Tuesday May 16, 2023 – A Special Prayer for young adults and the young at heart

A Special Prayer:  The Scriptures are filled with such wonderful men and women of faith.  The Lord helped me write this prayer several years ago for a conference.  It is particularly fitting this time of year with graduations, commencements, weddings and new beginnings – particularly given the pandemic and the lock down that is ending.  I trust that it will stir within you an increased desire to become everything you can be.  Regardless of our age, our focus can be sharpened enabling us to become more of what He wants us to be.  God bless you!

Oh Lord Jesus,

I pray that each of us will become

  • like Joseph – that we will stay faithful to You – even when the dreams You give us, seem like they will never come true.
  • like Moses – that we will turn aside when You place a burning bush in our path.
  • like Joshua and Caleb – that we will be brave and courageous in the face of giants in the land..

I pray that we will be

  • like Ruth – that we will live godly lives leading to incredible destinies
  • like Isaiah – that in response to hearing Your call, each of us will say, “Here am I.  Send me.”
  • like Esther – that we will recognize the times for which we have been created and face them with faith and courage.
  • like Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego – our commitment to You is not based on whether you will save us from a fiery trial or not.

I pray that we will be

  • like Peter and Andrew – that we will follow You when you call us to be fishers of men.
  • like the 2 disciples on the road to Emmaus – that our hearts will burn within – whenever You speak to us.
  • and like Paul – that the day will come, when each of us can say, “I have fought the good fight.   I have finished the race.  I have kept the faith!”

About Don Schmidt

Beginning in the fall of 2009, Don was VP of Operations & Director of Student Life for 2 years at Williamson Christian College in Franklin, TN - a wonderful, accredited 4 year college for adult learners. That is where he started writing the devotionals. The passion of his heart is to love God and to help others learn to love God more and more. He grew up in St. Joseph, MI - Class of '66. Graduated from Michigan State in '70 and Wheaton Grad School in '78. Thunderous conversion October 11, 1968. He and Donna were engaged 2 hrs & 15 minutes after they met August 25, 1969 at a Christian camp in Georgia. They married in '70 and have 4 wonderful sons. Most of his adult career has been in business in NE Ohio. They lived for 20 years in Peninsula, OH. They attended St. Luke's Ministries (Anglican) in Copley, OH for many years. Seven years ago they were reassigned by the Lord to attend River of Life Community Church in Hudson, OH. St. Luke's prayerfully sent them off on this new adventure with much love.
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