Oct 30 2013

Prayer to be Released from Regret

God, helps us no longer be burdened by regret, and instead be released to accept Your love:  

The Lord is compassionate and gracious,

    slow to anger, abounding in love.

He will not always accuse,

    nor will he harbor his anger forever; 

he does not treat us as our sins deserve

    or repay us according to our iniquities.

For as high as the heavens are above the earth,

    so great is his love for those who fear him;

as far as the east is from the west,

    so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

-Psalm 103:8-12

Oh Lord, my heart aches for those that do not know this kind of love,  for those that mistakenly try to earn this love by how good they are, and for those that think that they can't walk through the doors of the church because they are too messed up.

Lord release us from wasted effort, and feelings of inadequacy. Let Your love pour in, so we can let it pour out on others... - In Jesus name, Amen.  

Oct 28 2013

Prayer to Relieve Pressure

Father, help us to move through this day with ease and grace.  Remind us when worry creeps in, when fear starts to rear its ugly head, what You say about it: 

 "I will not fail you or forsake you.  Be strong and courageous." -Joshua 1:5-6.

God, help us move forward confidently, living our life, knowing YOU are in charge.  Wow, really takes the pressure off.  -In Jesus name, Amen.