It’s about being prepared and equipped.
And it holds a bit of strength, possibility, and hope in it.
I love many of the related words, too: support, sustain; cheer, comfort, embolden, encourage, hearten, inspire; rally, rouse, stir…
I want a heart made ready.
I have begun to pray that God would do that kind of work and preparation in me. That He would ready my heart, prepare me, equip me, sustain and support me. That He would comfort and cheer me, embolden and encourage me.
That is my prayer for both the big and the small moments — from the day to day routines of right now, to the unfolding and changing seasons ahead.
I pray for my heart to be made ready.
And in my asking and praying, I seek and know Him and His faithfulness more fully.
I recently picked up a set of prayer journals from Val Marie Paper. I love the concept, and her designs are just beautiful. I look forward to filling the pages with prayers, scripture, and thankfulness, watching the faithfulness of God unfold.
Join me in praying for ready hearts to follow Him?
Lord, ready my heart.
Ready my heart for this day, for the work you have for me to do and the people you have for me to love.
Ready my heart to write and create for you.
Ready my heart to continually seek you, finding you despite fear or doubt or busyness.
Ready my heart for all that this day holds.