The purpose of this blog is to share some of my prayers and thoughts about God and life. I am certainly no expert on any of these topics; I am a pilgrim passing through, absorbing what truths I can, trying to be the person God wants me to be. I hope you will hold my hand and walk beside me as I go.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
I Would be a New Creation in You
2 Corinthians 5:17 (NLT) "This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new
person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!"
I would be a new creation
I rejoice to think of my
sins being washed away,
my heart becoming as white as snow.
Make me worthy of Your
grace, of Your sacrifices, of Your patience, Your love.
Give me a new chance, a new
possibility, and a new promise in all that I do.
Keep me from falling back
into old habits,
old addictions: pride,
jealousy, egotism, anger.
Keep my heart, my mind, my
mouth focused on doing good to others.
Let all that I do and say glorify
Let my thoughts be pleasing
Purge all those thoughts which You find offensive,
Help me to bring them in
line with what You find acceptable and gracious.
Lord, You know the conflicts
that have taken place in Your church;
You know the problems;
You know the hearts of Your
Touch my heart and show me
how to be kinder, more helpful,
More loving to those in my world
Give me patience with those
who annoy me,
with those who don’t do
what I think they should do,
with those who are insensitive to the weaknesses and
needs of others.
Show me and show others in
how to bring about a healing, a revival in Your church.
Show us how to make Your
church one that serves the community,
Show us how to serve as You
would have Your church serve.
Do not let those of us who
love You be gullible.
Do not let us offer flimsy
excuses for not doing more for others.
Prod our hearts to do more,
to reach out continuously to those
who are less fortunate than
Don’t let Your Bride settle
for mediocrity in preparing for Your return. Prick our consciences when we are tempted to make
excuses for our own short comings,
Burden our hearts with a
need to be honest and sincere
in our dealings with others, especially when we act in Your name.
I praise You, Lord, for the
glory of this day, for the joy of life, for Your Love. In
Christ’s name, I pray.