Devotional 3/24

But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. Matthew 6:6

If you only pray when you are in trouble…
you’re in trouble.

Father God, thank you for always being with us. Please help us to remember that you are with us all the time and that you won’t ever forsake us. Thank you for loving us no matter what! You are holy and there is no darkness in you, there is no hate, envy , insecurity nor depression in you. You are the light of the world, and you are the Father of lights. There is no other God besides you.

You are the Most High, the perfect one of Israel. You’ve called and appointed us for such a time as this. Thank you for knowing every detail of our lives and working all things out for us. Thank you for giving us purpose. I pray you help us become all that we are called to be, and that we may know how frail our time on this earth is, so that we may take advantage of the time you’ve allotted to us.

You are the great I AM. We can’t fully understand you, but we can recognize you. You are worthy to be praised. Thank you for taking care of us while we sleep, while we walk in and out, and while we simply exist. Thank you for freeing us from calamity. Thank you for peace and trust. I pray for our parents, and family members; may you give them grace to live life with joy and hopeful expectation. May you give them beauty instead of ashes, and oil of praise for their heaviness. Thank you so much Lord, for never being too busy for us. Lord Jesus thank you for saving us and redeeming our time. Thank you for becoming the offering required for our forgiveness, thank you Holy Spirit for being our best, most loyal and understanding friend. Forgive us for ignoring you, or making you sad for choosing our own sinful ways, angry outbursts or pity parties. We invite you Holy Spirit, back into our lives and our hearts in case we have drifted away from you.

Lord Jesus, we don’t want to love the darkness of this world. We want to love the light, and we want to walk in the light. Help us renounce any darkness we have been harboring, and search us Lord. We don’t want to be our own judges, we want to walk in truth: YOU ALONE ARE TRUTH. Teach us to hate sin and for repentance to be a genuine and ongoing pursuit. 

Help us to respond to your glory by loving and serving you. May we go after the dreams you’ve placed in our hearts, strengthen our hearts Lord. Help us to live lives that honor you. In Jesus name, Amen.

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