My Heavenly Father,
I know you’ve given me a wonderful body, capable of performing different functions, and just knowing that I can perform several of them at once make me feel great. I can have the full use of all my senses, I can think, analyse, make a decision and through all of this I have the continued use of my hands. I am cognisant that my brain is constantly active, even while I sleep. I am truly fearfully and wonderfully made.
But there’s one part of my body that despite having so many splendid functions, I realise I need to use more. This part supports a variety of daily functions and activities. It enables me to walk or run. I can get in and out of the car. Now that I am giving a little more thought, I am just amazed how it works in tandem with various parts of my body, it makes sitting, working or relaxing for a moment just so easy. Lord thank you for my knees, I know they are special, they carry all the weight of my body most of the time. I don’t think I’ve stopped for a moment to think how I’d feel without them. I don’t even remember if I’ve ever thanked You specifically for them.
Occasionally I have felt some pain in my knees, because of jogging, cold weather, or even falling on the floor. I must confess it has not been because of my prayer since this position has not been as regular as it should be. I know that my efforts to grow my relationship with you depend deeply on the use I make of them. Lord I know I can become a giant on my knees.
Today, I would like to give them the most honoured use, to bow before my Lord and King and lift up my voice to Your throne of grace and put into Your hands my life and the lives of my loved ones. Today, as I pray I commit to Your care and keeping all the children in our family, younger siblings, nieces, nephews, cousins and grandchildren. Lord, there are many children that I do not even know. These children may be going through very difficult or painful situation, some are facing hunger, discrimination. There are others who are suffering physical and emotional abuse. I don’t know their names, but I know You do.
Lord I know You have carried the weight of all my burdens, please remind me that a woman who knows how to be on her knees, can overcome any battle with ease not only in my life, but also on behalf of others and my family too. Thank you God, because I know the power of my prayer is in the One who hears my prayer, and using my knees, my prayer does make a difference because Your power will manifested itself.