We come before You, exhausted, hurting, and in need of restoration. The hardships we face can sometimes seem unbearable. We are tired of experiencing pain and depression. Please help us to understand that the trials we face and the tests we face are to produce in us endurance, hope, and a strong character. Please continue to give each one of us the strength we need to not only get through each day, but to do so with JOY! We lay down our pride, our selfish desires, and our negative attitudes. We ask that You transform us from the inside out in Jesus’ name AMEN!