Our Father, Our King, You are our only hope. In times for great distress, You lift us up. In times of joy, You are our celebration. We rejoice in You, O Lord, for You never fail. You have lead us in paths of righteousness. Your protection hovers over us. You give us peace. We praise You for Your mighty works, but more, O Lord, for Your mighty love. We know You to be compassionate, merciful, long-suffering and full of grace. Who is like You, O Lord, our King?
This day You have given us is our day to discover once more how wonderfully adequate You are. We ask that You prod us, push us and reveal to us Your character in the intersections of our lives. We are conscious of Your hand behind the scenes, secretly directing Your purposes. Today we would ask to be included in those kairos moments, that we might rejoice in the One True God, the Holy One of Israel and His sovereignty. You have given us this day to honor You, to follow You and to glorify You – and that is what we desire. Let our thoughts, deeds and words be a delight to You today. May we find that the great passion of our lives is easily placed within Your control. May we discover the desire to be like You in creative energy is also a desire to be submitted to You in humble contrition.
We have needs this day, O Father. You know them. You know every concern and every petition – and every provision that You have in mind for our frail condition as Your creatures. All these are in Your hand. So, we pray that our hearts may be like the potter’s clay and that You may shape them today to be willing receptacles of Your grace, filled with Your goodness, in whatever form and shape You determine is best for this day. We do not ask that You meet our needs as we see fit, O Lord. We ask that You shape us to conform to the purposes You have in mind regarding our needs. Let us find contentment in You for that will be enough for us today.
We ask this because we are Your adopted sons and daughters, bought with a price paid by Your Son, Yeshua. For this we are eternally grateful. For this we are but Your servants.
Grant us Your peace.