“Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord. The creator of the ends of the earth, Neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, And young men shall utterly fall,.
But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint, (Isiah 40:28-31).
- Our father God in heaven, we thank you for this new day that you have given us. We thank you for all your blessings and mercies which we are so grateful to receive. We thank you for the things which you have given us everyday of our lives until now. We are grateful for the fact that we have comfortable homes and friends and the knowledge that we are safe and secure in this country in as far as human beings can make it. We acknowledge that we are all at your mercy that because we are well now and we have all that we need help us to understand how transient that can be.
- Remember the people being hit by earthquakes and so much heart break. Help the resources for rescue to be speedy to get to work and to find those separated from their families. Bring peace and relief to those who are in such dire straits. Lord, we are nothing without you. We ask your blessings to all the people throughout the world who are under stress of every kind, whether its from the hostility of other man or natural occurrences which we have no power to control. Lord there is so much every day that bring stress, we ask your help to cope with these things. Help us that we do not get destroyed or our faith to fail.
- Give us the strength to accept your help. Help us to turn to Jesus for help and strengthen our belief because it is so hard sometimes to hold on to complete total faith. Things happen throughout the world which seem so unkind for so many innocent people. We acknowledge that we are all sinners. It is in our nature. It is the evil one who tries to turn us, taking us to dark places. There are many people who sin and do not know when they are sinning. We ask for your help and direction at all times.
- Help those taking your word to the world in our communities and throughout the world to preach the word into fertile ground. Let their words be strengthened and your Holy spirit continue to work to bring into your fold as many as possible. We ask your special help for friends, health wise, strengthen their health, faith and well being in every way. We can not encompass everything but you know the heart.
- We thank you for the beauty of our world. Give us the knowledge and wisdom to look after our natural resources properly so that generations to come may enjoy them as we are. We do not care if it rains all day because we know the sun will shine again. We appreciate the beauty of our world. Give wisdom to those chopping down and whole forests for money, and help them find new ways of business friendly to our planet.
- We thank you Lord for giving us the gift of life. We are thankful for good health. We remember those facing health challenges like cancer, heart conditions and other health scares, Lord Jesus help them to stay strong. Give them strength to lean on you. Comfort and give them peace. We pray for miracles and testimonies in this world as we continue to hold on to our faith and believing in your word. For those of us in different stages of life, help us to remember the past fondly but also to embrace the future. Give us ideas for the future and give us something to look forward to.
- We ask for happy endings in our life. Remind us to appreciate what we have, friends, family and the people we love. Remind us of the good things you’ve done for us in the past because we so easily forget. We know that time is definitely the enemy as people get older or when facing health challenges. But those of us who still got good health and each other, remind us Lord Jesus that it is all that matters.