by Lysa TerKeurst
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” Matthew 5:8 (NIV)
Before I went to Israel for the first time a few years ago, my Bible reading felt a bit thin. I was going through the motions of meeting with God but felt disconnected. What was once so invigorating felt more like another thing on my endlessly long to-do list.
You know, when a person lives with the stress of an overwhelmed schedule, they’ll ache with the sadness of an
That ache of sadness was draining the life out of me and my desire to do ministry.
And then a friend called to invite me to study in Israel. My friend knew this trip would change me. There isn’t anything else that’s invigorated my passion for ministry like studying in the Holy Land and really experiencing God’s Word up close.
Now, I know you’re thinking … That’s great for you, Lysa. But what if I never make it to the Holy Land? Can I still have that invigorating encounter with Scripture?
I believe you can by inviting the presence of God into your everyday. To help us with this, I’ve broken down one of my favorite prayers into a five-day prayer guide. It’s a tool we can use to help us start experiencing Him in very real ways each and every day.
Day 1 Prayer: Dear God, . . .