Prayer to be more attentive

One of the biggest mistakes we can make is thinking the same help or approach works for everyone. To be truly Christ-like, we have to pay close attention to the signals people send us. Some need a kind word or a hug. Or maybe they need you to wait for them. Others need limits – and some need to repent. Don’t beat them over the head with a Bible though.

Jesus listened and was keenly aware of the needs of others. He knew when it was time to share a meal – and when it was time to deliver the Word. But in all things, the Spirit guided him and was with him.

Be like Jesus. Search the heart. Be filled with the Spirit. Then be God’s instrument that helps bring love and everlasting life to others.

Prayer to be more attentive

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The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying:

“I have loved you with an everlasting love;
    I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.”

Jeremiah 31:3

Though I am free and belong to no one, I have made myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible. …To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some. I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.

1 Corinthians 9:19, 22, 23

Prayer for those struggling with addiction

Seeing a loved one suffer from addiction is incredibly painful. You want to help, but don’t know how – or you feel powerless. Go to God with all your pain, and let him show you the way. There’s never an easy or quick solution. Faith in Christ gives you a clear perspective and the strength to persevere.

You don’t have to face these trials alone. Reach out for help from your church or local support groups. Ask for professional help. Many times God works through others. And keep pounding on heaven’s door, no matter how long it takes. Never give up on the hope of freedom, healing and salvation.

We are praying for you and your loved one too!

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The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
    because the Lord has anointed me
    to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
    to proclaim freedom for the captives
    and release from darkness for the prisoners.

Isaiah 61:1

Prayer for bravery

Are you living in isolation or fear? The things of this world are complicated sometimes. We might face situations or people that generate feelings of instability. Or maybe they even hurt us directly. It’s okay to ask God to change things. But don’t forget to ask him to change you too.

Even those who are brave have their fears. A courageous heart is a heart that rests in the Lord. Every day requires courage to face the world. You don’t have to do anything heroic – just take a step forward. Build your trust gradually. Reach out to others for help. Cry out to God to give you strength. Remember your identity as his beloved child.

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In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:37-39

Make Way

Is there any room for real goodness anymore? How do you respond to so much anger, hurt and conflict these days? Many temptations distract us. We want to manipulate and control…  or maybe just give up. Return your focus to what brought you to your knees at one time. At the feet of Jesus you can see the answer clearly.

God's goodness

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But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.

Luke 15:20

Prayer to change our hearts

Is your family suffering from turmoil? How do you deal with a complex situation, such as abuse, addiction or neglect? There’s no easy answer, but it’s vitally important to keep your heart in the right place. Also, pray for the hearts of others.

Prayer is not the only answer, but it is a critical part of liberation and healing.  No family is without trials, but many are far from God. How much difference can the healing love of Jesus Christ make? Pray hard, stick with it, and wait upon the Lord.

Prayer to change our hearts

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I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.

Ezekiel 36:26

Prayer for when you need focus

Is the world throwing you for a loop? Life can be very complex. So many needs and responsibilities appear at once. You want to help and do what’s right, but where do you start? Start by trusting God. Start by letting him show you where to focus your energy. Then give the rest up to him. Remember, Christ showed us the way is not through control, but through love.

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Prayer for focus

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“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
    neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the Lord.
“As the heavens are higher than the earth,
    so are my ways higher than your ways
    and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

Isaiah 55:8-9

The Purifying Fire

Facing a mistake you made? Or maybe your attitude harms the ones you love. How do you get through this awful sensation? It’s never easy. Meditate and pray upon the deeper truths of God’s forgiveness and love. In Christ, all things can become new again.

The Fire

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Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.”

Hebrews 12:28-29

Prayer for dealing with narcissists

Relationships with narcissists can be extremely draining. The influence the enemy has on these people is tremendous. Seek our living God for help and protection. Don’t deal with it on your own. Talk to someone. Reach out. Place all your trust in Christ since true victory comes only through faith.

Read: How Do I Deal With Toxic People?

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Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Romans 12:1-2

Friday tool kit – May 12, 2017

Tool kitRemember, today is not the last day of your life. Things might look dark, but God isn’t done writing his history in your heart.

When things go well for you, fill yourself with the Spirit and be vigilant. Then if trials appear, you can navigate through the storm to safety.

Have a blessed weekend!

You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone. You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.

2 Corinthians 3:2-3

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