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.
I know that both goodness and enemies lie before me. But I know if I serve You wholeheartedly, I will receive all You promise. Your will, Your plan will not be thwarted. Even in my old age, help me be faithful, and I will be blessed and receive an inheritance from You.
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 that I will not give up, but always lift my concerns and needs to You in prayer.
When You return, let me be found faithful, continuing in prayer, not being dissuaded by circumstances or the influences of this world.
Also, Lord, keep me mindful that my only righteousness comes from You, so I 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