“…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).
–Adapted from Pray Like the King (Lessons from the Prayers of Israel’s Kings) by David and Kim Butts
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.
Praise God for his love (1 Jn. 4:16). Give thanks that “we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us” (1 Jn. 3:16). Confess those times when you fail to love others. Commit yourself to laying down your life for your brothers and sisters in Christ (3:16). Ask God to drive all fear away with perfect love (1 Jn. 4:18).
Ask God to expose the foolishness and treachery of the kingdom of darkness. Pray that the forces of the kingdom of God, in politics, education, science, media, business, entertainment, church, etc., will be united and focused in their efforts.
–Prayer Points taken from Patterns for Prayer by Alvin VanderGriend