Dear Lord, I come to you today confessing my sins and asking your forgiveness. I am claiming your word "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9 KJV)" In the storms of my life I have often lost my focus and became focused on the situation instead of on you. I have forgotten that even during the most intense and painful situations you have been right beside me often carrying me when I could go no further. Though at times I've misunderstood and been angry and hurt because I feared I was left unprotected I am so grateful you see the big picture and know what greater good the trials will work in my life. Forgive me for too often being a poor example of your grace when I have taken matters into my own hands and hastily have attempted to obtain the vengeance against those that have wronged me. I ask that you extend your grace and forgiveness to those individuals as well as myself. Where your salvation has not been received I pray I did not hinder them from one day coming to know the power of your saving grace and I pray they find forgiveness in their heart for me one day. Forgive me Lord for stubbornly holding onto the hurts, irritations, bitterness and unforgiveness instead of fully releasing them to you. I have hindered you from working through my life and on my life and I ask you to take complete control of every aspect that has been hindered. I ask for your strength to get me through the challenging times, ask you to help me love as you love, and to provide your healing of my heart and the hearts of those I have hurt. Please help me to view others how you view them. I have many flaws and am so thankful you love me despite them and you have not given up on working on me. Please forgive me and help me, I am nothing without you. I love you Lord and I give every aspect of my life over to you, I am your child and need your guidance today and everyday. Thank you for all you have done and all that you are going to do in my life. I ask all these things in Jesus name. Amen
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I'm a wife of 20 years to a husband that consistently chooses to love me despite my flaws and a mother of 3 wonderful, loving and giving children. I have 6 babies waiting for me up in Heaven. I'm imperfect, often broken and learning; you will see many aspects of what makes me the person I am throughout this blog. You will find no condemnation from me. I have my fair share of problems and battles, I win some and lose some but by God's grace I'm continuing in the good fight. I'm attempting to live life authentically and I enjoy the many blessings God has given both in happiness and pain. I don't have any formal education in Biblical Studies and I don't claim to be an expert. I'm just sharing experiences and lessons I am learning or trying to learn as I go through life.