Mar 19 2014

Prayer for Hope

Oh Father, clear out the distractions! 

Some days it feels like all we can see is all that's wrong and it distracts us from You all that's right.

Oh Lord, help us not to give up doing right.  You say don't be anxious, and not to worry, but sometimes it's all consuming! Take it away Father.  Clear our minds, strengthen us, show us what is hopeful, and help us to turn our worries about our troubles into prayers giving them up to You.

For your word says, "Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying." -Romans 12:12

-In Jesus name, Amen.

Mar 18 2014

Prayer to turn around a Bad Day!

Father, when we are worried about our future, remind us about all things you got us through in the past!  If You did it then, You'll do it again! So give us a new outlook on bad days.  

 

For Your word says, "When troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy.  For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. (James 1:2-3)

 

Looking through old pictures today and I found this one. This was the day I signed my lease to start life on my own as a single mom.  This was almost 3 years ago. Funny how at the time I felt like I was barely surviving and seriously doubted if I was going to make it. I still feel that way sometimes.  Now I miss those days of complete and utter faith and reliance on God. I was so desperate Jesus, You were my only comforter. Now I miss that feeling of constant closeness to You and those days of carving out a new life. 

 

Remind me to continue to rely on you and find joy on bad days and good days! -In Jesus' name, Amen.