A Prayer for Focus

VICAR

Dear Readers of Country Squire Magazine, I trust that this Sunday prayer finds You well and healthy.

This week I would like You to try and focus Your heart on Jesus.

Our lives can often feel rushed and overwhelmed. With constant responsibilities and needs that press for our attention, there might be very little time we routinely set aside for rest and renewal in God’s presence. And yet, His Word is so clear on how important it is to establish the priority of worship into our week. Jesus also spoke of the Sabbath’s significance and came to fulfil it by establishing the very needed work of spiritual renewal and restoration in our lives (Matthew 12:8).

Jesus continues to invite us to come to Him to set aside the worries of life and find renewal and peace in His Presence. It’s truly a choice, many days, to give Him that priority time and remember how much we must rely on Him. But we need to keep showing up and remind one another that we’re in this life thing together.

The Bible is filled with reminders of the blessings of our worship to God and of the strength and unity within the community of the local church. Don’t ever think your presence in worship doesn’t matter. God sees you, and He loves you unconditionally. He promises every day to give strength to the weary, help to the needy, and healing to the broken.

I wish You a joyful Sunday in the sunshine. Let the week that follows build on the happiness of recent weeks and the replication of similar successes. God Bless You all.

We pray for your protection over our lives, our families, and other believers. We ask for your hand to cover us and keep us distanced from the evil intent of the enemy – that you would be a barrier over us and that we would find refuge in you. We pray that you would give us discernment and insight beyond our years to understand your will, hear your voice, and know your ways. Amen.