This is a prayer which was emailed to me several years ago. I was too young then to grasp it well but now I find it to be a very pure, and at times emotional, prayer. If your heart speaks these words, it can bring tears to your eyes, so I would like to share it with everyone.
Oh God, I thank you for this day.
I thank you for my being able to see and to hear this morning.
I’m blessed because you are forgiving and understanding, oh God.
You have done so much for me and you keep on blessing me and my family.
Forgive us this day for everything we have done, said or thought that was not pleasing to you.
I ask you now for your forgiveness.
Please keep me safe from all danger and harm.
Help me start this day with a new attitude and plenty of gratitude.
Let me make the best of each and every day to clear my mind so that I can hear from you.
Please broaden my mind that I can accept all things.
Let me not whine and whimper of things I have no control over.
Let me continue to see sin through your eyes and acknowledge it as evil.
And when I sin, let me repent and receive your forgiveness.
And when this world closes in on me, let me remember you and slip away and find a quiet place to pray.
It is the best response when I’m pushed beyond my limits.
I know that when I can’t pray, you listen to my heart.
Continue to use me to do your will.
Continue to bless me that I may be a blessing to others.
Keep me strong that I may help the weak.
Keep me uplifted that I may have words of encouragement for others.
I pray for those that are lost and can’t find their way.
I pray for those that are misjudged and misunderstood.
I pray for those who don’t know you intimately.
I pray for those who don’t believe and I thank you that I believe.
I believe God changes people and God changes things.
I pray for all my brothers and sisters.*
For each and every family member in their households.
I pray for peace, love and joy in their homes that they are out of debt and that all their needs are met.
I pray that every eye that reads this knows that there is no problem, circumstance, or situation greater than God.
Every battle is in your hands for you to fight.
I pray that these words be received into the hearts of every eye that sees them and every mouth that confesses them willingly.
This is my prayer.
*”Brothers and sisters refers to all of humanity.