Mar 11 2014

Prayer for Obedience

Father, help us to live our lives in a way that honors You, every day, in everything we do and say. 

Oh Lord, I am challenged with something my pastor said on Sunday. "A coach never asks his team to give them their best 45%, he asks for 100% effort!"  

I believe God wants the same effort from us.  He doesn't want us to live Godly lives part of the time, or only accept part of the Gospel.  He asks for 100% effort!

Oh God, I am thankful that You call us to obedience, and at the same time expect imperfection.  Help us not to feel guilty for the times we have not given you our 100% effort.  Help us to instead to do better next time.  

In Jesus' name, Amen

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