Without your Spirit, there is no fear of God before our eyes. We flatter ourselves in our own light, and that light is darkness. Concerning the discovery of our sin and the hatred of it, we lie to you and to ourselves. We see ourselves through rose colored glasses.
Help us to forgive as we have been forgiven. No matter how many times we’ve been disappointed, help us not to poison the air with suspicion and ill will. Help us be vulnerable again.
She had followed Abram on this crazy journey, leaving behind all her friends and her childhood home. She never imagined it would end this way.
These earthly vessels are too frail to contain such majesty, so break these alabaster jars, and let your fragrant beauty spill out and fill the earth.
This is prayer for the prodigal, who might at times be ourselves. Lord, forgive us and save us from ourselves, from our self sufficiency and pride. Forgive us for not seeing our utter depravity in light of your holiness, for comparing ourselves with ourselves, and for exalting our standards above yours. We acknowledge our inability […]