Help me to Show Grace

Heavenly Father I praise You for knowing everything about me and still wanting a relationship. I praise You for giving me Your word to get to know You and how I am to live. I praise You for sending Jesus, to be a living breathing example of how we should live with others and for being the one to restore our ability to have a personal relationship with You. I praise You for the scripture in Hebrews that explain we can enter the throne room and put our petitions at Your feet. 

Holy Spirit I ask for wisdom and help, so that even at times when I do not want to, or I don’t feel like it, I will still show grace and mercy. Help me to have discernment and wisdom before I decide to say anything to anyone. Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness; according to the abundance of Your compassion, blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Against You, You only, have I sinned, and done this evil in Your sight, so that You are justified when You speak, and You are blameless when You judge. I was brought forth in my iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived me. You desire truth in the inward parts, and in the hidden part You make me to know wisdom. Purify me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. Make me to hear joy and gladness, that the bones that You have broken may rejoice. Hide Your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence, and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me with Your willing spirit. Then I will teach transgressors Your ways, and sinners will return to You. Deliver me from blood guiltiness, O God, God of my salvation, and my tongue will sing aloud of Your righteousness. O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare Your praise. For You do not desire sacrifice, or I would give it; You do not delight in burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise. [Psalm 51:1-17]

Holy Spirit let my actions, words, and work reflect You. Help me to live my life so as not to dissuade people of Your reputation and salvation. In Jesus’ name, amen.