Thanks for visiting from the Encouragement for Today devotion today. If you’ve come, I have a feeling you’re tired. Maybe scared. Definitely aware of your weakness.
I’d like to pray for you the same kind of prayers I prayed for myself when I was writing my first book, a project that made me realize my complete dependency on God’s grace and equipping.
Lord, I pray for my sisters and brothers who are pursuing Your call but feel unable to fulfill it. You see them. You know their fatigue and discouragement. I pray that You’d be everything they need today. Fill them with peace and strength. Pour refreshment and power into them. Help them to fully trust in You for the wisdom, strategy, and plans that they need.
Jesus, we thank You that You don’t observe us from afar and pity us. You are Emmanuel, the Lord who came to be with us. You are a High Priest that experienced every pain and temptation that we face, so we lean entirely on You. Father, we praise You that you are gracious and kind, full of compassion and love. We ask that Your vine-Life would flow into us. Spirit, we ask you to help us in our weakness even when all we have left are groans.
Lord, I pray that you would surround your children with people who can help. Send them encouragers. Provide them wise counselors. Give them people who help care for them. I ask these things in your precious name, Jesus. Amen.
I’ve put together some scriptures to strengthen you (you’ll probably recognize a lot of them in my prayer!), and you can download a PDF of them if you click here to print. Put these scriptures somewhere you’ll see them daily, and write or say some prayers of your own. You’ll be encouraged!
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