Hi there! Welcome to week twelve of “Worship with me”!
For those of you just joining us, this is a weekly prayer journey we’ve been taking on Tuesdays in which we approach God with thanks, praise, and adoration. I invite you to pray the following prayer with me with whatever heart-felt variations come to your mind. And if you feel comfortable doing so, please share your own praise and worship in the comment section so I can pray with you, too!
Dear Lord God,
I want to thank You for loving me. Thank You that You care about what happens to me, and You actually want me to come and talk with You about anything that is bothering me or dragging me down. Nothing is too unimportant to talk with You about, and nothing is too hard for You to fix.
Lord, I believe that You care for Your creation, and that You never do evil. The fact that evil still happens is because You are being patient with other people just like all the times You have been so patient with me.
Lord, I’m not very patient, and I admit that sometimes I don’t like it when You’re patient with certain people, but I realize that I’m being a hypocrite, since I fail to live right, too, and I certainly do want You to show me mercy. Like now, I need to ask You to forgive me of my impatience and hypocrisy. Please help me to stop stumbling in these and other areas. You are perfect, and Your love is perfect, and Your patience is perfect.
Father, I remember hearing a story about a mother hen who covered her chicks under her wings as a fire came through. She gave her life to save her little ones kind of like Jesus gave His life to save us.
Thank You so much that Your love for us is that strong as well and that You call Your children to You and cover all of them under Your wings who will run to You for protection. Help us to abide close to You and not wander far away so we can find You and run to You any time of the day or night.
Thank You, Lord, that when we are dwelling in You, no matter where we are, we are truly home. The deepest longings of our hearts are satisfied in You.