When your dreams don’t come true

Father God, how thankful I am that You love this stiff-necked woman. Forgive me for all of the times I have pulled back from You when things haven’t gone my way. Help me to be more like Moses, Lord. Help me to follow You even in the midst of disappointment. Help me to willingly sow into others – even when they’re doing what I long to do. And help me to delight in You daily instead of living with my eyes fixed on some distant destination. I want to live a life where I am less “entitled” and more obedient and faithful, less “arrival”-minded and more right now presence enjoying, less about me and more about Your Kingdom, less grumbly and more life-speaking no matter what. Today, I say “yes.” Even if the dreams I am carrying right now are never realized, I will follow You. Amen.

(via Learning to Live for His Glory)


For a babe

Dear God
of Goodness and Grace,
Hold us close.
We’re sad and hopeful,
anxious and excited,
longingly waiting
for the moment of conception.
May it be your will that
the life of our child begins soon.
Choose the best from us both
form a new soul.
Place it ever so gently
in my womb
where I will nurture and protect
the precious gift of life
I am about to receive.
(via beliefnet)

Obedience and Works

Thank You for leading me, God. I pray that Your strength and wisdom would be with me as I make decisions that follow Your path. Help me to put Your Word to the test in my life so that my obedience will be a blessing to everyone who sees You working in me. Lord, help me to stay focused on You so the obstacles that come up won’t seem impossible to overcome. I know all things are possible through You, and I thank You for the privilege of doing any small task that brings You glory. Let my name be forgotten, Lord, and Yours be remembered. Amen.

(via Joyce Meyer Ministries)


Prayer for a husband

Lord, I come to you with a cry for my husband. Thank you for the influence you have given me in his life. Use me to affirm him, his purpose in Your kingdom, and the gifts You have given him. When he looks into my eyes, I want him to experience Your love an compassion. When he hears my voice calling his name, let him hear Your voice delighting in him. When he hears me talk about him, confirm for him the value of his life as Your creation.

Lights against Fear and Doubt, Miscelaneous

Bigger than Fears

Dear Lord, I am so grateful that You are bigger than my fears. You are bigger than the anxious feelings that won’t seem to subside. You are with me. You are all-knowing and all-powerful. Because I know all of this to be true, I will trust You and Your perfect plan. I make the choice right now to reject the paralyzing feeling of fear so I can walk confidently in the truth of Your assurance. Calm my thoughts, Father, and give me Your peace in this moment.

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10