Apr 17 2014

Prayer to Trust God

Father, we want to know You better.  We want to be closer.  We want to be free from worry and anxiety about our future. 

This Easter, purify us Lord, give us a fresh new start in trusting that You have our 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.

Apr 16 2014

Prayer to Show Grace

Father, help us to be living examples of Your unconditional love, grace, mercy, and joy, instead of the judgmental people the world expects us to be.  

Oh Jesus, you were battered, You suffered on that cross, You died, You rose again, so all of your children could be forgiven forever. Reminds us it's not just for the nice people.  Your death was for the angry, the disobedient, and belligerent people too.  For Your word says,

"God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the worth through him." (John 3:17)

Father, in everything we do, in everyone we come into contact with today, help us to honor You.  If we have accepted You as our savior, You live in us, then Your honor is at stake with every encounter we have.  -In Jesus' name, Amen