Pithy Prayer August 9th, 2018

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Please remind me through your Spirit of your nearness and your care. In my moments of struggle and doubt, please make your presence known. It is so comforting to know that my words, thoughts, and emotions are all presented to you through your Holy Spirit. Father, there are times that I feel inadequate and unworthy to approach you. Thank you for giving me the assurance that you will always hear me even when I can’t find the words to say.

Father, I know you love me. You have done so much to bless and save me. I deliberately place the cares, the worries and concerns of my heart in your hands… Father, I also want to thank you for the many ways you have blessed me over my life…Now, dear father, please fill my heart with your Spirit and my mind with the sense of your presence and peace.

Search me, O God, I know that my heart is not always pure and my ways are far from perfect. Search me, O God, for I need your purifying presence. Search me, O God, for I want you to set the course and the destination of my life.

Amen.

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Pithy Prayer August 7th, 2018

Almighty God and Abba father, over these last several days I have tried to understand your love for me and my fellow humans. I don’t profess to understand your love, but I do know that you have blessed me in ways I could not have imagined. So please, dear father, help me remember your great love for me when I am faced with temptation, led to doubt your love, or wonder about my worthiness. I want your love to be reflected in my daily life. Thanks for loving mightily. Thanks for loving sacrificially. Most of all thanks for loving first.Image result for glorify god

Father, your love is so vast, so gracious and so life changing. I ask that you, Holy Spirit, would help change my heart to more perfectly reflect and glorify the Father.

Dear Lord, please help us tear down every wall that divides and separates your people. Forgive each other. Prejudice towards each other. Stir in us a deep longing to share the unity of heaven in our world today.

How can I ever thank you for your love and mercy demonstrated in the sacrifice of your Son for my sin? Please forgive me for those times that I have not shown my appreciation for your grace in the way I live my life.

Amen.