ready to meet Him if you would have the courage to share Jesus with them?


Pray that God would give you the opportunity today to talk about Him with others.


Luke 10:5-9

“Whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace to this household.’ If a son of peace is there, your peace will rest on him; but if not, it will return to you. Remain in the same house, eating and drinking what they offer, for the worker is worthy of his wages. Don’t be moving from house to house. When you enter any town, and they welcome you, eat the things set before you. Heal the sick who are there, and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near you.’”


Matthew 9:5-14

“Jesus sent out these 12 after giving them instructions: “Don’t take the road leading to other nations, and don’t enter any Samaritan town. Instead, go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. As you go, announce this: ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those with skin diseases, drive out demons. You have received free of charge; give free of charge. Don’t take along gold, silver, or copper for your money-belts. Don’t take a traveling bag for the road, or an extra shirt, sandals, or a walking stick, for the worker is worthy of his food.

“When you enter any town or village, find out who is worthy, and stay there until you leave. Greet a household when you enter it, and if the household is worthy, let your peace be on it. But if it is unworthy, let your peace return to you. If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, shake the dust off your feet when you leave that house or town.”


Acts 26:12-18

“I was traveling to Damascus under these circumstances with authority and a commission from the chief priests. King Agrippa, while on the road at midday, I saw a light from heaven brighter than the sun, shining around me and those traveling with me. We all fell to the ground, and I heard a voice speaking to me in the Hebrew language, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.’

“Then I said, ‘Who are You, Lord?’

“And the Lord replied: ‘I am Jesus, the One you are persecuting. But get up and stand on your feet. For I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you as a servant and a witness of what you have seen and of what I will reveal to you. I will rescue you from the people and from the Gentiles. I now send you to them to open their eyes so they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that by faith in Me they may receive forgiveness of sins and a share among those who are sanctified.’”




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