Will you pray this with me this morning?
Dear God —
As we wake to a brand new week we thank You for a fresh start. Your mercies are new every morning. Each day is a gift and its Your breath in our lungs, so we pour out our praise.
As we begin again this week, we will intentionally forget what lies behind — those moments last week where we deliberately chose to ignore the promptings of Your Spirit and stubbornly walked our own way. We intentionally commit to press forward into what lies ahead, forging boldly into the future You have planned for us.
Help us to turn the mundane into holy moments with You. Those piles of laundry and stacks of dishes and mud tracked onto clean floors are really evidence of Your blessing — the family You’ve given and this home we make together. As we move through the routine of regular life let us see every mundane task as a sacrifice of praise.
May we seize every opportunity You give for Your glory and our growth — making the most of our time for the days are so evil.
Lord, on the cusp of a new week, we are so aware that we will fail You. There will be moments that frustration erupts into anger, times of unbelief and ungratefulness, missed opportunities and flat out rebellion. We confess all this up front. But we are also so aware that You will never fail us. You remain faithful. Faithful to forgive when we turn to You in repentance. Thank you, Lord.
We want to walk with You this week, and amazingly You want to walk with us.
The future is unknown and so uncertain. Life can change in an instant. God, this week could contain something that significantly alters the course of our lives. But we trust You. You know what this week holds. Calm our fears. Lift our eyes. Banish our doubts. Give us that steady assurance that You are never more close than when Your children are suffering, and help us to trust Your purpose in trials.
Our plans for the next seven days are written in the lightest of pencil and we submit them to You. Change them. Jesus. Make them better. Because You can do far more than all we can ask or imagine.
Help us to live God-aware this week. At the end of the week our hope is to know You better and be changed by You.
Give us greater faith, believing You for great things, because without faith it is impossible to please You.
We give this week to You.
And we pray all of this in the mighty, matchless name of Jesus Christ,