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Prayer against the enemy of discouragement

Heavenly Father, Holy Spirit, and Jesus Christ, I ask for you to join me in war against the enemy of discouragement. I pray against a lack of confidence and hope for my loved one. I pray in Jesus' name that your forces will defeat all that come against life and love and holiness. Bring him a miraculous intervention-- a resolution, a celebration, a season of hope and renewal-- because the forces that come with you are stronger than the forces that come against him. The war is already won. But it'd be nice if you could just knock this battle out for him. I know you want to grow him by bringing him through a valley. He knows that. We know that. But life is still so hard, and people can be so cruel. They say things that discourage, deflate, and destroy confidence, hope, and vision. You understand. Sometimes, you just can't take it anymore. Give my loved one thick skin, a tender touch, and a gracious heart. May he reach out when others push. May he

Prayer for the future

Dear Father, who transcends time and place-- My hope is in You. I will not fear, regardless of what the world says and does. I will not judge, regardless of the way people treat me. My hope is in You. I will not worry, regardless of the uncontrollable situations around me. I will not pout, regardless of disappointed dreams. My hope is in You. I will not complain, because You give me more than I deserve. I will not lose heart, because You give me courage. I will not give up, because You give strength for every circumstance. My hope is in You. You, alone, wipe away the past. You, alone, are my present joy. You, alone, give me a future. My hope is in You. I will trust Your plans because Your will is central to my life. I will trust Your will because You are good. I will look forward and not backward. I will set my affection on heaven, not earth. Then I will have hope. You did not make me for this present world. You made me for Yours. So give me hope for that future