Mar 10 2014

Prayer for Comfort

Father, on those days when life feels more brutal than beautiful remind us of this promise... 

"He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.” Rev. 21:4

Thank You Lord, for taking our broken messes, our loss, our tragedy, and restoring them all for eternity. Comfort those right now that are waiting for that moment.  Help them to not turn away from You after heartache, but instead run to Your loving arms.  

Tragedy should not be the thing that makes us question your existence, God.  Instead make it the thing that reminds us just how much we need You... -In Jesus' name, Amen

Mar 07 2014

Prayer to Relax

Oh Father, help us to get our minds off all the things that we feel we are missing in life making it miserable, and instead think about all the wonderful things and people that fill our life with joy.  

Yes, we might feel like we "need" something material. We might feel like we are "lacking" a friend or partner to share our lives with. But, by focusing on those things we are missing out on You.  I love this paraphrase of Your word from The Message.

“What I’m trying to do here is get you to relax, not be so preoccupied with getting so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep yourself in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met. Don’t be afraid of missing out. You’re my dearest friends! The Father wants to give you the very kingdom itself." (Luke 12:29-32 MSG)

Oh Lord, meet our needs, help us to be fulfilled by You, help us to just RELAX! -In Jesus' name, Amen