Prayer Against Pride

Heavenly Father,

I come before You with a humble heart, recognizing the presence of pride in my life. I acknowledge that pride can lead me astray, hinder my relationships, and separate me from Your perfect will. Today, I lift up my prayers for deliverance from pride and ask for Your transforming grace.

Lord, forgive me for the times when I have allowed pride to cloud my judgment, inflate my ego, and hinder my ability to see the truth. I confess that I have placed myself above others, seeking recognition and validation for my own accomplishments. Please cleanse me from the sin of pride and replace it with a spirit of humility.

Help me, Lord, to see myself through Your eyes. Give me a true understanding of who I am in relation to You and to others. Teach me to embrace humility, recognizing that all good things come from You. May I always acknowledge Your sovereignty and give You all the glory for the blessings in my life.

Father, I pray for a contrite heart and a spirit of repentance. Soften my heart and break down the walls of pride that I have built. Help me to seek forgiveness when I have hurt others through my prideful actions or words. Give me the courage to make amends and restore broken relationships.

Lord, I surrender my accomplishments and desires to You. Help me to use my gifts and talents for Your glory, rather than seeking personal recognition or validation. Teach me to serve others with humility, putting their needs above my own.

Above all, I pray for a deepening of my relationship with You, Lord. Draw me closer to Your presence and transform me into the likeness of Christ, who exemplified perfect humility. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit, that I may walk humbly before You and live in obedience to Your Word.

Thank You, Father, for Your grace that can overcome pride. I commit myself to the journey of humility, knowing that with Your help, I can become more like You.

In Jesus’ name, I pray.


Pride: Recognize and Overcome It

Hey there, friends! Let’s talk about something that can be a real pain in the you-know-what: pride. Yep, that sneaky little sin that likes to creep up on us when we least expect it. But don’t worry, there are ways we can tackle it so we can be humble as God instructed.

First things first, let’s admit that we’ve all had moments where we’ve thought we were the bee’s knees. Maybe we aced a test or landed a promotion at work, and suddenly we start feeling like we’re unstoppable. But let’s face it, that kind of thinking can get us into trouble.

So, how can we deal with pride? Well, one idea is to practice being silly. Yep, you read that right. Do something silly like singing in the shower, dancing like nobody’s watching, or wearing a goofy hat. Doing something silly reminds us that we’re not perfect and that it’s okay to be a little ridiculous from time to time.

Another way to combat pride is to surround ourselves with people who aren’t afraid to call us out on our nonsense. Sometimes, all we need is a friend who can lovingly tell us, “Hey, you’re getting a little too full of yourself.” We can’t always take ourselves too seriously, and having friends who keep us grounded can help us stay humble.

And finally, let’s remember to give credit where credit is due. Whenever we accomplish something, it’s easy to start thinking that we did it all on our own. But the truth is, we didn’t get to where we are without the help of others and without God’s grace. So let’s give thanks and praise to God and the people in our lives who have helped us along the way.

Dealing with pride doesn’t have to be a downer. So, take a deep breath, have a little fun, and remember that we’re all in this together. We’re all a work in progress, but with a little humility and grace, we can overcome our pride and become the best versions of ourselves.

4 Things Christians Need to Do More

As Christians, we often hear about the things we shouldn’t do. Don’t lie, don’t steal, don’t cheat, and so on. But what about the things we should do more? Here are four things Christians need to do more:

Love one another – Love is the most important thing, and we need to show it to everyone around us. Let’s make it our mission to love not only our friends and family, but also those who are hard to love. Let’s spread kindness, forgiveness, and compassion wherever we go.

Serve others – Let’s follow in the footsteps of Jesus and be the ultimate servants. We can volunteer at a local shelter, help a neighbor in need, or just do random acts of kindness for strangers. When we serve others, we’re showing them the love of Christ and making a positive impact on their lives.

Share the gospel – The gospel is amazing news that we should be excited to share with everyone we meet! Let’s invite people to church, share our testimonies, and show them what it means to be a follower of Christ. Let’s make evangelism a fun adventure instead of a daunting task.

Pray – Prayer is such a powerful thing, and it’s where we can connect with God and ask for guidance and blessings. Let’s make prayer a regular part of our daily lives, not just when we’re in trouble. Let’s pray for ourselves, our friends and family, and even strangers we encounter throughout the day.

When we do these things, we’re not only living out our faith, but we’re also making a positive impact on the world around us. Let’s love, serve, share, and pray more, and let’s be a shining example of what it means to be a follower of Christ.

Prayer Against Ungodly Thoughts

Heavenly Father,

I come before You in humble reverence, seeking Your divine guidance and strength. Lord, I acknowledge that ungodly thoughts can sometimes infiltrate my mind, causing me to stray from Your path. Today, I lift up my prayers to You, trusting in Your power to help me conquer these ungodly thoughts and align my thinking with Your truth.

Father, I ask for Your forgiveness for any ways in which I have allowed ungodly thoughts to take root in my mind. I confess my weaknesses and my need for Your intervention. Please cleanse my mind and heart, purifying them with Your holy presence.

Lord, I pray that You would grant me discernment and wisdom to recognize ungodly thoughts as they arise. Help me to distinguish them from Your truth and to reject them with conviction. Fill me with the knowledge and understanding of Your Word, so that I may be equipped to combat these thoughts with the sword of Your Spirit.

In moments of temptation and doubt, strengthen me, Lord. Surround me with Your protective love and grant me the resilience to resist the enemy’s attacks. Let Your peace, which surpasses all understanding, guard my heart and mind in Christ Jesus.

Father, I surrender my thoughts and desires to You. Help me to fix my mind on things that are pure, true, honorable, and praiseworthy. Renew my thought patterns and transform my mind according to Your perfect will. Let Your love saturate my thoughts and guide me in every decision I make.

I thank You, Lord, for Your unfailing grace and mercy. Thank You for the victory we have in Christ, who has conquered all darkness and sin. I trust in Your power to overcome ungodly thoughts in my life and to lead me on the path of righteousness.

In Jesus’ name, I pray.


Conquer Ungodly Thoughts

Hey there! Have you ever had a hard time getting rid of ungodly thoughts? You’re not alone! We’ve all been tempted in ways that could take us away from God’s plan for our lives. But don’t worry, there are things you can do to get rid of these thoughts and stay on the right road.

First things first, it’s important to acknowledge that ungodly thoughts exist. Trying to ignore them won’t make them go away. Instead, see them for what they are: threats that can hurt your relationship with God and with other people.

Next, turn to God in prayer. Ask Him for help and guidance to resist temptation and choose the path of righteousness. Prayer is a powerful tool for defeating ungodly thoughts.

Reading the Bible is also a great way to stop thinking bad things. Spend time reading and thinking about Bible verses that talk about your problems. Remember them and say them when you’re having bad thoughts.

Surround yourself with positive influences, such as friends and mentors who model godly behavior and encourage you to do the same. Limit your time with media that encourages bad ideas or actions.

Lastly, take practical steps to avoid temptation. Identify your triggers and take steps to avoid or lessen them. For example, if you struggle with lustful thoughts, avoid situations or media that trigger them. If you struggle with anger, practice deep breathing or meditation to calm yourself down.

Getting rid of evil thoughts takes work and discipline, but it can be done with God’s help. Don’t let ungodly thoughts control your life; instead, take action today and seek God’s help to overcome them. You got this!

Pay friendship forward

As followers of Christ, we’re called to love and support each other through thick and thin, including being there for our friends when they need us most. After all, we often turn to our friends for comfort, advice, and encouragement. 

The past few months have been a challenge for my family. But thankfully, God has sent reinforcements in the form of our good friends. I bawl daily, thinking about all the love and support we have received. 

Now, I want to pay forward the love and support that they have given! So I thought of how my friends have given me encouragement and strength so I can reciprocate it to whoever needs it. Jot this down in case you want this too!

First things first – listen up! When friends struggle, they often need someone to hear them out. So let’s put down our phones, turn off the distractions, and give our friends our undivided attention. By actively listening and offering empathy, we can show our friends that we genuinely care about what they’re going through.

It’s not just about listening, though – we must show up and be there for our friends, whether in person or virtually. Sometimes, just knowing someone is there can make a difference. So let’s make time for our friends, whether grabbing coffee, going for a walk, or having a heart-to-heart conversation over the phone.

When our friends are going through a tough time, they may not always know what they need. Let’s offer specific ways we can help, whether bringing over a meal, watching their kids, or just listening. We can help our friends feel supported and cared for by taking action and showing up in tangible ways.

As Christians, we know the power of prayer. So let’s make sure we’re lifting our friends up in prayer when they ask for it and when they don’t. We can ask God to give them strength, comfort, and wisdom in their struggles. And we can pray that they would feel God’s love and presence.

We know that our hope and comfort come from Jesus, so let’s point our friends to Him, whether it’s through sharing scripture, praying with them, or just reminding them of God’s faithfulness. We can encourage our friends to seek God’s guidance and strength and remind them that they are never alone.

Let’s strive to be there for our friends lovingly and compassionately. By listening, being present, praying, offering help, and pointing them to Jesus, we can show our friends how much they mean to us. Love you, friends.

Time to Show Gratitude for God’s Gift of Motherhood

Hey there, friends! Can you believe it’s already Mother’s Day? It’s the perfect time to show some love and appreciation to the incredible women who have shaped our lives in so many ways.

As believers, we know that mothers have a special place in God’s heart. The Bible is full of amazing stories of women who have played crucial roles in their children’s lives. From Moses’ brave mother to Hannah’s fervent prayers for a child, these women teach us that motherhood is a divine calling.

So, let’s take a moment to honor our moms and express our gratitude for all they’ve done for us. Whether it’s a thoughtful gift, a heartwarming message, or simply spending quality time together, let’s show them how much they mean to us.

Let’s also remember those moms who may be struggling or going through tough times. They need our love and support more than ever.

On this Mother’s Day, let’s celebrate the gift of motherhood and thank God for the incredible women in our lives. Let’s pray for their continued strength, wisdom, and grace as they fulfill their divine calling.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing moms out there! You’re the best!

Make the Bible Come Alive

Are you ready to dive into the most exciting book of all time? Studying the Bible can be a thrilling adventure filled with exciting stories, inspiring wisdom, and life-changing truths. Here are some tips to make your Bible study experience even more fun:

  1. Choose a translation that speaks to you: The Bible is full of amazing stories, but if you’re struggling to understand the language, it can be hard to get into it. That’s why it’s important to find a translation that you can understand and connect with. Personally, I love the Amplified Version, but you might resonate more with the NIV, the Message, or the New Living Translation. Try it out!
  2. Plan your adventure: Before you start reading, make a plan to guide your adventure. You could aim to read a chapter a day, or pick a specific book or topic to explore. You can also find a lot of reading plans and devotionals online that can help keep you on track.
  3. Get creative: Studying the Bible doesn’t have to be boring. Try getting creative with your study methods. Think outside the box. You could make Bible verse art, create a Bible journal, or even make a song out of your favorite verses.
  4. Share your adventure: The Bible is meant to be shared, so why not invite some friends to join you on your journey? You could start a Bible study group, or simply discuss what you’re learning with your family and friends.
  5. Apply what you learn: The most fun part of studying the Bible is applying what you learn to your life. Whether it’s sharing kindness, forgiving others, or simply spending time with God, there are endless ways to apply the wisdom of the Bible to your everyday life.

So what are you waiting for? Let’s start this exciting adventure through the Bible together and discover all the incredible stories, wisdom, and truth waiting for us.

Letting Go and Leaning In: Discovering the Wisdom of Proverbs 3:5

Proverbs 3:5 is a powerful and inspiring verse that encourages us to trust in the Lord with all our heart and lean not on our own understanding. It reminds us that God’s ways are higher than our ways and that we can rely on Him to guide us through every situation in life.

The first part of the verse, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart,” is a call to faith and surrender. It reminds us that we can’t control everything in life and that we need to trust in God’s plan for our lives. Trusting in the Lord means acknowledging that He is in control and surrendering our own desires and plans to Him.

The second part of the verse, “Lean not on your own understanding,” is a warning against relying solely on our own wisdom and understanding. It reminds us that our perspective is limited and that we need to seek God’s wisdom and guidance to navigate through life’s challenges.

When we trust in the Lord and lean on His understanding, we can experience peace and security even in the midst of uncertainty. We can rest assured that God has a plan for our lives and that He will guide us every step of the way.

Proverbs 3:5 is a powerful reminder to trust in the Lord and seek His wisdom in all aspects of our lives. It encourages us to surrender our plans and desires to Him and to rely on His understanding rather than our own. When we do this, we can experience the peace and security that comes from knowing that we are in God’s hands.

Rest in Jesus’ Finished Work

As Christians, we all know how important healing is to our faith. But have you ever felt like you’re constantly struggling to attain it? Like you need to keep striving and working for your healing, but it never seems to come?

Well, here’s some good news – healing is a finished work! That’s right, when Jesus died on the cross, he took on our sins and our sicknesses. By his wounds, we are healed. And that healing work is already complete – it’s finished!

So what does this mean for us? It means that we can stop striving and start resting in Jesus’ finished work. We can trust in his promises and rely on his love to bring us the healing that we need. We don’t need to earn it or work for it – it’s already been done!

Of course, this doesn’t mean that we won’t face sickness or hardship. But even in the midst of our struggles, we can have faith that Jesus’ healing power is already at work within us. We can pray for healing, but we can also rest in the assurance that God’s grace is sufficient for us.

So if you’re feeling like you’re constantly struggling for your healing, take heart! Jesus has already finished the work, and his healing power is available to you today. All you need to do is trust in his promises and rest in his love.