Daily Prayer Day 316

I DRAW NEAR TO YOU, GOD

Lord, I give thanks for Your greatness, your goodness, and your love, and I now draw near to enjoy your presence.

The Most High is sovereign over the kingdoms of men
And gives them to whomever He wishes
And sets over them the lowliest of men. 
I will bless the Most High
And praise and honor Him who lives forever. 
His dominion is an eternal dominion,
And His kingdom endures from generation to generation. 
He regards all the inhabitants of the earth as nothing,
And does as He pleases with the host of heaven
And the inhabitants of the earth. 
No one can hold back His hand
Or say to Him: "What have You done?" 
I praise, exalt, and honor the King of heaven,
For all His works are true, and all His ways are just,
And He is able to humble those who walk in pride.  (Daniel 4:17, 34-35, 37)

Take a moment to consider God’s awesome majesty and thank Him that He loves you and wants an intimate relationship with you.

THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU HAVE DONE

Will God indeed dwell on earth?  Heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain You.  (1 Kings 8:27)

The Lord said, "Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days."  But He was speaking of the temple of His body.  After He was raised from the dead, His disciples remembered that He had said this to them, and they believed the Scripture and the words that Jesus had spoken.  (John 2:19, 21-22)

I LISTEN TO YOUR WORDS OF TRUTH

You preserve my life, and I am devoted to You.  You are my God; You will save Your servant who trusts in You.  (Psalm 86:2)

MY RESPONSE TO YOU, LORD

I will be an imitator of God as a beloved child, and I will walk in love, just as Christ loved me and gave Himself up for me as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.  (Ephesians 5:1-2)

The goal of our instruction is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.  (1 Timothy 1:5)


Lord, I thank You that You transcend the created order and that You raised Your Son from the dead.  I thank You for preserving my life, and I ask that I would imitate the sacrificial love of Christ in my relationships with others.