Tuesday, May 22, 2007

A Prayer

I wrote this prayer the beginning of this year and thought I would share it with you all. May you find it encouraging.

"Dear Lord Jesus,
Make me a mighty soldier for You today, willing to serve in any way. May your gentleness and compassion touch others through the work of my hands. May the fingerprints I leave behind remain as blessings to those around me, and may You preordain the fingerprints that lie ahead.
May my tongue stay captive as it moves about each day. May I refrain from gossip and untruth, and instead speak Your truth and many blessings.
May my eyes behold Your glory and never leave Your face. May my feet stay steadfast on the narrow pathway, never enticed by distractions. May I stay focused on the goal-line never wondering here or there. Let me never forget my greatest Cheer Leader as you'll never leave my side.
May my thoughts flow Heavenward and may they remain pure and true.
May I trust my heart to You, dear Lord, the one who knows its desires. May I yield every section, crack, and hope, to the glory of the Father that loves me through and through. May my heart always remain willing ever open to Your promptings, challenges, and desires. May it always rest at Your throne, where safe it will remain. May I always love You completely and wholly, ever focused on Your face.
May I never disappoint You, though sin may show its face. May I remain Your princess flowing with Your mercy and Your grace. May the ornaments of a meek and quiet spirit clothe me and may the examples of the "virtuous women" encourage me.
May my life be a testimony of Your riches and the many blessings You have given. Let nothing else distract me from holding Your hand in faith. Now from this day forward, Lord please, help me entrust You with my future, for I know You have a plan. Let me grasp the many promises kept in Your Word, that I might not stumble as each day passes.
Most importantly, may my love for you always flow forward and never end!"
Your willing princess,
Elisabeth K.
"Wherefore, Seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds." -Hebrews 12:1-3