Heavenly Father, you are my shield and my sword. You are possessive of me and concerned about my well being.
You are a magnificent Abba! Whenever the enemy has tried to break me, you have been there to protect me and uplift me. You have kept me and protected me for all my years on this earth.
Isaiah 41:10 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.
Praying for Courage
My Lord, today I ask for courage. There are things that I face today and, Lord, I need courage to face these trials in my life. I need the kind of courage you gave Nehemiah that he was able to speak to a king and build a wall, even in the face of opposition.
I pray that when opposition comes my way, you will make me brave. Put the words in my mouth to calm the storm that rises up against me. Even though I may be fearful, I know you are my protector.
Nehemiah 4:4 Hear us, our God, for we are despised. Turn their insults back on their own heads.
Do not be discouraged
Lord, even when things in my life look dismal as if there is no end, help me to remember that in Deuteronomy 31:8 you said: “The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you. He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid. Do not be discouraged.”
Even when the devourer may think he has me down, help me to remember who is my redeemer.
Help me to look away from my situation and look to you. Just as Samson remembered where his strength came from, let me remember where my strength comes from!
Judges 16:28 Then Samson prayed to the Lord, “Sovereign Lord, remember me. Please, God, strengthen me just once more, and let me with one blow get revenge on the Philistines for my two eyes.”
Courage for Dealing with Family Problems
I ask for courage to deal with my family life. Give me your love, Oh Father, so that when things get tough I will not lose patience.
That when the tough times appear, I will be able to give Godly advice and whatever words that proceed out of my mouth would be filled with wisdom and love. Give me the grace and wisdom of Solomon.
When I lose focus on the goal, when I feel as if I cannot see this race through, when fear of what the future holds paralyses me, help me to remember that you will never leave me nor forsake me.
You will never allow me to fall in harm’s way. I believe that you will work all things out in my favor, as your word promised. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.