Creator of heaven, Maker of earth, Author of the story of this life that I live, I bow before You in grateful admiration for the gift of Your Son. I crawl on humbled knees to shelter beneath the wings of Your grace only to be lifted up by the perfection of Your love. Let me lay all of myself upon the altar before You, God, so that You can have Your way in me. Wrap me up in the swaddling cloths of Your beautiful mercy so that my iniquities are covered. Lay me in the feeding trough so that others can feast upon that which flows through me from You. Thank You, my Savior, that You did not want heaven without me. Thank You for Your relentless pursuit that brought me to the manger in awe and wonder, then took me to the cross to worship in gratitude. Under the mighty Words of truth in 2 Peter 1:4 and the authority of Christ Jesus, I pray.
He has granted to us his precious and very great promises,
so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature,
having escaped from the corruption
that is in the world because of sinful desire.
2 Peter 1:4, ESV