January 9, 2017
Gracious God, indeed, you are the one who will one day make everything new. You alone have the power to do this. You alone have the desire to do this.
Thank you, Lord, for not abandoning us and our world. Thank you for making your renewing presence known, even now, however incompletely.
Thank you also for choosing to use us as agents of renewal. May we be available to you for this crucial task. May you use us to bring your wholeness to the broken places of our lives: our work and our family, our community and our church, our nation and our world.
All praise be to you, O God, because you are making all things new! Amen.
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January 6, 2017
Gracious God, how thankful I am that I don’t have to speak to you with perfect words. You don’t want a good show from me. You want me, who I really am, with all that is good in me and all that is wrong. What an amazing privilege it is to be able to pray to you openly. Thank you!
Help me, Lord, not to hold back when I pray. Help me to lay before you all that I think and feel . . . indeed, all that I am.
All praise be to you, O God, because you invite me to approach your throne with boldness and confidence. I pray in the name of Jesus, who has opened the way to you. Amen.
Does It Make Sense to Pray This Way? – Jan 6 – Life for Leaders Daily Devotional