Dear Heavenly Father,
We come before You this Thursday with hearts full of gratitude and praise. You are the Creator of the universe and the source of all life and goodness. We thank You for the many blessings You have bestowed upon us, and for Your unfailing love and faithfulness.
We ask that You would guide us through the challenges and opportunities of this day. Give us wisdom and discernment as we navigate the decisions and tasks before us. Strengthen us in body and spirit, and help us to walk in Your ways.
We pray for those in need, for the sick, the suffering, and the lonely. We bring them before Your Throne of grace and ask for Your healing touch and comfort. We also bring before You all the nations of the world, and we pray for peace and stability, for the protection of all, and for the spread of the good news of Jesus Christ.
May we honor You in all we do, and bring glory to Your Name, our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
Suggested Bible Readings
Isaiah 41:10 ESV
Fear not, for I am with you;
be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Philippians 4:6-7 ESV
do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.