There are certain things that we need to be mindful. And one of those things is to always remember why we are doing what we do. We must continually reevaluate what the purpose of what we do is.
This prayer by John Piper, as he begins his 8-month sabbatical away from his church and from his writing so he can spend time with his family and friends, sums up a lot for me:
Would you pray with me for a great awakening that results in hundreds coming to Christ, marriages being reconciled and renewed, wayward children coming home, long-standing slavery to sin being conquered, spiritual dullness being replaced by vibrant joy, weak faith being replaced by bold witness, disinterest in prayer being replaced by fervent intercession, boring Bible reading being replaced by passion for God’s word, and lukewarm worship being replaced by zeal for the greatness of God’s glory?
What kind of things do you tend to pray for these days and if you dare, what should you be praying for instead?