Prayer To See Things From Above (19 Apr)
Our God is a Covenant-keeping God who loves us unconditionally. He loves us in spite of who we are. But as believers, for us to enjoy His presence and tap His power, we need to respond to His love. This is the only condition on our part. Our relationship with our Lord is intended to be a “dynamic one” where He “walks with us and talks with us”. Are you responding to Him daily? Are you connected to Him? Are you sensing His presence and tapping His power?
Sing: In The Garden
“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint” (Isa 40.29-31)
“The Sovereign Lord is my strength. He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he enables me to go on the heights….” (Hab 3.19)
“I tell you, do not worry about your life….look at the birds of the air, they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them…. (Matt 6.25-26)
Search your heart and pray as the Spirit leads
Thank You, Lord, that You give us hope and strength to rise above our problems, like the eagle soaring high above the raging seas below. Thank You, Lord, that as we do so, we step back from being sucked into our problems. This way, we begin to see things in perspective. We better appreciate the landscape below, like the pitfalls and opportunities, and we also see the “larger picture” from the air. Up in the air, as we look into the horizon, we can see beyond our circumstances, focusing on the bright side of things to come. Help us, O Lord, that as we adopt the posture of the soaring eagle, we will not be mired in despair and self-pity.
Like the deer, lead us to higher ground, dear Lord. Help us to traverse the terrain, nimbly and in a sure-footed way, as we ascend above our situation. As we do this, we can feel assured and confident, not in our own strength but because You are leading us. Help us, O Lord, to let go of self and to cling on to You, our Shepherd and Guide.
Finally, Lord, even before we ask, You have provided for us. Not what we want, but what we need. May we be like the care-free bird in Your caressing hand as You care for us and feed us. May we not be overwhelmed by anxieties and worries. Instead, may we trust in You always to provide all our daily needs in Jesus’ name. Amen!