Lordy, Lordy, it is the third day of 2014. Praise you for all the joy and love, pain and sorrow this year will bring. As I experience the hallelujah and-oh-no-not-again moments, develop my character, give me courage, increase my faith, squash my fears, erase my worries and stay with me. Amen.
Just as Jabez pleaded, we plead that you do good things for us, expand our territory—the tools and courage we need to do your will, your way. And provide your personal protection — keep us from harm so we might not endure pain — while we maintain our territory! Please Lord, remember us and strengthen us. Amen.
(1 Chronicles 4:10, Judges 16:28)
Dear Lord, there are many that lay in hospitals and in sick beds—spouses praying for spouses, parents pleading for their children, children worrying about their parents, and siblings fretting about siblings. Lord, give them courage and guidance to be that weeping-shoulder, solid as a rock. For those that are ill, give then strength to fight, steel nerves to hold on. Lord, let them know you have them in the palm of your hands and will not let them go despite the circumstances. Amen