Good Morning God,
We thank you for this day and for every breath we take.
God, we praise and honor you for being King in our lives and the lives of others.
God, we thank you for an opportunity to talk to you and have you speak back to us.
God, as we spend time with you everyday give us insight, direction,
and a plan for our purpose and what you would have us to do each day.
God, we thank you that hear and listen to us daily and you desire to know us even more than we desire to know you.
God, be patient with us and we learn how to have quality time with you.
Give us more knowledge and wisdom into who you are as we study and think about your word.
God, help us and show us how to be more like you.
Let our character look more like you each and every day.
Show others how great you are.
God, continue to protect and provide for us, while giving us your peace, grace and mercy everyday.
In Jesus Name, I pray. Amen
I decree and declare that I will spend private and quality time with God everyday. I desire to be more like him and learn more of Him.
“But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”
Matthew 6:6 NIV
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Bible Reading: Mark 6:45-56
He went up into the hills by himself to pray. Mark 6:46
YOUR YOUTH PASTOR might rant. Your parents may hand you a Bible and this devotional book! You might even have been hit with, “If Jesus needed to spend time alone with his Father, how much more do you need to spend time with God?”
Guess what? That’s the truth! See, there’s a definite link between Jesus’ powerful miracles and the hours he spent alone in prayer recharging his spiritual batteries. You might never walk on water, but you still need spiritual jolts.
Here is a simple plan for spending quality time with God:
God probably won’t ask you to heal crowds like Jesus did. But God has plans for you, and you will be ready for those plans each day after some quiet time with God.
REFLECT: What changes might give you better times alone with God?
PRAY: God, use the times we talk together to get me ready for the cool things you have for me to do.
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