Lord, my heart was once plagued with indifference where You were concerned. I cared not about the injury of my rebellion nor the neglect of my soul. I lived in a constant state of provocation toward the One who knit me together in my mother’s womb. How gracious and unfathomable is Your divine forgiveness, Lord. How deep and wide does Your mercy stretch over me. My significant blunders were not enough to discourage divine pursuit. My foolishness was weak in comparison to the strength of Your wisdom manifested in love. So I come before You with a penitent heart that needs Your protection against such former pitfalls. Fill my heart with a sense of Your presence. Manifest Your wisdom in my thoughts. Bring Your Spirit to life inside of me. Let my desire to glorify You consume every other desire through raging flames of faith in Christ. There is a secret reluctance hidden deep within my nature, Lord God. A secret that only You can shed light on. Whatever lingers in darkness, let it not drag me back into that place where I no longer belong. I place every secret upon Your altar, Lord. Burn it up until the exposure of my soul is utterly vulnerable before You. Take my divided mind and make it whole in Christ. Take my wandering heart and lead it in one direction. Take my shaky soul and set it on a firm foundation. Break any fatal enchantment that remains with the things of this world. Set every desire and focus on heaven’s glory. Remind me that I am Yours and that Your grace is sufficient. Under the beautiful truth of Your Word in Ephesians 2:4-9 and the authority of Christ, I bow in prayer.
But God, being rich in mercy, for His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with Him, and made us to sit with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus; for by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, that no one would boast.
Ephesians 2:4-9, WEB
Remind me that I am Yours and that Your grace is sufficient–Amen!