Today’s Prayer

God of my heart, relieve me from the distress that creates turmoil inside of me. Take away the pain that distracts me. Use the trials of life to shape me. I delight in the knowledge that You mercifully hear my prayers. I delight in the assurance that my heart matters to You. Shape me in such a way that I fit perfectly inside Your glorious heart, Jesus. Smooth my rough edges. Paint upon the canvas of my soul until I am a masterpiece of colorful hues representing grace, love and peace to the world. Mark me as Yours, Jesus, so that the enemy trembles at Your authority. Enable me to close any open gates which allow him to gain a foothold. The territory of my soul belongs to You, alone. The pastureland of my heart is under Your domain. In the mighty Word of Psalm 4:8 and the authority of Christ Jesus, I pray.

In peace I will lie down and sleep,
    for you alone, Lord,
    make me dwell in safety.
Psalm 4:8, NIV

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