Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
It’s easy to see that the devil is busy stirring up evil all over the world. That’s why we as Christians need to keep vigilant and put on the whole armor of God. Don’t repay evil for evil, instead love your enemies and pray for them. Keep doing good deeds and don’t let evil weaken you. Be strong and courageous in your faith, be an overcomer.
May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us — yes, establish the work of our hands.
Ask God to bless the work of your hands so that you may be fruitful and productive. Ask him to help you enjoy your work so you can see him glorified in all aspects of your job. And when your work is demanding, pray for strength and a good attitude.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Every now and then I have one of those days when I feel so tired that everything just hits me all at once. I just feel like climbing into bed and sleeping for a week but I know I can’t. I have too many responsibilities to take care of. So, I close my eyes and ask God to give me strength to make it through the day and I remind myself that I CAN do all thing through Christ who strengthens me.
Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.
God is good and giving him grateful praise through songs is a beautiful way to worship him during your prayer time and it also refreshes your soul. It doesn’t matter how well you sing; what matters is that it comes from your heart.
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness
Reading the Bible as part of your prayer may lead to enlightenment. God speaks to us in many ways including his written Word. God may open your eyes to something new when a passage you’ve read before suddenly becomes clear and impacts you like never before.
The Lord came and stood there, calling as at the other times, “Samuel! Samuel!”
Then Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.”
Prayer is not only about us talking to God, we must also listen for God to speak to us. We may not hear an audible voice like Samuel did but if we listen with our heart we will become sensitive to the prompting of the Holy Spirit. Spend time with God simply being still, listen with your heart, and learn to recognize his voice.
Lord, I know that people’s lives are not their own; it is not for them to direct their steps.
The devil tries to trick us into thinking “this is my life and I can do what I want with it”. The truth is our lives are not our own, we belong to God. God has a plan for your life and if you submit to him, he will direct your steps.