Father, so many times You sent messages to the people and leaders of Israel to return to You, and they did not. You sent death in famine, drought, blight, locusts, plagues, and military defeats as a way to get their attention.
When challenges and difficulties come to me, remind me to come to You.
You are the One who can help and heal me.
You are the One who can show me wisdom and how to cope with whatever You allow into my life.
Lord, when it is so easy to fret and worry, and grumble and complain to friends, and look to the world for answers, remind me that the source of all I need is You!
Calm my heart when I am anxious. Shut my mouth when I whine.
Turn me around when I go toward the world’s solutions.
Let me pour out my heart to You and seek wisdom in Your Word.
I will not just talk during prayer, but will listen, so I can hear what You have to say to me.
I will open my eyes and ears to discern when You are showing and teaching me; and where You are leading me.
I will let go of my own way and humble myself to obey You.
For it is “You who forms the mountains, who creates the wind and who reveals Your thoughts to mankind, who turns dawn to darkness, and treads on the heights of the earth— the Lord God Almighty is Your Name.”
You are mine, and I belong to You. You redeem me with Your love, renew me with Your presence, restore me with Your touch. Amen