Lord God, You amaze me at how You use simple, ordinary people, men and women, to accomplish Your purpose. You sent believers all the way to Moab, at least sixty miles across the desert during a famine to reach Your faithful servant Ruth.
She made the famous statement, “Where you go I will go, where you stay I will stay, your people will be my people and your God my God” to her mother-in-law Naomi. Her faith and trust in You led her to be part of Your amazing plan of salvation, as she was in the lineage You were born into.
Here in the flesh You stopped in a Samaritan town and spoke to an immoral woman; something a respectable Jew would not have done. And in doing so, brought her the message of Your salvation. Through her, You saved many Samaritans that day.
You chose for me to be born into a believing family. Wherever I was, You were there with me: Texas, North Carolina, Georgia, New Jersey, France, Arkansas, Arizona, Kansas, Virginia, Colorado. All through those formative years, You made Your presence known to me. Even though everything else about my life changed: house, school, church, community, friends; You were always present.
There are so many who still do not believe You are who You are – Creator, Savior, King of Kings, Master, Wonderful Counselor, the One True God. But I know that You will move heaven and earth to reach them.
You can use natural and divine events, travel across continents, reach into unrespectable communities, to make Yourself known.
You can speak through a hurricane or a whisper, reveal Yourself in a majestic mountain or a delicate flower. You can bring unity and salvation from disasters.
So I trust You can bring the loved ones I pray for to a saving knowledge of You.
Help me do my part. I will pray. I will let them see me praise You in good times and in bad. I will love them, and do my best to give them godly assistance and direction.
Show me when to speak and when to hold my tongue. Show me how to behave in a way that will draw them to You. Help me remove any stumbling block that would keep them from coming to You.
Lord I thank You and praise You in advance for the celebration in heaven when they come to know You as Savior and live to glorify Your Name! Amen