I came across this prayer and felt we all could use the words and thoughts of this prayer in our lives.
“Thank You for a new day. Thank You that Your compassion is renewed every morning. Great is Your faithfulness and Your steadfast love, O Lord! I don’t know what all is going to happen today, and how much I’ll get done, but You do. So, I give this day to You. God, this is the day that You have made, I will rejoice and be glad in it. With gratitude, I thank You for preserving my life for one more day. With gratitude, I thank You for your ultimate gift of love for me, in the form of Your Son and the sacrifice of His life on my behalf. Because of this overwhelming gift that I often cannot comprehend, I humbly submit to You. I know Lord, that I am a mere human and cannot instruct You, but You Lord can instruct me. So, teach me Your ways that I may rely on Your faithfulness. Teach us to number our days and to use our time wisely.
Throughout this day, may I be keenly aware of Your presence in everything I do – as I commute to work, drop children off at school, keep house and speak with my neighbors. May my life be a living example and may others see Christ in me. There are many that are hurting in this world – may I be a salve to someone today, Lord, in a way that I can’t even imagine. May my words be seasoned with salt and minister grace to all that hear. May my actions be aligned with Your Word.
I pray for wisdom that is peaceable, gentle, and approachable, with lots of mercy and fairness. You said an unlimited supply of wisdom is available to me if I simply ask, so I pray for wisdom to know how to deal with the many people and situations that will cross my path.
I pray for protection throughout this day; protect from harm and evil; go before me, to the left and right of me, and behind me. Order my steps so that I walk worthy of your calling throughout this day. That I may be attuned to your promptings – whether it shows up as a gentle tug or a strong conviction.
I pray for reconciliation in families, in nations, and to You. I pray that all may come to know you and be reconciled back to You.
Lord, you know my faults and my flaws – forgive me for being unkind with my words and my thoughts; forgive me for being self-serving; forgive me for holding on to old wounds instead of giving them to you. Forgive me, Lord.”
(TO BE CONTINUED NEXT WEEK)