When you were a child, you may have never received the nurturing and affirmation that you need to overcome obstacles to your success. There is a heavenly Father who wants to reveal Himself to you and define who you are. Let go of the past, and forgive those who have hurt you. When your father and your mother forsake you, the LORD will take care of you (Psalm 27:10). You have a Heavenly Father who chose you to be His very own child. He accepts you, and gives you His power and ability. You are a joint-heir with Jesus, and your Father is not withholding any good thing from you. You are not an orphan; you are not fatherless. Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God (1 John 3:1a)!

Father, thank you for working within me, giving me an obedient heart, for helping me do what you want. In everything I do, I purpose to stay away from complaining and arguing. I will live a clean, innocent life as a child of God in a dark world. May my life shine out among the inhabitants of this world like a beacon light as I hold out to them the Word of Life. I offer this prayer in the name of Jesus. Amen.

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