Prayer: In You lies my strength O Lord

You, O Lord, are the strength of my salvation. In You do I put the full measure of my hope and my trust to preserve me everlasting in the grace of Your blessed assurances. What then shall I fear? What force of this world shall have authority over me when I put my faith in the power of Your promises?

Yes, struggle and sorrow, trials and troubles follow me all the days of my life. Loss and heartbreak mark the hours of this earth as they wound me with their pain and their hurt. Yet, in You am I confident, O Lord, for You are my refuge and my fortress. Around me You build Your fortress and Your wall as Your love encompasses me, drawing me in with hope and courage for my future as You deliver in Your righteousness.

Lead me, continue to guide me O Lord. I put it all in Your hands as You continually prove Yourself to be faithful to me, as You continually uplift and elevate me, giving so freely to me in Your mercy and Your promises. Let the challenges come, let the struggles rest before me, I will make haste to Your Throne of might, for I know that, in You, I have an ever vigilant, ever present help that gives to me the endurance I need to run the race and to fight the fight.

Blessed be You who strengthens and preserves my heart. In You my wounded and broken spirit is healed as my soul is uplifted in the beauty of Your love.

In the name of Your Son, my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Amen.

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