Daily Prayer: Day 365

From Simple Prayers, Day 365

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.

O Lord, the God of our fathers, are You not the God who is in heaven? Are You not the ruler over all the kingdoms of the nations? Power and might are in Your hand, and no one is able to withstand You. (2 Chronicles 20:6)

I will praise You, O Lord, with all my heart;
I will tell of all Your wonders.
I will be glad and rejoice in You;
I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High. (Psalm 9:1–2)

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

Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God. (Matthew 16:16)

God highly exalted Christ Jesus and gave Him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2:9–11)

I LISTEN TO YOUR WORDS OF TRUTH

Through the law I died to the law so that I might live for God. I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. (Galatians 2:19–20)

MY RESPONSE TO YOU, LORD

Since I have a great cloud of witnesses surrounding me, I want to lay aside every impediment and the sin that so easily entangles, and run with endurance the race that is set before me, fixing my eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of my faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. I will consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners, so that I will not grow weary and lose heart. (Hebrews 12:1–3)

I was called to freedom, but I will not use my freedom to indulge the flesh, but through love I will serve others. For the whole law is summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Galatians 5:13–14)

Lord, I thank You that Jesus is the everlasting Messiah and that You exalted Him above all things so that every tongue will confess that He is Lord. I thank You that Christ gave Himself for me and lives in me, and I ask that I would lay aside all entanglements and run with endurance the race that is set before me.