Prayer Corner

Mar 2018 Focus: “A Prayer for Joy & Strength”

Lord, we are weary. Our energy is sagging, and our motivation is lagging. And we are so in need of you. we need your strength and your fresh touch to get back on track again. Your Word says the joy of the Lord is our strength. Because that’s true, we need your joy to replace all the bone-tired parts of our mind, body, and soul.

The pressures of life sometimes push us into a corner, rendering us helpless to move forward. A hundred voices call our name, and we feel paralyzed at times to answer, not knowing where to turn. Lord, help us not to quit, to keep running the race faithfully, and to find strength in that safe, secret place of yours, under the shadow of Your Wings.

We need your strength to say no when we’re tempted to surrender to harmful things, or when selfishness clings to our clothes and won’t let go. We need your strength to say yes when cowardice and fear nudge us to deny the convictions of our heart. we need your strength to reach out in love to those both close to us and all around us. When don’t we need your strength, God?

You are our rock, and we run to you today, believing that you will lift up our heavy arms, that you will fuel us for the tasks you’ve given us, and that your joy will completely consume the weakness of our life and make us strong again. We don’t want to stay grounded, crippled by limitations and failed attempts. we’re tired of feeble efforts. Lord, we want to mount up with wings like an eagle and not just fly. We want to soar.

Renew our strength, Lord. Fill us with your supernatural power to overcome each obstacle in our path. With our eyes on you, Lord, with you walking beside us, working through us, we can make it. In Jesus’ name. Thank you, Lord!