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By: James River Church08/14/18

21 Days of Fasting & Prayer Devotional – Day 17


The average adult makes 35,000 decisions a day. From the moment your alarm sounds, your decision-making process begins. With so many decisions to make, it can be hard to know where to spend your time, but the Apostle Paul provides valuable insight into fulfilling God’s will in our lives. He tells us never to stop praying.

When we choose to pray continually, we realign our thinking and our priorities in a way that directly effects our decision making. God cares how you spend your time and your energy. The Psalmist writes in Psalm 37:23 that God delights in every detail of our lives – He wants to be involved in everything! So, whether you’re headed into a meeting or shuttling your kids to their next activity – pray for the Lord’s presence to precede your every moment.

In the 35,000 decisions you’ll make today, make it a priority to pray and invite God’s direction into every part of your day. Use this 21 Days of Fasting and Prayer to not only get what you need from God, but to draw closer to God. Because when we are close to God, we have everything we need!


1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ESV
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Proverbs 3:6 ESV
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Proverbs 16:9 ESV
The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.


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