The Grace of God

Oh, most gracious Lord!

You are eternal, unfathomable; mighty beyond measure!

You have created all things and this complex universe is the work of Your hands. So far is Your divine knowledge from my shallow human understanding. I cannot comprehend Your way, oh God!

In this wonderful mess of life, this perfect chaos, You reign; You are sovereign. Heaven and Earth are full of Your glory. Hosanna in the highest!

Thank You, Lord, for the many abundant blessings in my life. Thank You for my body, mind, and spirit. Thank You, Lord, for feeding me physically and spiritually. Thank You for Your forgiveness, Lord, and thank You for Your love. Thank You for the little things and the big things. Thank You for all that You do each day to bless me, help me, sustain me, and grow me.

Thank You, Lord, for listening to my supplications and my frustrations. My God, help me to be patient and to trust in You!

To my earthly mind, all is uncertain and mysterious, yet I believe You are in control. Your mercy is everything to me, Lord, and Your promises are so precious. Please, oh God, help me to pray and be mindful of the prayers I offer up to You. Know that I fear You, Lord, with a great fear!

I do love You, Lord God, even though the way ahead is uncertain. I trust, oh God, that You have clarity where I lack it. Please, Almighty God and Father, though I am a wretched sinner, guide me, and do not withhold Your love and mercy from me!

I crave Your comfort, Your security, Your love, Your hope, Your salvation. I long for You to bring peace to my soul.

Please, Lord, renew my mind and take away my anxieties. Let my faith be so strong, oh Lord, that I never question Your love or Your plan for my life. Be with me, oh God, at the sunrise and the sunset, throughout the day and throughout the night.

I wish to be blameless in Your sight, oh God. Teach me the way that pleases You, Lord, and do not let me stray from the righteous path. Correct me, Lord, when I do go astray. Forgive me, Lord, when I am selfish, conceited, forgetful, annoying, ignorant, or sinful.

Glory to my God, forever! For He has blessed us with a new and eternal covenant for the forgiveness of sins. Please remember Your blessed covenant, Lord, and forgive Your humble servant. Please, oh God, remember the suffering of Your only begotten Son, and do not let your anger burn against me.

Help me to be generous, oh God, and not selfish or greedy. Make my path straight, Lord, and help me to enter through the narrow gate. Help me to serve You all the days of my life.

May my offering of thanks and praise be acceptable to You, oh God, and may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all, evermore, Amen.

3 comments

  1. Thank you Steven for all the lovely prayers you’ve posted these past weeks.

    I’m sorry I haven’t been in touch recently, which is due to the taxing nature of my caring work to my mother.

    Here is a short prayer I found on the net:

    We give thanks to you, acknowledging that you are the Lord our God and God of our ancestors forever. You are the strength of our life, the shield of our salvation in every generation. We will give thanks to you and recount your praise, evening, morning and noon, for our lives that are committed into your hand, for our souls that are entrusted to you.

    Dinos

    1. Hi Dinos!

      I love the short prayer that you included in your comment – beautiful.

      I know things must be tough at home and I hope your mother is doing well and that both of you are in good spirits (as much as possible). I will certainly keep you in my prayers. Also, it’s always nice to receive emails and updates from you regarding what you’re up to and what’s on your mind and the interesting things you find online.

      I was grateful for our recent discussion about why children suffer and die. This is particularly poignant at the moment as a family friend has just lost a baby. I might try and write a blog post on this issue. Also, I have a friend who would like me to write a post about whether or not it is possible to lose our salvation, so let me know if you have any thoughts on that issue?

      Take care my brother,

      Steven

      1. Hi Steven!

        I’m really pleased that you liked the short prayer I offered to you.

        I often feel isolated from other Christians, partly because of my difficulty to pray and this short prayer was ideal for me. The other reason I feel isolated is because I share my thoughts freely, even though sometimes I’m expressing my doubts that God has all the attributes that we assign to Him: Omnipotence; Omnipresence; Omniscience; complete Benevolence, without Malevolence; etc……

        If you subscribed to 500Q after I posted you a link, you can view the additional string of posts that occurred after my first one about my views on why children suffer and die.

        I also responded to someone who thought that God makes us suffer to test us and enable Him to choose a select few for a heavenly afterlife. How is it possible that Adam and Eve can bring about a fall from God’s grace, affecting all of their offspring, if Christ, part of the Holy Trinity, can only achieve a partial salvation of humanity, for a select few? The Jehovah’s Witnesses, who do not accept the Holy Trinity think only bothers and sisters from their denomination will be considered. This is an elitist view worthy of the illuminati or the Freemasons.

        The best writings about who is saved are by the Church Fathers.

        Your brother in Christ,

        Dinos

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