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

Mar 06 2014

Prayer for Passion

Oh Father, remind us that life with You is a gift, not a chore! God, I get so tired of the family routine, it feels robotic, like I'm on auto pilot! Shake it up! 

For Your word says, "Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord." -Romans 12:11

Lord, I don't want to feel burned out anymore! I want to cheerfully and enthusiastically love You and serve Your children! Give us more zeal!

Help us to think of Your word like a pre workout energy drink for our day!  Fill us up, with a great energy and enthusiasm to pursue a deeper relationship with You! Help us to have even more energy and zeal left over to go out and cheerfully serve You by helping Your children in need.  Let's do this! 

In Jesus' name, Amen