Home Study July 9 through 14, 2012

Adapted from the Northwest Yearly Meeting 50-Day Prayer Journal.


Monday – Read James 4:7-10

What stands out at you in this passage?

According to verse 10, what must we do to experience God’s grace?

Why it this important to do and to understand?

How does this passage challenge you? How will you respond?


Tuesday – Read Daniel 9:1-3

What was Daniel’s first response to the bad news he received?

Here, fasting and mourning is connected to desperate prayer. Are you facing any problems that need that level of prayer?

How much time are you spending worrying about them rather than in seeking God’s answer and help by mourning, prayer and fasting?

What will you do?


Wednesday – Read Joel 212-14

With what attitude are we to commit our lives to God?

Why is the condition of our heart more important than outward appearances?

How does this passage challenge you? What will you change?


Thursday – Read Psalm 103:6-13

What penalty do our sins deserve?

None of us is deserving of God’s kindness, why doesn’t God treat us as our sins deserve?

What hope does this give you for yourself? For others?

How can we help others to better see God’s love?


Friday – Read Jonah 3:1-10

What speaks to you from this passage?

What role did fasting play in the repentance of the Ninevites?

What role does fasting play in our repentance today?

Invite the Holy Spirit to reveal to you anything you need to repent of and take time to do it.


Saturday – Read Matthew 16:4 and Jonah 1:1-4:11

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