Apr 14 2014

Prayer for Easter Week: Monday

Father, as we prepare to celebrate Easter this week, make us ready for life-changing event, not just going through the motions of another tradition.

We are remembering the last week that Jesus walked on this Earth as human. Instead of being consumed with preparing what we will wear or what we will eat, consume us with a desire to be closer to You. 

This is not about how beautifully dressed our families are, or how delicious the brunch we prepare is, it's about Your son, defying death so we can too. 

Apr 11 2014

Prayer for Focus

Father, what's the secret?  We have so many dreams, so many plans, yet we get tripped up and distracted by so many temptations.  Lord, keep us focused! 

For Your word says, "Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the instructions Moses gave you. Do not deviate from them, turning either to the right or to the left. Then you will be successful in everything you do." -Joshua 1:7

Father, we want to be successful in the right things.  Help us to go through our day almost as if we have blinders on, unable to look at bright shiny distractions!  Help us to keep looking forward, letting You lead, and FOLLOWING your directions.   -In Jesus name, Amen.