Lord God, Creator and Sustainer of All Things,
You are the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. You will not grow tired and weary, and Your understanding no one can fathom. You give strength to the weary and increase the power of the weak (Isaiah 40:28-29). When we are weary and burdened, we can come to You, learn from You and find rest for our souls. The yoke You offer us is easy and the burden light (Matthew 11:29-30). You give us life and breath and everything else, and in You we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:25,28). Thank you for these incredible words of encouragement.
There are many days when my reserves run low and I am near the point of exhaustion. Thank you for sustaining me physically and spiritually. As I crave water and food for physical well-being, I long to dwell closely with You so that my spirit may also be fully refreshed. In Your Word I read that without You I can do nothing. My desire is to remain in You and have You remain in me so that I can bear much fruit (John 15:5). Today, I lift up my eyes to the hills asking, “Where does my help come from?” My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. You promise to keep me from harm and to watch over my coming and going, both now and forever more (Psalm 121). Thank you for this assurance of Your constant presence and practical assistance.
My prayer for ________ is that he/she would learn early in life that when he/she relies on You, troubles in life are so much less overwhelming. As ________ follows You, may he/she persevere, depending on the resources You have given him/her – Your Holy Spirit, Your Word, prayer and other Christians – rather than attempting to succeed in his/her own strength. I pray that faith, goodness, self-control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness and love may be developed in ________‟?s life so he/she will be kept from being ineffective and unproductive in serving You (2 Peter 2:5-8).
There will be difficult times ahead in ________‟?s walk with You. Please remind ________ to lean into Your loving arms when he/she has trials and suffering, when he/she feels temptation arise or when he/she feels discouraged. I ask that ________ would learn to rejoice in his/her sufferings and persevere in times of trouble with confidence, knowing You allow them for his/her own good so that he/she may be mature, not lacking in anything (Romans 5: 3-5, James 1:2-4). May ________ accept Your discipline so that a harvest of righteousness and peace may result in his/her life. Help me not to attempt to stop or remove any of the challenges You send to ________ for the purpose of his/her spiritual growth.
Jesus said, “I have brought You glory on earth by completing the work You gave Me to do” (John 17:4). My prayer for our family is that we would persist in doing good, finishing the jobs You give us to do (Romans 2:6-7). May we serve You as Daniel did, persevering in following You despite persecution (Daniel 6). Amen.
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