Lord God, our mighty Savior and perfect King, hold Your beloved close to Your heart this day for I am weary and forlorn in spirit. Protect me with the covering of Your authority in Jesus Christ from the wily schemes of the one who seeks to devour my soul because I belong to You and only You. Through the power of Your Holy Spirit exhibit Yourself in my body through the healing and shielding from pain that only comes from the covering of Your mighty hand. In this life You have graced upon me, let Your word come alive in every moment of my day. Let the intimacy of the love I share with You radiate from my heart in every second of my day. Grant me the strength to contend with the faith You have given me for I am Your warrior, O God, yet the enemy seeks to battle me on all fronts. Though I am battle-weary, my soul will find strength to fight in the hope of Christ. Though I am forlorn, my spirit will rejoice in God, my Savior, for He has done great things for me. Light up the shadows that taunt me, O my Lord, for I am Your chosen vessel to defeat the darkness one distracting shadow at a time. Under the mighty power of Your word in Psalm 23:4 and the authority of Christ Jesus, these prayers are set before You, O God.