PRAY: Prayer for Those Who Are Wounded and Weary
Photograph © Andrew Pieper, 2012
I have several friends and family members who fit into the “wounded and weary” category. In fact, I’m a bit wounded by a heavy cold and some necessary time out in the wind today helping our daughters raise money for their summer mission trips. But my personal wounds seem small as I look around me: cancer here, infidelity there, multiple surgeries near, and painful recoveries all around. These precious, wounded warriors are on my heart as I lift them in prayer this evening:
Dear Father, Thank You so much today for your power, might, and glory. I praise You that You are a great God and a great King above all gods. I thank You that there is no condemnation for those that are in Christ Jesus.
Today, Lord Jesus, I pray for these my wounded brothers and sisters, that they would know You in your fullness and receive Your victory even now. I ask You to give them the crown of life that you promise to those who love You. I ask, oh Master, that You not allow them to grow weary in well-doing but that You strengthen them to stand—to stand against the wiles of the devil; to stand against sin and self; to stand against temptation and torment; to stand, fight, and win the battle.
Thank You, God, that when we are in You, we never fight alone. Thank You that You have given us everything we need for life and godliness. Come to these, my dear ones, and remind them of these truths. Help them know you not only as Savior and Lord but as Lord God Almighty, mighty in battle. You are the King of glory and we will lift up the gates, lift up the everlasting doors that you may come in! We love You and we stand together, wounded and weary no longer but praising your name in which we pray, now and forevermore—AMEN.
Have your circumstances left you wounded and weary, or are you praying for someone who fits that description? Feel free to share in a comment here or email me for prayer. As always, I’m honored to lift you before Him.