Day 8:TABERNACLE PRAYER- The Outer Court
In the Old Testament, the Tabernacle was the dwelling place of God, built to His specifications, where He would meet His people. As they entered the Tabernacle, they passed through seven stations, following God’s instructions, to experience His presence. Today, even though we no longer need the physical Tabernacle to meet with God, these same steps can help us connect with Him. This prayer model will take us through each station of the Tabernacle and use the purpose of each station to guide our prayers.
Day 8: THE OUTER COURT
Thanksgiving and Praise
The Israelites entered the Tabernacle with thanksgiving and praise, and we start our prayer time the same way.
Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name.
Spend some time really thinking about all the blessings in your life for which you’re thankful. You can write down a list, sing your own song of praise or just spend quiet moments reflecting on your gratitude and praise toward God.
“Father God, You are good, and You deserve all my
praise. Thank You for the many ways You have
blessed me and for watching over me (tell Him specific
things in your life that you’re grateful for. Thank Him
for something new that you’ve never thanked Him for
before). I want to experience Your presence and Your
love in a fresh way today, Jesus. I thank you that Your
mercies are new every day. I thank you for Who You
are and all You have done for me.”