I Am Having A Hard Time Seeing Peace

Heavenly Father You asked Job if he knew how or had commanded the morning. I seek to pray this morning into a day that honors You. I give You all the glory and praise You for all You have done.

Holy Spirit I need help, in this time of the year when we should be seeing peace on earth and goodwill toward men my heart is full of frustration, anger, and disdain for my fellow man. I need Your Spirit to once again fill, cleanse and refocus my mind, will, emotions, desires, and most of all my heart. I need to forgive and move on. Yet in all honesty, my mind does not forget as Yours does when You throw our sins into the sea of forgetfulness. Help me to find the line between forgiving someone and protecting my family from being hurt again by people who are legalists, have their own agenda, or are outright selfish. Help me to put my focus on where it belongs so I do not lose the battle with Satan before I even pray. Let me hold onto joy despite what others may have done.

Help me to refocus my life so I live as a living sacrifice renewing my mind each day. Help me to be more worried about what I say and do, than what others say or do. Most of all help me to step back and not react irrationally when I need to truly see what is going on. Paul warned us when he said, “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.” [2 Corinthians 10:3-5]

In all I do, say, think, focus on, spend time on and give any attention to may it be honoring and glorifying You, Amen.