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1 John 3:1 - "See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him."
Prayer: Father, to know that I am YOUR child is overwhelming. It seems as if every voice I hear tells me I am not good enough, I don't measure up, I am not loveable… but You call me YOURS. Your love is beyond comprehension. Help me hear that truth, accept it and live in it. Thank You for Your love.
John 3:16 - "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life."
Prayer: God, I don't have to look far to see Your love for me. Your love put Your only and perfect Son on a cross in my place. When the world makes me feel unlovable today, I will remember that Your love is more than enough-- it is what my soul craves most, and it is overflowing my cup. Thank You.
Romans 8:5 - "But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
Prayer: God, I often tell myself that I have to earn Your love. But Your Word reminds me that you still love me even at my lowest and most sinful moments. You remind me that You went to the cross for me while I was still far from You. God help me to live out of a place of knowing and understanding Your perfect love for me.
Romans 8:38-39 - "For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Prayer: God, I often measure Your love for me based on how I view myself... with all my mistakes and shortcomings. How could You possibly love me? But You see me differently, You see me through Jesus, and You love me as Your child. Because of Your love, I can face each day confident, knowing that nothing in heaven or earth, life or death, or all of creation can separate me from Your love. Thank You for loving me!
Lamentations 3:22-23 - "Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness."
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank and praise You for Your great love! Thank You for showing me Your love, teaching me how perfect Your love is, and allowing me to experience it every day. As I spend time with You, listening to Your Word, I am filled by Your love; it reminds me that no matter what I come up against, I am complete with Your love in my life. Help me experience Your love and share it with each person I come in contact with today. I love You! In Jesus' Name, Amen.
Ephesians 2:4-5 - "But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved."
Prayer: Father God, I am beyond grateful that You are rich in mercy. It's easy for me to drift into thinking that I am unlovable because of my actions that fall so short at times. But I'm reminded today that it was out of Your great love for me that You have saved me and sustain me. I am loved not because of what I "do" but because of what You have "done."
Psalm 139:13-14 - "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well."
Prayer: When I look at my life, I see so many flaws and imperfections. I often wish I had the talents and abilities of others. At times I even feel like a failure. But You say I am Your Masterpiece - Your perfect work of art! Wake me up to the wonder of being made by You - the creator of the universe! Help me live as if I was made special for Your special plan because I am! God, You are so good, and You make no mistakes. Thank You for making me Your masterpiece!
Matthew 19:26 - "Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."
Prayer: Praise God! Where there was no way, You have made a way. When all was lost, You stepped in, and now I am found. Even when my rebellious heart rages against You, You still love me and pursue me. There is absolutely nothing I could do to deserve this; it is truly impossible. Thank You for giving me this gift; I pray I never lose sight of the wonder it deserves!
Job 42:2 - "I know that you can do all things; no purpose of yours can be thwarted."
Prayer: Father God, have Your way in my life. I recognize that everything I've tried to control has never worked out and brought fulfillment to my soul. I recognize that it's impossible for me to meet my deepest needs and longings. But I believe that You love me and want what's best for me, so today, I trust You to meet my needs.
Jeremiah 32:17 - "Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you."
Prayer: God, nothing in creation is impossible when we walk with the Creator. The hardest seasons begin when we try to create or control this life that You have designed. You've shown us Your power, so help us to walk in it today knowing that there is no impossible with You. We love You.
Mark 9:23 - "'If you can'?" said Jesus. "Everything is possible for one who believes."
Prayer: God on my own, I often live with skepticism, worry, and fear. I allow myself to doubt You and to doubt myself. The difficulties of life can feel impossible to overcome. But when I remember who You are and what You are capable of, I am reminded that nothing is impossible for You. You are the God who calms the storms, opens blind eyes, and makes the lame walk. You are the God who has overcome death and sin. Though my flesh may see things as impossible, my soul trusts the God who makes all things possible.
Matthew 17:20 - "He replied, 'Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.'"
Prayer: God, I find myself at times in situations that overwhelm me, consume me, and feel impossible to navigate... my emotions take over, and I forget the Truth You have spoken... with You, nothing is impossible! Please forgive me when my faith in You and Your promises waver. Father, I place my small mustard seed of faith in Your hands today and ask You to increase it for Your Kingdom's purposes. May You be glorified today.
Philippians 4:13 - "I can do all this through him who gives me strength."
Prayer: Heavenly Father, some days, it seems like the tasks I have and the challenges I'm up against are impossible. Then I read this verse. Thank You for reminding me that all the strength I need comes from You and is more than enough. Help me lean on You and trust in your strength alone this day. I praise You in advance for what only You can do in and through me. In Jesus' Name, Amen.
Luke 1:37 (KJV) - "For with God nothing shall be impossible."
Prayer: Dear God, the idea that "nothing" is impossible is almost hard to believe right now. And yet, I know I can either trust "in You" or trust in "my power." Father, I surrender my will, outcome, and strength; I put all of my trust in You, Your power, Your strength, and Your timing, for you are the God that specializes in resurrections.
Genesis 1:26 - "Then God said, 'Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.'"
Prayer: Culture teaches me to find value in everything but You. I'm tempted to find value in my appearance, work, relationships, money, and things that never satisfy me. But You say I have great value in Your eyes! You made me in Your image! Thank You for making me be more like You than anything else in all creation! Help me reflect Your image each day as I learn to love, share and forgive those who cross my path.
James 3:9 - "With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God's likeness."
Prayer: Father, forgive me for how I mistreat and devalue those who have been created in Your image with worth and purpose. Thank You that I don't have to wonder whether I am valuable and significant to You! Give me the grace I need to treat others like I should and the courage I need to live out the purpose You have created for me. I pray today that You will receive honor and glory through this renewed mindset!
Psalms 8:4-5 - "What is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor."
Prayer: Father, when I think of Your greatness and how You created the stars with just Your words, I'm humbled that You even think of me. For so long, I have felt unseen, unloved, and dismissed by those around me. I have constantly felt that I am worthless, but LORD, You see me. You have made me, cared for me, and called me Yours. I praise You God that I belong to You! Amen.
Psalms 139:13-15 - "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth."
Prayer: God, today I will stop declaring myself, Your specific and intentional creation, not good enough. I will no longer ignore the fact that You not only created me by Your perfect design but that You did it on purpose and for a purpose. Every hair, every tear, every laugh is accounted for. In Your image, I am enough. In Your love, I am enough. I know Your works are wonderful, so help me to block out the lies that try to tell me otherwise. I declare myself loved and enough today because I am Yours. Amen.
Ephesians 2:10 - "For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do."
Prayer: Heavenly Father, there are days when I feel worthless and my life without purpose. Forgive me for believing this lie. When I think about this truth in Your Word that I am Your handiwork, it reveals my worth. You never make mistakes, and You created me with a purpose, to do good works in the Name of Your Son Jesus! I'm so grateful for this truth! In Jesus Name, Amen.
2 Corinthians 5:17 - "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!"
Prayer: Thank You, Father, for a new day and my life in Christ! Today I choose to change my mindset from "I'm not good enough" to "I am loved and made in Your image." In You, my life is transformed. You've made it possible for me to exchange my apathy for Your love, my fears for Your peace, my arrogance for Your humility, and my weaknesses for Your strength. In You, my sins are forgiven, and I am made new! Guard my mind and direct my steps today; may I bring honor to Your Name.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10 - "But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong."
Prayer: Heavenly Father, so often I'm discouraged because I try to do so many things in my strength and have so many flaws that I feel powerless and not good enough. Thank You for this reminder today that You have made me in Your image and had given me all the power I need to do what You've called me to do. That, especially in my weakness, I can turn to and rely on Your power. Please help me not only to remember that but to walk in the truth. Thank You for always providing for me, in Jesus' Name, Amen.
Deuteronomy 31:6, "Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you."
Prayer: Father, I'm so grateful for Your unending presence in my life. I'm reminded today that I can go forward with courage. Not because life is easy or void of challenges, but because You are with me every step of the way. I don't have to face this day or any day without You.
Matthew 28:19-20 - "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
Prayer: Jesus, I do not feel equipped or qualified to share my faith with anyone, and honestly, it scares me. But You have commanded me to wake the world up to Jesus, and You said You would help me. So by faith, I'm trusting You right now. Holy Spirit, show me where You are working today. Show me how I can join You in Your work. Give me the courage to say yes. Enable and empower me with Your words as I obey Your call to share my faith with those who cross my path.
Joshua 1:5 - "No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you."
Prayer: God, I thank You that I never have to fear that You are not here! I am always in Your presence; help me to live in that truth today. There are so many things to be afraid of right now, but how can I fear when I know You are with me? Help me to rest in the comfort of Your presence and walk in that awareness today!
Psalms 55:22 - "Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken."
Prayer: Father God, I praise You for being my place of comfort and strength. For far too long, I have felt alone in the struggles of life, trying to figure everything out on my own. Today, I come to find strength and peace in You. I am laying down my fears and worries and embracing your peaceful presence. Thank You, Father for always being with me.
1 Chronicles 28:20 - "David also said to Solomon his son, 'Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the temple of the Lord is finished.'"
Prayer: God, even when I'm surrounded by silence or burdened with discouragement, I know that I can trust Your faithfulness and count on Your presence. I pray that I will remember, obey, and soak in the gift that never runs out; all of You. Amen.
Joshua 1:9 - "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go."
Prayer: God you are always by my side. I can walk into anything the world throws at me with strength and courage because my Savior, Father, and Friend walks with me. I am putting my best foot forward with the full hope that God has a plan and purpose for my every step. I am not alone.
Isaiah 41:10 - "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."
Prayer: God, nothing takes You by surprise. You know my past and see my future. You go before me and with me. Your presence ushers in the peace I need for any circumstance. I can face today with complete assurance, knowing I walk with my God, who is all-powerful and has infinite resources. You will never fail me. Thank you for being a personal God who loves me, goes before me, walks with me, and protects me. I love you, Lord.
Philippians 4:6-7 - "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the Peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I love Your Word and praise You for all the promises and truths that You give me. This verse is by far the one that I cling to the most. I admit that there are so many times in my life when I find myself worried, anxious, and even scared in the midst of my circumstances. Forgive me for forgetting that in all things, I can turn to You, give my prayers with thanksgiving to You and receive Your peace. I ask that Your peace guard my heart and mind today! In Jesus' name, Amen.
John 14:27 - "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."
Prayer: Lord, in this turbulent world that seems to be so chaotic at times, what I feel l need is peace. I'm in awe that what I so need is what yYou so graciously offer to me today. I understand this peace does not mean that all the storms cease but that this is a peace that can calm me during the storm because I focus on the fact that You are what I need. So today, I choose to focus on You, and Your peace, in the midst of my storm.
Psalms 56:3 - "When I am afraid, I put my trust in you."
Prayer: Lord, I live in fearful times. Fear comes like relentless waves, and at times I feel like I'm drowning. My knee-jerk reaction is to give in and give up. But You say, I can be like the Psalmist and put my trust in You. Lord, help me focus more on Your faithfulness rather than my fears, Your goodness rather than my grief, Your sovereignty rather than my sorrow, Your promises rather than my problems, because You are my Shepherd. I trust in You.
Matthew 6:34 - "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
Prayer: God, that sounds almost impossible. There is so much to worry about, and it's easy for me to worry about it. I know that You love me, and I know that You promise to provide what I need, but it's hard to live in that truth. I need grace to trust You courageously today. Remind me when I begin to worry that You are in control, not me - so I have no need to fear. Thank You for loving me so much that I can rest in the confidence of Your goodness and provision. Amen.
1 John 4:18 - "There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love."
Prayer: Father God, I am overwhelmed by Your love for me. You have stepped toward me and offered Your perfect love even though I don't deserve it. You have called me Your child and embraced me as Your own. Knowing that I am Yours removes all my fear of eternity and brings peace to my soul. Help me to live today knowing that I'm fully secure in Your perfect love.
Isaiah 35:4 - "say to those with fearful hearts, 'Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.'"
Prayer: God, I trust You today with the unknown circumstances that I face because You don't just promise never to leave me, but You also promise that You will come to save me for our eternity to come. I'm not an after-thought to You. My heart is Your highest priority. I won't be afraid when I know how much You want to be close to me and in control of what I will face today. I turn my fearful heart towards You. Get the glory for it, God! Amen.
1 Peter 5:7 - "Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you."
Prayer: God, I'm learning that when my faith decreases, my anxiety increases. Jesus, You carried the cross and defeated death. You're more than capable of handling all I'm carrying today. Please take my anxious thoughts, worries, and concerns and carry them for me. You hold my today and tomorrows securely in Your grip; with You by my side, I have nothing to fear. Thank You that Your love for me is far greater than any difficulties I may face. Amen.
Isaiah 40:31 - "but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."
Prayer: Heavenly Father, You know there have been so many times in my life where I have felt hopeless. I thank You for this scripture that reminds me that You are the God of hope! I can trust in You, and You will renew my strength. You will help me with what I'm going through. There is nothing too big for You. So, I claim hope in and through You today! Please help me to share that hope with others who need it. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Psalms 42:11 - "Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God."
Prayer: God, I'm fully aware that my hope is in You and You alone. When I feel hopeless, it's generally because I put my hope in something of this world, mistakenly thinking it could give me what only You could give me. Help me to be aware this day, and every day, of the moments when I'm tempted to look to a relationship, a job, a child, an amount of money, or maybe a particular outcome as if it can somehow give me sustained hope. What I'm ultimately looking for is in You!
Romans 5:3-5 - "Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us."
Prayer: Often, I think that pressures, problems, and trials are something to be avoided and prayed against. But You say they are blessings in disguise that build my character. So, help me, Lord to give You thanks for every trial I face. Give me strength to persevere through every valley with praise, trusting that somehow You will receive Glory through it.
1 Peter 1:3 - "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead."
Prayer: God, thank You for this new life I have in You! I don't have to live today without purpose or hope because You are alive! Help me today embrace this new life that I have been given and treat today as a new mercy from You! When I start to waver, I pray that your Spirit will work in me to guide me back into the hope I have from Jesus. Amen.
Romans 15:13 - "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."
Prayer: Father God, I praise You for being my source of hope and peace. As circumstances around me continue to cause stress, frustration, and anxiety, I trust that You are bigger than all of it. So, I'm asking that You continue to grow my faith and overwhelm me with Your hope and peace. You are my source for it all!
Psalms 33:22 - "May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in you."
Prayer: God, lately, I've tried to place hope in my relationships, my job, my marriage, and my reputation. With every attempt, I've been disappointed. Yet, even in my darkest moments of loneliness and failure, You've been faithful. Thank You for loving me in ways that I can count on. Your love drives everything You do, and every time I trust in You, I'm changed. I love You. Amen.
Hebrews 10:23 - "Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful."
Prayer: When all else fails, I find my hope in You, Jesus. You are my source of hope in this world. I have no need to doubt, worry, or be anxious about anything because You have promised always to be faithful. I turn my eyes towards You, and I place my hope in You wholeheartedly.
Psalms 34:18 - "The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit."
Prayer: Father God, when I've suffered significant losses in my life, it felt as if my heart was shattering. I was devastated, broken, physically ill, and alone... and no one could console me but You. Thank You for always being there for me and never leaving my side. You alone give me the strength to move out of my pain and experience joy again. I know You are never surprised by what comes my way, and I have complete trust and faith in You. You see my brokenness and will walk with me through it. Thank You for Your promises... for I know that You will never falter.
Psalms 94:19 - "When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy."
Prayer: Heavenly Father, my anxiety every day is great, and I see the grief people are experiencing is unimaginable. We've been in the season of loss and grief now for a while, and I pray that this truth can bring us a renewed sense of Your joy! Remind us to turn to You in times of grief and to point others to You for comfort. May we be drawn closer to You even in the worst moments of this life. In Jesus' name, Amen.
Matthew 5:4 - "Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted."
Prayer: There is a simple promise in Your Word that when I mourn, there You are with Your comfort. I rest on that promise today. As my heart longs for a different time, different outcome, and different place than this broken world, I know that even now… most importantly, now… You are present with Your all-encompassing comfort.
Matthew 11:28 - "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."
Prayer: I'm feeling overwhelmed today. Once again, I'm weighed down with demands that require more energy, mental focus, and time than I have. Trying to lift my burdens in my strength leaves me exhausted, yet I keep trying. Forgive me! I'm coming back to You today. You are more than sufficient to lift what weighs me down. Would You please help me to rest in Your loving arms as I face today's challenges?
Psalms 147:3 - "He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds"
Prayer: Who am I to have You think of me in my brokenness?! You are the God that created everything, yet You concern yourself with the things going on in my life. I know when I am broken that You are with me. If I'm honest, those are some of the most challenging times to believe that You are present. But knowing Your presence can be the first step to experiencing healing; help me recognize who You are - in all of Your glory. As the God who is over and above all because You created all, there is nothing that is beyond Your ability to heal and restore. Turn my pain into praise, Lord, because You are working in all things to bring about good!
Psalms 119:50 - "My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life."
Prayer: Father God, I praise You for Your faithfulness to me. In the struggles of life and the darkness of death, I've sought hope and comfort from the world and have found nothing. So, Father, help me to trust in You and Your promises. You are hope, and You are comfort, and because You have promised this to me, I will rest in it. Thank you.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 - "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God."
Prayer: God, my troubles seem to come in waves. Once I get past one, another comes along that feels unmanageable. You promise comfort that strengthens me enough so that I can know Your peace, and then You give me more to give away to others. Only YOU can sustain me this way. Thank You for being all that I need. I love You. Amen.
Psalms 56:3-4, "When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise— in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?"
Prayer: God, the root issue for so many of my problems is trust. I struggle to trust myself, to trust others, and even at times to trust You. Help me not to live out of a place of fear and insecurity. Instead, help me to stand firmly in Your word and promises and to trust You wholeheartedly.
Proverbs 3:5-6, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight."
Prayer: God, I’m sorry for the many times I've made decisions, some of them life-changing, without seeking You. Some of my choices have led me down paths I regretted and carrying burdens You never intended for me. Forgive me for failing to rely on You, for elevating myself above You and Your wisdom. Today let my words, choices, and actions reveal my love for You and my complete reliance on You.
Isaiah 26:3-4, "You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal."
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I desperately need peace in my life. There are so many things that occupy my mind and sway my trust and attention from You. Please forgive me for trying to control them on my own. You give perfect peace when I trust You and my mind is steadfast, so I surrender control to You. I trust You alone, my Rock, my Lord. Thank You for giving me Your peace, in Jesus 'Name, Amen.
Psalms 62:8, "Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge."
Prayer: God teach me to trust You not just momentarily or circumstantially but at all times. Your word tells me I can trust You with every thought and prayer. You will never forsake me or abandon me. So today, I will steady my heart and focus on You.
Psalms 28:7, "The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him."
Prayer: Jesus, You know the difficult time that I'm facing right now. I can't fix it, nor can I control it. I am fearful of my future, and my negative thoughts only create more stress and anxiety. I have nowhere to look but up. I'm trusting You to help me! You only are my strength and protection! You are my joy-giver, and You are my song in the night! I praise You, Lord! Thank You for what You are going to do.
Psalms 33:4, "For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does."
Prayer: I praise You, God, because You are holy! You are not like any others. You are always right because You are righteous. You always speak what is true because You are the truth. You always keep Your promises because You are faithful. When I don't believe those things, it's not from a lack in You, but in me. Thank You that Your grace is sufficient for me. You guide me into Your wisdom and invite me into becoming more like You - what could be better for me!
Psalms 20:7, "Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God."
Prayer: Father God, I come asking for Your forgiveness. I have placed my trust in all kinds of things besides You. Honestly, because of broken promises and the untrustworthiness of others, I have ultimately trusted in myself over You. Forgive me. You are LORD. You are faithful. You are good. You are all the things I am not. So today, I surrender my faith and trust to You.
Matthew 11:28-30 - "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 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."
Prayer: God, Your invitation is truly unique… when I'm at my weakest and lowest, feeling exposed and alone… You say, "Come to me." Father, I come today tired and weary. These burdens are too much for me to carry in my own strength. So, I give to You everything that is weighing heavily on me. Show me how to experience the rest You have promised. I'm so grateful for Your faithfulness to me.
Jeremiah 6:16 - "This is what the Lord says: 'Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.'"
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for making a way that I can find rest for my soul. I admit that so often, I'm tired and feel that I can't go on. Your Word reminds me to keep moving forward in Your ways and Your paths. There I can find rest. Forgive me for the times I have not chosen that. Today I choose to obediently follow You in whatever You lead me to do. In Jesus' Name, Amen.
Psalm 23:1-3a - "The Lord is my Shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul."
Prayer: Thank You, Father, for creating an environment for me to find rest in You. I realize that the exhaustion I feel is not just physical but also at a soul level. I need a rest that only You can provide, and I trust that You, as the good Shepherd, will lead and guide me in that way. I pray that today I will trust and listen to that guidance.
Exodus 33:14 - "The Lord replied, 'My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.'"
Prayer: Lord, I don't want to live life apart from Your presence today. I invite You into my everyday moments. Help me to walk in step with Your Spirit. Help me to make decisions that bring You glory. Please show me where to go, what to do and what to say. Help me to rest in Your Presence as I join You in Your work.
Psalms 62:1 - "Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him."
Prayer: Thank You, God, that even in times of trouble, my ultimate rest is found and available in who You are and what You have done! Because of Your great love, I now have a restored relationship with You by Your grace and forgiveness. Your salvation is my peace; it is my rest. Help me to keep that focus today so that I can live for You. When the hard things come, help me to keep my eyes fixed on You!
Psalm 91:1 - "Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty."
Prayer: Father God, I praise You for the invitation to rest. Rest has become elusive in my current rhythm of life, and my body and soul are tired. My exhaustion has led to a brokenness and emptiness that I never expected. I am sick and tired of being sick and tired. So, God, I accept Your invitation to come close and rest. Thank You for the space to be with You. Thank You for the comfort and shelter of Your love. May You always be my rest.
Mark 6:31 - "Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, 'Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.'"
Prayer: God, I'm exhausted because I've believed for too long that saying "no" will cripple me somehow, but even in the busyness of the crowds, You call me to rest. You know what's best for my heart and mind, so I will make room for rest today. I will choose to get away with You - my peace, my security, and my identity. I will follow wherever You lead because wherever You are, there is life. Thank You for drawing me to recharge in You today. I love You. Amen.
Psalms 119:105, "Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path."
Prayer: I am done following my own plan and my own direction. God show me Your will, Your desire, and Your plan. Make Your path clear and visible for me. I tried doing things my own way, and I know I realize I can't figure this life out doing it my way. So Heavenly Father, lead me and guide me as I listen to Your voice.
Psalms 25:4, "Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths."
Prayer: God, You know what my day has in store for me... the people I'll meet, the challenges I'll face, and the emotions I'll feel. Give me a servant's heart today so that I can follow You wherever You lead. I need You and Your perspective throughout my day. Thank You for Your perfect love and plan for me.
James 1:5, "If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you."
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I desperately need Your wisdom to guide me today. This situation doesn't make sense to me, it doesn't seem fair, and I can't figure it out on my own. Thank You for being open and understanding to me as I ask for direction and wisdom. Your Word says You'll give it "generously to all without finding fault." Please reveal to me Your path, and I will obediently follow and trust You no matter what. In Jesus' Name, Amen.
Psalms 37:23-24, "The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand."
Prayer: God, there are days I feel completely lost and confused. I feel like I should take a step, but I have no idea when to take it or what direction to move. So instead of trying to figure this out on my own, I'm going to "delight" in You or seek You first. And I believe that as I seek You and worship You, You will make my next steps clear.
Isaiah 48:17, "This is what the Lord says— your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: "I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go."
Prayer: Jesus, I know there are things You want to teach me today. My eyes are open, and my heart is receptive to Your Spirit. My answer is yes to Your Will and Your Work, all for Your Glory. Show me where to go, where to serve, and people You want to touch. I'm ready and excited to join You in Your Work today.
Proverbs 20:24, "A person's steps are directed by the Lord. How then can anyone understand their own way?"
Prayer: God, forgive me for thinking that I know better. Forgive me for trying to take control of things I have zero control over. I know I need to trust You with my future; help me to cede my illusion of control to You. When I don't understand what is happening and why You do. When I'm worried about the future, You're already there. Thank You for being God, for caring about me and my life! Help me today to focus on serving You and others so that we wake the world up to You!
Psalms 32:8, "I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you."
Prayer: Father God, I need Your wisdom more now than ever before. I admit that I crave control but God, life is more than I can handle. Lord, I need Your wisdom and Your truth to guide my decisions. I surrender the desire to control things: I devote my life to You. Thank You for loving me even when I have made a mess of things. Lead me, and I will follow. I am Yours.