Dear Heavenly Father,
You are compassionate and gracious, an unshakable confidence, ever-present, available, and always near. Thank you, Father! How lost and empty I would be without you.
You are my Source of strength, provision, my shade and shelter, shield and protector, my Redeemer. How precious and vital you are! I can do nothing without you; I am helpless and fruitless without your hand upon me.
You are worthy of the highest praise and I give this most willingly to you now and forever! On my knees before you, with every breath that I take, I praise you, Lord! May my life continuously reflect your glorious light to all those around me. May I always walk in faith and obedience, your guidance and protection surrounding me as I go.
In my sinful and sorry state, you sent your one and only Son to die for me, for all, so that not one would perish but would have eternal life with you (John 3:16). Cleanse and comfort me. Bring me wholly into your sweet and everlasting peace. There is no place on this earth that I would rather be than in the presence of my Creator, my faithful and true, trustworthy Father! How gentle and kind you are to me.
Thank you, Jesus, for all my many blessings. Thank you for my in-law family who has loved and accepted me from day one. Not really knowing anything about me, they welcomed me into the family as if I had always been there. A great, big bear hug from my father-in-law and I knew my long-ago prayers were answered. How grateful I am at that young of an age, you heard me, and you answered. Hallelujah!!
I pray for my family, my friends, and all the billions of people in this world. Father, only you can move hearts so I pray now that you open them and help each one to receive you. Show up in a mighty and undeniable way, bowl them over with your love and beauty and power so that not one disproving word may escape their mouth. Each would drop to the floor in absolute amazement of your Holy Presence. May they cry tears of joy and sing words of awe at your feet. We need you now; this world needs you now!! Come Holy Father and do only what you can do. There is none other like you!
I pray for a Holy Spirit awakening for all. Let us look upon each other with love, kindness, and respect. You, Father, are love, so pour into your children so we can pour into others. Give us boldness and courage to proclaim your Word. Teach us to speak and act as only Jesus would do. Change us, fill us, move us, and help us to bring your Holy Fire to this place!
For you are the “Alpha and the Omega-the beginning and the end, the One who is, who always was, and who is still to come-the Almighty One (Revelation 1:8).
I pray this in Jesus’ precious Name, Amen!
Inspired by God and Sylvia Gunter’s, “Prayer Portions.”