Preparing the Road
Lord, Use my life for your glory. May I grow in grace, wisdom, understanding of your ways, and at peace with your choices for me. May I continually walk the path you have chosen and stay in the boundaries of your protection and provision. May I leave a legacy of Godly offspring, and prepare the road ahead for them so they do not stumble or stray from the path of life. May my prayers for them and my life lived in front of them be an example of submission to your ways and purposes. When pain invades my life, may I allow your Presence to be the healing balm that softens the crust of my heart. In sorrow, comfort me. In pain, draw me closer. In conflict, show me the way through. In loss, fill the emptiness with your Presence.
May I submit to your will for me even when it collides with my own desires. Help me see as you see, lift me above the earthly perspective, the temporal vision I possess. May the eternal treasure, that I am to lay up in heaven, be more important to me than the accolades of man or the treasures of earth. Help me pursue the virtues and attributes of righteousness demonstrated by the fruits of your Spirit.
May I leave a marked trail in the earth that leads to your Presence, preparing the way for others to move more quickly toward you. Help me use the sharp instrument of your Word to blaze that trail through the thick underbrush of grief, disappointment, and hopelessness that hinders the lives of your children. You are the Way, the Truth, and the Life. All other ways are just human inventions without your guidance and counsel. I choose to trust your leading. You do not disappoint! My expectations have caused me to pursue the shadows in my own mind. Thank you for allowing a U-turn when I reach a dead end road. You are the path of Life. I choose that path for my life.
Deuteronomy 1:30-33 NASB