Dear Lord, thank You for my new life in Christ and the many privileges that I have in Him. Thank You, that You are my Father. Thank You, that I am accepted in the Beloved. Thank You, that my citizenship is in heaven and thank You that, my eternal life is eternally secure and assured forever, through the glorious death and resurrection of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Help me Father, to maintain my spiritual focus on You, knowing that all too often I find that my thoughts are enticed away from You by the attractions of this world, while at other times I find myself questioning all that is going on in the world and wondering why there are so many distressing situations and so many heart-breaking difficulties that people inevitably have to endure. Help me not to lose my spiritual focus on You, knowing that You have an eternal perspective and that Your plans and purposes are working towards their final and glorious conclusion.
Keep my heart from worldly pursuits and also help me not to become discouraged or worried when we hear of the problems and pain of others, even though my heart may be breaking. I know that all of our times are in Your hands and You have promised to right all wrongs, in Your own time and Your own way. Help me rather, to be able to share the truth of the gospel with whomever You place in my path, and may I lift up the name of Jesus not only in what I say but in how I live. In Jesus' name I pray,