As we look forward to a season of celebration at Christmas, Michelle Heib prays for us to flourish in our faith in every season for this week’s Sunday Prayer.
Flourish in Faith in Every Season
by Michelle Hieb
Thank you for the gift of faith. You have portioned out a measure of it to each of us and we thank you. As we prepare to celebrate the birth of the one who changed the world, we ask you to help us keep our faith in you and not on the quality or quantity of our celebration.
Finish the Good Work You Started
As wives, mothers, sisters, and daughters we feel pressured to create “the perfect” celebration instead of celebrating what is real through you. We operate by what we feel and emotions that deceive and shift rather than relying on what we know is true through your Word. We think that we do not have the faith required to take those steps that would achieve your commands to love you and to love our neighbors as ourselves. Yet you promise to fulfill what you have started. (Philippians 1:6) Having taken the initial step of placing our faith in you, we continue to place our faith in you day by day. We trust you will finish the good work you have started in us.
Grow Our Faith through Military Life
Lord, in this unique experience of military life and loving a service member, you grow us daily in our faith. Strip away any falseness we may have about control over our circumstances as we learn to rely on you. We grow as you protect our loved ones even while knowing you may call for their very life. We grow in faith as we see your daily provision for our needs, our health, and our relationships amongst the constant changes military life brings.
Shield of Faith in Every Season
Your Word tells us to take up our shield of faith to extinguish the flaming arrows of satan. Lord, you would not tell us to take up something we do not have. So we take up our shields. We place our faith, even as small as a mustard seed, in you. Because when a mustard seed is planted in the right soil it grows into a mighty plant. We trust you to grow our faith more each day as we take one step at a time and follow you.
In Jesus Name,
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