Heavenly Father, you are so good! You bring us mercy, love, grace and peace even though we are so undeserving. You protect us when we don’t even know we need protection. Thank you Lord for all that you give, and all that you take away. We pray that we would have hearts and spirits that would be open to you. Please bless us with the faith to believe in great miracles. We desire to have the joy and gladness that only you can bring into our lives. Lord, we pray that you would help us to become like John, strong in spirit, and bold in faith. Help us to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ and the salvation that he brings through the forgiveness of our sins. We pray this all in the powerful and unending name of Jesus Christ. Amen!