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December 12, 2021

Building a Prayer Memorial (Week 2 of 2)

What are Memorials? A memorial is a way of observing the memory of a person, thing, or event. It is a reminder of something that has happened. In the Bible, a memorial is an object or activity intended to help the people of God remember the acts or words of God.
  • Joshua’s Memorial: stones left in the bottom of the Jordan River as a memorial of the Israelites crossing into the Promised Land. (Joshua 4:5-7)
  • Passover Memorial: a memorial of God sparing the firstborn of Israel in Egypt. It reminds God’s people of how He delivered them out of captivity and oppression. (Exodus 12:12-14)
  • The Lord’s Supper: communion is another memorial that we observe. In Luke 22: 19 Jesus said, “do this in remembrance of me.” (Corinthians 11:24-26)
  • Cornelius’ Memorial: his prayers were the memorial and God remembered them. Our prayers ascend to the Lord. He takes note of each appeal. Although God may not answer all of our prayers right away, He sets them aside for a proper time of fulfillment. In Jeremiah 33:3, God declares, “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.”
LORD, I cry unto thee: make haste unto me; give ear unto my voice, when I cry unto thee. Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense…” Psalm 141:1-2

For more info on prayer visit: World Network of Prayer