O Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth! Your glory is above the heavens. When I look at the night sky and see the work of Your hands, the moon and the stars which You have set in place, Your greatness overwhelms me, and in my heart I feel so small and insignificant. Yet You tell me that You have made me a little lower than the angels and crowned me with glory and honor, made me ruler over the works of Your hands, and have put everything under my feet!
That You, O God, creator of all things calls me by name and says “do not fear I am with you, I have redeemed you, you are mine,” is a blessing too great to comprehend! That You have called me out of the darkness of my sin and into the wonderful light of the Lord Jesus makes my heart overflow with thanksgiving! For I remember when I was still dead in my sin, hopeless and despairing, but You have rescued me from that dominion of darkness and brought me into the kingdom of Jesus and my sins have been forgiven! My slate has been wiped clean! Hallelujah! O God, purify me, I pray, that I might be found living a life that is worthy of the calling that I have received from You.
Open the eyes of my heart ever wider, I pray, that I might have a clearer understanding of the “glorious inheritance” that You have called me to. Strengthen me in my inner man that I might always press on toward You. May I press on today. Renew my passion and hunger to know You and to be in Your presence. Help me to live as one who has been called by the God of the universe into intimate fellowship and communion. I confess my weakness to you, the difficulty that I have almost continually, to remain steadfast and focused on Your face alone. Help me, Lord! Be strong in my weakness I pray, and accomplish all that You intend. Be glorified, Father—in me and through me. I ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Psalm 8; Isaiah 43:1; 1 Peter 2:9; 2 Timothy 1:9; 1 Corinthians 1:2; 1 Thessalonians 2:12; Ephesians 4:1; Ephesians 1:18; Philippians 3:14; 1 Corinthians 1:8-9; 2 Corinthians 12:9
–Adapted from Pray the Word: 31 Prayers that Touch the Heart of God by Tiece King. This resource is available at prayershop.org. Use the code CONPSP3 at checkout to receive an additional 10% discount on the book.
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Glorify the Lord, who is gracious, full of compassion, and gentle with the weak (Ps. 116:5). Thank God for rescuing you during those times when you needed his help, even when you didn’t ask for it (116:8). Confess the times when you have been impatient with others in need. Commit yourself to remembering throughout this day God’s compassion for you and to reflecting that compassion to others. Ask God to help you fulfill this vow.
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