Your Daily Prayer 21 March 2022
A Prayer to Remember God’s Faithfulness
By: Alisha Headley
Only be on guard and diligently watch yourselves so that you don’t forget the things your eyes have seen and so that they don’t slip from your mind as long as you live. Teach them to your children and your grandchildren. – Deuteronomy 4:9
Do you ever go through seasons where God does a miraculous work in your life? From freeing you of sins from your past, or answering a specific prayer? You find yourself in so much awe of Him, His Word, and His faithfulness, that you vow to never stop praising Him. This season brings praise in the morning, the evening and throughout your day.
But as each day passes from the divine marked moment, you forget that moment of His miraculous handiwork on your life. Therefore, when the next and new circumstance comes up in your life where you need help or answers, you find yourself doubting God. You begin “leaning on your own understanding” instead. Over time, you begin trying to control the situation on your own, forgetting God’s faithfulness.
It’s easy to let God’s faithfulness to slip from our minds. Especially when He is not answering our prayers, moving in our situation, or speaking in the moment that we need Him to.
In today’s verse the Israelites, led by Moses, had just escaped the pursuing Egyptians. Moses held out his staff and God parted the water of the Red Sea. Once the Israelites had safely crossed, Moses dropped his staff, the sea closed, drowning the pursuing Egyptians (Exodus 14:21). This was a miraculous work of the Lord. It’s something that if I saw in person with my own eyes, I would hope I would never forget the Almighty God’s personal sovereignty and protection freeing me from my enemies.
But we too, like the Israelites, are human. We too, forget God’s faithfulness. In today’s verse, Moses speaks to the Israelites, telling them to never forget what they saw. To never forget all that the Lord did for them. This is the same message for us today. To continue to be patient knowing that God hears our prayers and He knows exactly what is happening in our situation. He sees it all, and He is working, even if we don’t see it yet in our circumstances.
We know He is working because He is faithful. He has proven that time and time again, throughout every story in the Bible and throughout every story of our life, too. Let’s not forget what He has done and what He will continue to do. Don’t stop praising Him, our worship is our reminder to never let His faithfulness slip from our mind.
Let us pray for this beautiful reminder:
You have shown yourself faithful all throughout Scripture. Thank you for being faithful in our lives too. Forgive us for all those times we have doubted you in the past and at times, taken things into our own hands, and not trusted you with our situation. You love us and want the best for us. Your love for us is immeasurable and unconditional.
Everything that happens in our life you allow, even if it’s painful at times. Remind us that “you work all things out for good for those who love you.” (Romans 8:28) Prompt us in our moments of doubt to never ever forget all the things you have done in our life. To never forget that you sent your very own son to die a brutal death on the cross at Calvary because you love us (John 3:16).
To never forget all the answered prayers and comfort you have provided us over the years. To never forget that you are God, and we will one day spend eternity with you. To never forget that your “plans for us are good as they are plans to prosper us and not to harm us, they are plans that give us hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11). Lord, we trust you today because you are faithful, and we know your faithfulness never runs dry. We love you and we remember you, we remember all that you are, and we remember all that you have done today.
In Jesus’s mighty name we pray,