Heavenly Father, as I consider the wonderful way You took the shattered lives of Naomi and Ruth, who were left widowed and alone in a pagan land, yet turned everything around for good, I am amazed and humbled at Your kindness and grace - Your power and sovereign authority. I pray that I will not stray from the path of peace, not rely on my own abilities.. but trust You in all things. Help me to live my life in active dependence on You alone. Use my life, I pray, to forward Your plans and purposes in whatever way You choose, and may I live each day to Your honour - this I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, how I bless and thank You for the encouragement I have received and the lessons I can learn from reading Your word, trusting Your promises, and knowing You as Father. Thank You that I have become part of Your ever-increasing family through faith in Christ, and I pray that I may grow in grace through an ever-increasing knowledge of Jesus, my Lord, and my God. Thank You that there is no one who is exempt from Your plan of redemption and that there are no coincidences in our lives. I pray that You would use me to make a difference in my corner of the world. Thank You that You did not leave me as a widow or orphan but have raised me up into heavenly places with Christ - my heavenly bridegroom, Who loved me so much that He died for me. Thank You in Jesus' name, AMEN.