May 20 2014

Prayer to Restore Joy

Father, change us.  

Help us to celebrate the change you have made in our lives, instead of constantly feeling guilty for our mistakes.  

That's not the way to live!  No more head down, woe is me attitude!  Give us a chin up, grateful attitude for how much you LOVE us in spite of ourselves!  

For Your word says, "Don’t keep looking at my sins. Remove the stain of my guilt. Create in me a clean heart, O God. Do not banish me from your presence, and don’t take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the JOY of your salvation, and make me willing to obey you. -Psalm 51:9-12

Lord, restore our JOY! Remind us of the exhilaration we felt when we began a relationship with you. -In Jesus' name, Amen.

Maybe that exhilarating reeling of  JOY starts today for you. 

May 19 2014

Prayer for Comfort

Father, we need Your everlasting comfort. Everything else is just a big fake. Forgive us for looking other places to find comfort; food, shopping, friends, and family are just a temporary fix. They replace what we really need, a deep connection to You. 

For Your word says, "God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort". -(2 Corinthians 1:3). 

Lord, hold us! Please wrap Your loving arms around us and make all the pain just go away... -In Jesus name, Amen.