Apr 11 2014

Prayer for Focus

Father, what's the secret?  We have so many dreams, so many plans, yet we get tripped up and distracted by so many temptations.  Lord, keep us focused! 

For Your word says, "Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the instructions Moses gave you. Do not deviate from them, turning either to the right or to the left. Then you will be successful in everything you do." -Joshua 1:7

Father, we want to be successful in the right things.  Help us to go through our day almost as if we have blinders on, unable to look at bright shiny distractions!  Help us to keep looking forward, letting You lead, and FOLLOWING your directions.   -In Jesus name, Amen. 

Apr 10 2014

Prayer to Overcome Weakness

Father, help us to live a more courageous life, and not let our perceived weaknesses stop us from accomplishing great things with You.  

Just as Moses, a stutterer, argued with God about confronting Pharoah, (Exodus 4:11-13) we argue with You all the time about assignments You have for us.  We think because that is an area of weakness for us we shouldn't do it.  When actually that's exactly what we should do!  

Lord, help us to trust that You are more than enough to cover our weaknesses.  The promise you made to Moses, "Now go! I will be with you..." (Exodus 4:12a) extends to us too!  

Help us to have the guts to face the areas where we are weak instead of avoiding them, knowing You are with us. -In Jesus' name, Amen