In any given day, there can be moments when all the constant noise in the battle for good and evil can seem overwhelming.
In the desire to be informed even for prayer and intercession, I sometimes find my focus didn’t engage properly. I allow my attention to focus on the problem rather than the Lord Himself, the Problem Solver.
At those moments, I picture myself backing up and starting anew where there is great peace and power as I remember to “enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise!” from Psalm 100:4. This refocused entry of praise and thankfulness before the great I AM, prevents despair as I later pray the petitions and deep needs.
The Lord is never surprised by the happenings in our days. For focus, spend time with passages of Isaiah in the chapters of the 40s--there are so many references to the supremacy of the Lord. One example is Isaiah 45:6b “I am the Lord, and there is no other.”
Prayer Points to Keep Our Focus:
- Enter the Lord’s presence with thanksgiving.
- Linger in praise to the Lord.
- Meditate on Who the Lord really is.
--Lisa Crump is the vice president of volunteer mobilization and the liaison to prayer ministries for the National Day of Prayer Task Force.