But the LORD’s plans stand firm forever; his intentions can never be shaken. Psalm 33:11 NLT
God’s long-term, stated purposes stand in sharp contrast to our ‘reactive living’ and short-term mind set. We should pray agreeing with what God is doing as a solution, rather than the requests of those overwhelmed by immediate concerns.
Lord God Almighty, You are constant, unchanging in Your love and forbearance and faithful towards us when we lack faith.
We praise You for Your goodness, and also for Your greatness in perspective and eternal timescale.
Forgive us for being so short-sighted and so concerned with the provision of today rather than seeking Your kingdom and living by its values.
We pray for true spiritual revival of turning towards Jesus, receiving what He has done for us and recognising His Lordship. We pray for this to bring Your goodness and Your new life, widely among our neighbours and across our communities. We ask this in and throughYou, Jesus. Amen.
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