Heavenly Father, good morning! Thank You for this New Day! This morning I’m choosing, with excitement and anticipation, to surrender my heart (mind, will, and emotions) to Your Unfailing Love (Ps.143:8)! I’m offering myself (my body, soul, heart and spirit) as a living sacrifice to You, recognizing it’s the blood of Jesus that allows me to do this (Rom.12:1; Eph.2:18).
Help me to quiet my heart before You (Ps.62:1) and receive Your Love. Father God, You are my fortress and my shield (Ps.46:1) and my hiding place today (Col.3:3; Pr.18:10)! My life is hidden in You (Col.3:3)! Thank You that I am always welcome and can run to You for safety (Pr.18:10). I am focusing now on all the things that are in heaven (Col.3:1). I‘m coming boldly into Your Presence as You’ve instructed me to do, asking You for grace and mercy to help me today (Heb.4:16). Your grace and love fills me, surrounds me and protects me (Ps.46:1).
Thank You for supplying my daily bread (Luke11:2-3), which I know is sufficient for me. You are everything to me! Thank You for satisfying my deepest needs (Phil.4:19); no one else can. Your Unfailing Love is better than life itself (Ps.63:3)! I want you to know that no matter what happens to me today, You are enough and I will praise You (Hab.3:17-19) with all my heart.
Father God, I trust You! Thank You for holding me in Your arms (Ps.68:19) which is my place of rest and safety. I am responding to Your love right now (Ps.27:7-8). Today I choose to humble myself under Your mighty hand (Js.5:8). Please teach me Your ways (Is.55:8) and reveal Your heart to me (Jer.33:3). Thank You for being my Father (Rom.8:15) and for Fathering me (Rom. 8:15). I open up my heart to Your Love right now.
Jesus, thank You for caring so deeply for me that You would sacrifice Yourself on the Cross for me. I fix my gaze on You today knowing that You are the author and finisher of my life of faith (Heb.12:2) and I open my heart to You today (Rev.3:20). You are my Savior and Lord! I surrender my heart to you! Thank You that I am seated with You in heaven (Eph.2:6). That’s amazing! Please help me today to see the things I face from Your perspective.
Today I am casting all my regrets, worries and fears on You (1Peter5:7). Please forgive me and cleanse me from all wrong thoughts, feelings and actions as right now I’m choosing to forgive those who have offended or hurt me. I’m choosing now to forgive them, release them and bless them (Matt.7:1-3). Thank You! Forgive me for judging and being critical of others (Matt.7:1-3).
Please produce in me a genuine love for those I contact today. Please open my heart to Your heart of compassion and concern for others. I choose to trust You in all circumstances and situations (Pr.3:5-6). Help me not to grumble or complain about anything today (Phil.2:14) or compare myself to others (2Cor.12:9). Apart from You I realize and confess, I can do nothing (John15:5), but declare the truth that through You all things are possible (Mark9:23). In me, let Your purposes be done today on earth as it is in heaven (Matt.6:10).
In my weakness I stir my faith that You can move mountains in my life and in the lives of those around me (Mark11:23). You are the Mountain Mover! I confess that nothing, little or big, is impossible with You (Luke1:37). Thank You for all you are, all you’ve done and are going to do. You are the same yesterday, today and forever (Heb.13:8).
Thank You for all You have provided for my life. (Ps.100:4). I choose to be grateful today (Phil.4:6). I am declaring, this is a day You have made to rejoice and be happy in You(Ps.118:4; Phil.4:4; 1 Thess.5:16)! I recognize that in You I live and move and have my purpose for living (Acts17:28).
I confess today that my life is not my own for You have purchased me with such a great price (1Cor.6:19). I willingly surrender today to You gracious love. My confession this morning is this (Ps.143:8; Pr.3:5-6)(Gal.5:5-6):
Jesus, I trust You!
Jesus, I love You!
Jesus, I need Your help!
III. Holy Spirit
Thank You Holy Spirit for leading and guiding me today. Please breathe on me afresh today. Thank You for delivering me from the evil one (Matt. 6:13) and all the temptations that are lurking both in me and around me (Col. 3:5). Alert me to any carnal urges that come into my mind today and help me to immediately refocus my thinking onto You (Rom. 8:12; Phil. 4:8). Train me to ask for Your specific help in every situation I face. I recognize my greatest enemy is my own ego, pride and self-will. Keep me from self promoting or becoming discouraged today. Please convict me when I try to lead my own life. Please help me return to trusting You (Prov. 3:5-6) by confessing I trust You.
Thank You for Your promise that I can hear your voice (John 10:27). Teach me to respond immediately. Holy Spirit please help me to hear and see what you are saying and showing me today (Mark 4:9; Luke 10:23). Help my eyes and ears be clear and my heart be clean today. Please open my ears to Your voice and my eyes to see Your visions. Teach me to listen to Your still small voice in the midst of all the other noises (1Kings 9:11-13). Help me to discern clearly what you are saying. Help me to respond to Your voice and carry out the Father’s will today! Let the Bible come alive today!
Please activate inside of me the precious gifts I’ve been given. Please reveal to me what spiritual and natural gifts I have and continually train me how to use them (Ps. 18:32-35). I depend on You to be the Light inside my heart (Eph. 1:18; Ps. 13:3) and Your Word to be the Lamp at my feet (Ps. 119:105)! Thank You for being my mentor, coach and friend (John 15:26) and for guiding me continually. I want to depend on You more and more as I learn to walk closer to You.
Place upon me today the full armor of God that I might fight the good fight of faith (Eph. 6:9-12) every moment today. Keep me in the the tension of your purposes and securely on the path that has been chosen for me (Ecc. 6:10). Please help me not to stray and wander off course. Help me to move forward into Your perfect will today. Help me not to look back, but only forward; no regretting (Phil. 3:13).
I am asking for your peace to rule and reign in my heart (Col. 3:15; Phil. 4:7) and that I would extend Your kingdom today through my thoughts, attitudes, words and actions. Please help me to be disciplined and get all Your work done today. Help me by revealing to my heart what I need to do next and give me the desire and the power to get that specific assignment accomplished (Phil. 2:13). Please continue to water (Is. 55:10) the 5 most important root attitudes in my heart: Surrender (Rom. 12:1), Trust (Pr. 3:5-6), Humility (Js. 4:8), Faith (Heb. 6:11) and Thanksgiving (Eph. 3:17).
Holy Spirit thank You for revealing the Father’s Heart of Love to me today! I depend on You to lead and guide me! Help me practice the Scriptures every day! Thank You for being my constant companion. I’m truly grateful You are with me every moment! Thank You!
Almighty God above all else today I’m longing to “know You” better today (Phil.3:10; John17:3)! “As the deer pants for streams of water, so I long for You, O God!” (Ps.42:1)
Heavenly Father, good morning!
Thank you for being with me, around me, and living in me by Your Holy Spirit.
Jesus, I trust you.
Jesus, I love you.
Jesus, I need your help today.
Today, Lord Jesus, I willingly surrender my heart to You.
Thank you for leading and guiding me by the Light of Your Word.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you want a little more direction as you begin this journey, here are a few common questions people ask. We hope these are a beneficial resource to you. If you still have a question, reach out! We respond quickest to direct messages on Facebook and Instagram.
What is the 40 Day Worship Experience made up of?
The 40 Day Worship Experience devotional primers are short videos to encourage you in your time alone with the Lord. Watch one each day. They will support you on the 40DWE. God is doing something new in your life each morning. You are opening up your heart to His. Your time alone with God is the most important part of your day! Let the videos encourage your heart to press on and keep meeting with the Lord. You will see changes happening in your heart as you sit with Him!
Do I need to do the experience alone?
No, you do not have to walk through this alone. In fact, we love seeing people connect with others through this process. We call this "linking shields."
The concept of linking shields goes back to the time when the Roman soldiers would link their shields to protect themselves as they advanced towards the enemy. When we join forces with those around us, we become stronger than we would on our own.
“Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed” (Ecclesiastes 4:9 NLT).
Join the Facebook group and be encouraged by others who are meeting with God every morning. Also, ask a friend or two to go on the 40 Day Worship Experience with you. Have them text you, “Good morning,” when they are meeting with God. Text them back, “Good morning,” when you are meeting with God. It’s that simple!
Is there some sort of introduction to the 40 Day Worship Experience?
Yes, we have created an intro page to explain our approach to this experience. You don't have to read through it to get started on Day 1, but it is available on our resources page if you're interested.
This will give an overview of the 40 Day Worship Experience (40 DWE). Read this before you start to catch the vision for meeting each morning with God for the next 40 days. Give God the first 15 minutes of your day, surrender your will to His, and open up your heart to his love. The page will give you practical suggestions for starting the 40 DWE. This will be the beginning of experiencing God’s love in a new way.
What do I do for the 40 days?
Each day, you will receive an email with thoughtful content and Scripture to prompt your time with God. We also include a link to the Surrender Prayer to start your quiet time off and a link to the Facebook Group in case you want to connect further with community.
You can preview what those prompt emails include here: Prompt Preview
Praying is intimidating to me. Where do I start?
Surrendering our will over to God’s will is such a critical and essential part of our relationship with God. It allows God’s love to flow into our hearts. But, that doesn't mean it isn't daunting to many of us. That is why we wrote a guiding Surrender Prayer.
This Surrender Prayer (linked below) has been used by many to guide their daily surrender to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It focuses on giving God the full control of our lives and defeats the insurgence of the flesh—our old nature—into our thoughts and feelings. There is a longer and a shorter version. Both will help guide your first thoughts toward God, allowing you to receive his love afresh. This is the best way to begin the day.
Do I need the book to complete the experience?
The Be with Jesus 365 book is meant to supplement your walk with God and flows nicely with the 40 Day Worship Experience, but you can definitely work through it in your own journal if desired.
Discover a relationship with your Creator that is dynamic, genuine and fresh. The book is about approaching God with simplicity and candor. It is about going beyond religion, ritual, and packaged prayers. You will learn to draw near to God through prayer in an atmosphere of worship—and as you do, you will enjoy your spiritual journey like never before.
This book will be used with the class, “Experiencing God’s Love.” A 40 Day Journal and Study Guide Questions for each chapter are included.
Find out more about the book and how to order it here: Be with Jesus 365 Book >>
What about the class? How does that fit in?
The class will help you grow closer to God and know Him in a more intimate way. It covers 7 simple steps to intimacy with God. You will see how spending time alone with God every day will transform your life.
The class complements the book quite well, so it is easiest to go through those together. However, you can work through them simultaneously or in any sequence you decide.
There are 9 classes. Listen to one class each week and implement the content on a daily basis. Enjoy the journey of drawing near to God. Our goal is to meet with God for the first 15 minutes of the day, for 40 straight days. Don’t get discouraged if you miss a day! Just start up again the next day. Remember, God waits all night for you to get up, and He wants be with you!
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Walking in the Spirit
Learn to live life out of the overflow of His presence.
Read the Book
To know God intimately and walk with Him completely by starting your day in worship and surrender.
Experience God's Love
This course will teach you how to enjoy your time alone with God as you respond to His love.