5. A Prayer for Exciting Days
“Praise the LORD, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name” (Psalm 103:1).
Today is such an exciting day and I first want to just thank you for that! I’m so excited about _________ and I know that it is part of your good plan for me. Thank you, God, for orchestrating things to bring this about, and for giving good gifts to your children. As I go about this day, with all the excitement and joy, I pray that you would remind me that every good and perfect thing comes from you. I also ask that you could use this day to help me spread your love and joy to others. As I am happy and excited about today, I pray that you would put people in my path with whom I can share that excitement and the hope of your gospel. God, please give me energy for this big day, and help me to finish it out strong. I love you God, and thank you again for this bit of joy. In your name I pray,
6. A Prayer for Rainy Mornings
“As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it” (Isaiah 55:10-11).
Father in Heaven,
Thank you for this rainy morning. It may make it a bit harder for me to get going and stay focused, but the rain truly is a reminder that you care for us, God. I ask that you’d help me to remember that the rain brings growth and new life. When I have my own personal “rainy days,” when things seem bleak and difficult, I pray that you’d remind me of this truth as well. Help me to see that you are truly working all things out for our good and your glory, Lord. On this wet day, as things may be a bit more slow and peaceful, I ask that you’d give me space to meditate on this truth and see the beauty in the rain. Thank you for always loving us God, and providing what we need, even when we are undeserving of your grace and mercy. I humbly ask all of this in your name,
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