I started a different blog post this morning but God gently guided me back to Hubby’s reminder that I told you I would share more of my daily prayer with you and it’s been a minute. He said something about it a few days ago and it’s been on my mind since then. You may recall that it isn’t exactly MY daily prayer, but it is the prayer I pray daily. John Eldredge of Ransomed Heart Ministries wrote this prayer through Scripture and love for Jesus. The reason I choose it is because for me it is an offering of my heart to Jesus and a reminder to the enemy that I am His. I started praying it a few years ago and today I have it memorized. Some days I have deep thoughts during it and other days it’s my way of saying that I am not feeling it, but Jesus, I love you. Today is the second paragraph and I will schedule additional ones soon to come. Also, I added a category of “My Daily Prayer” where I will tuck these as I write them. Here is paragraph two:
“Dearest God, Holy and Victorious Trinity, You alone are worthy of all of my worship, my heart’s devotion, all my praise, all my trust, and all the glory of my life. I love You, I trust You, I worship You. I give myself over to You in my heart’s search for life. You alone are Life and You have become my Life. I renounce all other gods, every idol, and I give to you God the place in my heart and in my life that You truly deserve. This is all about You, not about me. You are the hero of this story, and I belong to You. I ask Your forgiveness for my every sin. Search me, know me, and reveal to me where You are working in my life, and grant to me the grace of Your healing, deliverance, and a true and deep repentance.”
Every day I fall short. Every day. I know that I do and I want God to know that I know I do. His forgiveness is worth more to me than human forgiveness. I choose to know His will in my life because I am only here to love others to Him. I can’t understand or comprehend what life is fully about. Why did Adam and Eve sin? Why is our world so broken? Where is God in all of that? I need Him to reveal to me where He is taking me and what He wants to do in me and through me each and every day. I know He loves everyone and He is calling us all to His heart. I want to offer my part in that but I fall short every day. He is my life. I have gone through so many things, some I should not have survived, and still I am here and making a difference. I know that Christ is in that and as I give myself to Him, He lovingly guides me to make choices in my day that line up with His will.
I hope you find life in Jesus and in offering your heart to Him. When Christ died for us it was enough. As I daily seek Him I know He feels honored, cherished, feared, and loved and that is what I want Him to feel.
“Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life” Psalms 139:23-24