Father God, as the mist permeates the valley like the wafting of sweet perfume, so I long to be filled with your Holy Spirit. I desire to have my face shine with your Glory so that others may know of you.
I want to reach out to show them love, yet in my own life, know little of what it feels like to be loved. Your Word tells me that I can love others because You first loved me, so I will trust You to show me the way. Lord, mostly I desire to do your will. I know that I can make plans but ultimately You oversee all that I do.
Guide me in your ways oh God. Mold me to the woman you want me to be. Clothe me in Godliness and all that is good in your sight. Keep me filled with the Holy Spirit so that I will know and see the fruit it produces.
I ask for these in Jesus’ name, Amen.
God … I need your help….I go along fine, but then lose faith and falter.
I feel like what the disciple Peter must have felt when he looked down into the water and began sinking. I am drowning in sadness and abandonment; shipwrecked and stranded in nowhere land. Where do I go from here? What’s my purpose in life? Why do I live? What do you want of me?
You promised to give me the desires of my heart, but my desires must not be your desires because they never come to fulfillment. Often, my hopes and dreams seem to be in your will, yet time after time, they splinter like dropped glass and wound my soul.
Lord, I am weary of trying. I am worn out from the devastating aftermath of each murdered dream. I’m afraid, God; a battle-worn child. Where is the hope, the joy, the peace, the contentment I once had? Lord, I need a reason to go on living. I need a new hope, I would much rather be with Jesus but since you choose to keep me on Earth, I must be meant to do something. But what? What good am I?
Dear “Daddy” Jesus.
Thank you for the joy that you have given me. It has been a rough road and I often wanted to give up but You have always been there. You tenderly lifted me out of the emotional grave and gave me a place of honor on Your shoulders. I feel safe, secure and mostly, loved.
In service to You, Jesus, I have been given joys of my heart that I did not realize I wanted. Your Spirit has provided me with courage to do what I never would have done before. You have given me a boldness to share your love just by being like You to others. Thank you, God, for giving me a meaningful life.
Forgive me my grief and doubt-Your plans for me are so much better than what I had desired. Jesus, I know that this is not yet the best for me and those times of despair will come and go. But Jesus, I know You, and trust You. Thank you, Lord God, for being my Heavenly Father. I love you!
In Your Precious Name, Jesus, Amen.
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