A Prayer to Trust in the Lord

Lately I’ve been struggling with trusting in God’s direction for my life because I’m worried about what I want to do and not want God has for me. Well yesterday I wrote this prayer based on the scriptures to help me, and I hope you find it quite helpful too.

“Oh Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth!”
O Lord my God may I trust in You!
May I trust in Your unfailing promises and remember great is Your faithfulness. “Morning by morning new mercies I see; I lift up my eyes to the hills.From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” Help me in my weakness oh gracious Lord for to You I cry! For You O Lord [do] “great things and unsearchable, marvelous things without number:” Help me O Lord to accept the things I cannot change or mend on my own strength, but only “through Christ who strengthens me can I can do all things.” Might I trust in Your will to know that You will accomplish all You want me to be and all You want me to do. May I trust in Your promises to “never leave nor forsake me,” may “I press on to know the Lord”, and may I trust the plans You say You have for me.
Lord I don’t know Your plans for me, but You go before me, “You are my Shepard so I shall not want for You lead me beside still waters.”
Help me to “trust in You with all my heart and not lean on my own understanding”. Lord wherever you call help me to follow and help me to be obedient. Grant me patience to wait for You. “Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths.
Lead me in your truth and teach me,
for you are the God of my salvation;
for you I wait all the day long.”
Oh Lord my God hear my prayer in my affliction! Help me to trust in Your Goodness in my weakness for Your word says, “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

The scriptures in my prayer.

Lamentations 3:22–23
Psalms 121:1–2
Psalms 8:9
Job 5:9
Philippians 4:13
Joshua 1:5
Hosea 6:3
Jeremiah 29:11
John 10:4
Psalms 23
Proverbs 3:5–6
Psalms25:4–5
2 Corinthians 12:9–10 (also see Isaiah 43:1–7)

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God is Holding On to Me

Lately I’ve been frustrated with my plans changing and this year going in a direction that is both unknown to me and not the way I had hoped. I’m a kind of person who likes to plan and be comforted by knowing what the future holds. So many times I worry about failure, either it be my plans not going the way I planed and me thinking I’ve failed by not trying hard enough, or I’m just thinking I’m going to fail before I begin because it is such a difficult task in human efforts. Alas it is true I am afraid of failure. This year thus far has been an excellent example of me being afraid of failure because I have been so excited about this year having set goals and a set direction, but to also say at the first of the year that I had no intention of having a plan B because of my confidence in my original plan. I’ve began to get frustrated thinking I might as well go down the alphabet planing away after each plan fails. The big problem for me was wanting to know more in January and I’m thankful God revealed what I wasn’t going to do this year, but now I’m puzzled wondering what dose God want me to do this year? what is God having me wait for? what do I have to learn from all this? and what’s next? I reflect on last year where I completely failed to trust God when we made the transition to switch churches and I wonder if God is continuing to teach me to hold on to His promises. I watched an I Am Second film with the creator of the Fireproof movie had God asked him if he wanted to go on an easier road and produce less fruit? or did he want to go on a harder road and produce more fruit? I’m now asking the same question and even had my devotions this morning be about the Fruits of the Spirit. Compelling and thought provoking as that is I’m having a hard time taking the leap of faith. This evening I was also reminded of Romans 8:28
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to His purpose.” I’m right now trying to remind myself God dose things for our protection not our pleasure nor dose He do it for our will to be done, but His. I guess now to finish this chapter to see what’s God’s will over mine. Until then I’m going to work harder.

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