I know you hear me and You are with me now.
Thank You for Your love for me, my children, my family, my friends, my community, my nation, my world, my universe. And really all these are Yours. I thank You that we are Yours.
Thank You for your gentle and humble heart. Thank You for being our roaring lion.
Thank You for knowing what I will ask for even before the words cross my mind and my lips.
Today I feel compelled, as on many days, to pray for my children. I pray that you will bring people and opportunities into their lives that will help them to grow in stature and in favor with You and with people. I praise You for creating them each so uniquely. I pray for books, travel, mentors, videos, movies, music, food, sleep, habits to manifest and grow in their lives so they can live fully alive and invest in Your work on this planet. I pray Holy Spirit that you have full access to their hearts and minds. I pray that they will be filled with Your wonder and love.
I trust You with their lives because as much as I think I know them, they are still indeed a mystery to me.
Thank You that my youngest child spontaneously sang, “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands” when this virus started to sweep the world.
Thank You for the times my children smile at me or hug me. I trust You with the times when it feels like my children don’t like me or each other.
I trust and thank You that it is Your will that our hearts are turned toward You. Thank You for holding all of life’s victories and struggles in Your hands.
Thank You for working out all things for our good and Your glory.
Thank You for this sweet kittycat who is sleeping in the bed behind me and snoring.
Thank You that I hear my husband working upstairs in his business. I thank you that he has a computer and phone available as tools to be a great support to his company. Let his talents and gifting to be used to grow his business and support his team.
Thank you for the beautiful artists and composers who have birthed reflections of Your live-giving power into the world.
Thank You for the promise of Spring.
Thank You for thinking of us.