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To My Future Husband,

The only prayer I have for you in my heart right now is that may your life reflect and strive to live like Christ.

Because, the truth is… you and I will both fail, as I know I often do. Please don’t put so much reliance upon my weak heart. I will never be enough to cheer you. I will always fail you. I will always disappoint you. I will bring millions of heart aches as we see each other’s failures and mess. But not Christ. Not His perfect love.

That is everything.

Father, teach me to choose patience and joy. Settle my heart to endure the process of becoming more than I was before. Calm the waves crashing over my soul these days. There are things I long for in this life, but I never want to long for them more than I long for You. There is nothing and no one on this earth that can satisfy me the way You do.

Father, touch my heart tonight. Seep into me and help me to breathe. Lay Your hand upon my mind and hush the noise inside of me. Calm me down; steady me in Your embrace. Teach me to be like Jesus. To wait with trust and faith. To bring all my needs and dreams to the One who created me. Father, on times like this when I cry because it hurts, I pray to encounter You even more. Speak to me Father, I need to hear Your voice.

Waiting for You,
Your Jane

Dear God,

Today I pray to discover more of You in me. I pray to be the brave, joyful, loving, wise, forgiving, and free child I was created to be. I pray to be who You envision when You look at me. I pray I please You. I pray to live a life that honors You.

In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
- Your Jane

Dear God,

Today I bend my knees and bow my head in Your presence. I know You know me. You know my heart. You know what and who I long for. You know what I pray about each night. My dreams are not hidden from You. You see them clearly. You see me clearly.

Your dreams for me are the ones I want to find myself in. Your plans for me are greater than my own. So if the story You are writing for me is different from the one I’ve been living in please set me on the right path. If the dreams I dream don’t follow Your will, pluck them out of my soul. If what I see in my future is not what You designed, please change my view. Jesus, You are my greatest dream, my brightest future, and I want to please You.

Jesus, I can only see today. I can only understand my present surroundings. You see so much more than me. You see how all the pieces fit together. How all the waiting, failing, and changing form the testimonies of tomorrow.

Everything I am, everything I have, and everything in my future is a gift from You. I do not have any rights or deserve anything in this life. You have given me so much, and I believe that my life no matter how it turns out will be a dream greater than any I have dreamed.

Jesus I pray that Your presence would be in all my dreams. I pray that the life I long for would always be filled with You. Day by day fill the spaces of my soul with You. I want to be Your dream come true. I want my life to make You smile.

Let Your will be done.

Waiting in awe of You,
Your Jane

Dear God,

I pray today that we would surrender it all to You. That today we would hand over our fears, sins, insecurities, doubts, tiredness, sickness, brokenness, and loneliness to You. I pray we would trust You with our pain and our joy. I pray that we would stop hesitating and just go to You and lay down everything. Lay down our pride. Lay down every ugly thought and feeling eating us up inside. Lay down our dreams and the fears that they bring. I pray today we would come before You on bended knees and surrender it all to the One who has overcome this world. I pray that we would take off our masks and stop hiding from You. That we would bare our souls to the One who formed us. That we would give it all to You believing You will carry us through. Trusting that there is nothing You can’t handle. That we are not too much for You to love, to rescue, and to forgive.

Place a song inside my heart. A song of hope. A song of praise. A song of better days. Write melodies of joy, of peace, and of love upon my soul. Jesus, give me a new song to sing. :”)

All these, I pray in Jesus’ name, Amen.

- Your Jane

I love You God. In my heart, all the rooms are filled with You. I pray that You would rescue me from a life of drifting in this world. May my life be the greatest testimony I could ever give to You.

Dear God, grant me a heart that is not willing to settle for anything less than what You has destined for me, for whatever reason. Let me take root in my heart everyday that there is nothing more attractive than Christlikeness. And let me be the woman, drenched in Proverbs 31… waiting for You. :”)

In Jesus’ name I pray,

Dear God, In Your strong hands I place my life today. Choosing to depend on You to light and guide my way.

"Why didn’t these other men… why didn’t they have an answer? Why didn’t God use them in restoration? Why didn’t they have a word? Because there was no sign of anguish. No weeping. Not a word of prayer. It’s all ruin."

Bless those who will take time to watch this. God bless each and every heart. :”)

Prayer is not a means by which we get our will done in heaven, but a means by which God gets His will done on earth.

Hear our prayer Oh Lord God Almighty; come bless our land as we seek You Worship You.

In that day you will ask in My name… —John 16:26

We too often think of the Cross of Christ as something we have to get through, yet we get through for the purpose of getting into it. The Cross represents only one thing for us— complete, entire, absolute identification with the Lord Jesus Christ— and there is nothing in which this identification is more real to us than in prayer.

“Your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him” (Matthew 6:8). Then why should we ask? The point of prayer is not to get answers from God, but to have perfect and complete oneness with Him. If we pray only because we want answers, we will become irritated and angry with God. We receive an answer every time we pray, but it does not always come in the way we expect, and our spiritual irritation shows our refusal to identify ourselves truly with our Lord in prayer. We are not here to prove that God answers prayer, but to be living trophies of God’s grace.

“… I do not say to you that I shall pray the Father for you; for the Father Himself loves you …” (John 16:26-27). Have you reached such a level of intimacy with God that the only thing that can account for your prayer life is that it has become one with the prayer life of Jesus Christ? Has our Lord exchanged your life with His vital life? If so, then “in that day” you will be so closely identified with Jesus that there will be no distinction.

When prayer seems to be unanswered, beware of trying to place the blame on someone else. That is always a trap of Satan. When you seem to have no answer, there is always a reason— God uses these times to give you deep personal instruction, and it is not for anyone else but you.

— Oswald Chambers, My Utmost For Highest August 6

You don’t need a special place or special time to pray. You don’t need to be in a special mood to pray. Praying is like breathing—continuous, essential, and life-giving. Prayer is the conversation with God you start with birth and continue into old age. Prayer is your celebration of God—everything you do, everything you think, everything you say is another word, another sentence of your prayer. (wewontbequiet)

Dear God,

I pray for peace, not just for myself but for the people around me. That internal war within ourselves be ended and that great love You offer to us everyday be the source of our strength to conquer everything. That these streets will be even more blessed. No more gunshots in the alleys. No more shootouts in public. No more intentional killing of innocent civilians.

I pray for security over our neighborhoods and homes. I pray that You’ll wipe the presence of drugs in the community away and may Your presence oh Lord fill us to rid addictions, the practice of homosexuality, adultery and rid the very pain that causes us to draw near to You.

I pray for internal joy. For everyone who is tired of crying and living. I also pray for every wrong mindsets we have to be changed so that we can live accordingly to Your purpose and enjoy Your gift of wonderful life.

Thank You Lord, and freely search my heart. I love you.

In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.