Lord, pour pure water over _______ and scrub her (him) clean. Give her (him) a new heart, put a new spirit in her (him). Remove the stone heart from her (his) body and replace it with a heart that’s God-willed, not self-willed. Put your Spirit in her (him) and make it possible for her (him) to do what you tell her (him) and live by Your commands.
Lord, please protect ________ from burning out; keep her (him) fueled and aflame. Let her (him) be an alert servant of You, Master, cheerfully expectant. Let her (him) not quit in hard times but instead pray to You all the harder.
Father, may You give ________ the desire of her (his) heart and make all her (his) plans succeed.
When ________’s heart is broken, let her (him) find You, God, right there; if she (he) is kicked in the gut, help her (him) catch her (his) breath.
Savior, take ________ by the hand and lead her (him) down the path of truth for you are the God who saves her (him).
I pray that _______ would love you, God, with her (his) whole heart: loving You with all that’s in her (him), loving You with all she’s (he’s) got – her (his) whole heart, soul and strength!
Lord, would you show ________ how she (he) can best contribute to the needs of your people. Help her (him) be inventive in hospitality.
Lord, because You are with ________ wherever she (he) goes, let her (him) be strong and courageous. Let Your presence be greater to her than any fear or discouragement she (he) may have.
(The first of every month will be a prayer for the mother of my children…me!)
Lord, you’ve told me not to fret or worry. Instead of worrying, to pray. I’m letting You know my concerns as I let petitions and praises shape my worries for ________ into prayers. Thank you for the sense of Your wholeness, of everything coming together for good, that comes and settles me down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of my life.
Show yourself to _______ as Jehovah Rophe, the God who is the healer of all her (his) injuries and wounds.