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Fixing Our Eyes On Jesus

October picture “…but our eyes are upon you” (2 Chronicles 20:12).

This is what the Lord expects of all of us: “Keep watching me. I’ll get you through this.” Both Old Testament and New Testament authors affirm this truth:  “My eyes are ever on the Lord, for only he will release my feet from the snare” (Psalm 25:15).  “But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me” (Micah 7:7).   “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen.  For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal” (2 Corinthians 4:18).  “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith…” (Hebrews 12:2a).

Father, I turn my eyes to you this day. Help me in the midst of daily life to always keep my eyes fixed upon you.

–Adapted from Pray like the King: Lessons from the Prayers of Israel’s Kings by David and Kim Butts. This book is available at prayershop.org. Use the code CONPSP3 at checkout to receive an additional 10% discount on the book.

Prayer Points

Praise God, who is light and in whom there is no darkness at all (1 Jn. 1:5). Thank the Lord for being your light and your salvation (Ps. 27:1). Confess any times you have willingly hidden the light of Christ from others. Commit yourself anew to living as a child of the light (Eph. 5:8). Ask—humbly—that you will become increasingly blameless and pure and that God will make you shine like a star in the universe (Phil. 2:15).

How big is your vision of the kingdom of God? Share Isaiah’s exciting vision: “Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn” (Isa. 60:3). Ask God to cause “nations” and “kings” to come to Jesus Christ today.

–Prayer Points taken from Patterns for Prayer by Alvin VanderGriend is available at prayershop.org. Use the code CONPSP3 at checkout to receive an additional 10% discount on the book.

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