Jehovah, God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, you are the God of past, present and future. You are from everlasting to everlasting. May I live my days in anticipation of the return of Jesus. Like Anna prayed for years in hope of her coming Messiah, give me a heart for prayer, a desire for your Scripture and abundant joy in knowing Jesus’ promises. I ask in the precious name and powerful authority of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will for his return. Amen.

“and then as a widow until she was eighty-four. She did not depart from the temple, worshiping with fasting and prayer night and day.” (Luke 2:37 ESV)