Prayer for the day -
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Loving God, I want to trust you, but I’m scared of getting hurt.
I want to follow you, but my weakness makes me stumble.
I want to soar high, but my doubts keep me firmly on the ground.
I want to run far and fast but I lose strength at the first hurdle.
I want to walk with you, but I grow tired so quickly.
Give me the courage to face my fears.
Give me the patience to follow where you lead me.
Give me the stamina to keep going when things are tough.
Give me a new strength. Amen
Based on Isaiah 40:31; Christy-Anna Errington, Methodist Youth President, 2010/11
From ‘Run the Race’ the Methodist Prayer Handbook 2011/2012
Give me enough tears to keep me human,
Enough humour to keep me wise,
Enough setbacks to keep me humble,
Enough accomplishments to keep me confident,
Enough patience to teach me waiting,
Enough hope to teach me trusting,
Enough friends to give me love,
Enough memories to give me comfort.
I want to thank you for what you have already done in my life.
I am not going to wait until things in my life look better –
I am not going to wait until people say they are sorry –
I am not going to wait until the pain in my body disappears –
I am not going to wait until my financial situation improves –
I am not going to wait until I get the job –
I am not going to wait until the job gets easier –
I am not going to wait until I understand every experience
in my life that has caused me pain or grief;
I am thanking you right now.
I am thanking you because I am alive.
I am thanking you because I made it through the day.
I am thanking you because I have walked around the obstacles.
I am thanking you because I have the ability and the opportunity to do more and do better.
Most of all, I’m thanking you, God…
because you haven’t given up on me.
THANK YOU GOD
A PRAYER FOR GUIDANCE
Lord, guide me in the decisions I make today, large and small.
Help me to weigh the effects they will have on others;
Grant me courage in those which are difficult.
Give me time to think before I act.
In all that I say or think or do this day,
Inspire me with your love and lead me into your truth.
In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen