You have said in Your Word that You have "dealt to each one a measure of faith" (Romans 12:3). I pray that You
would take the faith You have planted in Mark and multiply it.
May the truth of Your Word be firmly established in Mark's heart so that faith will grow daily and navigate Mark's
life. Help Mark to trust You at all times as he looks to You for truth, guidance and transformation into Your likeness. I
know that trusting in You is a choice we make. Enable Mark to make that choice. I pray that Mark will look to You for everything,
knowing that he is never without hope.
May Mark's faith be the "substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen" (Hebrews 11:1). I pray
Mark will have faith strong enough to lift Mark above his circumstances and limitations and instill in him the confidence
of knowing that everything will work together for good (Romans 8:28).
I pray that Mark will be so strong in faith that Mark's relationship with You God supersedes all else in his life
-- even my influence as a mother. In other words, may Mark have a relationship with You, Lord, that is truly his own -- not
an extension of mine or anyone else's. I want the comfort of knowing that when I'm no longer on this earth, Mark's faith will
be strong enough to keep Mark "steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord" (1 Corinthians 15:58).
As Mark walks in faith, may Mark have Your heart of love that overflows to others, a heart that is wiling to give
of self and possessions according to Your leading. May Mark see that giving out of love is actually giving back to You in
faith and that he will never lose anything by doing so. I pray that Mark will take the "shield of faith." (Ephesians 6:16)
and thereby be able to stand strong in faith and say, "I thank Christ Jesus our Lord who has enabled me, because he counted
me faithful" (1 Timothy 1:12). In Jesus' name, I pray all of these things.