With your very own hands you formed _______. Now, Lord, breathe your wisdom over her (him) so she (he) can understand you…Oh love her (him) – and right now – hold her (him) tight just the way you promised. Comfort ________ so she (he) can live, really live.
Father, I claim the truth of this promise for my child: “I will show you where to go. I will give you a full life in the emptiest of places – firm muscles, strong bones. You will be like a well-watered garden.”
I pray that ________ keeps a firm grip on Your promises, Lord, that can keep her (him) going. You always keep Your Word. Challenge her (him) to see how inventive she (he) can be in encouraging love and helping out, not avoiding worshipping together as some do but spurring each other on, especially as we see the big day approaching.
Father, would you reveal Yourself clearly to _______, touch her (him) and with your hand on her (him) lift her (him) up, removing her (his) fears.
Father, this is my prayer for ________: that her/his love will flourish and that she/he will not only love much but well. Teach her/him to love appropriately. To use her/his head and test her/his feelings so that her/his love is sincere and intelligent, not sentimental gush. To live a lover’s life, circumspect and exemplary, a life Jesus will be proud of: bountiful in fruits from the soul, making Jesus Christ attractive to all, getting everyone involved in the glory and praise of God.
I pray that you, God, will be _______’s refuge and that You will thrust out the enemy from before her (him).
I pray that _______’s soul will be out in the open. With the bright light of Christ making her (his) way plain. Help her (him) to stumble no more and get on with it. The good, the right, the true – these are the actions appropriate for living in the light. Continue to help her (him) figure out what will please Christ and then do it.
Lord, show _______ that in trusting You, she/he can be unshakable and assured, deeply at peace. In this godless world she/he will continue to experience difficulties. But help her/him to take heart in the truth that You’ve conquered the world.
Lord, let ________ prove herself/himself by her/his purity, her/his understanding, her/his patience, her/his kindness, her/his sincere love and by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Lord, please develop this truth in _______: Let her/him shout her/his praise to you even when she’s/he’s hemmed in with troubles, because of knowing how troubles can develop passionate patience in her/him, and how that patience in turn forges the tempered steel of virtue, keeping her/him alert for whatever God will do next. In alert expectancy such as this, she/he will never be left feeling shortchanged. Quite the contrary, ________ won’t be able to round up enough containers to hold everything You generously pour into her/his life through the Holy Spirit!