Please help us to keep our priorities on You. God, we want you to be our first choice, not our last resort. There are so many health concerns. Oh Lord, You know our struggles and our needs, each individually, there are so many. I feel angry and inadequate and beseech you to show me what to do. OK... I do know my prayers are heard and when 2 or more are gathered together.... your promised continue. Here we are Lord, all asking for healing, comfort and support. Like the song says.. Do Something so you sent me.. here I am Lord, direct me.
We know you do provide but sometimes we get so centered on the problem, we forget that you know our path. Your word tells us your plan for us is to prosper us and give us an abundant future. We can not fix everything but you can. We are children of God and you have brought us here. Keep us awake and alert to be your hands and feet so that we will help each other with our burdens. And rejoice as we also receive. Thank you for the new babies, new church members and wedding plans and Make and Bake success.
You are in charge here and now. I'm turning myself over to you and asking you to do what needs to be done to make me the person you have created me to be. Please help me to give you complete control of my life and feel the peace only you can give.
This is my prayer for all of us who struggle: (taken from a card)
God, Please give freely: Comfort on difficult days, Smiles when sadness intrudes, Rainbows to follow the clouds, Laughter to kiss our lips, Sunsets to warm our hearts, Hugs when spirits sag, Friendships to brighten our being, Beauty for our eyes to see, Faith so that we believe, Confidence for the doubts, Patience to accept the truth, Courage to know ourselves and LOVE to complete the lives You give to us. AMEN. Peace be with you.