Our Father in heaven, let us not be controlled by the fear of loss and be led away from our faithful commitment to Christ.
Let us not destroy years of good and a life of faith by a moment of weakness, doubt or foolishness.
Keep us from believing that a desirable end justifies a wrong decision.
Help us to look for the way of escape when temptation comes and to succeed over the devil’s wiles.
Help us to be sober and vigilant, watching always in vigilance, steadfast in prayer, in the Word, and in fellowship with the saints.
Help us to do good, today, tomorrow, and always, never veering from the right path.
Give us strength to live according to the truth that every choice matters.
This prayer was inspired by Stephen Bradd’s article, “The Making of Darth Vader.”
Heavenly Father, thank you for the challenge of the day’s activities.
As I look back on them, I ask forgiveness for whenever I shrank back in fear, for whenever I felt weak in my own strength, for whenever I drew into my own shell of self, for whenever I let my own inertia keep me from positive action.
Thank you for those moments when your will was at the forefront of my mind, when your Spirit was producing its fruit in my conduct, when Jesus was the example for my words and actions, when Scripture rang in my ears and braced me for spiritual battle.
Let me learn from today’s mistakes, rejoice in good choices, and be comforted that your love is constant as I strive to be more like the Lord Jesus Christ each day.
Heavenly Father, we thank you for time to be with family and to enjoy the good things of life. We ask you to bless those who have neither, those who are alone on this day, in prison, in hospital, in travels, in care homes, at service, or living alone. Bless them through us, that we might serve them in some way. Continue reading