Start With Prayer 7-Day Challenge

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Start with Prayer

When we invite God into our world, he walks in. He brings a host of gifts: joy, patience, and resilience. Anxieties come, but they don’t stick. Fears surface and then depart. “The Lord will hear your crying and he will comfort you. When he hears you, he will help you” (Isa. 30:19 NCV). We can do much after we pray. But we should do nothing before we pray. Open the door and start with prayer.

Today's Challenge: Start Your Day with Prayer


Father, you are above time. You know what will happen today before it happens. You are the creator and ruler of all.

Steady my heart as I make mental to-do lists and plan for the day ahead. Direct my steps. Give me a desire to follow your ways and accomplish your will. Prompt me to speak only words filled with grace and compassion. Help me to be an example of your kingdom and love others as you have loved me.

Thank you for your mercies that are new every morning. In Jesus' name, I pray, amen.*

*Prayer adapted from Start with Prayer: 250 Prayers for Hope and Strength