Showing posts with the label redemption

Help! A prayer for perspective

Help! I need a prayer for perspective. Lord God, Help me to hope in you, not control things around me. Help me to trust you, not to compare my life to everyone around me. Help me to forgive , not resent and judge those who've hurt me. Help me to give, not hoard your favor, your redemption your grace, your gifting, or your provisions. Lord, help me. I am weak , but in you I can be strong . In Jesus' name, Amen. "That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in  weak nesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am  weak , then I am  strong ."  ( 2 Corinthians 12:10 ) "We are glad whenever we are  weak  but you are  strong ; and our prayer is that you may be fully restored." ( 2 Corinthians 13:9 )

I'm drowning (and other fears God can handle)

  Lord, save me-- I'm drowning. Lord, show me-- I'm doubting . Lord, catch me-- I'm afraid . You are God.  Your ways are unknowable, but they are always good . Lord, I believe. Help my unbelief. In Jesus' name, Amen. "Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake.   When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. 'It’s a ghost,' they said, and cried out in fear.  But Jesus immediately said to them: ' Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.'  'Lord, if it’s you,' Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.'  'Come,'  he said.  Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.   But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!  Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. ' You of little faith,'  he said, ' why did you doubt?'  And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down.   Th