Shift Your Focus

A woman prays

Then he fell on his knees and cried out, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” When he had said this, he fell asleep.—Acts 7:60 (NIV)

Stephen’s last words are a final prayer of complete selflessness. Examine your prayer life—does it center on your own needs or reflect the needs of those around you? Fill your heart with compassion and pray on behalf of those who need it.

Today's Prayer:

Heavenly Father, guide me to pray selflessly with Your mercy in mind.

Adapted from 60 Days of Prayer, a new publication from Guideposts