Lord God Almighty, truly the works of Your loving hands are wonderful to behold. For Your perfect hands have molded my soul in such a way as to best radiate the beauty of Your grace. Let me not hinder the completeness of Your testimony by giving in to unfettered emotions or succumbing to the pressures of tempting traps. Rather, grant me stamina to withstand the holy pressure of conviction to shape me; and the endurance to embrace trials instead of run from them. May I, the apple of Your eye, hold tightly to Your hand as I move through life’s journey moment by blessed moment. Dazzle me with Your presence as You continue making me through the hands of divine love. Remove the fear brought on by unsolicited enemy attacks. Steady me with the anchor of righteousness because You are my defender. Under the beautiful truth of Psalm 17:8-9 and the authority of Christ Jesus, these prayers are a fragrant offering to You O God. Amen.
Keep me as the apple of Your eye;
hide me in the shadow of Your wings,
from the wicked who do me violence,
my deadly enemies who surround me.
Psalm 17:8-9, ESV