FOCUS on what needs to be Focused!

Dear Loving Lord, 
I thank You for my life and give You grateful praise for Your great goodness and abundant mercy, which is new every morning. Thank You that You are a gracious and faithful Father, even during those times when I stray far from You or when I allow the anxieties of life to steal away my peace and rob me of my joy in the Lord. I pray that Your perfect peace would guard my heart and that You would provide me with a quite focus and calm tranquillity within my soul. Guard my mind and guide my thoughts I pray.. and prevent me from worrying about what may or may not happen.. instead of keeping the eyes of my heart focussed upon Jesus and my ears ever open to His leading and guidance. Give me strength to face all the eventualities of life in the sure knowledge that Your grace is sufficient for all my need. Help me to keep my eyes looking to Jesus in a calm and quite confidence, knowing that He is the author and finisher of my faith. This I ask in His precious name, Jesus Christ, Amen. 

Psalm 91:14-15 “Because he has focused his love on me, I will deliver him. I will protect him because he knows my name. When he calls out to me, I will answer him. I will be with him in his distress. I will deliver him, and I will honor him.”

Colossians 3:1 “Therefore, if you have been raised with the Messiah, keep focusing on the things that are above, where the Messiah is seated at the right hand of God."

Philippians 3:13-14 “No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead.”

Hebrews 12:1-2 “Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

Hebrews 3:1 “Therefore, holy brothers, partners in a heavenly calling, keep your focus on Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession.”