May the very God who spoke to Moses through a burning bush, who guided the Israelites with a pillar of fire, who burnt up Elijah’s offering and who sent His Holy Spirit as fire at Pentecost, set your heart ablaze with love for Him and those around you, purify your lives by His refining fire, give you a burning desire for the things on His heart and protect you from the fiery arrows of the evil one – this day and for ever more.
How do I pray? Pray as if Jesus just turned up on your doorstep!! Pray as you would talk to him if you had just met him face to face! We tend to pray as if He was a big agony aunt in the sky, there to solve all our problems, hear our worries and give us what we need. However, I would hope if Jesus turned up on my doorstep I would start with praising Him, continue in thanking Him, then I would want to spend time listening to what He wanted to say to me and then just as He were walking out the door, if I were brave enough, I might just ask him for something.
Lord, I choose to walk with you today! I choose to stick by your side not deviating to the left or to the right! Help me not to lag behind or run ahead! Lord, I choose to allow myself to be carried by you through the difficult times, help me not to struggle! Thank you that you are always close to me even when I don’t recognise it! Amen
Lord, show me a glimpse of your plans for tomorrow so that I can get involved and play a little part. Thank you. Amen
Lord, today I choose to work for you! I’m not working for my boss or the enjoyment of it or even for the money, I am working to serve you and to bring you glory! Help me I’m every task I have to accomplish, every decision I need to make and every conversation that I have! Give me wisdom, discernment, energy, courage, patience, diligence and a kindness for all who I meet! Amen.
Lord, give us time to stop and spend with you! Help us to quieten ourselves and put the busyness of the day behind us! Let us focus on you and give us ears to hear your voice! Amen!
Father, direct our steps, give light to our path and wisdom to our minds. Help us to walk in step with you every day of our lives. Help us to keep every thought captive to you. Lord, we desire to do your will but we acknowledge that we are weak and feeble. Strengthen us, train us and guide us. Shelter us under you wing in times of difficulty and equip us and send us out in times of service. We thank you Lord for all you give us and we Praise you for who you are. Amen.
Lord, for protection of the minds, bodies and spirits of all we know we pray. Fill all those we know with your life giving spirit. Where there is confusion bring clarity, where there is fear bring peace and where there is pain bring relief. We place all who we know and love into your all loving and all powerful arms this day. In Jesus holy name we pray. Amen.
Lord, in fear I come before you. It is your wisdom that I seek. I fully acknowledge that I can’t do this on my own, I’m not strong enough, I’m not wise enough, please help me. In everything I face today be my guiding light. May every word that comes from me today be pleasing in your sight. Speak through me and let me not hinder what you are wanting to do. I am frail and faltering but you are strong and your ways are perfect. Let me never give up when you want me to press on and let me never press on when you want me to give up. Carry me today Lord for I know that in your arms is the best place to be. Thank you my Saviour and my Friend. Amen
O Lord, keep me focused on you today. Keep my mind far from that which is unwise for me to think about. Help me to keep every thought captive to you and aid me to set my mind on all that is peaceable, lovely, pure and good. In your Holy Name I pray. Amen