Day 8 - Praying For Our God Given Purpose



Lord Jesus,

We ask that our hearts would desire to seek the plans you have for each of us, plans to prosper and not to harm us, plans to give us a hope and a future.  May we call upon You and come and pray to You and listen to see what You have in store for us.  (Jeremiah 29:11-13)  May we be assured that You have created each of us with a specific purpose in mind and that we each have a very unique and special role to further Your kingdom.  (Ephesians 2:10) 

May we be reminded that wherever we are, it is You who have placed us there, that You determined the times set for each of us and the exact places where we would live.  (Acts 17:26-29)  May we continually seek You, to know why it is You have set the current time and place for us.  May we seek to know how we may glorify You wherever we may be. 

We ask for the spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that we would know You better and so we would know the hope to which You have called us.  (Ephesians 1:15-19)  May we come to know that we will only be truly fulfilled when we come to understand the purpose for which You created us.   Help us to discover that purpose so we may find the desires of our heart.  (Psalm 37:4)

We ask that You would continue to work in us so we will think and act according to Your purpose, not our own.  (Philippians 2:13)  May we have confidence that You will carry on to completion the good work that You have begun in each of us.  (Philippians 1:6)  Fulfill Your purposes for us and do not abandon the work of Your hands.  (Psalm 138:8)  Even when we may fail You, we thank You that You will not fail us and that our purpose will be fulfilled.  

As we live our lives to the indiviual purpose for which You have called us, may we make it our goal to one day hear Your words, "Well done my good and faithful servant.  Come and share Your master's happiness!"  (Matthew 25:14-28)

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