A Prayer for New Opportunities

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Dear Readers of Country Squire Magazine, I trust that my weekly message finds You well and healthy and that You are enjoying the summer.

We may not always be able to see ahead in everything God is doing. We may not always understand His ways or timing, but we can be confident of this: He is at work.

Always.

It may not seem like it at times. Maybe we’ve struggled with feeling forgotten. Maybe we’ve believed the lie that God doesn’t care about our situation. Maybe sometimes we think we’ve lost time, missed opportunities, or blown chances along the way. We might feel as if we’ve walked through too many broken years of pain, imagining God could never work through all those hardships.

But His truth reminds us that His faithfulness and power have no end. And His ability to work in us, through us, is not all up to us. We can trust in His Sovereignty and His ways.

If the way seems unclear right now, keep your eyes on the One who is more powerful than we could ever imagine. He is the God of miracles, and nothing is too difficult for Him. We can trust Him to do what seems impossible to us. 

Have a wonderful Sunday and a prosperous week ahead. God Bless You all.

Dear God,

Thank you for your great love and blessing over our lives. Thank you that your favour towards your children has no end. It lasts for eternity through the richness and power of Christ. Forgive us for sometimes forgetting that you are intimately acquainted with all our ways, that you know what concerns us and you cover us, as with a shield.

It’s hard sometimes to fully let go of worries when we can’t see all that you’re doing Lord. We confess our need for you because we struggle with trusting when we know that our circumstances are in need of a miracle by your hand.

But again we choose to believe, for it’s in these very times where you are at work, reminding us that without you, it is truly impossible. Thank you for being the One who gives the power, the One who can open the right doors, the One who can make things possible. It leaves us nowhere to look but to you alone.

We ask for your guidance so that we might walk fully in your blessing and goodness today. We ask for your face to shine on us. We pray that you would open the right doors and opportunities for our lives and for our loved ones. We pray that you’d work powerfully to close the wrong doors too, protecting us from what we need to walk away from.

Establish the work of our hands. Bring to fulfilment all that you have given us to do in these days. We pray that you would make our way purposeful and our footsteps firm out of your goodness and love. Give us a heart of wisdom to hear your voice; please make us strong through your huge favour and grace.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.