From Simple Prayers
I DRAW NEAR TO YOU, GOD
I am grateful to You, O God, for the blessing of Your forgiveness. I thank You that in Christ, You set me free from the guilt of the past and give me hope for the future.
The eyes of the Lord are everywhere,
Keeping watch on the evil and the good. (Proverbs 15:3)
All a man’s ways are right in his own eyes,
But the Lord weighs the hearts. (Proverbs 21:2)
Take a moment to ask the Spirit to search your heart and reveal any areas of unconfessed sin. Acknowledge these to the Lord and thank Him for His forgiveness.
THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU HAVE DONE
“My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:8–9)
Behold, the Lord God will come with power, and His arm will rule for Him. Behold, His reward is with Him, and His recompense accompanies Him. He will feed His flock like a shepherd; He will gather the lambs in His arms and carry them close to His heart; He will gently lead those that have young. (Isaiah 40:10–11)
I LISTEN TO YOUR WORDS OF TRUTH
I know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who have been called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28)
MY RESPONSE TO YOU, LORD
We must encourage one another daily, as long as it is still called “Today,” lest any of us be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. (Hebrews 3:13)
We should consider how to stir up one another toward love and good works. (Hebrews 10:24)
Lord, I thank You that Your ways are limitless and that You feed Your flock like a shepherd. I thank You for working all things together for my highest good, and I ask that I would be a source of encouragement to others.