Pithy Prayer August 7th, 2018

Almighty God and Abba father, over these last several days I have tried to understand your love for me and my fellow humans. I don’t profess to understand your love, but I do know that you have blessed me in ways I could not have imagined. So please, dear father, help me remember your great love for me when I am faced with temptation, led to doubt your love, or wonder about my worthiness. I want your love to be reflected in my daily life. Thanks for loving mightily. Thanks for loving sacrificially. Most of all thanks for loving first.Image result for glorify god

Father, your love is so vast, so gracious and so life changing. I ask that you, Holy Spirit, would help change my heart to more perfectly reflect and glorify the Father.

Dear Lord, please help us tear down every wall that divides and separates your people. Forgive each other. Prejudice towards each other. Stir in us a deep longing to share the unity of heaven in our world today.

How can I ever thank you for your love and mercy demonstrated in the sacrifice of your Son for my sin? Please forgive me for those times that I have not shown my appreciation for your grace in the way I live my life.

Amen.

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Pithy Prayer July 19th, 2018

Image result for giving one's life for anotherThank you for being there in my past when all others forsook me. Thank you for being there when I was unaware of your presence until I looked back and saw the evidence of your grace. Please give me courage to truly believe your promises, especially this one about always being there.

Sovereign Lord of all creation, Thank you for your incredible love for me. While I know I don’t deserve your overwhelming and generous grace, I rejoice in it. While I know my best attempts at honoring you fall short, thank you for promising to welcome me into your presence, care for me and comfort me when I come home to you. Your love, O Lord, is beyond my comprehension and exhausts my appreciation while filling my heart with wonder and praise.  I thank you dear Father, for your wonderful and extravagant blessings. All that I have, all that I am, and all that I ever hope to be exists only because of the mercy or grace you have lavished upon me. Thank you, Jesus, for your incredible sacrifice.

Amen.

Pithy Prayer July 5th, 2018

Image result for god at work in lifeThank you, Father, for being at work in my life. I confess that at times you seem distant, but looking back over the crucial moments of my life, I can see your fingertips and your grace leading me to where I am today. Dear Father, please make your presence even more powerfully known in my life as I seek your will and commit to live for your glory.

O Great God of heavens, thank you for caring for me when I am such a small part of your great work in the universe. Your love is beyond my comprehension, and yet it thrills me to know that in your grace one day I will see you face to face.

Almighty God, I acknowledge that you are too great for me to comprehend. Yet as marvelous and mighty and majestic as you are, your grace is greater still. Thank you for sending Jesus so I can know you. Thank you for sending Jesus so I could be forgiven. Thank you for sending Jesus so I can go home to you and live forever. Thank you, Jesus, for coming to redeem me and then returning back to the Father, so I can speak to him through you.

Amen.