December: Discipleship Habit #1: Pray Every Day
Lord Jesus, we praise you for you are patient!
You lovingly wait for us to come to you and long to listen to us.
Forgive us for the times in our lives when we have not drawn close to you in prayer.
In your Scripture you tell us, “Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6 - 7)
We claim this promise.
Thank you for being so available to us.
Help us to know that you long to meet with us in prayer.
Lord, teach us how to pray.
Give us the desire to get to know you in prayer every day and the discipline to guard our prayer time when busyness tempts us away from you.
Jesus we trust in you. We make this prayer in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.