What are You Focusing On?

Our Father, which are in heaven, You are worthy of our praise. Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord from the heavens, Praise in the heights! Praise Him all His Angels; Praise Him, all His hosts! Let them praise the name of the Lord. For His name alone is exalted; His glory is above the earth and heaven. [Psalms 148:1&2; Psalms 148:13]

Holy Spirit these past two years I ask forgiveness for my focus being on many things but You. I have focused on how cruel this world is by losing my son. I focused on my health, my plight in life, I focused on the divisions of people in our country, and world over politics, health care, the COVID out break and many other things. I have focused on the faults of the church and church leaders. For this I ask for forgiveness. My focus should be as Jesus pointed out many times: Love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, spirit, soul and body. I should be seeking to serve others in their time of need. I should be taking care of the least of these. 

Holy Spirit help me to pray for healing in our country. Help me to be praying for the churches and leaders who desperately need You right now. Help me to put my trust in You that my son is in heaven and I will see him again. Holy Spirit help me to do what is right for my body so that I honor this temporary temple that You come into daily. Holy Spirit teach me when I rise to command my morning by praising You and seeking You. Help through the day to remember You are with me and to share my day with You. And at night, let me commit my body, mind and soul to You as I go to sleep. 

Holy Spirit help me to take the advice that Paul gave with Your inspiration: Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayer, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life. Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praise worthy—meditate on these things. [Philippians 4:6-7 (the Message); Philippians 4:8]

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. Amen

Verses from Mark 12:33; Matthew 25:34-39 also.