My Dearest God,
I pray that You would pour out Your Spirit upon Mark this day and anoit him for all that You've called him to
be and do. Lord, You have said, "Let each one remain with God in that state in which he was called" (1 Corinthians 7:24).
May it be for this child according to Your Word, that he may embrace all You have called him to be and do.
May the fruit of the Spirit, which is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness
and self-control grow in Mark daily (Galatians 5:22). May Mark find his identity in You, view himself as Your instrument and
know that he is complete in You. Give Mark a vision for his life when setting goals for the future and a sense of purpose
about what You've called him to do.
Help Mark to see himself as You do -- from his future and not from his past. May Mark be convinced that Your
thoughts toward him are thoughts of peace and bless him him with a future and a hope (Jeremiah 29:11). Teach Mark to look
to You as his hope for the future.
May Mark understand it is You "who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works,
but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began" (2 Timothy 1:9). May Mark's
commitment to being who You created him to be enable him to grow daily in confidence and Holy Spirit boldness.
Please also send the Holy Spirit to help me Michele Glance Rooney and to help Mark's father that we might be patient,
kind, good, loving, joyful, faith-filled, gentle, self-controlled parents -- truly exhibiting all of the gifts of the Holy