I come before you today, lost, confused, broken and in need. I can’t help but think of the verse, “Lord I am not worthy to receive you, but only say the word and I shall be healed.” The more I try to know you Lord, the more I see how badly I need you.The more I see how badly I need you, the more I realize how unworthy I am. I am a sinner Lord, such a sinner. At times I am so full of shame, guilt, self-loathing that it becomes inconceivable that you would want anything to do with me. Remember your promise, Oh my Lord, my God, the One True God of Heaven and Earth, “I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.”
It is here that I often stumble, Father. I pray you will help me in this, to come to a place where I can lay my anxiety at your feet and rest in your Love. Where I can humbly accept what your Son, our Lord and Savior has done. The sacrifice that Jesus Christ made when he died on the cross for all of us. Intellectually, I understand that it is through his sacrifice that I am able to come before you, yet, my heart, Lord. My heart needs healing. Holy Spirit, help me to move aside so that you may take up residence within me. Fill me with a sense of our Father’s love, forgiveness, compassion, strength and goodness. Remember your promise Lord, “A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.”
As I move through each day, Lord, help me to keep my heart in line with your will. Help me to walk in a manner that glorify’s you. Help me to turn from my sinful ways, to confess my wicked thoughts and desires, to rebuke Satan, in all of his evil manifestations. Fill me with your mercy and love, so that I may pour out the same on those you put before me. Help me to do your will, Lord, your bidding. For your ways and your thoughts are higher than mine, Lord.