Father, I lift up the person reading this right now, and I ask you to speak into their heart, spirit, and mind what they need to here for the purpose of increased intimacy with you. Some folks need hope, and I ask you to pour hope into them through scripture, music, a beautiful moment, or human hands. Some need to feel loved, and I ask you to speak their love language loud and clear so they don't miss it. Some need a solid slap on the wrist or butt because they are be rebellious, and you do not bless rebellion. Show them where they are the obstacle to relationship with you. Show them the importance of repentance so they can be forgiven and purified from all unrighteousness, not just because you demand it but because it keeps us from doing stupid things that keep hurting our families, relationships, jobs, and so on. Becoming like you makes EVERYTHING that is really important better. Thank you for being a good Father who loves us, encourages us, and corrects us. Thank you that your love is not a wimpy one that is afraid to fight for us or to tell us no. Thank you that you are fierce for us. You are such an amazing place of safety and refuge. I love you so much! Thank you for hearing my prayers that I lay before you in the name of your Son Jesus, Amen.
--Jerri L. Kelley--