Prayer Focus for Lesson 2
Truth or Consequences: Head to Heart Guide
It is important to learn how to pray for grace as we go along when looking into these sobering truths about sin, stress and consequences. Otherwise we could easily become overwhelmed with trying to bail ourselves out of one emotional entanglement after another or deliver ourselves from the sins that we see.
No one can do this in their own strength, looking to Self to “conquer” life. Jesus really desires to be our Savior in every way! Let us learn how to cast every care on Him because He wants us to (1 Peter 5:7).
Here are some sample ways of praying for grace:
Lord, there is so much I still don’t understand, help me to walk in what I do know and come with further teachings so that I can grow. I cast this care on you.
Lord, I can see that my stress is contributing to my illnesses. Forgive me and please go to work to help me learn to live by trusting you. I cast this care on You.
Lord, I suspect that there are so many things about me that may need changing that I am overwhelmed. I cast the burden of my whole life on You.
Now, consider the concerns that may be rising up in you. Write prayers for grace that will help you cast those concerns on Him.
Finally, end your prayers for grace with this one:
Lord, thank you for taking on these cares and for having a plan already in place for helping me. I am ready to trust and obey You with whatever You show me is my part.
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