Mar 03 2014

Prayer to End "Winter"

Father, remind us that winter does end...eventually! 

Oh Lord, help us to see beyond our "winter"! Some days it feels like the situation we are in will never improve; a time of financial lack, loneliness, depression, or sickness.  We fear our "winter" will never end, but that's a lie.

Your word says, "For everything there is a season...

A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance...Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time." -Ecclesiastes 3:1, 4.

With ever glimpse of Spring, a tiny bud on a barren tree, a sprout from a bulb forging through the once frozen ground, remind us that our Winter will end, it always does! And YOU will bring forth new life! Oh Lord, make it happen!  End our "winters"! Bring forth the laughing and the dancing, soon!

One day the sun will shine again! Spring is coming!

-In Jesus name, Amen

Feb 28 2014

Prayer to Overcome Failure

Lord, help us to not be afraid to fail anymore!  

Give us guts like Peter! If he can get out of the boat and walk on water to Jesus than what can we do?  Even at his point of failure, when his focus strayed from Jesus and Peter began to sink, Jesus reached out his hand and picked him up.  (Matthew 14 22-33). 

I believe You will do the same for us. 

For Jesus said, “Don’t be afraid...Take courage. I am here" -(Matthew 14:27)

I want my life to be bold like Peter's. Make it a testament of what is possible when we try, fail, and deploy You in our lives to save us.  -In Jesus' name, Amen.