Lord Jesus, lay out the fruitful labor you have for me. The days tick off the remainder of life. Please, don’t let my efforts wane with time. Sustain me, strengthen me and secure me for what may come. May I be a light in someone’s darkness or a boost in someone’s struggle upward. Use me for your name’s sake. Be glorified in the outcome. I pray in your name above all names, according to the good and perfect will of the Father. Amen.

“For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me. Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell. I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better. But to remain in the flesh is more necessary on your account.” (Philippians 1:21-24 ESV)