Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for He is our God and we are the people of His pasture, the flock under His care. Today, if only you would hear His voice … (Psalm 95:6-7, NIV)
Father, today is a new day. A day that presents important choices for each one of us. A day that marks a new beginning. Please hear our prayer. We are not perfect. We have made so many mistakes. We don’t deserve your love or mercy. But we come to you today, asking forgiveness for our past sins, asking forgiveness for making foolish choices with our lives, and asking forgiveness for following the ways of the world instead of following the ways of the Lord, the way that leads to eternal life.
When you created us, you gave each of us the ability to make our own decisions. Left on our own, we have made a number of poor choices. We have chosen to please ourselves instead of pleasing you. In many cases our decisions have been based on how others view us, on ways in which to get ahead in our careers, on ways in which to accumulate more wealth, or on ways in which to satisfy our own flesh. On our own, we have failed. We need your presence in our lives. We need your guidance in our decision-making. Fill us with your Holy Spirit today, right now, so that we can make better choices. Give us the strength to turn away from worldly desires, from our own selfishness, and help us turn toward you, our Lord and our Savior. Nothing – absolutely nothing – will ever be more important. Amen.
May God bless you today and every day as you continue “Working for Christ!”