Put God First

"But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." (Matt 6:33)

Almighty Father,

                I have been foolish!  I have been distracted by false gods.  Family, friends, materialism, and a million other things have beckoned me to turn away from You. I have been shaken and unsettled by my worldly problems.  I have glanced away from your loving eyes.  I have inched away from your presence.  I have let our relationship wax and wane.

                Heavenly Father, grant me the courage and wisdom to put you first in my life--above all else.  You are one God...King of Kings...and Lord of Lords.  You demand my full attention, my life, my all. 

                As I bow before You, I humbly confess that I do not know You as well as I should.  Although you have revealed yourself in the scriptures, I have not always taken time to study your word.  Although You have always been close-by, I have not always taken time to talk to You, and listen to You.  For this I am truly sorry.

                Precious God, my heart longs to be closer to You.  I want to sit at your feet, and walk in your shadow.  I yearn to be "plugged in" to your Holy Spirit at all times, and in all ways.  I need your perfect friendship and love.  I need your perfect wisdom and advice.   

                Lord God, be behind my every thought and in front of my every action.  Keep me always in an attitude of prayer.  And when I stray and lose my way, be a compass for me in this troubled world.  Help me to turn my life around and stay focused on the only thing that really counts--my relationship with you.

                With your help, I will find new direction and purpose in my life.  I will follow the narrow path that leads to You. I will focus on new horizons.  And when at last I reach my journey's end, I will see You face to face.

                Amen and amen.

Copyright, Dr. Brian Campbell, 2009