Lord, help us to put You first in our lives.

Genesis 38:1-30 Lord, help us to put You first in our lives. No-one is more important than You. Why do we forget this – again and again. When we forget You, Lord, bring us back to the Cross of Christ. Show us – all over again – that You have not forgotten us, that You never …

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Lord, we feel like we’re making a right mess of things.

Lord, we feel like we’re making a right mess of things. Everything’s going wrong. This is the story of today’s world. It’s not just everybody else’s story. It’s our story. None of us can escape the truth – we’re sinners. Thank You, Lord – That’s only part of the truth concerning us. We are loved …

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Lord, everything seems so hopeless.

Genesis 17:1-27 Lord, everything seems so hopeless  – when we take our eyes off You! Help us to keep our eyes on You. Fill us with fresh hope. Sometimes, we can be optimists. Often, we’re pessimists. You’re always “the God of hope” (Romans 15:13). You’re always saying to us, “There is hope” (Jeremiah 31:17). Lord, …

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So many things are changing, Lord.

Genesis 44:1-34 So many things are changing, Lord. How are we to live in a changing world? We trust in Your unchanging love. In our changing world, Your love remains the same – unchanged, unchanging and unchangeable.  You are also the changing God – the God who changes us. Your love is a changing love. Your love …

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Lord, may our lives be more centred on You – less centred on ourselves.

Genesis 1:1-3 Lord, help us to get our priorities right – Your priorities. May our lives be more centred on You – less centred on ourselves. Help us to listen for Your Word – not to jump straight in with our own words. Help us to open our hearts to Your Holy Spirit. May He move …

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Lord, what You have done for us – we could never have done for ourselves!

Genesis 21:1-21 Lord, what You have done for us – we could never have done for ourselves! It’s so amazing what You have done for us. We were making plans for ourselves – but our plans didn’t include You! You came to us. You said to us, “I have a wonderful plan for your life.” …

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