Nov 21 2013

30 Days of Thankful Prayers: Day 21 Real Rest

Father, thank you for promising us real REST! The kind of rest that is not just a good night's sleep, but relief for our burdened hearts, and our troubled souls. 

As Your word says:."Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” -Matthew 11:29-30 

Oh God, relieve us of our fear, worry, and doubt.  Today, show us the way to find real rest for our soul.  In Jesus' name, Amen. 

Nov 20 2013

30 Days of Thankful Prayers: Day 20

Father, thank you for the perspective that comes after the struggle. 

Sometimes I feel like that lowly little caterpillar with no clue about what her future holds.  She goes to hide inside a cocoon.  When she finally feels the need to start struggling to squirm her way out, she realizes she's changed into a butterfly, and can fly!  

"In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead" (1 Peter 1:3b)

Oh Lord, help us to not quit, to keep struggling so we can keep flying.  -In Jesus' name, Amen