Mar 31 2014

Prayer to Endure

Father, change our attitude about facing this day.  Help us to not see it as another full day full of problems that we have to get through, but instead let us see it as a new day that we GET to live better.  Help us to make a better decision this time around! 

You tell us that we need to "patiently endure testing and temptation", but You also promise that You provide the strength we need to endure.  

"Anyone who meets a testing challenge head-on and manages to stick it out is mighty fortunate. For such persons loyally in love with God, the reward is life and more life." James 1:12 (The Message). 

Lord, give us that enduring "stick-it-out" attitude, we want that reward, we are loyal to You.  -In Jesus name, Amen. 

Mar 28 2014

Prayer of Thankfulness

"God thank you for making the trees, and my mom, and my sisters, and the whole entire world, and make everyone who is hurting better Jesus." -Andy (5)

As I listen to my 5 year old son pray this morning listing all the things He is thankful for, and asking You to help everyone, but him I am embarrassed at my own selfishness.

Lord, please give us the grateful heart of a child. I always seem to be asking for You to get me out of this problem, and save me from that one, and oh please bring me that thing I've been waiting for soon. 

Today, help us instead of praying for what we want and don't have, give us eyes to see what we do have... -In Jesus name, Amen. 

 

List 3 things you are thankful to God for... GO!