From Simple Prayers
I DRAW NEAR TO YOU, GOD
O Lord, I am deeply grateful for Your wonderful acts, for Your abundant promises, and for the gift of my relationship with You through the merits of Christ.
Bless the Lord, O my soul;
And all that is within me, bless His holy name.
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget not all His benefits;
Who forgives all your iniquities
And heals all your diseases;
Who redeems your life from the pit
And crowns you with love and compassion;
Who satisfies your desires with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. (Psalm 103:1–5)
Take a moment to express your gratitude for the many blessings that you have received from the Lord.
THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU HAVE DONE
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)
Jesus Christ is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen. (Revelation 1:7)
I LISTEN TO YOUR WORDS OF TRUTH
He who loves his father or mother more than You is not worthy of You; he who loves his son or daughter more than You is not worthy of You. (Matthew 10:37)
MY RESPONSE TO YOU, LORD
If I say that I have fellowship with Christ and yet walk in the darkness, I lie and do not practice the truth. But if I walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son purifies me from all sin. (1 John 1:6–7)
I should live as one who is free, but without using my freedom as a cloak for evil, but as a servant of God. (1 Peter 2:16)
Lord, I thank You for Your sovereignty over all the kingdoms of the earth and for the promise of Christ’s return in power. I ask that I would love You more than anyone else and that I would walk in the light and in the freedom of Christ.