Jan 11 2014

Day 11: 30 Days of Prayer for New Life

Father, help me to resist the concept that I have earned a place in Heaven with You because I have done more good things than bad.  For nowhere does it say You are keeping a list and when our life on earth ends decide where we go based on which column is longer.  No.  

You say You case our sins as far as the east is from the west.  Your word also says "he saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit." (Titus 3:5).  

Lord, wash away my sins, give me new life, free me from the fear that I'm not good enough, and free me from the exhausting work of trying to be perfect for You.  Today, I accept Your mercy.  -In Jesus' name, Amen.

Jan 10 2014

Day 10: 30 Days of Prayer for New Life

Father, I want to know You better. I want to be closer. I want to be free from worry and anxiety about my future. I want to trust that You have my best interests in mind, and by sticking close to You and following Your instructions it will all turn out okay. 

Your word says, "...he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him. And since we know he hears us when we make our requests, we also know that he will give us what we ask for" (1 John 5:14-15). 

Lord, I look forward to experiencing a deeper relationship with You, since I know this request pleases You, I know it will come to pass. I can't wait. -In Jesus' name, Amen.