Praying Isaiah 49

Redeemer, Holy One of Israel, you are the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, and I ask you this day to fight for me. Fight the battles of my mind which creep up constantly. Keep my focus on you and your faithfulness. Make me reflective of my actions and the consequences of my words.

Keep me kind.

Fight the battles of my heart when other things vie for precedence over you. Anxiety runs deep. Impatience wraps its tendrils around my spirit, and I lose any grace to show others. You have showered grace upon grace over me.

Make me generous.

Fight for my children, because they are your children. They have been set apart and marked for you, and only you can change hearts. Offer great parenting wisdom!

Grow me wise.

Looking ahead, will you offer direction into my second half of life? Will you continue to reveal your purposes to me and keep me faithful in what you are already doing?

2 thoughts on “Praying Isaiah 49

  1. Lori Blosser

    Thank you Julie. I saved this the other day when you posted it on Facebook and just read it. Good for my heart and soul. Thank you for bearing your heart and being vulnerable.

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    1. Julie Post author

      And what timing, as your son is here now helping mine declutter and pack for his next chapter. Thank you for reading and commenting and mostly for being a fellow traveller on this journey. Hugs!

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Thanks for heart-composting with me! I appreciate your words.