Today’s Prayer

Lord of my heart, be pleased to calm the storm of emotions that rage within me when things do not go my way. Forgive me of my selfish inclinations. Shield me from the discouragement that infects my soul when I am disillusioned. Let me live to serve You with delight as You remind me that all events have been sifted by Your hands. For when I lose my balance, Your Spirit steadies me. When I have wandered, Your presence calls me back to the way I should go. When I succumb to weariness, You breathe the strength of faith into me. Your peace buoys me in the storm. Your peace surrounds me in the tempest. Thank You, Jesus, for all that You are to me. Rid me of my selfishness so that You can lead me in Your sovereignty. Vanquish my rebellious tendencies, Lord, until I am submitted to You and only You. Under the Word of truth in James 4:7 and the authority of Christ, I pray.

Submit yourselves, then, to God.
Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
James 4:7, NIV

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