Moment of Transformation:

  • Pray for the items listed in your Transformational Journal
  • Pray for the transformation of the five individuals/families you chose
  • Pray that your friends will be transformed by Christ’s LOVE
  • Pray for the transformation of your workplace


Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up. James 4:10

If ever there was a time when every house should be a house of prayer, it is now. Infidelity and skepticism prevail. Iniquity abounds. Corruption flows in the vital currents of the soul and rebellion against God breaks out in the life. Enslaved by sin, the moral powers are under the tyranny of Satan. The soul is made the sport of his temptation; and unless some mighty
arm is stretched out to rescue him, man goes where the arch rebel leads the way.

And yet in this time of fearful peril some who profess to be Christians have no family prayer. The idea that prayer is not essential is one of Satan’s most successful devices to ruin souls.
Prayer is communion with God, the fountain of wisdom, the source of strength and peace and happiness. Jesus prayed to the Father “with strong crying and tears.” … “Pray one for another,” James says; “the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”

By sincere, earnest prayer parents should make a hedge about their children. They should pray with full faith that God will abide with them, and that holy angels will guard them and their children from Satan’s cruel power.

How appropriate it is for parents to gather their children about them before the fast is broken and point them to the heavenly Father, who so liberally gives them the bounties of His providence! How fitting for them to thank Him for His protection during the night and to ask for His help and grace and the watchcare of His angels during the day! How fitting, also, when evening comes, to gather once more before Him and praise Him for the mercies and blessings of the day that is past!

Ellen G. White, My Life Today, p. 31 – January 27

Quote of the Day“Our prayers may be awkward. Our attempts may be feeble. But since the power of prayer is in the one who hears it and not in the one who says it, our prayers do make a difference.” Max Lucado

Did You Know?

In the Bible, Paul mentions prayer (prayers, prayer reports, prayer requests, exhortations to pray), 41 times.

Going Deeper

Intercession. An entreaty or prayer for others; a mediation. The expression appears infrequently in the Bible, though a number of examples of intercessory prayer may be found. In the OT the term occurs in the phrase “to make intercession,” as the rendering of the Heb. paga‘, “to meet,” and, in a derived sense, to approach someone in order to plead with him, hence, “to entreat” or “to intercede” (Jer 7:16; 27:18; 36:25; Is 53:12). In the NT this same concept is expressed by several Greek verbs, especially entugchanô that closely parallel paga in their meaning (Rom 8:26 27, 34; 11:2; Heb 7:25). In 1 Ti 2:1 “intercessions” is the appropriate rendering of the Greek noun enteuxeis.

Siegfried H. Horn, The Seventh-Day Adventist Bible Dictionary (Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1979), 525.


What actions do you need to take today in order that your house may become “a house of prayer”?

This Week’s Homework

  1. Memorize: “Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.” 1 John 5:14, 15 NKJV
  2. Choose five individuals/families to pray for.