I praise you for your nearness,
that you are for me
not against me,
you are on my side.
I thank you for your grace,
for the faith you pour into my soul,
to receive your mercies again and again,
to find courage to follow you.
Thank you for showing me glimpses of who I am without you,
not overwhelming me with my own evil and brokenness,
but loving, accepting, kind,
you urge me to come to you,
the only One who can heal, restore, and redeem.
Grant me a clean heart,
one that’s soft, sensitive, tender towards you,
renew a right spirit within me,
teach me true humility before you,
to know myself rightly,
and just let me love you
as high, long, wide, and deep
you’d give me grace to.
I love you Lord.