Thank you for joining us on this 40 day challenge to pray. My hope over the next 40 days is that you'll experience a greater connection with God and a deeper appreciation for prayer. The goal of prayer is to live our lives and speak our words in the joyful awareness of the presence of God. This is what Jesus did. He lived his whole life in the conscious awareness of his Father.
The theme of this 40 Day Prayer Challenge is Chosen. In John 15:16 Jesus says, "You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you." Jesus makes it clear in this passage that our purpose is to "bear fruit," and the mission of our life is to discover how we're to go about that process. We are excited about what God is going to do in your life as you commit these next 40 days to pray and discover how God has chosen you to be fruitful in every area of your life.