Sweet friends, I will be celebrating my 50th birthday this week. And as I reflect back on my life in ministry, I count you, this amazing community of women, as one of my greatest gifts from the Lord. Your prayers, love, words of encouragement, and support have blessed me beyond measure. There has not been a day that I have stopped by my blog where there has not been a comment from you sharing your hearts, your thoughts, your prayers, your prayer requests, your heartaches, your praises, your best wishes. God has given me a precious extended family in you. I am an only child and always wanted sisters…little did I know I would receive each of you!!
I hope you have loved the journeys we have taken together and will enjoy the ones yet to come because I have…and I love you! So today I want to say thank you with a prayer. Please know as I pray this today, I am lifting you each individually with each and every word I pray.
Prayer from my heart to yours….
Heavenly Father, I thank You for every woman who stops by to receive this prayer. I know You have hand chosen each one. I praise You as the Author and Perfecter of her faith and the Creator of her heart. I thank You for the wonderful beauty, gifts, and talents with which You have blessed her. As she goes forward in her week this week and the weeks to come, I dedicate her body as a living sacrifice to You. My she live a life holy and pleasing to You as she continues to mature in her walk with You. Father, I ask that You continually be at work in her to do Your good, pleasing, and perfect will. Draw her to Your heart as she matures in her faith. Reveal Yourself more and more to her each day. Be at work in her life and in her relationships.
May she always remember how valuable she is…that You bought her with a price. She is Yours. May she honor You with her heart, mind, and body all the days of her life. May she call upon You in times of trouble and find You Faithful and True. Place your angels of protection around her and keep her safe all the days of her life.
Your Word tells her that You have a plan and a purpose for her life…a plan to prosper her and not to harm her…a plan to give her a hope and a future. May she always believe this and never forget it. Your Word also promises to equip her for all that You call her to do. Father give her eyes to see and ears to hear this plan. Direct her steps to Your perfect equipping. Father, may her light so shine before men that they may see her heart for you. May she live by Your moral excellence and may her deeds always reflect Your goodness and grace.
In the name of Jesus Christ I ask these things, believing wholeheartedly You will be faithful to bring them to pass. And, Father, whatever she does in word or in deed may she do it all for the glory of Your Name. AMEN.
Blessings to each one of you today,