Thank you for your love for me
as my Bridegroom, Brother, and Friend,
showing me the eternal, perfect love of my Father.
Thank you for your ever-present help,
your loving-kindness, your faithfulness,
and goodness to me.
Would you remove every obstacle
that blinds me from knowing your love?
Would you bring down my pride,
that would keep me from humbly receiving,
what I so desperately need,
what the depths of my soul cry out for.
give me eyes to see my soul
the way you see.
The brokenness I have pushed down,
past failures, regrets, shame,
sadness, wounds, and guilt
I’ve never brought to your feet,
not knowing, unaware,
sometimes just running away and ignoring them.
Yet I acknowledge only you can save,
only your love heals and delivers.
Please touch me with your love again Lord,
refresh me in your presence,
show me how to love myself,
that I may know how to love others
the way you’ve made and called me to.
Transform my heart,
that I may patient, kind,
not jealous, boastful, proud, or demanding my own way.
Let me not be irritable, keeping no record of being wronged.
Let me rejoice with truth,
never giving up, never losing faith,
always hopeful and enduring in your Spirit and Word.
Lord, I confess I have no ability to be this,
to do this,
so come into my heart and have your way.
Make this beggar rich in you,
a broken clay pot filled with your treasure to share,
a conduit, filled and knowing of your love,
ready to be poured out wherever you call
resting securely in my Master’s hand.
Thank you Lord.