(an acrostic prayer for a friend)
Loving and gracious Heavenly Father, I write to thank You for my friend Lendell Steele. I praise You for bringing him into the path of my life.
Encourage him by the power of Your Holy Spirit to heal him physically, comfort him emotionally and lead him daily.
Nourish his spirit with Your Holy Spirit, holy Father. May today be a day of warm memories and new experiences along his path of life.
Descend upon him by Your presence and remind him of the blessings that are his in this life and in the life to come.
Enliven those who are in his life each day with the awareness of Your love, dear Father. Help them to be more like You for knowing Lendell!
Lean into this day, Father, and wash over the hours with Your mercy and grace to bring joy into Lendell’s life.
Lend us Your strength, Father. We long to be more of who You want us to be as we walk this path of life.
Send us into Your world with the love we receive from You daily. May we be known as those who respond with Your love as we see the life of Your child, Lendell Steele.
Take us from the everyday, ordinary days of life into the abundant life that is a gift from You, dear Lord.
Engulf us with the power of Your presence in the every-day-ness of our lives to change us into Your children, dear God!
Enter into the experience of this day with Lendell and those who know and love him to make this day Your day in them, dear Father.
Lord of life, King of kings, Father of the fatherless, we pray to You in the spirit of humility as we praise You for Lendell Steele.
Envelope this good man with Your Spirit, O Lord. Provide the strength and ability to live in Your presence to Lendell Steele, Your child, my friend!
In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen!
The Path Continues…