You are Lord, my provider. You provide us with plenty of food and fill our hearts with joy (Acts 14:17). Those who seek You will lack no good thing (Psalm 34:10). Thank you for generously providing for our physical needs, but more importantly, for satisfying us spiritually. I praise as David did, “I have seen You in the sanctuary and beheld Your power and Your glory. Because Your love is better than life, my lips will glorify You. . . . My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods, with singing lips my mouth will praise You” (Psalm 63:2-3,5).
But Lord, too often I am so consumed by “things” in my life. I desire the things of this world and become so busy trying to maintain all the possessions You have allowed me to accumulate that I forget to take time to pray. I find myself running around “accomplishing much,” instead of focusing on the key to satisfaction in life, which is remaining in Your presence. Please forgive me. I need to learn the lesson You taught Solomon after he tried finding satisfaction chasing after worldly pleasures. As he concluded at the end of Ecclesiastes: “Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil” (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14).
I pray that I would fear You and keep Your commandments. My heart„s desire is to be consumed by my love for You, not the things of this world.
For my child, I pray that You would fill ________'s heart with the presence of Your Holy Spirit and allow him/her to taste the joy of knowing You. Bring about a desire in ________ to pursue godliness as opposed to riches. Give him/her an understanding that accumulated wealth will permit him/her no sleep and that riches can be hoarded to the harm of their owner (Ecclesiastes 5:3-14). I pray that ________ will experience the fullness and joy of Your Spirit and that he/she will seek Your presence to gain satisfaction and refreshing instead of fulfilling his/her needs through worldly goods. Please put healthy fear of You in ________„s heart, that he/she may live life to the full and rest content, untouched by trouble (Proverbs 19:23).
In Jesus' name, I pray that You would disentangle us from the possessions we honour and cherish. I want to pray as David did: “Whom have I in heaven but You? And earth has nothing I desire besides You. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever” (Psalm 73:25-26). We want to live with You as our priority so we can live with true contentment, joy and peace. Amen.
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