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Prayer for a Long Distance Relationship

Dear Lord, I know that I have been beautifully and wonderfully made, and I thank you for my life and for Your love.

Thank you, also, for granting me a partner who is also beautifully and wonderfully made, who shows me some of Your character, and who brings me joy and fulfillment in ways I didn’t even know I needed!

You are a gracious and loving God and I thank you for giving us the gift of being able to share that love with one another.

Lord, You know my heart, and You know that I would much rather have my partner from far away than not at all.

You also know that sometimes my heart aches with the desire to be near my partner: to share life’s joys and to comfort each other when life is hard; to laugh together, to play together, and to be able to look one another in the eye and say “I love you,” even when resolving conflicts.

I know that You have a plan for us, and that Your plan is much better than one that I could devise. Right now it is so hard for us to be away from each other, so please, Lord, fill us with strength for the journey.

Help us recognize the value in each day, and to see each day as a new opportunity. Fill our hearts with compassion, understanding, and creativity to keep us strong when the pain seems too difficult to bear.

And please, Lord, if you will, help us find a way to be together soon.
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

(By Megan, via Prayer for Special Help)

Lights against Fear and Doubt, Lights for Trust and Faithfulness

God with us

Father, help me remember that You are always with me, that no matter how heavy the burden seems, I will be able to shoulder it for You will be by my side. Help me find comfort and peace in the constant understanding of Your infinite love, of the gift of Your salvation, and of the steadfast presence that it entails. Allow me to take refuge in Your Holy name when I feel overwhelmed or frustrated, and rather than letting anger grow in me, let me find solace in Your presence.

The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel (which means “God with us”). Matthew 1:23

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Peace of the Shepherd

Father God, thanks for being with me always.  Thanks especially for sticking close during my life’s tough times and being my anchor during them.  Help me to know that, no matter what’s going on, You have it covered.  Grant me what I need to be able to endure,  and that includes Your peace that passes understanding.  Thanks in advance for working all these bad things for my good like You word promises.  You know I love You and look forward to being with You for eternity.  In Jesus’ name, amen.

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake.. Psalm 23:1-3

(via Life is tough but God always makes a way)

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Strenght for the Weary

Lord, You have the name that is above all names. You are Lord forever and there is no one who can challenge Your authority and power. You rule forever and ever, and there is no end to Your Kingdom.

I bring myself before Your throne of grace, and ask that You would look upon me with Your favor. Your word says that You give rest to the weary and burdened, so I ask that You would strengthen me. Bless me Lord with Your presence, and encourage my heart. Remind me of Your faithfulness and Your love that my soul might stand in faith against the issues that I face and find the rest I so desire.

I bind the schemes of the enemy to tear me down, and I rebuke the spirits that have been assigned to harass me. I ask You Lord to minister fresh strength and joy to me. I agree with Your word that says Your yoke is easy and Your burden light, and I believe Your plans for me are to give me hope and a future. Let it be so, according to Your will. I pray in Jesus mighty name, Amen!

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30

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Belonging to the Body of Christ

Help me, Father, to find the place where you made me to fit into Jesus’ body, the church. Until I know my exact place to serve and use my gifts, I pledge to work in all sorts of ministries so that your Spirit, and not just my own preference, will guide me into your place for me to serve. Thank you for giving me a place not only to belong, but to also serve and be a part of Jesus’ bodily presence in the world. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. Romans 12:4-5

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