As we gather together, we praise You for this day and Your purpose for it. Reset our agendas, as we sit in Your presence. For You assure us that where two or more gather in Your name You are here. Recalibrate our intentions and refocus our hearts. Your will for our lives does not always reflect our plans. Change them to reflect Your will. Help us to understand that we don’t need full clarity to walk into the unique purpose You’ve inlaid in our lives.
Lift our eyes to seek You first today, and always, surrendering our need to achieve, understand, and be known. Shift our perspective to seek Your peace above all else. In every situation we ponder in our daily lives, let the Holy Spirit translate Your commands. Give us renewed strength and godly courage to obey You without questioning. Forgive us for striving beyond our means, worrying, and forcing results.
Only You know what lies ahead. You are our good Father, just and righteous. Though our circumstances will be unfair from time to time in this life, You are always our unwavering “protector and shield” (Psalm 3:3).
Keep the words of King David fresh in our minds, and renew our hearts to the tune of Your truth: “I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the Lord sustains me” (Psalm 3:5).
Let Your peace rain down on us today, as we seek You more than anything else.
– Author unknown
With thanks to Pastor Matt Walker who opened up a prayer meeting with this prayer.