Scripture in the Morning #61
From the a Puritan prayer book…
“Lord help me, for I am often lukewarm; unbelief mars my confidence, sin makes me forget. Grant me to know that I truly live only when I live to you, and that all else is trifling. Your presence alone makes me holy, devout, strong, and joyous. Please, abide in me, gracious God.”
This prayer is rather comforting to me. To know that others struggle as I do is encouraging. You, I – we… are not alone. Life gets in the way and we can become lukewarm. And this prayer is really encouraging in that it centers all hope for being right with God again on the mercy and grace of God.
Should we pray for increased faith? I think so!
Should we pray for an increasingly larger degree of love for the Lord, love for others, love for truth and a desire to grow in the Lord? I think so!
Should we even pray for a better prayer life? Absolutely.
So… if you, like me, often hedge towards being lukewarm, then remember this Puritan prayer and pray earnestly for grace.
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
2 Corinthians 12:9 But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
Have a wonderful day.