Father, you are the Creator of all things. All that I have is from you. You are the one who holds the world in your hands.
I know that, ultimately, I am not in control of any part of my life; you are. And so, in spite of all the tragedy and lawlessness in the world around me, I humbly ask that you would pour out your blessing on me.
I pray that you would give me an extra measure of mercy in this life, no matter where I go or what I do.
Lord, all throughout scripture, I read about faithful men and women who found favor in your eyes: people like Abraham, Moses, Joseph, and Daniel.
And I see that you chose these people not of their own merit, but out of the riches of your grace.
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, Ephesians 2:8
You blessed these people extravagantly so that they could proclaim your excellencies among all the nations.
So, God, I pray that your same grace would also be upon me for this same purpose.
And I pray for your divine favor not just in this season of my life, but all throughout my lifetime.
I know that in the future, there will be tough decisions to make. There will be times of great triumph and times of great tragedy.
There are sure to be times of uncertainty, as well. While I can’t even begin to imagine what lies ahead, Father, I pray that because of your divine favor, I will remain joyful in every circumstance.
Help me to overcome the giants in my life, just as you helped David in his time of adversity.
Of course, Lord, I know that I am not immune to suffering. I know that following you does not guarantee me a life free of pain.
I know that sometimes you may even allow me to go through dark times, that I may learn to rely on you.
I am not asking that you give me a perfect life, but that you would help me, when necessary, to suffer well.
In these times when easy deliverance is not an option, give me the strength and faith to endure.
And God, I pray for your favor upon my family, as well. They have been such a blessing to me, so I pray that you would enrich each and every one of them with blessings for your glory.
Even when they stray from you, I pray that you would continue to watch over them and guide them towards you. I pray that because of my intercession, you would cover them with your divine protection.
Keep us free from illness and disease. Keep us free from anger and divisiveness.
Above all, help us to seek you always. Hold my family together with love and grace. I know divine favor is not something I can earn, but something only you can give, because of your good character.
And so I ask all of these things in all-powerful name of Jesus Christ. Amen.