Hey there, LYWB.com readers! Welcome to October—and welcome to the 31-day Cry Out! Challenge from Revive Our Hearts. This month, we’re inviting you to pray, every single day! But don’t get overwhelmed. We’re going to help you know how to pray. We’re in this journey together, seeking God, our Father who *wants* to hear from us! Let’s join our hearts together and come boldly before Him in prayer.
— Samantha, LYWB.com blog content manager
Yet when they turned and cried to you, you heard from heaven, and many times you delivered them according to your mercies.
I’m convinced that becoming a mother restructured my eardrums.
Before having kids, I could sleep through anything, peacefully oblivious to the sounds around me. Now, the softest whisper from my sons can jolt me awake. My ears, it seems, are always on high alert for any indication that my children are crying out for their momma.
Welcome to the Cry Out! Challenge. This is so much more than another task to add to your to-do list. It is an alarm, calling the Church to see what’s happening in our world, to sit under the burden of it, and to set aside thirty days for desperate, focused prayer.
Listen again to Nehemiah 9:28. “Yet when they turned and cried to you, you heard from heaven, and many times you delivered them according to your mercies” (emphasis added).
Our world is experiencing:
- Political division
- Economic hardship
- Medical crisis
- Personal and corporate devastation
- Erosion of biblical values
And yet . . . when we turn and cry out to God, He hears us. He delivers us according to His mercies. For the next thirty days (and beyond), we are declaring our hope in the “yet.” Thank you for joining us on the journey.