“Now faith is the assurance of things hope for, the conviction of things not seen.” - Hebrews 11:1
When we need encouragement as caregivers, God meets us in prayer and through His Word. Caring for another person makes our human limitations become glaringly obvious. Our shortcomings and feelings of helplessness continually drive us to the power of prayer. If you are caring for a loved one, whether a child or an elderly parent or patient, I pray that these prayers would meet you as you care for them, showing them a measure of Christ’s gentle love, patience and peace.
1. A Prayer for Patience
“By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.” - Hebrews 11:3 NIV
God, we ask you for patience today. We know there is more to this holy virtue than we are able to understand. The painful practice of patience is far from easy, but its product is good. No matter the strife and humbling we have to endure as caretakers on this earth, we pray today that all we do leads those we care for to You. Help us be alert to pride when it threatens to steal our peace and godly confidence, knowing You have equipped and purposed us perfectly to achieve great things for Your Kingdom.
Though we can’t see the whole of Your plan for our lives, help us to patiently trust You, especially through painful seasons and hard-fought battles. Let our love reflect Yours, patience and steady.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen