Someone close to me is struggling this week, so please join me in sharing a prayer for everyone who needs support today.
I pray you feel the peace of knowing God is always near and always cares.
I pray you know the hope that assures you a new day and a promising future.
I pray you are comforted by the awareness of all your blessings and the realization of God’s plan for your life.
Today please know you have the support of family and friends, the attention of a loving God, and the strength to face any challenge. Today I pray you know how much you are loved.
What is your prayer for today? What do you need to give you peace and strength?
It has been a month for staying indoors. Winter storms and freezing rain made driving dangerous. Streets and parking lots became icy pools. I’ve enjoyed the warm and safe confines of my cozy home, but I look forward to spring when the sky grows warm and the world feels welcoming again. I’m excited to greet the new experiences that present themselves with sunny days and balmy nights.
But in truth, every morning of any season presents an opportunity to try something new. Each day is a chance to begin a different journey. We don’t have to wait for a date on a calendar or a change in the weather to begin again. God gives us many occasions to open the door and follow the path he has planned for us, and each morning we are free to step out and explore a promising future.
Why are you waiting to begin something new? This morning, I pray you strike out for a changing horizon. Remember God is always with you on your travels.
On Monday morning, the snow began, falling all day to cover streets, sidewalks, and the flowerpots on my patio. I watched the rising ripples of snow and wondered how long I would have to stay inside my warm and cozy walls.
Through Monday night, the road crews worked, pushing snow into piles on the corners, cleaning roads, walkways, and parking lots. I heard the crashing blades and grinding gears rumbling out of sight across the dark. In the morning I saw streets smoothed, slick and glittering, in the sun.
God often works that way within our lives. While we rest and wait and wonder, God operates behind the scenes. We hear the distant rumblings of change, trust that God is performing the needed work, then awake in the morning to find new roads cleared, new routes created where none had been before.
God opens the paths he wants us to take, clears some roads, and blocks others we should not travel. He indicates the safest routes available to us and steers us away from dead ends and blind corners. We can know that whatever the storm drops onto the road ahead, God will know how to make the way clear.
Today I pray you trust that God is clearing the road you should travel. Know that wherever you turn, God always sees what lies ahead.
Where is the road taking you today? Where have you seen God’s work opening paths in your life?
So many people I know could use a prayer today. For anyone who needs it, I offer this:
I pray you are confident.
“In returning and rest you shall be saved. In quietness and confidence shall be your strength” (Isaiah 30:15).
Feel certain that you are important to God and he has you in his care.
I pray you are trusting.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding” (Proverbs 3:5).
Know that God has a plan for you and you can believe in him to complete it.
I pray you feel peace.
“And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Jesus Christ” (Philippians 4:7).
May God give you quietness and rest on your anxious and busy days.
I pray you find strength.
“He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might he increases strength” (Isaiah 40:29).
May you feel him give you power to persevere and succeed.
I pray you experience joy.
“Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full” (John 16:24).
May you be blessed with great happiness, today and always.
Please share a prayer with someone you know. I pray you are richly blessed each day.
What is your prayer this morning? What are you asking from God today?