U4H 20 Days of Prayer || Day 20

“I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:1-2


We lift our hearts to you as I pray for human flourishing for all. God, sometimes it can feel hard to know how to flourish and thrive due to difficult life circumstances. Some days can feel like a battle as we navigate the unexpected and sometimes heartbreaking twists and turns of life – a job loss, financial insecurity, sickness, anxiety, depression, worries and doubts, and the weariness of living in a place that is not our ultimate home. God, we need you, and our only hope is you. Please plunge to the depths of our weary and broken hearts, sit with us in our unique situation, and remind us of your nearness and the hope we have in you which extends far beyond what our eyes can see. 

Lord, last, I pray specifically for the flourishing of those that are struggling with their mental and emotional health. We know there are many who feel like they are in a desperate place, those that feel unseen, unknown, and misunderstood, and individuals who feel weighed down with the cares of life. Please be near to them, Lord, light their path for them, surround them with a community of support, and cause the flourishing of their mental and emotional health for your glory. 

In Jesus’ name, amen 

Laura Varela 
Director of United4Hope