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Bible verse for April 7
“Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” (Matthew 11:24)
Prayer Reflections for April 7- a Good Friday Prayer
“Human nature wants to indulge self, not deny self. Death to self is always terrible, and if we expect it to be a pleasant or mild experience, we will often be disillusioned. Death to self is the radical command of the Christian life. To take up your cross meant one thing: you were going to a certain death, and your only hope was in resurrection power.” (David Guzik, Enduring Word Commentary)
A Good Friday Prayer
Dear God, I cannot fathom the pain that Jesus experienced on that Good Friday. May I make sure that I don’t take it for granted- help me to take up the cross too (Matthew 11:24) and share the miracle of Easter with the world, no matter what anyone says. Amen.
Jessie Synan is a Master’s student in Theological Studies who helps other women find their prayer focus in a distracting world. She went from her ADHD interfering with her prayer life to finding her own unique rhythms for prayer and encouraging other women to do the same. She is the founder of Pray With Confidence, which has helped over 5000 women focus on prayer through the real and vulnerable advice she gives to those on her email list when they sign up for the free guide “How to pray [when you can’t focus.]”