Lord, You are a loving and generous God,
A faithful and steadfast Father,
Blessing those who seek You, and granting perfect peace to those whose minds are fixed on You,
Lord, I pray that You bless this family with abundance,
Not that we might fulfill our wants, but that we might give it all away to glorify You.
Bless this family with peace,
Not that we might avoid adversity, but that our focus might remain fixed on You throughout.
Bless this family with wisdom,
Not that we might hide behind books in seclusion, but that we might better apply Your Word to a world in need.
Bless this family with opportunities,
Not that we might advance ourselves, but that our actions might display Christ in this world.
Bless this family with insults and offenses from this world,
Not that we might be besieged, but that we might show Christ-likeness in our ability to forgive and bless those who curse us.
Help us open our home to both neighbors and strangers alike that You see fit to bring inside.
Help us be a shining light of truth and hope in a community desperate for You.
May our actions always be just but tempered with mercy; may our words always be true but blended with love; may we pursue You with all our heart, soul, strength, and mind, in all we do.
I will stand upon the rock that is my Lord, I pray You give me the strength the stand. I will build my house upon the solid ground of Your Word, I pray You give me wisdom to understand Your will. I will guide my path with Your righteous commands and laws, I pray that You lay them on my heart and mind daily.