Jan 13 2014

Day 13: 30 Days of Prayer for New Life

Father, in this new adventure of life I am on with You, help me to not go back to living life for my own personal desires. For I know that will be my downfall.  Oh it's so easy to give into tempations of living a life of pleasure.  I don't want to be fooled by that anymore!  

For Jesus said, "If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake and for the sake of the Good News, you will save it" (Mark 8:35). Lord, I give You my life.  I give up living selfishly, and instead I ask that You take my life experiences and my talent and help me find a way to honor You with it. -In Jesus' name, Amen

Jan 12 2014

Day 12: 30 Days of Prayer for New Life

Father, it seems that some people have it all, and I am lacking.  Lord, please help me to stop comparing my life to others and stand on Your promises. 

After all, while your follower, Paul, was in prison he wrote, "And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus" (Phil 4:19). 

Lord, give me a new perspective on what Your glorious riches are in my life. It may not be a house that is on the showplace home tour.  It may be my relationships, my family. Father, I don't want to live in a prison of envy.  I want to love the life I live, and know that You will provide for my needs.  Thank you. -In Jesus name, Amen.