A Prayer for Young Ladies
Lord, You created me—masterfully in Your image
Every curve of my body, every freckle on my skin
You specifically chose to put in its place.
Each attribute I possess & all the gifts within me
You hand-picked especially for me.
I am so thankful that You love me!
My body is a work of art, &
You are the architect of my beauty.
I know there is a glow that radiates from inside me
A power I possess & project to those around me
You crafted this vessel & dwell within it
Lord, I thank You for all the time You put into me
My mind is a mystery
My will is strong & my perseverance high
No simple creature can easily sway my thoughts
I thank You, Lord, for teaching me my worth.
Lord, use me & place in me a perfect love
Teach me how to be a virtuous woman
A woman of character and value
Build in me a home for the Holy Spirit & delight in it
I pray that my actions will be pleasing in Your sight
Lord, allow me to spread Your goodness
Fill my mouth with Your wisdom, Your wonder
Direct my path so that it will bring You honor
Chasten me & set in me a standard
May my body be a temple for You
Identified by the quality of my actions
Give to me favor in Your eyes
So that I may be tasked with Your good deeds
Place in me a living doctrine
So that I will always have You near
Search me, O Lord, &
Show me which ways that I please You &
What ways I must change to bring You glory
Illuminate my shortcomings so that they may be flushed out
And build on the good foundations You discover within me
Lord, You renew my soul &
Anoint my head with oil in the midst of my enemies
No weapon formed against me shall prosper
As I walk in Your will for my life
Lord, I thank You for Your matchless love
You love me in spite of my faults
And even more than I love myself.