We come before You on this Friday, lifting up our hearts in gratitude for all that You have done for us. We are grateful for the blessings of this week and for the strength and guidance that You have provided.
We ask for Your continued protection and guidance as we go about our work and our daily tasks. Help us to remember to trust in You and to lean on You in all things. Give us the wisdom to make good decisions and the courage to do what is right.
We lift up those who are in need of Your healing and comfort, those who are struggling with illness, loneliness, or difficult circumstances. We ask that You would bring peace and hope to their hearts, and that You would provide for all of their needs.
We pray for our leaders, both in the government and in our community, that You would give them wisdom and guidance as they make decisions that affect our lives. Help them to lead with integrity and to seek Your will in all they do.
As we look forward to the weekend, we ask that You would help us to rest and to find time to enjoy Your creation. We thank You for the joys and blessings of life, and we ask that You would continue to shower us with Your love and grace.
In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
Suggested Bible Readings
Psalm 92:1-2 ESV
It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
to sing praises to your name, O Most High;
to declare your steadfast love in the morning,
and your faithfulness by night,
Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.
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.
Colossians 3:23-24 ESV
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.