Our Father who tenderly ministers to every need, come alongside Your beloved in power. Hold me tightly in Your protective grip so that I am re-assured of Your perfect love. Surround me with Your angel armies in order that the prowler of my soul does not devour my trust in You. Grant me the strength to hold up my shield of faith and wield the sword of the Spirit when the battle wages around me. Above all, remind my precious heart that victory is certain for I belong to the King. I am Your treasured possession, God. May my wounded love not disable me from fully embracing Your gracious healing in such a way that my love for others is made complete. Under the beautiful reminder of 1 John 3:16 and the authority of Christ, these prayers are lifted in humility to my King.
By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us,
and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.
1 John 3:16, ESV