Day 18 – Tabernacle Prayers – The Ark of the Covenant

The final station of the Tabernacle is the Ark of the Covenant. God made a covenant with His people to be their God and to bless them and their children for generations if they obeyed Him and His laws. The Ark of the Covenant was the symbol of this contract. However, because of sin, God’s people regularly disobeyed. The lid of the Ark was called the “mercy seat” where the blood of the sacrifice was sprinkled once a year to cover their sin and renew the covenant commitment. Through Christ our sin is now covered by his sacrifice for all time. In Jesus, God has made a new promise that is not dependant on us. Rather he takes full responsibility for His promise and we are called to faith and trust in his power to fulfil it.
 
“For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so, through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.” – 2 CORINTHIANS 1:20
 
Reflect and pray through the promises of God. Thank him that his promises aren’t dependant on our ability, but rather His power at work in us. “Amen” (Let is be so): Take hold of His promises in faith and claim them over your life and the life of the church.
He will never leave us nor forsake us
He will sanctify us by His Spirit
Lead, guide, and teach us by His Spirit
He will use all things for the good of his people
He will grow His church
 

“Father I thank you for your promises in Jesus. I pray that your promises would prevail in my life and the life of the church. I acknowledge that I don’t always have enough faith and trust in your power, and I thank you that your promises are greater than my small faith. Increase my faith Lord! I claim your provision, your vision, and your transformation over my life and the life of the church. Lead us, guide us, teach us. Grow your church Lord. I claim these promises by your power at work and for your glory alone. AMEN!”