I come humbly to you today to ask for nothing more for myself than your forgiveness. I am a sinner, Oh God, and though it is written as fact that I will never be perfect, I want, everyday, to please you. Though I cannot do all things right, though I was born and wake each day a sinner saved only by your grace, spared only by your mercy, and promised only your love, I want to do better. I have no desire to make casual mistakes, even those unintentional; for that only tells me that I am not intentional enough about my steps. I know that you will love me all of my days, oh God, and I am so grateful for a God like you, one so selfless even with the power to do all things. Lord, I thank you for allowing me new days to see, to live, to learn, to breathe… I pray that I learn to maximize these days with love that I may lift your name and magnify you, alone. I thank you, Lord, for the conviction I feel when I make mistakes. Sometimes I place myself in positions where I’m almost guaranteed to fail; sometimes I know things are wrong, but do them anyway. I never want to be cavalier about such things, before, during, or after! I want to feel that I am wrong, I want to cry out to you so strongly that you may feel the sincerity in my repentance. Lord, I never want to be okay with mediocre praise, you deserve so much more than a raised hand and a casual relationship. You deserve a life that, in all it’s endeavors, glorifies you! I want that to be my life, oh God. Keep me humble with those around me, please Lord… It is not enough to come humbly before you.. I want to be able to admit my shortcomings, my failures, my mistakes to those around me. I ask, also, that you help me to forgive others as you so often do for me.
In the precious name of Jesus I pray, with thanksgiving.