Read 1 John 5:2-3, 2 John 1:5-6, John 14:15, John 14:21. Dear Jesus, You are my Lord, my God, my King. You are worthy of all of my worship. Help me, by your grace, to know you more and love you so deeply and dearly that the things of this world fade away and grow strangely dim. I see my sinfulness. I feel my weakness. I see my self-centeredness. I feel my flesh want its own way. I see my pride. I feel my flesh rise up inside. Lord, I love you. I want to love you more. I want a heart that wants to serve you before self. I want actions that spring from a surrendered will. I want words that flow from a heart that loves others more than self. Lord, I want to love you. I want to love you more than anything or anyone. I want to love you more than I love myself. I want the deeds that reflect you and your character. I want others to see you in me—and not me. I need you, and I need your Word. My hardness of heart, my thick headedness, my stubborn ways, and my human passions all keep me from knowing you as well as I could and seeing you as you truly are. Help me see you, help me hear you, and help my mind understand you. O Lord, grant me your grace! Help me love you. In your name, Amen. We would love to hear from you. Share your prayers in our garden of prayers at thistlebend.org.
Much Love Tom