Everyday Faith

Praying For Our Families || Day 24

Prayer Focus: Sense of Purpose and Calling

Central Scripture: “For we are God’s masterpiece, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Ephesians 2:10)

Prayer:

Creator God, thank You for having a plan for my life. Thank You for designing me on purpose and with a particular future in mind. You have knit me together intentionally and deliberately, and I praise You for the knowledge and wisdom that went into making me who I am.

Father, I pray today that my family would believe that they are Your masterpiece. There a plenty of conflicting messages in the world, telling them who and what to believe about themselves, and I pray that they would have a deep and abiding belief that they are who You say they are. Please help them to see themselves through Your eyes – not as failures and disappointments, but as Your masterpiece creations You designed for a beautiful purpose.

Lord God, please help my husband and children to develop a real sense of their purpose in this world. Help them to know that they were rated for intimate relationship with You, and let that be what motivates everything else. Please help them to understand that they are not an anonymous face in the crowd, but that they are Your precious, beloved children. Help them to know how special they are to You – special enough to be considered Your masterpiece among all of the incredible things You have made.

Father, please help my husband and children to be driven by a real sense of calling. Help them to understand that beyond Your calling on them as Your children, You have a job for them – and only them – to do in this world. Help them to come to a clear understanding of their gifts and talents and passions and how You intend to use them in life. Help that awareness to motivate them to be the very best version of themselves that they can be – not for their own reputations or image, but to best fulfill their God-given purpose in this world.

I ask You to affirm the callings and purpose of my husband and children. Help them to know that whatever they feel called to do in life, it is monumentally important when they commit their work to You and do it for Your glory. 

Thank you again, Lord, for having a design for life in general and for our individual times here on this earth. Please help my family to be single-minded in pursuing the things You have set before them and within them.

Amen.

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