Prayer

Sorry

I am a sinful man (Isaiah 6:5; NLT).

“Follow me and be my disciple” Jesus said to him (Mark 2:14; NLT).

Doing wrong leads to disgrace (Proverbs 18:3; NLT).

 

Father,
I’m so sorry
That I’m only me –

Endlessly sinful
And weak.

Please forgive
And strengthen me.

Help me to follow your Son
As best I can,

So I won’t let you down,
And be disgraced.

 

 

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God’s image

So God created human beings in his own image (Genesis 1:27; NLT).

Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect (Matthew 5:48; NIV).

The LORD looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God. All have turned away, all have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one (Psalm 14:2-4; NIV).

You are the God who sees me (Genesis 16:13; NIV).


Heavenly Father,
You made us
In your image,
To be perfect –
Just like you.

Yet with every passing day
We choose to be
More selfish,
Coarse,
And brutish;

More ignorant,
Exploitative,
And greedy;

More sinful,
Violent,
And corrupt.

How must you feel, Lord,
As you watch us
Growing ever less like you?

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Too much

Too much 

Look now; I myself am he! There is no other god but me! I am the one who kills and gives life; I am the one who wounds and heals; no one can be rescued from my powerful hand! (Deuteronomy 32:39; NLT).

I am not worthy of all the unfailing love and faithfulness you have shown to me, your servant (Genesis 32:10; NLT).

Come near to God and he will come near to you (James 4:8; NIV).

As my glorious presence passes by, I will hide you in the crevice of the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by (Exodus 33; 22; NLT).


Father,
You’re far too much for me –
Too big,
Too overwhelming,
And too strong!

I’m just a weak
And sinful soul –
I don’t deserve
To have you near.

Please shield me
From your awesome power,
And hide me
Till you have passed by;

For I’m afraid
When you draw close
To listen to my prayers,
And speak to me.

In Jesus’ name,
Amen.

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Service

Service

“Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me”
(Matthew 10:38; NIV).

“Whoever serves me must follow me” (John 12:26; NIV).

Father,
You know how sinful,
Weak,
Ignorant
And foolish I am.

Please show me your will,
Equip me to serve you,
And help me to follow your Son
To the very best of my ability.

In his holy name,
Amen.

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Only me

Have you ever knocked on a door, whilst calling out, “It’s only me”? That’s how I feel when I pray, because I know just how sinful and unproductive I am…

Only me

When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus’ knees and said, “Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man” (Luke 5:8; NIV).

His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant!’ (Matthew 25:21; NIV).

Lord,
I’m so sorry I’m only me,
But I just can’t be anyone else.

Please forgive, 
Heal,
And transform me.

Help me
To serve you.

Then, perhaps,
One day I will hear you say: 
“Well done,
My good and faithful servant”.

 

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