Friday 6th December 2013 – Lord, I continue to ask for open doors to be able to speak the good news about you. Give me eyes to see them and the courage to walk through them; and never more so than on those occasions when it feels particularly risky and unsafe. Enable me to get my priorities right. Keep me from choosing soft options.

 Thursday 5th December 2013  – Lord I love to hear your voice. Help me to never put my fingers in my ears when you are speaking. I cannot trust myself. I know how fickle I am. But I know how trustworthy you are, and I look to you.

 Wednesday 4th December 2013 – Lord, as the hymn says: ‘The world is ever near me, around me and within… I see the sights that dazzle, the tempting sounds I hear.’ The downward gravitational pull of sin is so strong. I ask Lord Jesus, triumphant King, that I will overcome through you, and that you will overcome in me.

Tuesday 3rd December 2013  –  Lord it is my chief complaint that my love is weak and faint; yet I love thee, and adore. O for grace to love thee more. (From the hymn: ‘Hark my soul, it is the Lord.)

Monday 2nd December 2013 – Lord, I’m on the track and in the race. My eyes are on the tape and the prize. Please strengthen me to keep going, and help me to never drop out.