A Prayer For You Today
Pastor Joe | October 2, 2023 | A Prayer For You Today
October 2, 2023
It is always good to pray. Yesterday, publicly, privately, and with others in small settings, I prayed many times. The number of times does not matter as much as God our Father was listening, giving, and doing (and not doing and not giving) what was best.
We are deeply loved.
God bless you and yours at all points this week.
A prayer for you today.
We come and lay ourselves at your feet, obeying your call, "Come to me, all you who labor, and I will give you rest." Let us experience the sweet rest that comes from responding to your call.
May some come to you for the first time today while others who have been coming for many years continue to come, building their eternal hopes upon you, the living stone chosen by God.
Lord, now that we draw near to you on the right terms, we ask that our love for you may increase. We confess that, at times, our love wanes, and we become dependent on feelings. Grant us a love that endures even when your presence is not felt, a love that clings to you in both light and darkness. We want to love you wholeheartedly, regardless of our circumstances.
Please then Grant us, Lord, not to be anxious about earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, while we are placed among things that are passing away,
to hold fast to those that shall endure.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, forever and ever.
Taken from C. Spurgeon and S. McKnight prayer books.