Christ's Glory, Not Mine

by science fiction author Andrea J. Graham

A simple prayer

“ I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy. Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live.” (Psalm 116:1-2)

 

Lord, thank you for hearing our voices and our pleas for mercy. We love you and we worship you. I pray we would trust at all times that you will hear us, and know by faith that your ear is inclined to us, when our hearts are inclined towards you. Turn our hearts towards you, by your grace today. Renew our determination to seek you and call upon your name all the days of our lives. I pray we would trust you more each day. Strengthen us in love, and may our love for you over flow towards others, too. Guide us and lead us in your ways, show us your will, and give us strength and courage to pursue what you would have us to do. Search our hearts, if anything is hindering our prayers, show it to us, and by your grace, change our hearts, so we might turn from evil and do good. Have mercy on us, and our loved ones this day. You know what we can bear. Deliver us and make our paths straight, headed ever closer to home with you.

In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.