Lord, let me and let my sons be like Caleb and Joshua.
They spied out the Promised Land and saw all the goodness there. They also saw the enemy for who they were, but knew that You would give victory and deliver them according to Your Word.
They held to their convictions and lived a long life receiving all You had promised. Even in their old age, they were strong and vigorous because they served You wholeheartedly.
Help my sons not listen to the world and the voices of the enemy who wants them to be discouraged and overwhelmed. Draw them to seek out Your promises and hold to those even in the face of trials and trouble. Let them see Your hand at work in their lives.
Remind us that when we serve You, we will receive all You promise. Your will, Your plan will not be thwarted.
Father, let me also be like the widow who made her plea to the judge so persistently that she received the justice she wanted. Let my faith be unstoppable, lifting my concerns and needs to You in prayer.
Even in my old age, let me be found faithful, continuing in prayer, not being dissuaded by circumstances or the influences of this world.
Keep me and my loved ones mindful that our only righteousness comes from You, so we will not look down on anyone else, but remain humble. I am ever dependent on You, on Your mercy and on Your grace for my life and all that I have.
Thank You for Your faithfulness – to warriors, to widows, to me. Amen