I pray that ________ won’t lose a minute in building on what she (he) has been given, complementing her (his) basic faith with good character, spiritual understanding, alert discipline, passionate patience, reverent wonder, warm friendliness, and generous love, each dimension fitting into and developing the others. With these qualities active and growing in her (his) life, no grass will grow under her (his) feet, no day will pass without its reward as she (he) matures in her (his) experience of our Master Jesus.
I pray that You, Lord, will be ________’s refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble and that she (he) will not fear, even when life seems to be falling apart around her (him).
Father, please remove any rocks or thorns from the soil of ________’s heart, which would prevent your word from taking root or cause it to be choked out. Let her (his) heart receive your word in good soil; hearing the word, retaining it, and producing a crop by persevering.
Like Joseph, let ________ choose to focus on what you, Lord, have done for her (him) instead of what has been done to her (him). Help her (him) live as a victor instead of as a victim.
Lord, God, completely win over ________’s heart. Go with her into her (his) wilderness and speak words of comfort to her (him). Turn her (his) Heartbreak Valley into Acres of Hope, causing her (him) to respond to you freely, singing as a child again.
I pray that ________ would do everything without complaining and arguing so that no one can criticize her (him). Help her (him) live a clean, innocent life as a child of God, shining like a bright light in a world full of crooked and perverse people. Let her (him) hold firmly to the word of life; then, on the day of Christ’s return, she (he) will be proud that she (he) did not run the race in vain and that your work for her (him) was not useless.
I pray that ________ knows You as Adonay, the God who asks for her (his) complete abandonment to Your Lordship. Give her (him) the confidence that she (he) can do whatever You ask of her (him) through the grace that you will supply.
I pray that ________ would be strong in you, Lord and in your mighty power. Lord, teach ________ to put on all of the armor you’ve provided so that she (he) will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For she (he) is not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. Let her (him) put on every piece of your armor so she (he) will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle, she (he) will still be standing firm.
I pray that ________ would not allow herself (himself) to get fatigued doing good. At the right time she (he) will harvest a good crop if she (he) doesn’t give up, or quit. Right now, every time she (he) gets the chance, let her (him) work for the benefit of all, starting with the people closest to her (him) in the community of faith.
I pray that _________ won’t be misled: No one makes a fool of God. What a person plants, she (he) will harvest. The person who plants selfishness, ignoring the needs of others—ignoring God!—harvests a crop of weeds. All she’ll (he’ll) have to show for her (his) life is weeds! I pray that ________ will be one who plants in response to you, God, letting your Spirit do the growth work in her (him), harvesting a crop of real life, eternal life.