Our Most Gracious Heavenly Father,
I come to You, Father, in humility, in faith
Knowing Father, that I can have confidence
Understanding and acknowledging that
I have the privilege of coming
Before Your throne
Not because of anything I’ve done
Or will do; but
Because of what Your Son, my beloved Lord
Has done for me.
I look at the world around me.
This world with all it’s evil.
It seems to me the whole world,
And all it’s inhabitants
Are only out for one thing
and it would be too much
If I couldn’t look at Your creation,
And know that You who have
Created all, sustain all as well.
I know that You are above and beyond all.
That You, Father, are from
Everlasting to everlasting;
That You have always been and will always be.
No matter what man may say
From his little place on this little rock
He lives upon.
You, Father, who in Your
Amazing love and grace
Have allowed a place
For him to dwell.
I thank You, and I’m so indebted to You
For so many reasons, but the greatest of these
Is Your Son, My Lord, my love,
My Savior, For Savior He is
To me, and to all who know
That we can’t save ourselves.
For those of us who know our state
I come before You on behalf of a
People You have called to be Your own,
But who in sinful, selfishness cannot see
Who even standing in the light of
Remain blind and ignorant
Not because Your truth is not readily seen
But because in doing so
They see who they really are
And what they truly amount to.
These who call upon Your name;
Who claim Your son
Who call Him Lord; but
Who refuse His call upon their lives, and
Who ignore His commands, and
Who live unto themselves,
And yet proclaim to be
I call upon You. I implore You
To awaken Your people,
Yours who You have claimed,
Who You have set apart
And made Your special possession
And call Your own.
Father, I pray You will awaken them,
That You will show them
That life in You is not within
The confines of our finite bodies
With our petty aches and pains
Our problems and struggles,
But in Your Son Jesus.
How we need You.
We are desperately in need of teachers, leaders
Who can help us to see into eternity.
Who can show us that there is so much more beyond
This present, temporary life
That we think so much of, and
Call our own as if had anything to do
With our being here.
We strive, cry and pursue
For all those things in this temporary world
That are already ours in You
Through Your beautiful Son.
Help us to realize we have all we need in You/
Help us to know and to trust in Your provision,
Help us to be confident in our place and position
Bought and paid for, secured for us
Through the precious atoning blood
Of Your beloved Son
Of our beloved Lord and Savior
Forgive us our sins, Heavenly Father,
Forgive us for our lack of love
Our lack of diligence
Grow in us these things
By whatever means necessary
So that we may know their
True worth in Your eternal Kingdom