All Powerful and Most Merciful God,
Look upon me with abundant pity;
I am but dust in Your immense and omniscient presence.
I am Your feeble and frail slave who struggles daily to serve You – and with utter
My most noble attempts to honour You are fraught with selfish motives and the
shameful stench of sin.
I ask that You, in keeping with Your overflowing mercy, forgive me for my offences:
For my lips that have so casually uttered Your most blessed Name,
For my ears that have refused to accept admonition and critique,
For my eyes that have lingered longingly upon that which is not mine,
And for my mind, that has entertained that which should not be articulated.
My flesh pulls me toward the world even as my soul is captivated by and drawn toward You…
At times it seems that I will be split in two by this constant tug of war…Forgive me.
I see a growing love for my Dear Saviour welling up within my soul.
I am ever more enthralled with His beauty, His perfection, His sacrifice –
and the desire to serve Him grows stronger with each passing moment.
The blood that He so freely offered in absolute obedience beckons me to forsake all and follow and imitate Him.
I look to Your Beloved Son for the righteousness that I can never attain on my own,
And for His peace that passes all understanding.
I look forward to the undeserved pleasure of hearing You say, “Welcome Home, My child”.
Grant me, through Your Precious Spirit, the strength to overcome the lures of sin,
The diligence to saturate my every thought with Your Truth,
The perseverance and commitment to grow in holiness,
And the boldness to be Your light in this sin-sick world.