Prayer: Care for me as You know me Lord

O Lord, You know the number of hairs that are on my head, before I was born, still while I was in the womb, You knew me. Nothing in my life is hidden from You, nothing in my life is removed from Your sights. In You lies the spark of my creation and the love and hope that guides me through my days. I trust in You, You who are ever faithful to me, in the blessed assurances of Your grace and Your mercy..

Lord, I need You. Beyond anything else in my life, more than anything else in my life, it is You that I need as I look to the struggles and the challenges that this world can bring, so often overwhelming and overtaking me. You know who I am, You know what I am capable of. You know that, on my own, by my own power and ability, I am not sufficient enough to handle it as it becomes too much for me.

I place it all then at Your feet, Lord, my worry, my doubt, my anxiety and my troubles. I cast them all before Your throne as I lay it all out for You, trusting You once more to be faithful and loving, merciful and filled with grace. Draw me close to You O Lord, and carry me through the challenges and the difficulties that this world may bring to me, that seeks to ensnare me, causing me to stumble and to fall. Let none of it consume me, let none of it have any power over me as You proclaim Your love and Your peace in my life.

Renew my heart, strengthen my spirit, and, through the power of Your Holy Spirit, shine Your light through me, preserving me minute by minute, day by day, in the wondrous care of Your Holy love for me. Show me Your ways in Your grace and mercy as You strengthen me through all of my struggles, through all of my trials as You give so openly and freely to me in the healing, hopeful power of Your grace.

In the name of Your Son, my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who carried me through all that I couldn’t do to the pure and holy salvation that comes at the cross, Amen.

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