"I give no thought to what lies behind
but push on to what is ahead.
My entire attention is on the finish line
as I run toward the prize
to which God calls me ---
life on high in Christ Jesus."
Jesus, keep us on focus with you.
We are meant for you and you alone.
There are so many distractions in this life.
Help us, so that we do not lose sight of you.
You know the way that leads to life.
Jesus, we call on your name.
Show us, O Lord, what is really important in this life.
Show us the true treasures.
Help us to be watchful and waiting for your return.
You have turned the world upside down.
There are things we think are so important, but they are not.
There are things that we strive for in this life,
but they are a waste of time to pursue.
Put us right where we need to be.
Give us the words to say when we don't know what to say.
Help us, O Lord.