Struggle

Dear Lord,

You know of my struggle…my worries…doubts…I lay them before your feet.

I have faith. I try to understand but yet I fail to. Only You know the reasons why. I trust this is all not in vain but to better serve you Lord.

I feel guilt…why must it be this way? Only You know.

Lord, I pray for my family, my friends and my enemies. I pray that You know the way. Of course You do.

Please show me what I need to know. Please watch over me as I stumble along this current journey.

The devil…oh how he lurks. Waiting for me to crack…to fall at his feet but I will not and I have faith You will not let me.

You give me strength. I love You for that. You give me knowledge, peace a warmth I cannot describe.

Everyday I need You and You are there everyday.

I have moments of weakness yet You still lift me up.

 

Mark 1:32-34

When evening came, after the sun had set, they began bringing to Him all who were ill and those who were demon-possessed. And the whole city had gathered at the door. And He healed many who were ill with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and He was not permitting the demons to speak, because they knew who He was.

I know who You are…I have gathered at the door…I am ill and I pray that you heal me. I tune out the demons…I only want to hear Your voice…feel Your love.

I only know to turn to You…who else can I truly turn to? May you heal me oh Lord. May you watch over me during this time. It is not for nothing. This much I know.

They say You give us no more than we can handle…I will handle this because You will make sure I do.

Amen

Grateful

Dear Lord,

Thank you for this day. I am grateful for my family and friends and I pray my enemies find peace in their lives through You.

I am grateful for the roof over my head and food in the fridge.

I am grateful for the wonderful man in my life who you have allowed me to cross paths with. He is loving and caring…a wonderful person. Thank You.

I am grateful for our two cats, they have quite the personalities. They bring love, peace, comfort and humor to our home.

I am grateful for my job. I work with good people. I have a good boss and I am within walking distance. Very grateful for that.

I am grateful to finally start having a true relationship with you Lord. I am grateful to be back in church. I enjoy the women’s Sunday School class. Thank You.

I am most of all grateful for my relationship with You, Lord. May you always guide me in everything I do. There are days I will stumble and fall but know I believe in You and I want You to lead the way. I lay my troubles, my sins at Your feet for forgiveness and clarity. Please give me the strength to forgive myself in such times.

Thank You

Amen

 

 

Give Thanks

Today’s prayer is short and sweet but packed full of thankfulness. It is important to remember to turn to God not just when things get tough but when things are peaceful as well.

I will admit, there are times when everything is going well and then suddenly not so well…only then do I turn to God wondering why things went south when really what I should have been doing is praying and giving thanks the whole time.

My point is, we need to give thanks to the Lord through the good, bad and the ugly. When things are going well it is easy to become complacent in prayer and that leaves room for trouble.

 

Thessalonians 5:18

give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

 

 

Dear Lord,

Thank you for this day. When I think of all the ways You have been there for me and continue to be there for me, I can’t thank You enough.

Please continue to watch over my family, friends and enemies.

For the time being, things are peaceful and I am grateful to You.

May I see Your light always. ❤

Amen

 

Do Not Be Anxious

Today I wanted to share a Bible verse that really speaks to me as I am sure it does many others.

Philippians 4:6-7

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Dear Lord,

Thank You for this day and for continuing to give me strength.

I am thankful that I have continued to avoid cigarettes and each day gets a little easier.

Lord, you know of the things that weigh on my heart but through prayer I find clarity.

I pray for my family, friends and enemies. May You guide all of us.

Lord, continue to guide me on Your path as I have days where I lose my way. Please forgive me.

Since turning to You, I discover little by little who I am. Continue to give me the strength to forgive myself for my own shortcomings and allow me to let go of past mistakes.

I pray not to look behind me or ahead but to focus on the now.

Thank You ❤

Amen

 

 

 

Share A Prayer

Today, I thought I would try something a little different. I invite you to share your prayers here with me or if you are in need of prayer, please feel free to say so and I will keep you in mine and hopefully others will too ❤

I will start 🙂

 

Dear Lord,

Thank you for this day. 

Please allow those in need of prayer to receive Your guidance and love.

I pray for those who may not be able to pray for themselves.

May You bring us together so that we may better serve You, Lord.

May you watch over our family, friends and yes even our enemies for they need You most of all.

As we share our prayers with you Lord, may You guide us in Your word.

Thank You ❤

Amen

 

Catching Up

Dear Lord,

Thank you. ❤  My biggest fear was that this medication change would produce negative results but I am on day 3 and so far so good. I feel better than I have in over a month now. I pray that you continue to watch over me.

I was able to make it to Sunday School yesterday for the first time in two weeks. It felt good to rejoin the womens class and not have to suffer through waves of anxiety.

This is day 5 of no smoking. Thank you for giving me and my fiance the strength we need to resist temptation.

Lord, you are good and I am grateful to You.  Please continue to watch over my family, friends and my enemies.

Amen

Thank You!

Dear Lord,

Thank you! Yesterday I prayed in particular for my brother and his family regarding vehicle issues. I prayed he would find a working vehicle soon and this morning I talked to him and he found an affordable car. It warms my heart that you work so quickly Lord. I am grateful ❤

Lord, I continue to pray for your support during my medication change. Yesterday I questioned medication…I was stressed and upset but I have decided I am going to try the new medication and pray that you will watch over me while I do.

I also continue to pray for my fiance and myself as we continue to battle no smoking. So far so good but the withdrawal can be strong at times Lord. Please continue to give us the strength to resist temptation.

Please Lord, I ask for strength regarding work. You know my struggles and I ask that you guide me through my shifts. I hope that this medication change is the answer to being able to handle more work and more hours. I thank you for providing me with a boss who understands.

In closing Lord, I pray for my friends, family and even my enemies for they need your guidence too. Thank You ❤

Amen