This is a prayer I wrote out the other day and I felt led to share it here on my blog. Hopefully it will be an encouragement to you in some way.
Lord you've been working in my heart over these past months. I don't know what you've been trying to teach me, but I know the heartaches and struggles I have been facing have been to teach me something I could only learn through these difficult times. It's been so hard entrusting You with my life through this season. It's been so hard letting go of things I desire so much. Letting go of things I think I need to make me feel happy and satisfy my heart. Things I think You alone can't fulfill in my life. I know that sometimes it feels like You take something from me, but help me to remember that it is for my benefit and You will provide exactly what I need in the best timing.
I pray for those whom you have brought into my life. I thank You for them and the blessing they are to me. You have placed them here for a purpose and I know that You can take them away in an instant, but help me to use the time I have with them to be a good example to them of You. Use my life as a testimony and show Your love to them. Help me stand up for You even when it is hard and I feel alone. Give me opportunities to encourage and uplift others. Use my life and my talents to the fullest to bring You glory and not for my personal gain only. I pray for all my friends and family, give them a heart to seek after You. Help them have a desire to live a life that would honor You. Help them desire to have a stronger relationship with You and want to grow closer to You. Give them hope and a joy even through life's darkest days. Be there with them and help them feel Your presence even when they feel alone. Let their life be focused on You, Your Word, and keep them committed to do Your will. Don't let the world draw them away from the truth or deceive them into Satan's lies. Keep them devoted to You through prayer.
Strengthen me and help me grow in this time of my life. Let me trust and put my faith in you even when I don't understand what You are doing. Let me grow closer to You and strengthen my faith as I wait for You to work and provide. Show me the way You want me to go. Lead me where You want me. Help me Lord make wise decisions. Take over my life. I give You control. When You seem so far away I know You're still by my side. Even when my world seems dark I know that You are there shining just as bright as You've always been. Thank You for always being by my side. Thank You for being the one thing that never changes or leaves me. Thank You for never giving up on me or ignoring me. Thank You for showing me love even when I don't deserve it. Thank you for thinking of my best and protecting me. Thank You for always providing for me even when I think I need more. Thank You for listening to my heart when nobody else seems to understand the pain and hurt I feel. Thank You for always being there and for wanting me. Thank You for being patient with me. Thank You Lord for being my best friend.