Forty Days of Praying the Word of God: Day 22

“While they were traveling, He entered a village, and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home. She had a sister named Mary, who also sat at the Lord’s feet and was listening to what He said. But Martha was distracted by her many tasks, and she came up and asked, “Lord, don’t You care that my sister has left me to serve alone? So tell her to give me a hand.” The Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and upset about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has made the right choice, and it will not be taken away from her.”

Luke 10:38-42

Lord God, what is it that is distracting Your people today? What keeps us from just being with You? What has us accusing Your heart of not caring?

I pray for the distracted ones Lord, and I ask that You help us focus our attention on You. I pray that we will begin to turn from our many tasks, and make our way to Your presence. Whatever is distracting us Lord, I pray that it will fall away as we turn our attention to the better choice. May all distractions take a back seat to You. I pray that politics will get off of the stage and stop clamoring for Your spotlight. I pray that finances, world events, and even our health issues will move out of our way so that we can see You clearly.

Forgive us Lord, for when we have judged Your heart. Forgive us for demanding that our tasks, and the many things we are worried about, be Your priorities. Forgive us for assuming that You don’t care just because things are not being done according to our plans. Forgive us our accusations against our brothers and sisters who choose being with You, over doing for You.

Forgive us Father, for welcoming You in, and then choosing to stay busy. Forgive us for believing that preparing for Your presence is more important than being in Your presence. Forgive us for finding our tasks more important than hanging on Your every word. Forgive us, God, for making it about us.

Lord, would You heal our distractions, and bring us to Your feet?

In Your mighty Name I pray. Amen.

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