I Corinthians 13:4-7)
God, I pray for those who have grown up and started a home of their
own, but who are still treated like children . . . I pray for those
who are still trying to live up to their parents' expectations .
. . for those who have to prove themselves over and over again .
. . for those who are still hounded by the words: "I'm only trying
to help," and "It's for your own good." God, may those who are treated
like this take their identity from being YOUR child, not from being
TREATED like a child. Grant them reconciliation, freedom, and joy.
In Jesus' name. Amen.
March 11, 2014
(Meditation: Colossians 3:23-24)
God, there are tensions in our business among competing values.
The needs of our stockholders, our employees, and our customers
sometimes conflict. Help us to distribute authority, responsibility,
and accountability fairly. Help us to serve our customers, to serve
each other, and to serve our community. God, may our corporate values
honor You. In Jesus' name. Amen .
March 12, 2014
(Meditation: Philippians 4:6-7)
God, there is a big difference between reading prayers, and praying
them. Soften my heart that I may pray them. Still my mind, that
I may listen for Your guidance. And make quiet my soul, that I may
hear Your still small voice. In Jesus' name. Amen.
March 13, 2014
(Meditation: Proverbs 3:5-6)
God, the discipline of surrender goes against everything I hear
in life: "Take control!", "Just do it!", "You are the master of
your fate!" But God, try as I might, I know I am not self-sufficient.
Only You are trustworthy. Show me Your ways, O Lord. In Jesus' name.
March 14, 2014
I Corinthians 3:18)
God, forgive my suspicious spirit. When new ideas are expressed,
I sometimes listen with a negative ear, to find fault. Is it because
I want everything to be my idea? God, heal my contentious mind and
my need to get the credit. Give me an inquiring mind, a listening
heart, a desire to understand others' views, and a willingness to
change and to let others have the credit. In Jesus' name. Amen.