Topic: Keeping A Vigil [Open Heavens for Teens 3 July 2019]

Memorise: “At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments.” – Psalms 119:62

Read: 1 Samuel 15:11

11 It repenteth me that I have set up Saul to be king: for he is turned back from following me, and hath not performed my commandments. And it grieved Samuel; and he cried unto the LORD all night.

Bible In One Year: Job 26-28, Acts 11


I know that as teenagers, you will find it very hard to keep vigils. When you are spoken to about vigils, you become reluctant. But do you know that holding a vigil once in a while is necessary as a Christian? Vigils are held mostly for prayer or worship sessions that last all through the night.

When we hold a vigil, it becomes a matter of acting Christ-like. In Luke 6:12, Jesus Christ prayed all night. If Jesus could talk to His Father for an entire night, why can’t you do the same? You are a child of God just like Jesus is, so you need to Starr imbibing the act of holding vigils. I challenge you as a teenager to deepen your prayer life and engage more in vigils.

Prayer Point:
God give me the grace not to deny myself from the benefits attached to vigils.

Also Read: Teen Open Heaven Daily Devotional by Pastor Adeboye

Hymn 16:

1 Christian, seek not yet repose
Hear thy gracious Savior say;
Thou art in the midst of foes:
Watch and pray.

2 Principalities and power
Mustering their unseen array
Wait for the unguarded hours:
Watch and pray

3 Gird the heavenly armor on,
Wear it ever night and day;
Ambushed lies the evil one:
Watch and pray.

4 Hear the victors who o’ercame,
Still they mark each warrior’s way;
All with one sweet voice exclaim,
Watch and pray.

5 Hear, above all, hear thy Lord,
Him thou loves to obey;
Hide within thy heart His word:
Watch and pray.

6 Watch, as if on that alone
Hung the issue of the day;
Pray, that help may be sent down:
Watch and pray.

Daily Devotional for Teen’s guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.