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Getting Through Lent


For some, Lent is a time to stop doing something, whether it be put off smoking, chocolate, or sugar. For others, it’s a time to do get motivated. I for one am working on exercising more since I just found out I was prediabetic at my last physical. I definitely have to lose weight.

No matter, what we try to do, the focus should be on God. Below is a prayer from the website https://prayer.knowing-jesus.com. Anytime you are in need of words for God, if you can’t seem to find them, this is a good place to look.

Below is a prayer titled “Prayer for Focus on God” which might help during this season to keep our eyes toward Jesus. Even if you’re not doing anything for Lent, this is a great prayer to keep handy during every day of the year.

Prayer For Focus On God

Gracious heavenly Father, how I praise and thank You that Your mercies are new every morning and that Your goodness and kindness follow me all the days of my life.

Help me never to lose sight of the enormous price that You paid on the cross on my behalf and I pray that Christ may remain the centre and the circumference of my life- focus, every moment of the day.

I pray that in weakness You would be my strength, in sickness You would be my health, in sadness You would be my joy and in every circumstance of life You would be my blessed hope and the rock of my salvation.

And Lord I pray that the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart may always be acceptable and pleasing to You  – in Jesus name I pray,


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