REMEMBER // RECOGNIZE // REPEAT
REMEMBER the promise of God’s presence
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you.”
– Isaiah 43:1-2
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”
– Psalm 46:1
“For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of Christ Jesus our Lord.”
– Romans 8:38-39
RECOGNIZE the presence of God in Prayer
Lord I come to you today overwhelmed by the way you love me and take care of me. But there are also times when I feel distracted, overworked, drained, and pushed beyond my ability to endure. In those moments, help me to be willing to acknowledge how I am feeling and turn away from the distractions and worldly attachments that never really satisfy.
I want to rest in your presence and find the true peace my soul longs for. Help me to stay close to you and depend upon you. Even when you feel far, Father, help me to know you are near.
Today, help me to remember that there is not one step I am walking alone and I can trust you with the deepest needs of my heart.
REPEAT the rhythms of God’s presence
Remember that God is the only one who truly fills you with peace, purpose, and joy. When you feel afraid, remember he is with you today, tomorrow, and always.
When you feel overwhelmed, remember he sees you and knows you completely. When God feels distant, run back to his open arms where you are safe and loved.
Today, find time to spend alone in the presence of God. Seek him and set your heart and mind to remember God is with you, and that he is more than enough.