Prayer To Keep Focussed on Jesus Christ

20 Inspiring Jesus Christ Quotes That Will Enlighten You

Prayer To Keep Focussed on Jesus Christ

There are things in life that can challenge, motivate, and confuse you. And for those times, it’s essential that you stay focused on your goal and continue with what you are doing. With so many things going on, it’s easy to feel lost and not sure about what to do.

If you are currently struggling with something or you’re losing hope about your purpose, here are the most inspirational Jesus quotes to enlighten you.

Quotes about Jesus Christ

We must show our Christian colors if we are to be true to Jesus Christ. – C. S. Lewis

When granted many years of life, growing old in age is natural, but growing old with grace is a choice. Growing older with grace is possible for all who will set their hearts and minds on the Giver of grace, the Lord Jesus Christ. – Billy Graham

See Also: 30 Inspirational Billy Graham Quotes

For those who love, nothing is too difficult, especially when it is done for the love of our Lord Jesus Christ. – Saint Ignatius

Truth, according to the Christian faith, is God’s love for us in Jesus Christ. Therefore, truth is a relationship. – Pope Francis

The Bible tells us that Jesus Christ came to do three things. He came to have my past forgiven, you get a purpose for living and a home in Heaven. – Rick Warren

One encounter with Jesus Christ is enough to change you, instantly, forever. – Luis Palau

When we speak of faith – the faith that can move mountains – we are not speaking of faith in general but of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. – Russell M. Nelson

I know Jesus Christ died for my sins, and that’s all I really need to know. – Ann Coulter

If we all lived according to the teachings of Jesus Christ, life would be much simpler. – Chuck Palahniuk

The name of Jesus is the one lever that lifts the world. 

If I could hear Christ praying for me in the next room, I would not fear a million enemies. Yet distance makes no difference. He is praying for me. – Robert M. McCheyne

I believe in Jesus Christ as my Lord and savior. I believe that Jesus died for my sins, and rose again, and that’s my belief. I still don’t know what ‘Christian’ means. I’m a follower of Christ, but I keep making a whole bunch of mistakes. And I thank God for forgiveness. – Sherri Shepherd

As the print of the seal on the wax is the express image of the seal itself, so Christ is the express image – the perfect representation of God. – St Ambrose

The greatest thing a man can do for his Heavenly Father is to be kind to some of His other children. – Henry Drummond

Jesus Quotes and Sayings

But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.

I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

So I say to you, Ask and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you.

For God so loved the World that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

 For God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that they world might be saved though him.

Whoever believes in him is not condemned but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.

All the commandments: You shall not commit adultery, you shall not kill, you shall not steal, you shall not covet, and so on, are summed up in this single command: You must love your neighbor as yourself.

Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.  Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day’s own trouble be sufficient for the day.

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.

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Bible Verses About Prayer: 20 Important Scripture Quotes

Prayer To Keep Focussed on Jesus Christ

God speaks to us through His written word, the Bible. Christians speak to God through prayer.  Prayer is an important part of the Christian’s life; we pray in words and sometimes we pray in song.  Here are twenty important scripture quotes about prayer.

How Often Should We Pray

1 Corinthians 1:4I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus,

Ephesians 6:18 praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,

Philippians 1:3-4 I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy,

Colossians 1:3 (KJV) We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,

1 Thessalonians 5:17 pray without ceasing

How Should We Pray

Psalm 66:17 I cried to him with my mouth, and high praise was on my tongue.

Psalm 95:2 Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!

Matthew 6:9-13 (KJV)After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

1 Corinthians 14:15 What am I to do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will pray with my mind also; I will sing praise with my spirit, but I will sing with my mind also.

James 1:6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.

What Should We Pray For

Psalm 50:14-15 Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and perform your vows to the Most High, and call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.”

Psalm 118:25 Save us, we pray, O LORD! O LORD, we pray, give us success!

Psalm 122:6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! May they be secure who love you!

Romans 10:1 Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved.

Romans 10:13 For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Who Should We Pray For

Romans 15:30 I appeal to you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God on my behalf,

2 Corinthians 1:11 You also must help us by prayer, so that many will give thanks on our behalf for the blessing granted us through the prayers of many.

1 Timothy 2:1-2 First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.

James 5:13-14 Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise. Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.

James 5:16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

Christian Quotes About Prayer

“Those persons who know the deep peace of God, the unfathomable peace that passeth all understanding, are always men and women of much prayer.”~ R. A. Torrey

“Don’t pray when you feel it. Have an appointment with the Lord and keep it. A man is powerful on his knees.” ~ Corrie ten Boom

“You may as soon find a living man that does not breath, as a living Christian that does not pray.”  ~ Matthew Henry

“Prayer will make a man cease from sin, or sin will entice a man to cease from prayer.”  ~ John Bunyan

“We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties.” ~ Oswald Chambers 

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Resources:  The Holy Bible, English Standard Version The Holy Bible, King James Version (KJV) “Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.” ” I Want To Know You”- Sonicflood

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How to Keep Focused on Christ This Christmas

Prayer To Keep Focussed on Jesus Christ

Welcome to our special series, “Keeping Christ at the Center of Your Holidays.”

Over the next few weeks, you get to enjoy the wonderful words of my amazing friends as they share with you creative and practical ways you can keep Christ in the middle of all of your celebrations.

Our prayer is that you will come to know Him, worship Him, enjoy Him, celebrate Him, and share Him with family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors. People all around us need to know the love of Jesus.

May we all be bright “lights” this year – sharing hope to those who need it most!

Several years ago our family took a Christmas trip to New York City

New York is an incredible place to visit. But during Christmas—it is magical. We immersed ourselves in the city. We rode the subway, walked across the Brooklyn Bridge, and ate from food trucks. Our kids ice-skated in Bryant Park on Christmas Eve. We visited Ground Zero on Christmas Day.

During the most wonderful time of the year, our eyes were on a million wonderful things—but we missed THE most wonderful thing.

It wasn’t intentional, but in the midst of the magic, we missed Jesus.

Looking back on that trip, I enjoy the memories we made.

Looking forward, though, I don’t want to miss Jesus again.

I want to focus on Him!

I want to make much of Jesus during the holidays!

Making much of Jesus starts in the heart.

“But set Christ apart as Lord in your hearts and always be ready to give an answer to anyone who asks about the hope you possess,” (1 Peter 3:15, NET).

Most of us put a lot of time into planning our Christmas parties, gift giving, and holiday dinners.

But do we plan to keep Jesus the center of our Christmas celebration? Click To Tweet

Here are a few suggestions for making much of Jesus this holiday season.

For me, this is the most significant way to focus on Christ during the Holidays. My morning quiet time is my favorite part of the day. It’s my mom’s legacy to me.

Pursuing the Christ: 31 Morning and Evening Prayers for Christmastime, by Jennifer     Kennedy Dean, is my favorite Christmas devotional.

She is a brilliant writer and uses incredible imagery to communicate truth. This little book has readings for both morning and evening.

I especially the ones in the evening because they encourage me to slow down and refocus on Christ after a full day of activity.

Christ in Christmas, an advent devotional developed by The Navigators, is another one I’ve enjoyed.

When our children were elementary age, we used a couple of things to keep their focus on Jesus.

Adorenaments, by FamilyLife – These ornaments represent the names of Jesus. On the days leading up to Christmas, we chose one Adornament, and read the meaning and Scripture behind the name. Our kids took turns placing them on the tree as part of our decorations.

A Family Inductive Bible Study Guide for Advent, by Eleanor Zweigle. I took my kids through this free, downloadable inductive study when they were able to write on their own.

The study focuses on John 8:12, “Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, ‘I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.

’” It also includes craft and coloring activities for children. You can find it here.

Set Up a Christmas Worship Playlist

I understand that sometimes in the busyness of the season we want q-u-i-e-t! But when you can, worship with your heart and voice! These are some of my favorites:

  • Mary, Did You Know, by Pentatonix
  • Born is the King, by Phillips, Craig, & Dean
  • Heaven Everywhere, Francesca Battistelli
  • Hallelujah, Light Has Come, Barlow Girl
  • Joy to the World, Avalon
  • He Has Come For Us (God Rest You Merry Gentlemen), Meredith Andrews


When someone you care about has a birthday, an anniversary, or other major events, you probably buy a card for them. If you scrapbook, you make it! If that someone is extra special, you do more than just sign your name. You take the time to write a note expressing how much they mean to you. You might even share a special memory with them.

Christmas is a great time to write a similar letter to the Lord. If we take the time to write a note in a loved one’s birthday card, certainly we can take a moment to write a love note to the One who showed us what true love really is.

Christmas is a time to celebrate Jesus Christ.

He gave up His heavenly home to become a man. He set aside His glory for manger rags. He became nothing so we could have everything!

“Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. Instead, he gave up his divine privileges [made himself nothing (NIV)]; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When he appeared in human form, he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross. 

Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father,” Philippians 2:6-11, NLT).

The lights and sounds of Christmas make it a most special time of the year. We decorate and we bake. We visit family; they visit us. We fill our calendars with parties and performances–maybe even a playoff game or two. All delightful things.

In the excitement, we can miss Jesus. But we don’t have to. Click To Tweet

Enjoy this beautiful holiday! But build margin into your schedule. Fill your heart with Jesus. Then you won’t find yourself overly tired with a tree full of gifts, and a heart running on empty.

Make much of Jesus this season. It starts in your heart!

Thank you, Dianne, for such a practical and creative article that encourages us to intentionally focus our hearts on Jesus this Christmas. I love the idea of an Advent devotional, and I’m going to start my own Christmas worship playlist! Great suggestions! We really appreciate you taking the time to share such a beautiful message with us today! You have blessed us~

Dianne Thornton:

  • Dianne and her husband have been married for 25 years and have three busy teenagers.
  • Her heart’s passion is teaching the Word of God to women, whose relational and emotional needs are deep.
  • When you fall in love with Jesus and His Word, you experience the full, over-the-top abundant life He wants you to have. It’s not an easy life, but one that is rich in meaning and fully satisfying.
  • She is the author of soon-to-be-released, Gear Up: Standing Firm in Christ, 6-week Bible study on the Armor of God.
  • Connect with Dianne on her blog, Sweeter Than Honey, where she shares encouragement for life. Because of her love for the Word of God, each post is rich in Scripture.
  • You can also find Dianne on , , Pinterest, and Instagram at @STHdianne.

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