It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Chapter 10, Page 24, Book 16

October 24th - a new day, a new week, another page in the book

Will you pray with me this morning?

Dear God,

As we wake to a brand new week we thank You for a fresh start. Your mercies are new every morning. Each day is a gift and its Your breath in our lungs, so we pour out our praise

We are excited about what this week might hold. You alone know the end from the  beginning have good plans for us. We wait in eager anticipation.

As we begin again this week, we will intentionally forget what lies behind, those moments last week where we deliberately chose to ignore the promptings of Your Spirit and stubbornly walked our own way. We intentionally commit to press forward into what lies ahead, forging boldly into the future You have planned for us.

Help us to turn the mundane into holy moments with You.  May we seize every opportunity You give for Your glory and our growth,  making the most of our time for the days are so evil.

Lord, on the cusp of a new week, we are so aware that we will fail You. There will be moments that frustration erupts into anger, times of unbelief and ungratefulness, missed opportunities and flat out rebellion. We confess all this up front. But we are also so aware that You will never fail us. You remain faithful. Faithful to forgive when we turn to You in repentance.  Thank you, Lord.

We want to walk with You this week, and amazingly You want to walk with us.

The future is unknown and so uncertain. Life can change in an instant. God, this week could contain something that significantly alters the course of our lives. But we trust You You know what this week holds. Calm our fears. Lift our eyes. Banish our doubts. Give us that steady assurance that You are never more close than when Your children are suffering, and help us to trust Your purpose in trials.

Our plans for the next seven days are written in the lightest of pencil and we submit them to You. Change them. Make them better. Because You can do far more than all we can ask or imagine.

We give this week to You.

And we pray all of this in the mighty, matchless name of Jesus Christ, our Lord.


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betty said...

Amen. May it be a good week for all of us. That is a great coffee deal!


jack69 said...

SWEET, and of course gets an AMEN from here also. I am looking for a great week!