Spiritual Growth

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church provides many opportunities and resources to anyone who wishes to learn more about Christianity or develop a greater understanding of and a closer relationship with God.

“Everything written in the Scriptures was written to teach us, in order that we might have hope through the patience and encouragement which the Scriptures give us.” ~ Romans 15:4

Bible Studies

Please call the church office, (505) 281-2013, for information on joining one of these groups.

Adult Bible Class

Pastor Spomer leads an Adult Bible Class every Sunday morning from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (the same time the children’s bible study meets).

Evening Bible Study

Evening Bible studies are led by Pastor Spomer. Check the calendar for upcoming studies.

Resources

Church Library

Want to deepen your beliefs in Jesus? Want to be equipped to witness to those who don’t know Christ? We lend books and DVDs at no charge. There are selections for both children and adults.

Prayer Chain

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church has a group of men and women who are ready to pray for you or someone you know. If you have a prayer request, please call the church office at (505) 281-2013.

If you are interested in serving on the Prayer Chain, please click here.

Prayer Calendar

This perpetual calendar is provided as an aid in guiding you in short, daily prayers covering diverse topics.

Pray for your spouse

Lovingly support your husband or your wife with these daily prayer guides:

31 Days of Prayer for My Husband, or
31 Days of Prayer for My Wife.

31 Days of Prayer for My Husband

Day 1
That he might become a holy man of prayer, mature in the Lord, growing in his knowledge of the Lord.
1 Thes 5:23 – May he be holy and keep his whole spirit, soul, and body blameless until Jesus comes.

Col 4:12 – May he be strong and perfect, fully confident of the whole will of God.

Eph 1:18-19 – Enlighten his heart to be able to understand the wonderful future God has promised. May he realize what a rich and glorious inheritance God has given him. May he understand the great power (resurrection power) You have given to him.

Eph 3:16-19 – Give him inner strength through the Holy Spirit from Your unlimited resources. I pray that You will be more and more at home in his heart as he trusts in You. May his roots go deep down into the soil of Your marvelous love. May he experience Your love so he can be filled with the fullness of life and power that comes from You alone.

Eph 6:18 – Make him a man of prayer, praying at all times in the power of the Spirit. Keep him alert and persistent in prayer for all Christians everywhere.

Day 2
That he might grow into a man of integrity, who works righteousness, speaks truth in his heart, and walks, sits, and stands only in the path of the godly.
Psalm 1 – I pray that he would not follow the advice of the wicked or stand with sinners or join in with scoffers. May he delight in doing Your will. Let him meditate on Your word day and night. I pray that he would be like trees planted by water, vibrant, growing and bearing fruit each season without fail. May his leaves never wither and may he prosper in all he does. Please watch over his path, Lord.

Day 3
That he might be a man of contentment.
Prov 15:16 – May he have a fear for the Lord above all riches or treasure.

Phil 4:11 – Help him, Lord to be happy with little or much.

1 Tim 6:6-8 – May he know that contentment is great wealth. May we both be content with the food and clothes You provide. Keep us both from desiring to be rich, for many rich fall into evil desires which lead to ruin.

Heb 13:5 – May he find satisfaction in knowing that You will never leave him or forsake him. Keep him from the love of money and let him be satisfied.

Day 4
That he might learn to take every thought captive, to not be conformed to the world’s thinking, and to think scripturally.
Rom 12:3 – Help him to be honest in his estimate of himself, measuring his value by how much faith You have given him.

2 Cor 10:5 – May he make every thought captive to the obedience of Christ and let him break down every proud argument that keeps him from knowing You. Help him to obey You.

Day 5
That he might daily seek You with all his heart, walking in the Spirit moment by moment, growing in his dependence on You.
Psalm 119:1-2 – Make him a man of integrity who follows all Your laws. Help him to search for You with all his heart.

Prov 3:5-6 – May he trust in You with all his heart and not lean on his own understanding. Help him to seek Your will in all he does. And direct his path.

Day 6
That he would be ever captivated by my love.
Prov 5:18-19 – May I always be pleasing to him physically and emotionally. Let him always be delighted by my love.

Song of Sol 4:1-11 – May I be beautiful in his eyes, perfect in every part. May he desire me as his precious treasure. Help him to value my love more than the things of this world.

Day 7
That he would be a man of courage.
Deut 31:6 – May he be strong, courageous and firm. Help him not to be afraid but instead put his trust firmly in You, that You will not fail or forsake him.

2 Chron 19:11 – May he be strong and do Your will! Let him deal courageously in all things knowing You are with him.

Day 8
That You would give him wisdom to lead his family physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.
Titus 2:1-2, 6-8 – May the way he lives identify him as a true Christian. Help him to be temperate, serious, sensible, self-controlled, sound in faith, the love, and the steadfastness and patience of Christ. May he behave prudently and in all his ways show himself to be a pattern and a model of good deeds and works. Let him teach what is true and pure with dignity and seriousness. May his instruction be sound, fit, wise, wholesome, life-giving, irrefutable, and above censure so that he will not be discredited.

Titus 1:7-9 – Make him blameless, not self-willed or arrogant or presumptuous. Help him not to be Quick tempered or violent. May he never be grasping or greedy or a heavy drinker. Help him to be hospitable, loving and friendly to all. May he always love goodness and be sober-minded, upright, fair-minded, devout, righteous and self-controlled. Help him to hold fast to the Word that he may be able to give stimulating instruction and encouragement in sound doctrine. May he be able to lovingly refute and convict those who contradict the Word, lovingly showing them the error of their way.

Day 9
May he always look at the plank in his own eye before seeing the speck in another’s eye.
Matt. 7:3 – Help him not to judge others, instead may he be merciful and forgiving.

James 4:11-12 – Help him not to speak evil against another or criticize or condemn. May he obey Your laws and allow You to do the judging.

Day 10
That he might become a called man, not driven, with well-thought through and prayed through goals in his life.
1 Cor 9:24-27 – Help him to run the race so he may win. May he practice strict self-control for the eternal prize. Show him how to run straight for the goal with purpose in every step, never missing a step. May he discipline his body, training it to do as it should so he will not be disqualified.

Day 11
That he may be a man of prayer, guarding his heart and mind, putting into practice the biblical things he has heard, seen, and learned.
Phil 4:8-9 – Help him to fix his thoughts on what is true, honorable, and right. Keep his thoughts pure, lovely, and admirable. Focus his thinking on excellent things and praiseworthy things. Help him to put into practice all he has learned. Please give Him Your peace.

Day 12
That he might stand firm against the schemes of the devil and resist Satan in all circumstances.
Eph 6:10-18 – Help him to be strong in Your mighty power. Let him put on the armor that he might stand strong against all Satan’s strategies and tricks. Help him to remember to depend on You to do warfare against all the evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against the powers of darkness who rule this world and the wicked spirits in the heavenly realm. Keep him standing firm to resist evil in and after battle. With the belt of truth let him stand firm. Clothe him in Your righteousness. Let him walk in peace and be fully prepared for wherever You lead him. May he use the faith You have given him to shield himself from the enemy’s attacks. Guard his thinking with the blood of Jesus and let him find protection and defense in the Word. Keep him always in prayer in the power of the Holy Spirit. Keep him alert and persistent in prayer for all Christians everywhere.

James 4:7 – Let him humble himself before You and let him resist the devil so he will flee from him.

Day 13
That he might grow in spiritual maturity by putting away childish things, cultivating understanding, striving after the Christ ideal, partaking of the deeper truths of the gospel, and overcoming temptation.
I Cor 13:11 – May he put away childish things.

I Cor 14:20 – May he not be childish in his understanding but wise and mature.

Eph 4:13-14 – Bring him to a place of unity in his faith and knowledge of Your Son, so that he will be mature and full grown in You, measuring to Christ’s stature.

Heb 5:14 – May he recognize the difference between right and wrong and do what is right in all situations.

I John 2:14 – May he know in maturity, You- Father, Christ and Holy Spirit. May Your Word live in his heart and give him victory over the enemy in his life.

Day 14
That he might make me holy, cleaning me by the washing with water through the Word.
Eph 5:26 – May he love me with the same love Christ showed the church. He gave himself up for her to make her holy and clean, washed by the Word.

I Tim 4:11-13 – May he teach Your Word in truth, insisting that everyone focus on reading the scriptures and learn them. Let him be an example in his love, faith, and purity, always encouraging.

Day 15
That he would learn not to depend on his circumstances for happiness but on You alone.
Phil 4:13 – Teach him to be content with little or much.

I Tim 6:8 – May he be content with the food and clothing that You have provided us.
Luke 3:14 – May we be content with our wages.

Day 16
That he would be a man who enters into spiritual warfare.
II Cor 10:3-5 – May he not wage war by human methods, but help him to knock down the devil’s strongholds with Your mighty weapons. May he use Your weapons to break down every proud argument that keeps people from knowing You. Help him to use these weapons to conquer their rebellious ideas and teach them to obey Christ.

I Thes 5:8 – Let him think clearly and live in the light. Protect him by the body armor of faith and love. Let him wear as his helmet the confidence of his salvation.

Day 17
That he might have a new strength in the midst of his busy schedule, and that You might infuse him with Your strength.
Isaiah 40:31 – That he might wait on You and find new strength. Let him rise above the strength of this world and be able to run the race without getting tired of it. Make his daily walk with You consistent without wavering.

Eph 3:16-19 – Give him inner strength through Your Spirit from Your unlimited resources. I ask that You will be more and more at home in his heart as he trusts in You. May his roots go down deep in the soil of Your marvelous love. Give him the power to understand how wide, high, and deep Your love really is. Let him experience Your love so he may be filled with life and power that comes from You alone.

Day 18
That he might have a burden to see lost people come to Jesus as Lord and Savior.
Matt 28:16-20 – Help him never to doubt You. As a follower of Yours, help him accept the authority You’ve given him and make disciples everywhere he goes. May he teach others to obey You. Assure him that You are always with him.

Matt 5:13-16 – Help him to be salt and light so everyone who sees You in him will give You praise.

Day 19
That he would be kept from fools, and that his friends would be men and women who walk with You.
Prov 13:20 – Keep him on the path of wisdom so that he will not suffer harm.

Prov 2:20-22 – May he follow good and righteous examples.

Col 2:8-10 – Guard him from being led astray with empty philosophy and worldly thinking.

Day 20
That his self-image might be a reflection of Your thoughts toward him.
Eph 1:17-19 – Give him spiritual wisdom and understanding that he might grow in his knowledge of You.

Rom 12:3 – Help him to be honest in his evaluation or estimate of himself.

Psalm 139 – Give him the peace and trust to know that You know everything about him, when he sits, stands, his thoughts, the path ahead of him, where to stop and rest, what he will say before he says it. Bless him with Your hand of blessing, and help him to remember that You both precede and follow him. Let him experience moment by moment, Your guiding hand strengthening and supporting him. Let him enjoy who he is and how You have created all of him marvelously. Let him rest in the fact that You have ordained his life from the beginning of time and that You never stop thinking about him. Destroy the things in his life that would destroy him or hurt him. Put out anything that would get in the way of a deeper walk with You. Give him discernment to know what is evil and what is not. Point out to him anything in his life that offends You and lead him along the path of everlasting life.

Day 21
That he might be a man who is responsible for his family’s spiritual growth.
Prov 4:1-14 – Help him to pay attention to You and Your teaching. May he learn to be wise and develop good judgment. Help him not to forget Your words or turn his back on Your wisdom. Let him grow in wisdom so it may guard him. As he prizes and embraces wisdom, may he be honored by You. Lead him in Your paths and grant him a good long life. Don’t allow him to stumble but help him to carry out Your instructions and not forsake them. Help him not to do as the world leads but to follow You always.

Day 22
That he might not be deceived into unbelief, sin, or bitterness.
2 Cor 11:3 – Keep him from being led away from his pure and simple devotion to You.

Luke 21:8 – Guard him from being misled and give him discernment.

John 17:15-17 – Keep him safe from the evil one. Purify him by teaching him Your words of truth.

Heb 3:12-14 – Guard his heart from evil and unbelief. Keep him from being deceived by sin and hardened against You. May he be faithful to the end, trusting in You so that he may share in all that belongs to Christ.

Day 23
That he might learn to love as You have commanded.
1 Cor 13:4-7 – May he learn to love as You do. May he be patient and kind, not jealous, boastful, proud, or rude. Help him not do demand his way. Help him not to be irritable and not to keep account of when he has been wronged. May he always rejoice when truth wins out and never be glad when there is injustice. May he never give up on loving anyone. May he always keep the faith and hope and endure through all circumstances.

Rom 12:8-10 – May he be an encouragement to others and share generously of his resources. May he take his leadership responsibilities seriously. Help him to cultivate the gift of kindness to all men. May he really love others and not just pretend. May he stand for what is good and hate evil. May he love with genuine affection and delight in honoring others. Give him an enthusiasm for serving You and never be lazy in his work.

Eph 5:25 – May he love me as You do. You gave Your life to make Your church holy and clean.

Day 24
That the fruit of the Spirit might be exhibited more and more in his life, visible to his family, friends, co-workers, and those who do not know You.
Gal 5:22-23 – May his life be controlled by the Holy Spirit. May love overflow for all. May he have inner joy and peace. Make him a patient man, slow to get angry and frustrated. May he perceive what kindness is in every situation. Let him be good and faithful in all his dealings. Teach him how to be gentle and to have self-control in all areas of his life.

John 15:8 Make him a true disciple who bears much fruit and gives glory to You.

Day 25
That he might grow in humility and in being a shepherd.
I Peter 5:2-8 – May he care for the flock You have given him to shepherd (children, family, church groups, etc.). May he do it willingly not grudgingly. Put within him a desire to serve You for Your glory. May he lead by good example, and please reward him for it when he comes into Your kingdom. Help him to accept the authority of the elders and may he serve with all humility.

Day 26
That he might grow daily in character.
II Peter 1:5-8 – Help him to apply the benefits of Your power and promises to his life. May his faith produce a life of moral excellence, which leads to knowing You better. As he knows You better, may he be more and more self-controlled and patiently endure all which leads to godliness. Godliness leads to more love for other Christians and all people. Please make him godly and loving so he may be productive and useful in his knowledge of You.

Day 27
That he might keep a clear conscience.
I Peter 3:16-18 – Make him gentle and respectful in his sharing with others. Keep his conscience clear and help him to live above reproach so his witness will be a testimony of Your presence in him.

I Tim 1:5 – Fill him with Your love that comes from a pure heart, a clear conscience, and sincere faith.

Day 28
That You will protect him, guarding his course.
Prov 2:8 – Guard his path, protect him as he follows You. Lead him so he may find the right course of action in every situation.

Ps 25:4-5 – Point out the path for him to follow, lead him by Your truth, and teach him Your ways, for You are the God who saves. May he always put his hope in You.

Ps 66:9 – Keep his life in Your hands and keep his feet from stumbling.

Day 29
That he might learn to manage his time well.
Eph 5:15-17 – Help him to be careful how he lives his life. May he be wise in his choices. Help him to make the most of every opportunity for doing good. Help him not to act thoughtlessly but to understand what You want him to do.

Day 30
That You would put a song in his heart.
Ps 33:3 – Put a new song in his heart- a song of praise to You.

Ps 40:3 – May this new song of praise to You be so visible that it will be a testimony to others so they will come to know You.

Job 35:10 – Give him songs in the night that his sleep may be peaceful.

Day 31
That he may have a holy fear of You, O Lord.
Ps 34:11 – Give him ears to hear You and teach him the fear of the Lord.

Ps 111:10 – Make him wise to know reverence for You and obedience to You.

Prov 9:10 – Help him to fear You that he may be wise. May he know You so he may have understanding.

Prayer Chain

When a prayer request is received, the prayer warriors of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church go to work.

The following points explain how the prayer chain works and how to fulfill the commitment of being a prayer chain participant.

  • If you would like to join the prayer chain, please call the church office at (505) 281-2013. You will receive a list of the Prayer Chain volunteers with their telephone numbers.
  • The circulation of a prayer request is started by calling the church office at (505) 281-2013. If the object of a prayer request is a person related to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, please seek permission from that individual before the prayer chain process is initiated.
  • Prayer chain participants are to pass the prayer request on immediately the next person on the list whom they can reach in person. Do not leave the prayer request on an answering machine; simply leave your name, number, and a message saying you have a prayer request. Then call the next person on the list. The last prayer chain participant should notify the person who started the prayer request that the prayer chain has been completed.
  • Immediately after passing on the request, lift it up in prayer to our Heavenly Father. Even if pressed for time at the moment, offer a brief petition right away and more fully offer up the request when time permits, continuing to do so until no longer needed.
  • It may be more difficult to pray for people we do not know and/or when information is sketchy, but this is often the type of request received. Trust in God’s wisdom and omniscience. He knows the details we are missing and we can confidently lay our concerns in his hands regardless of how little we know.
  • At times, prayer requests are of a personal nature and strictly confidential. Even if they are not, participants are urged to always use prayerful discretion about sharing information outside the chain.
  • Requests may not always come when it is “convenient,” and so your involvement will at times entail a sacrifice. Nevertheless, do not underestimate the power of and need for intercessory prayer and the fact that such “labor is not in vain.”

James 5:16 “The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”

31 Days of Prayer for My Wife

Day 1
That she might become a holy woman of prayer, mature in the Lord, growing in her knowledge of the Lord.
1 Thes 5:23 – May she be holy and keep her whole spirit, soul, and body blameless until Jesus comes.

Col 4:12 – May she be strong and perfect, fully confident of the whole will of God.

Eph 1:18-19 – Enlighten her heart to be able to understand the wonderful future God has promised. May she realize what a rich and glorious inheritance God has given her. May sheunderstand the great power (resurrection power) You have given to her.

Eph 3:16-19 – Give her inner strength through the Holy Spirit from Your unlimited resources. I pray that You will be more and more at home in her heart as she trusts in You. May her roots go deep down into the soil of Your marvelous love. May she experience Your love so she can be filled with the fullness of life and power that comes from You alone.

Eph 6:18 – Make her a woman of prayer, praying at all times in the power of the Spirit. Keep her alert and persistent in prayer for all Christians everywhere.

Day 2
That she might grow into a woman of integrity, who works righteousness, speaks truth in her heart, and walks, sits, and stands only in the path of the godly.
Psalm 1 – I pray that she would not follow the advice of the wicked or stand with sinners or join in with scoffers. May she delight in doing Your will. Let her meditate on Your word day and night. I pray that she would be like trees planted by water, vibrant, growing and bearing fruit each season without fail. May her leaves never wither and may she prosper in all she does. Please watch over her path, Lord.

Day 3
That she might be a woman of contentment.
Prov 15:16 – May she have a fear for the Lord above all riches or treasure.

Phil 4:11 – Help her, Lord to be happy with little or much.

1 Tim 6:6-8 – May she know that contentment is great wealth. May we both be content with the food and clothes You provide. Keep us both from desiring to be rich, for many rich fall into evil desires which lead to ruin.

Heb 13:5 – May she find satisfaction in knowing that You will never leave her or forsake her. Keep her from the love of money and let her be satisfied.

Day 4
That she might learn to take every thought captive, to not be conformed to the world’s thinking, and to think scripturally.
Rom 12:3 – Help her to be honest in her estimate of herself, measuring her value by how much faith You have given her.

2 Cor 10:5 – May she make every thought captive to the obedience of Christ and let her break down every proud argument that keeps her from knowing You. Help her to obey You.

Day 5
That she might daily seek You with all her heart, walking in the Spirit moment by moment, growing in her dependence on You.
Psalm 119:1-2 – Make her a woman of integrity who follows all Your laws. Help her to search for You with all her heart.

Prov 3:5-6 – May she trust in You with all her heart and not lean on her own understanding. Help her to seek Your will in all she does. And direct her path.

Day 6
That she would be ever captivated by my love.
Eph 5:33 Help her to love me as You have called her to. May she respect me, notice me, regard me, honor me, prefer me, venerate and esteem me, and that she would defer to me, praise me, love me, and admire me exceedingly.

Day 7
That she would be a woman of courage.
Deut 31:6 – May she be strong, courageous and firm. Help her not to be afraid but instead put her trust firmly in You, that You will not fail or forsake her.

2 Chron 19:11 – May she be strong and do Your will! Let her deal courageously in all things knowing You are with her.

Day 8
May she be a woman of inner beauty.
I Peter 3:1-6 Help her to accept my authority and trust in You. May her godly behavior be a shining example to all. Help her not to be as concerned about outward beauty as inward beauty. Give her a gentle and quiet spirit, which You value.

Day 9
May she always look at the plank in her own eye before seeing the speck in another’s eye.
Matt. 7:3 – Help her not to judge others, instead may she be merciful and forgiving.

James 4:11-12 – Help her not to speak evil against another or criticize or condemn. May she obey Your laws and allow You to do the judging.

Day 10
That she might become a called woman, not driven, with well-thought through and prayed through goals in her life.
1 Cor 9:24-27 – Help her to run the race so she may win. May she practice strict self-control for the eternal prize. Show her how to run straight for the goal with purpose in every step, never missing a step. May she discipline her body, training it to do as it should so she will not be disqualified.

Day 11
That she may be a woman of prayer, guarding her heart and mind, putting into practice the biblical things she has heard, seen, and learned.
Phil 4:8-9 – Help her to fix her thoughts on what is true, honorable, and right. Keep her thoughts pure, lovely, and admirable. Focus her thinking on excellent things and praiseworthy things. Help her to put into practice all she has learned. Please give her Your peace.

Day 12
That she might stand firm against the schemes of the devil and resist Satan in all circumstances.
Eph 6:10-18 – Help her to be strong in Your mighty power. Let her put on the armor that she might stand strong against all Satan’s strategies and tricks. Help her to remember to depend on You to do warfare against all the evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against the powers of darkness who rule this world and the wicked spirits in the heavenly realm. Keep her standing firm to resist evil in and after battle. With the belt of truth let her stand firm. Clothe her in Your righteousness. Let her walk in peace and be fully prepared for wherever You lead her. May she use the faith You have given her to shield herself from the enemy’s attacks. Guard her thinking with the blood of Jesus and let her find protection and defense in the Word. Keep her always in prayer in the power of the Holy Spirit. Keep her alert and persistent in prayer for all Christians everywhere.

James 4:7 – Let her humble herself before You and let her resist the devil so he will flee from her.

Day 13
That she might grow in spiritual maturity by putting away childish things, cultivating understanding, striving after the Christ ideal, partaking of the deeper truths of the gospel, and overcoming temptation.
I Cor 13:11 – May she put away childish things.

I Cor 14:20 – May she not be childish in her understanding but wise and mature.

Eph 4:13-14 – Bring her to a place of unity in her faith and knowledge of Your Son, so that she will be mature and full grown in You, measuring to Christ’s stature.

Heb 5:14 – May she recognize the difference between right and wrong and do what is right in all situations.

I John 2:14 – May she know in maturity, You- Father, Christ and Holy Spirit. May Your Word live in her heart and give her victory over the enemy in her life.

Day 14
May she know that her home is not here, but in heaven.
Col 3:1-3 Help her to set her sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits at Your right hand in the place of honor and power. May she let heaven fill her thoughts and not think only of things down here on earth.

Phil 3:14 May she endeavor to reach the end of the race to receive the prize for which You are calling us up to heaven.

Day 15
That she would learn not to depend on her circumstances for happiness but on You alone.
Phil 4:13 – Teach her to be content with little or much.

I Tim 6:8 – May she be content with the food and clothing that You have provided us.
Luke 3:14 – May we be content with our wages.

Day 16
That she would be a woman who enters into spiritual warfare.
II Cor 10:3-5 – May she not wage war by human methods, but help her to knock down the devil’s strongholds with Your mighty weapons. May she use Your weapons to break down every proud argument that keeps people from knowing You. Help her to use these weapons to conquer their rebellious ideas and teach them to obey Christ.

I Thes 5:8 – Let her think clearly and live in the light. Protect her by the body armor of faith and love. Let her wear as her helmet the confidence of her salvation.

Day 17
That she might have a new strength in the midst of her busy schedule, and that You might infuse her with Your strength.
Isaiah 40:31 – That she might wait on You and find new strength. Let her rise above the strength of this world and be able to run the race without getting tired of it. Make her daily walk with You consistent without wavering.

Eph 3:16-19 – Give her inner strength through Your Spirit from Your unlimited resources. I ask that You will be more and more at home in her heart as she trusts in You. May her roots go down deep in the soil of Your marvelous love. Give her the power to understand how wide, high, and deep Your love really is. Let her experience Your love so she may be filled with life and power that comes from You alone.

Day 18
That she might have a burden to see lost people come to Jesus as Lord and Savior.
Matt 28:16-20 – Help her never to doubt You. As a follower of Yours, help her accept the authority You’ve given her and make disciples everywhere she goes. May she teach others to obey You. Assure her that You are always with her.

Matt 5:13-16 – Help her to be salt and light so everyone who sees You in her will give You praise.

Day 19
That she would be kept from fools, and that her friends would be men and women who walk with You.
Prov 13:20 – Keep her on the path of wisdom so that she will not suffer harm.

Prov 2:20-22 – May she follow good and righteous examples.

Col 2:8-10 – Guard her from being led astray with empty philosophy and worldly thinking.

Day 20
That her self-image might be a reflection of Your thoughts toward her.
Eph 1:17-19 – Give her spiritual wisdom and understanding that she might grow in her knowledge of You.

Rom 12:3 – Help her to be honest in her evaluation or estimate of herself .

Psalm 139 – Give her the peace and trust to know that You know everything about her, when she sits, stands, her thoughts, the path ahead of her, where to stop and rest, what she will say before she says it. Bless her with Your hand of blessing, and help her to remember that You both precede and follow her. Let her experience moment by moment, Your guiding hand strengthening and supporting her. Let her enjoy who she is and how You have created all of her marvelously. Let her rest in the fact that You have ordained her life from the beginning of time and that You never stop thinking about her. Destroy the things in her life that would destroy her or hurt her. Put out anything that would get in the way of a deeper walk with You. Give her discernment to know what is evil and what is not. Point out to her anything in her life that offends You and lead her along the path of everlasting life.

Day 21
That she might be a woman who values wisdom.
Prov 4:1-14 – Help her to pay attention to You and Your teaching. May she learn to be wise and develop good judgment. Help her not to forget Your words or turn her back on Your wisdom. Let her grow in wisdom so it may guard her. As she prizes and embraces wisdom, may she be honored by You. Lead her in Your paths and grant her a good long life. Don’t allow her to stumble but help her to carry out Your instructions and not forsake them. Help her not to do as the world leads but to follow You always.

Day 22
That she might not be deceived into unbelief, sin, or bitterness.
2 Cor 11:3 – Keep her from being led away from her pure and simple devotion to You.

Luke 21:8 – Guard her from being misled and give her discernment.

John 17:15-17 – Keep her safe from the evil one. Purify her by teaching her Your words of truth.

Heb 3:12-14 – Guard her heart from evil and unbelief. Keep her from being deceived by sin and hardened against You. May she be faithful to the end, trusting in You so that she may share in all that belongs to Christ.

Day 23
That she might learn to love as You have commanded.
1 Cor 13:4-7 – May she learn to love as You do. May she be patient and kind, not jealous, boastful, proud, or rude. Help her not do demand her way. Help her not to be irritable and not to keep account of when she has been wronged. May she always rejoice when truth wins out and never be glad when there is injustice. May she never give up on loving anyone. May she always keep the faith and hope and endure through all circumstances.

Rom 12:8-10 – May she be an encouragement to others and share generously of her resources. May she take her leadership responsibilities seriously. Help her to cultivate the gift of kindness to all men. May she really love others and not just pretend. May she stand for what is good and hate evil. May she love with genuine affection and delight in honoring others. Give her an enthusiasm for serving You and never be lazy in her work.

Day 24
That the fruit of the Spirit might be exhibited more and more in her life, visible to her family, friends, co-workers, and those who do not know You.
Gal 5:22-23 – May her life be controlled by the Holy Spirit. May love overflow for all. May she have inner joy and peace. Make her a patient woman, slow to get angry and frustrated. May she perceive what kindness is in every situation. Let her be good and faithful in all her dealings. Teach her how to be gentle and to have self-control in all areas of her life.

John 15:8 Make her a true disciple who bears much fruit and gives glory to You.

Day 25
That she might be a virtuous woman.
Prov 31:10-31 Help her to be trustworthy, enriching my life as she grows in knowledge of You. Give her the energy, strength, and wisdom to carry out her daily responsibilities. Give her eyes to see the needs around her and generosity to meet the needs. Make her aware of the needs of her household and show her how to meet those needs according to Your will. May her words be wise and kind. May her children bless her and teach me to praise her. Remind her that charm is deceptive and beauty fades but her fear of You will be greatly praised. Please reward her for all she has done. Let her deeds declare Your praise.

Day 26
That she might grow daily in character.
II Peter 1:5-8 – Help her to apply the benefits of Your power and promises to her life. May her faith produce a life of moral excellence, which leads to knowing You better. As she knows You better, may she be more and more self-controlled and patiently endure all which leads to godliness. Godliness leads to more love for other Christians and all people. Please make her godly and loving so she may be productive and useful in her knowledge of You.

Day 27
That she might keep a clear conscience.
I Peter 3:16-18 – Make her gentle and respectful in her sharing with others. Keep her conscience clear and help her to live above reproach so her witness will be a testimony of Your presence in her.

I Tim 1:5 – Fill her with Your love that comes from a pure heart, a clear conscience, and sincere faith.

Day 28
That You will protect her, guarding her course.
Prov 2:8 – Guard her path, protect her as she follows You. Lead her so she may find the right course of action in every situation.

Ps 25:4-5 – Point out the path for her to follow, lead her by Your truth, and teach her Your ways, for You are the God who saves. May she always put her hope in You.

Ps 66:9 – Keep her life in Your hands and keep her feet from stumbling.

Day 29
That she might learn to manage her time well.
Eph 5:15-17 – Help her to be careful how she lives her life. May she be wise in her choices. Help her to make the most of every opportunity for doing good. Help her not to act thoughtlessly but to understand what You want her to do.

Day 30
That You would put a song in her heart.
Ps 33:3 – Put a new song in her heart- a song of praise to You.

Ps 40:3 – May this new song of praise to You be so visible that it will be a testimony to others so they will come to know You.

Job 35:10 – Give her songs in the night that her sleep may be peaceful.

Day 31
That she may have a holy fear of You, O Lord.
Ps 34:11 – Give her ears to hear You and teach her the fear of the Lord.

Ps 111:10 – Make her wise to know reverence for You and obedience to You.

Prov 9:10 – Help her to fear You that she may be wise. May she know You so she may have understanding.