Today’s prayer will be focused on asking Papa God to enlarge the dreams and hopes of people of the islands in light of the hope found in Him. Many people who live in Hawaii have lost their ability to dream because they have either lost their cultural heritage, been told not to dream, or encountered severe disappointment in pursuit of their dreams. Historically, people who have migrated to the United States have big dreams and goad which they fulfill through hard work and sacrifice. However, by the third or fourth generation, their descendants have lost their ability to dream and with it the determination to succeed. The words of Proverbs, “hope deferred makes the heart sick” ably describes these successive generations. And Hawaii is no different with the same cultural heritage and the same dismayed and discouraged future generations.
Father God, we ask for a restoration of the heritage of the native peoples and early immigrants to Hawaii. We ask you to restore the royal mindset and the ability dream in our people. Jesus, grant us the spirit of adoption by which we cry out “Abba Father.” Let your sons and daughters dream again and restore them to their rightful places as leaders among the people. Grant them the vision to see beyond the daily doubts and discouragement, and take hold of the promises granted them in Christ.
Papa, for the those of the older generation let their voices be venerated by young people. Let the aunties and uncles become voices of wisdom and encouragement. Jesus, burden the heart of body, the church, to come alongside the old and young who’ve given up on their dreams and give them encouragement to begin dreaming again. Thank you for our heritage, our legacy that we have in Christ, and let us be the manifestation of Him as we go about our everyday lives. Let us be as Abraham, “fully persuaded that [You have] the power to do what [You] promised.”
In Jesus Name, Amen!
Additional Verse: Proverbs 13:12; Roman 4:16-22, 8:15; Eph 1:3 &12; Col 1:27