*Pastor’s Note: I started following Brother Pat (Lion Among Wolves) on another Christian Facebook group and so fell in love with his daily devotionals and his very sincere and sensitive prayers. He has graciously given me permission to repost any of his articles. This prayer is the first and I hope it blesses you as it has me. His Facebook link will be at the end. Please visit his page and support his ministry (service) with likes and comments, be blessed!
O Lord, open our lips — and our mouth shall show forth Your praise. We praise You for all You are in Yourself — the glory of Your being, the excellency of Your power and goodness, Your faithfulness and loving kindness. We praise You, that all You are and have is ours, that You are our own God, that we can say, “The Lord is my Shepherd,” “God is our refuge and strength.” You have given Yourself to us. You are our Father — and we are Your children. All the blessings our Father’s house are ours.
Graciously pardon all our iniquities, and help us to make sincere confession, assured that if we confess our sins, You are faithful and just to forgive us. Save us, O God, from trying to hide or cover our sins from You, and help us to confess them.
Let a blessing rest upon us today in all the affairs of our life. Give us this day our daily bread. We ask not for luxuries, lest we forget our dependence upon You. Preserve us from poverty and want — lest we be tempted to sin. Give us only our daily bread, and give us contentment therewith. Let us not murmur nor complain. Give us trust and peace.
We beseech You to use us in whatever ways we can best serve You. We consecrate our lives to You. Let us not live for ourselves — but may we so employ all our talents and possessions that our lives shall be blessings to others.
Deal gently, Lord, with the sick and the dying. Show Your favor to the needy and the outcast. Be the friend of the friendless. Guide the young, and lead all men to trust in You. Cover us now with the shadow of Your wings. We ask in Jesus’ precious name. Amen.
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