Lord God, as we live out our lives before You, we pray that You would find us waiting expectantly at the door of all that our lives hold. Reveal Yourself to us in the midst of the rhythms of our daily lives. Help us to run and hurry and do everything in our power to lay aside our own agendas even when it seems like the timing of Your visitation is inconvenient.
Holy Spirit, show us how to make room for You in our lives, to host Your presence, and serve You in the details. May we recognize Your voice as we live out our daily calling. Teach us how to give honor when it is due and keep us from withholding it. Remind us that when we assume a lowly and humble position especially in serving others, we assume the most teachable position.
Lord Jesus, keep us from doubting Your word and Your promises to us even when nothing in the physical points to their fulfillment. Nothing is too hard or impossible for You. Help us to clearly see that when we lie to You with our innermost thoughts, we are only deceiving ourselves.
Father God, remind us that You are not only the God of the impossible, but the very Source of all life and the Giver of every good and perfect gift. You delight in keeping Your promises to us. In Jesus, all of Your promises are Yes and Amen. Make it abundantly clear to us that it is in our obedience, especially in loving and leading the next generation, that Your promises to us are often fulfilled.
Holy Spirit, reveal Your heart to us as we walk and wait with You patiently. Teach us how to intercede on behalf of others with a heart of grace as we rely on Your justice and Your mercy. Never let us forget the patience, mercy, and grace that has been extended to us. May we do the same for others.
Lord Jesus, You are the Judge of all the earth and You do what is right. One day, You will come in glory with all of Your angels to sit on a judgment throne before which all the nations of the earth will be gathered. Help us to understand that Your standards for justice are much different than ours. Remind us that those whom we consider the least of our brothers and sisters are the ones who matter most to You.
Father, Son, and Spirit, may You find at least ten righteous people who call on Your name in every place in every nation to keep us from destroying ourselves. As You walk with us and show us how to intercede as Spirit-filled image-bearers, may the cries of our hearts ultimately reflect the cries of Your heart. Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven!