A Prayer For You Today
Pastor Joe | April 24, 2023 | A Prayer For You Today
April 24, 2023
A prayer for you today.
Father, thank you for the grace that has preserved my life to this moment. Now please give me enough love for this day—a sense of love from you (so I’m not scared or driven), a welling up of love for you (so I’m not proud or selfish), and a resulting love for others (so I am not cold or distracted).
Let your Spirit illumine my mind and enlarge my heart for that. And because it means nothing to begin well if one does not persevere, I ask that you continue and increase your grace in me until you have led me into full communion with your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, that I may see his beautiful and great glory.
Lord, all day may you give me an awareness of your presence, fruitfulness yet patience with your appointments, wisdom and compassion in my dealings, and Fatherly protection against dangers and adversities.
Let me accept whatever degree of success or difficulty in my work, you give me this day, and especially make me compassionate and ready to be interrupted in order to do good to others.
And as I laid down in sleep and rose this morning only by your grace, keep me in a joyful, lively remembrance that whatever happens, I will someday know my final rising—the resurrection—because Jesus Christ laid down in death for me, and rose for my justification. In Jesus’s name.
Taken from Tim Keller's daily prayers.
God bless you in all things great and small.