Friday, March 24, 2017

Today We Pray

Dear Lord, Your knowledge is utterly beyond my comprehension. You know my coming in and my going out, my thoughts and dreams and schemes, my countless little sins and lies, my kindnesses and my cruelties, my prayers and my curses. And yet, despite all of this, You have promised to know me, to be with me, to listen to me and help me and, if I only ask for it in the name of Your Son, to forgive me when I offend You.

I acknowledge all my sins which I have committed every day of my life, in thought, word and deed; in body and soul alike. I am heartily sorry that I have ever offended you, and I sincerely repent; with tears I humbly pray you, O Lord: of your mercy forgive me for all my past transgressions and absolve me from them. I firmly resolve, with the help of Your Grace, to amend my way of life and to sin no more.

I praise You above all else, Mighty God, for the wonderment of Your existence and the unfathomable size and complexity of your creation. And above all, my love and obedience are yours. I give them to you now and forever, in gratitude for Your greatest gift, the sacrifice of Your blessed Son, Jesus Christ.