May 06 2014

Prayer to Choose Joy

God, today help us to choose joy!  No. Matter. What. 

When we face frustrating circumstances help us to block any anger, bitterness, and complaining that rises up inside of us and instead pray Your word: 

"For You are my strength and shield. I trust you with all my heart. You help me, and my heart is filled with JOY. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving" (Psalm 28:7).

Father, we know You go with us wherever we go.  You help us.  We don't have to worry or be depressed!  Remind us of all the great things You have done for us in the past.  If you did it then, you will do it again! This frees us up to choose JOY!  -In Jesus' name, Amen

May 05 2014

Prayer to be Mighty

Father, change the way we see the obstacles in front of us this week.  

Instead of seeing them as impossible and feeling overwhelmed,  remind us what You say about us that we are "mighty men (and women) of fearless courage!" (Judges 6:12)

Just like you promised Gideon who went into the fight of his life to save his people, "I WILL BE WITH YOU" (Judges 6:16), You are with us.  Help us to stop hiding from the obstacles and instead face them with fearless courage knowing You are with us.  -In Jesus' name, Amen