S: John 15:2 Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.
O: When God let's us go through stuff, it's to mature us not to harm us. Another thing is, when you prune a plant you get rid of the unneeded branches. The act of pruning is similar to God taking away the unneeded things in our lives that hold us back from knowing Him more.
A: To let God have His way in me while knowing that what He's doing will help me to know Him more.
P: God, I thank You for what You put me through. Without those things I wouldn't be as close to You as I am now. I thank You for the things You will have me do later in my life that will cause me to produce more fruit. I love You, and in Jesus Christ's name I pray, AMEN