My Desire and My Confession of My Heart

Heavenly Father I come before You humbled in so many ways. I praise You for Your forgiveness and for Your mercy. I praise You for the salvation that has been born in me and gives me hope. I know my faith is very small. I know often I am not the man You desire me to be. I praise You for Your grace to allow me to still be Your child with all the wrong that I often do. 

Holy Spirit, though I often fail, I truly desire to be more like Jesus. I come humbly into the throne room today and ask that You will help me to be transformed into the man You know and desire me to be. Give me the courage, faith, and strength to do what I need to do. Help me to be the husband I should be, the father I should be, the grandfather I should be, the Principal I should be, and the brother to others I should be. Help me to learn to live life with an integrity that will stand and be true. Help me to be better at facing adversity and to weather all storms that come into my life. Teach me to be quick to listen, slow to speak, and even slower at reacting. Help me to seek Your Spirit whenever people attack, yell at, or disparage me. Help me to be strong enough, humble enough, and loving enough to do what is right in these situations. Help me to continue to pray for salvation for those whom I love dearly and those I have been tasked to pray for. Help me to pray for and believe in miracles from You for people who desire me to pray for them. I am a weak creature who You know all about and have plans and desires for me to do, accomplish, and become give me the wisdom, knowledge, understanding, discernment, courage, and strength to do this in my life so that I can stand before You some day and hear the words, “Come, my good and faithful servant.”  

Help me to learn to be wise about our finances, to be wise in decision making, and wise in how to just live day to day. I am constantly reminded of the prayer: Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain! So God granted him what he requested. Please grant this prayer for me. 1 Chronicles 4:9&10 

Let the words of my mouth, the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight Oh Lord, my Strength and my Redeemer. But the Lord is faithful, who will establish me and guard me from the evil one. And I have confidence in the Lord, both that I do and will do the things He has command of me. Now may the Lord direct my heart into the love of God and the patience of Christ. Through Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior, Amen. [Psalms 19:14; 2 Thess. 3:3-5]