Lord God, Your strength and Your promises have always carried Your children forward. You have been the beacon to lead them through the wilderness, giving freely to nourish their hungry body and soul even when they were lost and the road in front of them was wrought with challenges. You have always upheld them in Your righteousness and Your mercy, holding them up when they could not stand on their own.
In this faith, in this sacred trust, I bow before You O Lord, my God, seeking and imploring Your grace in my life. Give unto me the strength I need to meet all the challenges of this life, lifting me when I am weak, preserving me when I am lost. Uphold me in Your righteousness that despair and hopelessness find no refuge in my spirit or my soul, leading me astray as I stumble in the darkness that it brings. Shower me in the gifts of Your Spirit that love and mercy, hope and courage shall follow me all the days of my life, that sickness and struggle, that hurt and hardship shall be chased from my life, leaving only me and nothing more to stand before Your throne, guided in the love of Your promises and Your plans for me.
In the name of Your Son, my lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Amen.