As we usher in this new week, I pray that God gives us seven more days of life, challenges, and growth.
I pray that we take time to talk with our families and friends, hold each other up, and applaud each other. I pray that we pray for our country, the world, and our leaders. I pray that we get along, keep the faith, and wait expectantly to see what God has in store for us this week.
With each passing day, I grow in my understanding, faith, and relation with God. I spend more time in His word and continuously ask for the wisdom and courage to do good and avoid being misled by ignorance and fear.
In light of the recent events in DC—that’s my prayer for everyone.
God, give me the strength to pray for the lost and the addicted, care for the sick and needy, and love those who wish me harm.
“Father, forgive them. They don’t know what they are doing.” — Jesus
6 When you pray, you should go into your room and close the door. Then pray to your Father who cannot be seen. Your Father can see what is done in secret, and he will reward you.
7 “And when you pray, don’t be like those people who don’t know God. They continue saying things that mean nothing. They think that God will hear them because of the many things they say.
8 Don’t be like them. Your Father knows the things you need before you ask him.
9-13 So this is how you should pray:
‘Our Father in heaven, we pray that your name will always be kept holy.
We pray that your kingdom will come—that what you want will be done here on earth, the same as in heaven.
Give us the food we need for today. Forgive our sins, just as we have forgiven those who did wrong to us.
Don’t let us be tempted, but save us from the Evil One.’