By Bud Roberts

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Dear God: Be there for every person who is discouraged. For those who feel like giving up and calling it quits. For those who believe nothing turns out right for them. As the surge of wind lifts the tired bird, O Lord, may the flow of Your Holy Spirit lift every tired individual. Speak words of courage and grant strength to those who seem to have no reason to live. Let all know that You love them individually. In fact, so much that You gave Your "only begotten Son so that all may have everlasting life." (John 3:16) 

Father, be the light (Psalm 27:1) to all who dwell in darkness. Let everyone who is afraid know they can trust You (Psalm 56:3). You promised to deliver us from our fears and save us from our troubles (Psalm 34:4-7). Lord Jesus, I am counting on You to keep Your promise. I know You will and I thank You!

In Jesus' name. Amen!