Prayer for Renewed Focus

You are the God who sees everything. No detail – no matter how small – escapes your vision. You know my rising and my sitting. You know my thoughts and my heart. God, you see it all. I give you praise for being the God who sees the importance of every thing; the purpose of all life occurrences. Your vision is laser-sharp, but your gaze I have learned is soft and loving.

Father, I confess that I have taken my eyes off of you – that they have found rest in distractions. Unlike yours, my vision has been marred by lust; by the desire to have things outside of you. Help me to again see the magnificence of who you are… the goodness that comes from a gaze that rests upon your beauty and not that of this world. Turn my heart towards you. Make radiant the things of your way. May they sparkle with light and be magnified over and above the unfulfilling things I know all too well.

Like the Israelites, “my eyes have seen the great work of you my Lord.” I know you. You know me. Yet I still turn away from your commands. My heart cries out to you, “ABBA, I want more of you!”

Help my focus to not be on what is seen, but on what is unseen; for what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. Use this as an opportunity for me to grow in faith and my ability to remain steadfast in the face of temptation. If I ask, you will provide a way out every time – resetting my focus on the holiness of your character and your commitment to me.

These eyes want to see your face. These eyes need the revelation of your glory each day. May you so graciously give it to me. In Christ Jesus.