Yes, Lord, let the garden of your people be beautiful, fragrant, and fruitful…
Holy Spirit, blow on us. Let your breath bring new life to our hearts. Breathe heard enough on our lives to clear away the dead things clinging onto us, but gentle enough that the blossoms that are coming out are protected. Our desire is that the garden of our lives be pleasing to you. You have given us this precious gift, a calling to be gardeners over an eternal garden of our very own. You equip us to tend to it; to nurture the life that you have planted in us and to see them grow and produce.
We want to make you proud, Father. We want to see the fruit of the garden of our lives bring glory to you. We want to watch you bite into a plumb morsel of love and laugh as the juice runs down your beard. We want to see your eyes light up as you taste the sweet flavor of our kindness and gentleness. Our hearts yearn to hear you ooo and aah over the height of the faithfulness that has grown in our gardens, and to see you rest in the shaded canopy of peace that envelopes us.
These are secret gardens, Lord, but the world around us naturally benefits from the fruit of them. Holy Spirit, let the abundance and fragrance of the gardens of our lives bring joy and life to everyone around us. We know that this will make you smile as well. We ask this, not for our glory, but for yours, Jesus.
Father, water the gardens of our brothers and sisters in need…
Father, heal our sister’s husband, James. We know that you have a better life for him. We declare healing and freedom over our brother:
Lord, protect our sister’s son, Faheem. Set him free from the bondage of addiction and help him to understand the power that you have entrusted him with:
Holy Spirit, help this person to not feel lonely. Comforter, we trust you:
We lift up Rita from Washington and her husband. Bless him, Lord:
Thank you for John and Rocio. We speak healing over their bodies:
We pray for new lungs for Bryan in Pennsylvania:
We lift up Christina and her brother-in-law, Dan in California with her prayer request for healing:
Father, I pray that you will do for Christopher in India what you did for me, healing him from mental and physical illness. You have called him to be a pillar of faith and strength by your power. Bring freedom, Lord:
We lift up Shahana’s prayer request from Kolkata, India:
Yes, Lord, we pray your Spirit’s protection over Asgar. Help him to walk in the power of the blood of Jesus, seeding the world with your love everywhere he goes.
Lord, thank you for your favor and provision in Janet’s life:
We lift up D’s prayer from the United Arab Emirates:
Father, thank you for our sister, Anna in the United States, and your hand on her life:
We pray for Michelle’s friend, Amanda. Bring her back to us, Lord, and bring her into the family of God:
Lord, thank you for setting Laura free from her addictions:
Heal our brother, Jesus:
Lord, we lift up Barbara’s father-in-law, Larry. Rain down Heaven’s healing power on his body, Jesus:
We also pray for healing in Navneet’s father’s body:
Yes, Lord. Thank you for a miraculous healing!
We pray for Ah Li’s prayer request:
We also lift up other prayer requests from India, Mexico, Japan, Malaysia, Canada, and other parts of the world, including the United States in California, Virginia, Arizona, Louisiana, North Carolina, Texas, Iowa, Ohio, Florida, Tennessee, and elsewhere. God, you know the needs. We thank you for being faithful to help us tend the gardens of our hearts. We love you. Amen.