Thursday 5-14-20

Published May 15, 2020 by Pastor Vicki in Daily Prayer

A Prayer a Day: Good afternoon, God.Today I am taking a break from watching the news. It seems the more I watch it, the more my thinking and feelings are clouded by fear, anxiety, confusion, and irritation. I am not helping anyone with this immersion in negativity. I don’t want to be an ostrich, with my head in the sand; I know it’s important to know what’s going on. But, it’s hard to know for sure, what’s going on, because television stations are on 24/7 with conflicting information.Each station shares their “truth,” and each “truth,” is diametrically opposed to the other. This makes me sure I need to spend much less time filling my mind, with the world’s “truth,” and much more time filling my mind with your TRUTH, Holy God. I know whatever we think about expands in our consciousness: what we think about expands in our lives. So, we need to think constantly about what we want, and not think about what we are afraid of. If our goal in life is to be rightly connected to you, Lord, then we need to think of those things you support in scripture. If we want to reach any goal, we have to focus on the goal; we can’t look at the obstacles in our path. Colossians 3:2 reads, “Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on the earth.” This is very good advice for me, and maybe all of us. Lord, create in each of us a clean heart, and renew a right spirit within us. Lord, help us to remember, that we reap what we sow. Help us sow kindness, compassion, empathy, love, and grace wherever we go. Help us, Heavenly Father, to sow bountifully, so that we will reap bountifully. Bless us,Lord, with your Spirit, so everything we think, speak, and do, will honor you. Come Holy Spirit and make us bountiful sowers: amen.