Olsen Park Church of Christ

Help Me Lord

Dear Lord, help me to love you more each day (Romans 5:8), and to realize how much you love me (Matthew 6:30).
     Help me to love others with a sincere concern for their needs and interests. (Matthew 22:39; I John 3:18; Philippians 2:4).
     Help me to be more devoted to my family (Ephesians 5:28), and give them the spiritual guidance that I should. (Ephesians 6:4).
     Help me to have a greater concern for the lost in the world (Matthew 5:13), and the courage to turn that concern into action.
     Help me to be more devoted to my brothers and sisters in Christ. To watch more carefully for their times of trial and commit myself to be there for them regardless of my struggles (Galatians 6:2; Romans 12:10).
     Lord, give me a greater confidence in your Word. (John 15:10). Help me not to be envious or discouraged when I see others turning from what scripture says, but help me to have a quiet resolution to abide in your Word (2 John 9).
     Help me to be more spiritually minded. (Romans 12:2; Colossians 3:2).
     Help me to better resist temptation. (James 4:7) Let me love doing right and hate doing what you have forbidden (Romans 12:9).
     Lord, please help me to have more patience with others. When my family needs me or my brethren don't act like I want them to help me to realize how patient You are with me (I Corinthians 13:4; Romans 2:3-5).
     Help me when I have a hard time forgiving others. Let me see how great my need is for your forgiveness and how little the wrong done to me truly is (Matthew 6:14,15; Matthew 7:2; I Peter 2:21-24 ).
     Help me not to feel a sense of despair when I see the world growing more corrupt. Help me to be able to grieve when I see a world that is lost but take comfort in the fact that you are still in control (John 16:33).
     Help me to realize every moment that you are with me. Let that awareness change the way I act, and think, and treat others (Matthew 28:20; Hebrews 13:5).
     Let me realize that any moment you could return in judgment. Please keep me from assuming that I have more time than this very moment you have given me, but help me to prepare myself to stand before you (2 Peter 3:10; Revelation 22:12).
     Help me to see that what I am is my own choice. Please keep me away from the snare of blaming others for my shortcomings (Galatians 6:5; Romans 14:12; 2 Corinthian 5:10).
     Help me to see the power of your Word to help me and change me. (Hebrews 4:12). Don't let me be misguided into thinking that someday you will magically make me what I don't make myself (2 Timothy 3:16,17; John 6:63).
     Lord help me each day to seek heaven more than anything else. Help me to seek service in your kingdom realizing this world is not my home (Matthew 6:19,20; Matthew 6:33; 2 Corinthians 4:16-5:2).


Kyle Pope 2011

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