Prayer About Coming Joyfully Into God’s Presence (Based on Psalm 100)

Photo taken in Kansas.

Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

Heavenly Father, I come to You through the Name of my Savior, Your Son Jesus, to thank You for the invitation to come joyfully to You for a time of close personal fellowship. You have provided this experience for me by calling me Your son or daughter and giving me the gift to come before You in thanksgiving and praise through prayer and reading Your Holy Word. Psalm 100:4Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His Name.

Forgive me when sometimes I have a prideful attitude or act like I created myself and my little world around me. This produces greediness, and ultimately a loss of hope if not everything goes my way. Psalm 100:3 Know that the LORD, He is God; it is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people and the sheep of His pasture.

Direct me through all the chaos and turmoil in this fallen world, to go out into it with Your presence within me. Psalm 100:1 Make a joyful shout to the LORD, all you lands!” It is a blessing that every time I come into Your presence about any situation in life, You will always have a positive response. If I am discouraged, You will encourage. If I am in need You will provide, etc. Maybe not always in the way I desire, but always in the way that is best.

Thank you for how this Psalm reminds me that You are the creator and are always good and dependable. You alone are to be praised and worshiped. Psalm 100:5For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations.

I love you, Lord. Amen.

Living in God’s Presence

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Photo taken in Colorado.

The eyes of the LORD are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good.Proverbs 15:3

Lord, thank you for the peace and comfort it gives me to know that You are everywhere present and that You see every situation in my life; even the events in my life that I do not understand are not a surprise to You.

May I be conscious at all times of the fact that I am living in Your presence. Encourage me to haveĀ a growing desire to live in a way that is pleasing to You. When the challenges of life come, direct me to get my focus off of my problems and onto Jesus.

As I invite You, Jesus, to be my defender and counselor, show me how You do not always immediately calm the storms in life but how You are always willing to calm me as Your child in the midst of the storm.

Isaiah 43:2-3 tells me, “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you. For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior…

I bring these praises and requests to You in Jesus’ precious Name, Amen.