Father of mercy and comforter to my soul, extend Your tender touch to soothe the wounded heart of Your treasured child. Caress my soul with compassion so that the cruelty which I have experienced does not fester into bitterness. Bloom in my heart the gorgeous seeds of faith that You have planted. Let Your word be the water my heart thirsts for so that a garden of joy can grow up inside me, Lord. You are the resurrection and the life. Bring to life that which appears dead but is only dormant in the life of the one You adore. Make me aware of Your nearness as You breathe Your presence in every moment of my journey. Awaken me to love, Jesus, as I trust in You completely. Unravel my very being so that You can have Your way in me. Under the beauty of John 11:25 and the authority of Christ, these prayers are offered as daily incense, O God.
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life.
Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live,
John 11:25, ESV