How marvelously resplendent is the mercy of Your redemptive love, Lord God. How magnificently radiant is the grace that saw the darkened estate of my soul and brought me to the light despite my resistance. You foresaw my inadequate response, Jesus, and loved me anyway. Your adoring sight was not blind to the unbelieving rebellion, the perpetual backsliding, the cold, indifferent, apathetic response to truth and the misuse of prayer. You loved Your own despite the lack of worth on our part. Make Your home with us again, Lord Jesus. Captivate the hardest of hearts with Your love incorruptible. Tune ears to hear and listen for the voice that whispers freedom, the voice that drips with invitational compassion. May the subtle stirrings of the Spirit not go unheeded. Lord, invigorate the sluggish intellect which often obscures the glorious light of truth because it has been skewed by cultural ideology. Take me into Your counsel, Lord God. Examine me until my ways are known to You and revealed to me. If there are soul matters to attend to, let me take heed until corruptions that have gone unnoticed too long are addressed with prayerful consideration. I do not want to be a garden untended Lord. Let not the sweet fragrance of redemption become tainted by the frosty indifference that often accompanies the familiarity and routine of religious observance. Make it all fresh, Lord, with the resplendent mercy and radiant grace of love eternal and divine. Under the mighty Word given in Jeremiah 31:3-4 and the authority of Christ Jesus, I bow in adoring prayer.
The Lord appeared to him long ago, saying,
“I have loved you with an everlasting love;
Therefore I have drawn you out with kindness.
I will build you again and you will be rebuilt.”
Jeremiah 31:3-4, NASB