I lift up the women who read this blog to Your throne room in heaven. Thank You for each one of them. I pray that 2013 might be the year they grow closer to You than ever. I pray that they might truly make You Lord of their lives if they haven’t already done so. Please convict them of anything they have set their hearts on that they are putting in front of You in their lives. Help them to tear down every idol – even the things that are good things, but that are just not in the right priority spot in their lives. Let them set their hearts on You alone. Convict them of any sin they are cherishing in their hearts that offend You. Give them the strength to see each sin and agree with you about that sin and turn from it to You. Cleanse them and make them pure and holy in Your sight – a godly generation of women who have gentle and quiet spirits that do not give way to fear and have great beauty in Your sight!
Help them to die to self. Help them to lay down their own will, their rights, their desires, their dreams, their wisdom and their plans and let them live for Your will, Your desires, Your dreams, Your wisdom and Your plans. Use them to bring You the greatest possible glory.
Help them to seek Jesus first and love Him with all their hearts, souls, minds and strength.
Let them be the women of Your dreams.
Let them be full of Your Spirit – radiating Your peace, love, joy, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness and self-control. Let them be women who understand Your beautiful design for marriage and romantic relationships. Give them strength and courage to go against our culture and to live completely for You. Help them to understand the very great mystery of Christ and His church. Help them to embrace Your design for romantic relationships and to learn Your design for godly femininity, modesty, respect and biblical submission in marriage. Let them be ambassadors for Your kingdom, empowered by Your Spirit and Your love to shine brightly for Christ in a dark world.
I pray that You might prepare godly husbands for these women in Your time, in Your way, by Your power and for Your glory according to Your will.
In the Name and power of Christ,