We come to you today and admit how much we need you. We’re tired. Weary. Worn. Defeated. We’ve tried to keep battling and pressing through our troubles, but sometimes we feel like we can’t go on. Lord, please help us in our weakness. We need your strength and power to refresh our hearts and renew our minds in you.
Thank you that you are our refuge and our strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Help us to trust you, to stop wasting so much time just spinning our wheels, distracted and worried, or wrestling in our own strength.
Forgive us for the times we’ve failed to lift our eyes first to you, for the days we’ve forgotten to even come before you. Fill us with the power of your Holy Spirit today; with your strength, your peace, your joy. Fill us with your spiritual wisdom and discernment, and the constant reminders that your presence will go with us, and you will give us rest.
We know that, “faith comes from hearing, and hearing from the word of Christ,” so we pray that you’d help us to meditate on your Word and listen closely for your voice (Romans 10:17).
We believe your truth, "For we walk by faith, not by sight,” so we ask that you would help us to see things as you do through our journey of faith. Help us not to rely on our own understanding, but to believe that you are in control, no matter how hard things may seem (2 Corinthians 5:7).
We believe that “…if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you,” so we ask that you’d help us grow in our faith through every struggle and difficulty we might face (Matthew 17:20).
We ask for your healing over every part of our lives—physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. We ask that you would make us strong and resilient for the days ahead. We know that you have great purpose for those who believe in your name. Help us not to allow the distractions and struggles of our days, to weary us down to the point of exhaustion.
We know that your desire is for us to live this life abundantly and free. Thank you that you are greater than anything we face here in this life. Please strengthen our faith in you and believe you for what seems impossible to us. Thank you that you are a miracle-working God. Help us to reflect your hope and light to a world that so desperately needs you. We choose to hold fast to you today, and we thank you that you hold us.
In Jesus’ Name,
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