Many plans are in a man’s mind, but it is the Lord’s purpose for him that will stand. Proverbs 19 v 21 AMP
We are always being told to plan – career progression, church growth, children’s futures, – “getting on”. Sometimes this can make us anxious – are we getting it right? Will we miss out if we choose the wrong path?
Our Father wants us to rest secure in His purposes for us and to trust that he will lead us into them. Prayer is the way to know God day by day in all our choices; and praying together as a couple and family strengthens our security
Do you pray through your plans together or do you worry on your own?
Prayer (as a couple)
Father, Please forgive us that we often make our plans without you. We expect you to bless what we have decided on but we often miss you out of the planning phase. We want to change in this completely and we want to ask for your perspective and ask you to guide us and our family. Amen
Prayer (for others)
Lets pray for people we know who have to make significant decisions (career, partner, moving house, applying for jobs etc) …. Lord help them to pray together about decisions as couples and families. May they learn about your love and care as they find out that you answer prayers and guide their lives. Amen
The reverent, worshipful fear of the Lord leads to life, and he who has it rests satisfied; he cannot be visited with evil. Proverbs 19 v 23 AMP