Sweet and tender are You, O God. Use Your mighty hands to caress away the anxiety of my soul as I embark upon the journey of Your choosing. Ready my heart for challenges that will strengthen faith, trials that will increase trust and storms that will cause me to take refuge in You. Bring me to the brooks of peace that pass understanding as You grant me ears willing to listen and eyes open to see the hurts which hold others back from You. May I be Your holy vessel with which You speak truth and embellish the merciful love that draws all souls to salvation in Christ. Protect Your beloved along the way as You use time given to create beautiful memories with loved ones whom You have placed in my life. Knit my heart together with fellow believers in an understanding that promotes the unity of the body of Christ as we work together to strive toward searching out the mysteries of our Savior. Father, I leave what I cannot mindfully grasp in Your hands as You shape all things to fit Your Kingdom story. Under the word of truth I shelter under in Ephesians 2:14-16 and the authority of Christ Jesus, I set these prayers as incense before You.
For He himself is our peace, who has made us both one
and has broken down in His flesh the dividing wall of hostility
by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances,
that He might create in himself one new man in place of the two,
so making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body
through the cross, thereby killing the hostility.
Ephesians 2:14-16, ESV