My tender, merciful Savior and great, glorious God, let Your Holy Spirit lead and nurture Your beloved. Hold me tightly when emotions overwhelm me. Relieve my distresses through the comfort of Your word. Lift me higher in moments of darkness so that I can see through the light of Your presence. Above all, Lord God, I invite You to invade my soul with Your power -the power to extend grace, the power to learn through suffering, the power to pray fervently and the power to love my enemies. Thank You, Lord, that in You I am an over-comer. In You, I am victorious. In You, I am enough. Under the passion of Romans 8:37 and the blessed authority of Christ Jesus, I lift these prayers to the One who hears me.