Our prayers often connect us. Despite our different opinions, religions, and backgrounds we often find our hearts have the same longings when we listen to each other’s prayers. Occasionally I share a prayer from my morning prayer time for this reason – to connect us.
Thank You, Father.
Thank You for not giving up on me. For not getting tired of me, and moving on. My sins have been burdensome to You; and my affinity for seeking to cover them up with religious activities must disgust You. You’re not after a time card and Your not after my weekends; Father, You’re after my heart.
Chase me. Hound me. Hunt me down, if You must.
My desire is to love You and follow You. To become some great example of a person after God’s own heart. I have great intentions. But, my actions speak differently, and unfortunately, they are louder than my voice. I want to do what is right, noble, good, and wholesome; but I often seek to satisfy my depraved, hungry flesh. I starve my spirit for some sick fix, neglecting the eternal things for the quick things.
Yet, You love me.
You always have. You’ve never left my side; never given up on me. The cross has satisfied Your anger and wrath toward me; now, there is only prodding and love. Nudge me, Father. Return my heart to the things of Your heart. Redefine my life God; not for religious duty, but for grace-filled mission.
For Yours is the kingdom, and the glory, forever.
Comment below and let me know; What are you thanking God for today?