I share the following prayer on prayer cards that John Motschall of Michigan is so kind to print through his family ministry. For those who don’t have the chance to receive one at an event, here is my prayer not only for myself, but for you, too:

“Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you”–Jeremiah 1:5.

Father God, I pray that you help me to always remember that You are the creator and author of life. You knew me long before I was born or even conceived. You wrote the story of my life before I was living in it and you set out a purpose and a plan for me long ago.

Lord, help me to accept the person that you made me to be, blessings, difficulties, and all. Help me to recognize the plans and purpose for my life and to know there is no purpose too big or too small in this world, as you are the one who gave it to me.

Lord, help me to walk a path of obedience on this journey of a purpose-filled life. Open my eyes, my ears and my heart to what you are calling me to do in this world. Encourage and guide me, strengthen my commitment and resolve to go forth each day and live the life you created and set out for me. In doing so, I know that not only will I find myself abundantly blessed, but I will be glorifying you.

Father God, thank you for knowing me, loving me, and having a plan for me before you formed me in the womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. May my works and faith glorify you and encourage others to live their lives in beautiful acceptance of who they were created to be and what they were created to do.

In Jesus’ name, I pray.