FOCUSED Ministries, Inc.

Focusing On Christ Until Spiritual Excellence is Demonstrated

Proverbs 4:25-27 Hebrews 12:1-2

July 7, 2021

Hear our weekly prayer here

June 29, 2021

Offered by

Mrs. Doreen Thompson, Governing Board of Directors

Read by

Mrs. Shirlene Baker, President, Governing Board of Directors


This week, our prayer is offered by

Ms. Camille Murray

The counsel of the LORD stands forever, the plans of His heart to all generations (Psalms 33:11 NIV).

Heavenly Father,

Thank You for waking us up another morning! Each day and every breath are blessings from You. We’re grateful for the time You’ve given us and the opportunity for us to continue to grow and walk in the purpose You have for our lives. Forgive us for any point we’ve taken time for granted—help us to be able to slow down this week and truly marinate on the goodness and faithfulness You’ve shown us and our loved ones! I pray that You will block out any distractions coming our way this week and for any obstacles that do arise, that You would equip us with the faith and right mindset to overcome them.

We thank You that regardless of what comes our way, we can rest knowing that in You we have freedom in Jesus Christ. When doubt, stress, and guilt begin to creep into our lives, I pray that You would call to our memory the hope and peace we have in You. Let us remember that in all things You are working for good (Romans 8:28).

Thank You for every time You’ve corrected us, every time You’ve redirected our paths. Thank You for saving us from our own decisions and from outcomes we couldn’t even foresee. Though we may at times become overwhelmed with happenings in our personal lives and the ways of this world, we know that ultimately You are in control. Nothing comes as a surprise to You! So regardless of any perceived setback or any moment of confusion, we’re grateful that at the end of the day, we are under Your plan and not our own. We know that You are able to use it all for Your glory. Your ways are perfect!

Thank You for hearing us. We are grateful for all You have done and all You will do, in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Inspiration from Dr. Trisha J. Baker


Knowing Who You Are in Christ

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation, [God’s] own purchased, special people that you may set forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light (First Peter 2:9 AMP).

God has called us for His own purpose and by His own design. No one is here by mistake. Do not let anyone tell you otherwise. We have all been in a place where we felt insecure, uncertain, and purposeless, but the Word of God is our reminder that God has us here for purpose and by design. It is not a mistake that you are here! God’s hand IS upon you! Walk in this truth! As Camille said in her prayer, we know that God ultimately is in control and He really is! Be blessed!

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