Strength

The eyes of the LORD search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. – 2 Chronicles 16:9 NLT
 
Dear God, how I long for more spiritual strength. I desire the faith to move mountains, the power to lift burdens, a foundation deep enough to hold up against the forces of temptation, and the confident security of eternal salvation. How do I get this kind of strength? First, help me recognize that the power you used to raise Jesus from the dead is available to me now so I can live more effectively and courageously for you. Next, Lord, please help me realize that you promise to give me inner strength through the power of your own Holy Spirit when I depend on you and trust you to do what is best for me. finally, may I remember that your power works best through my weaknesses. Where I am weak and limited, you promise to supply the strength to help me overcome great obstacles. How grateful I am because then everyone can see that it is you, not me, supplying the strength. Then I will be a testimony to the reality of God living in me. And you will be praised. Amen.
 
[from 365 Pocket Prayers by Ronald A Beers]