“…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.
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.