Prayer, Plain and Simple

“He causes us to remember his wonderful works.
He always remembers his covenant.” Psalm 111:4a, 5b

Our memories are often selective and often our memories select the bad, the trauma, the drama, the sin, the dark, and the pain. With God’s help, we can begin to transform our minds to think about His wonderful works and not our own brokenness.

“Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.” Phillipians 4:8,9

Today we will pray to remember what God has done and forget the sin that He has so graciously chosen to forget. All that we have repented of has been removed from us as far as the east is from the west. And while He chooses to forget our sin, He also chooses to remember His covenant promises towards us, that all our needs are supplied by his riches, that he will never leave us or forsake us, that he heals our diseases, that he mends broken relationships, and that he is changing us daily to look more and more like Jesus.

My Father,

Because of your grace I come to you, able to stand in your presence forgiven and embraced as your child. You are well aware of my every thought, and you know how I struggle to keep my mind free from darkness. I ask you to help me to maintain healthy thoughts, to align my mind with the mind of Christ, and to consciously remember and ponder all you have done for me. Then I will praise you all day long as I think about the way you redeemed me from myself and from every dung heap that I’ve found myself buried in. How I love you. Cleanse my mind. Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart make You happy today.


Some encouragement:  Keep your Bible close at hand, listen to it on your phone all night long while you’re sleeping, write your favorite verses on 3 x 5 notecards and keep them with you constantly. The Word of God will soon transform your mind to health and joy.

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