A Prayer About Complacency - 365 Pocket Prayers

A prayer about Complacency

How can I combat complacent inaction?

Mighty God,

In Psalm 59, David prayed that you would not destroy Israel’s enemies. Why would he pray for that? Perhaps because he knew that the absence of enemies would cause the Israelites to become spiritually complacent. The threat of attack was what kept them dependent on you. I need to take this lesson to heart. I want to feel spiritually invincible, but maybe that is unhealthy for me. If I’m honest, I realize that problems keep me spiritually sharp and fully dependent on you. During good times, make me alert to the constant threat of temptation, and remind me that health, relationships, financial stability, and all other earthly blessings can vanish in an instant. The fragility of life prompts faith, and faith in you is my only true security, Lord.

In his unfailing love, my God will stand with me. He will let me look down in triumph on all my enemies. Don’t kill them, for my people soon forget such lessons; stagger them with your power, and bring them to their knees, O Lord our shield. Psalm 59:10-11

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