You Gave Me Health, and I Misused It

You gave me health to use in your service, but I misused it to a wholly secular use. Now you have sent me a sickness for my correction. O let me not use this likewise to provoke you, by my impatience. I abused my health, and you have rightly dealt with me. O keep me … Continue reading You Gave Me Health, and I Misused It

The Spiritual Pulse of the Renewed Soul

"Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the heavens." -Lamentations 3:41 Prayer is the spiritual pulse of the renewed soul; its beat indicates the healthy or unhealthy state of the believer. Just as the physician would decide upon the health of the body from the action of the pulse, so … Continue reading The Spiritual Pulse of the Renewed Soul

Seek the Lord and His Strength

Seek the LORD and His strength; seek His presence continually! - Psalm 105:4 Lord, Your word gives me this invitation, so I come. I came yesterday, and You provided the strength I needed, so here I am again, seeking You. I know Your strength is the result of Your presence, so I seek that first … Continue reading Seek the Lord and His Strength

He Stands Between the Mighty and the Weak

O LORD, there is none like you to help, between the mighty and the weak. - 2 Chronicles 14:11 I am weak, oh Lord, and you are mighty. Today, I have been brought low, and in my weakness, I must face the day. The work and responsibilities ahead of me seem daunting. In light of … Continue reading He Stands Between the Mighty and the Weak

The Benefits of the Lord

Forget not all his benefits. - Psalm 103:2 Jesus, Your benefits are innumerable. They are as infinite as You. You forgive all our iniquities. They are too numerous for us to count, but where sin abounds, Your grace abounds all the more. The wrath we deserve, You bore on the cross. Oh, Father, You heal … Continue reading The Benefits of the Lord

Keep My Eyes From Worthless Things

I will not set before my eyes anything that is worthless. - Psalm 101:3 Lord, our days are often spent looking upon worthless things, and this is a great sin. We ask for your forgiveness. This world is continuously setting them before us. From T.V. movies, and billboards, to social media, they seem to be … Continue reading Keep My Eyes From Worthless Things

Considering Our Calling

Lord, You are marvelously powerful, and Your power moves in ways unseen to most of us. No grandiose displays of might are needed to move the hearts of men, though they are all around us in nature. It took a hidden call to our hearts. We had built fortresses of wisdom to protect ourselves from … Continue reading Considering Our Calling

A Prayer for Order

And David organized them in divisions corresponding to the sons of Levi:  - I Chronicles 19:15 Lord, we are naturally prone to disorder and sin, and there is so much in this life that is out of place. Help us order our spiritual lives first, for if they are out of order, how will we … Continue reading A Prayer for Order

The Deeps

Lord Jesus, give me a deeper repentance, a horror of sin, a dread of its approach. Help me chastely to flee it and jealously to resolve that my heart shall be Thine alone. Give me a deeper trust, that I may lose myself to find myself in Thee, the ground of my rest, the spring … Continue reading The Deeps