Today’s Prayer

The wealth of Your love transforms the poverty of my soul from the stain of sin to the priceless jewel of eternal inheritance. The majesty of Your presence lifts my lonely estate to join in the heavenly choir singing hallelujahs. Christ Jesus is my King! My Lord, prostrate the warring heart within me. The consciousness of my rebellion fills me with fear and trembling in Your presence. Your majesty humbled me in awe, Lord. For Your love on the cross has removed the tincture of terror from the fear coursing through my physical body. In the Spirit, I am free to embrace the holy fear of reverence. In the Spirit, I am enabled to approach You beneath a canopy of grace so I can behold Your grandeur in unfeigned reluctance of presenting such an unworthy specimen. Let Your beauty take my breath away, Lord Jesus. Let Your magnificence envelope the darkness of my soul with ethereal light. May there be no overarching dread at the promise of Your approach and perfect judgment. Come, Lord Jesus. Where once there was fear in its paralyzing form, now only sweet anticipation reigns alongside the holy fear of awestruck worship. Under the Word of God found in Romans 5:15-16 and the authority of Christ Jesus, I bow in humble prayer.

But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many! Nor can the gift of God be compared with the result of one man’s sin: The judgment followed one sin and brought condemnation, but the gift followed many trespasses and brought justification. 
Romans 5:15-16, NIV

2 comments

  1. Where once there was fear in its paralyzing form, now only sweet anticipation reigns alongside the holy fear of awestruck worship–Amen!

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