Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for the blessings you have poured out upon our lives. Keep us humble and give us your wisdom as we choose to carry your cross in suffering. Remind us of the days of our deciding to follow you. Keep our minds fresh upon those decisive moments. Keep the fire of your love in our hearts so we may endure all hardship for you. Let us somehow endure all our pain and all our afflictions for your glory. Let our lives, our works, and our sacrifices be a treasure to you. We know in our heart you are with us. We know in our heart you are beside us, that you know our suffering, and you know our needs. If we lose heart for carrying your cross, help us to be strong. If we grow weak and weary from this burden we carry for you, undergird us and let the fire of your Spirit renew us. May your blessings, power, and grace poured over us, be a blessing to others. Let no hardship come between us. Let no trial separate us. Let our lives empower your kingdom on earth. All these things we humbly pray in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen and Amen.