A Gentle Whisper -- Listening for the Voice of God Johnny Almond  

A Prayer for Life

With a God like this loving you, you can pray very simply. Like this:
     Our Father in heaven, Reveal who you are. Set the world right.
    Do what’s best – as above, so below. Keep us alive with three square meals.
Keep us forgiven with you, forgiving others. Keep us safe from ourselves and the Devil.
       You’re in charge! You can do anything you want! You’re ablaze in beauty! Yes. Yes. Yes.

Matthew 6:8-13  THE MESSAGE

Be reverent—remember who you are talking with.
     Speak life’s most glorious and awesome Name with respect and awe.
     Everything Jesus did was to honor his Father—we should do the same.

Be hopeful—look forward to the new heaven our Father will establish.
     Listen for the trumpet sound—the first notes of the prelude to peace.
     Do not despair over current events—believe in God’s bright tomorrow.

Be submissive—do not focus exclusively on getting your way.
     We do not resign to fate when we place our self in our Father’s hands.
     Demonstrate your faith that God is in control and knows what is best.

Be dependent—trust your Heavenly Father to care for your earthly needs.
     Hunger for God above all else, and He will never let you starve.
     Thirst for God over all, and His joy will cascade through your inner being.

Be repentant—turn from sin and turn to your Savior for a new direction.
     Self-sacrifice cannot atone for wrongdoing—cross pain paid the high price.    
     Forgiven, forgive others—God does not hold grudges; neither should we.

Be holy—struggle against evil and make a conscious effort to be like Jesus.
     Pray around the clock that you will not be tricked into sin by the evil one.
     Never compromise God-given convictions—aim for Christlikeness.

Be worshipful—keep God at the center and circumference of your life.
     Advance His Kingdom, not your own.
     Rely on His power, not your own.
     Seek His glory, not your own.

Be confident—say Amen, so be it, make it so, God; rest assured He will.
     The future is as bright as God’s promises—He will keep every one.
     Until His Kingdom dawns, pray as you go—you will always be glad you did.

(c) Pastor Johnny R. Almond
Day 307, Gentle Whispers from Eternity