Almighty God, how I love knowing that Your power works for the good of those who love You. May You empower Your beloved to fight the good fight of faith even though I am weary and exhausted. Keep my eyes fixed on You, Jesus, so that perfect peace settles the raging storm in my soul. Father, grant me small victories over the enemy’s annoying assaults. Raise up in me the energy that comes from knowing the end of the story truly is “happily ever after” in Christ. In the meantime, Lord, lead Your battle weary soldier through the rough terrain in such a way that others see that the joy of the Lord truly is my strength. You are my shield and my refuge. O God, may Your sweet presence be the spring of living water which replenishes me now and always. I will come and drink freely for through Christ I have access to the wells of salvation. Under the promised truth of Nehemiah 8:10 and the authority of Christ Jesus, I place these prayers into Your mighty hand, O God.