thank you for your hand upon my life,
not letting me go,
thank you for your “no’s,”
your protection from my own desires
that would have let to heartache and misery.
Thank you for your power at work,
drying up my small, unfitting ambitions,
establishing my identity,
instilling your purpose for my function,
my knit… how you made me.
Thank you that despite all my failures,
my meanderings, my weaknesses,
you use all things for my good, for your glory.
Thank you that you desire success for me,
and that ultimately,
my life rests in your loving hands.
Have your way in me,
help me, use me for your glory Lord,
and let me be your success,
being true to you, to myself,
and shining your light.