Twenty Days of Prayer #4

Our church is engaging in twenty days of prayer for 2020. I invite any readers to join with us.

A Prayer for Those with Unspoken Struggles

As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Isaiah 55:9 NIV

Lord who art Love, we stand in awe of the depth and beauty of Your love. Throughout the Bible, we find Your love expressed countless times: creating woman for man; sparing Noah and his family; embracing David as a man after your own heart; and your forgiveness of the Israelites over and over and over again. However, Your quintessential love was in sacrificing Your son in payment for our sins. We cannot comprehend so great a love. We pray that we try to love as we are loved.

Lord of Grace, would that there was nothing for which we need to be forgiven, but we fall again and again. We give thanks that your forgiveness is “absolute, total, and complete.” We are humbled by your graciousness and compassionate patience. “You are a God ready to forgive, gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love…” Our ways are not your ways, but we aspire for them to be. At best, we are perfectly imperfect within the constraints of our humanity. We are unable to sin not, but help us to sin less.

Lord of Peace, we worry about the morrow, grieve the loss of loved ones, hurt when our loved ones hurt, agonize with our trials and tribulations, and struggle with forgiving ourselves for the sins which you have already forgiven. We implore that You and Your Son grant us peace which passes all understanding.
In and for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Amen
Prayer by David Burkett

David I. Burkett, Esq. is a Certified Estate Planning and Administration Specialist by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization. David has over 40 years of experience to assist you with all of your estate planning and probate needs. You can find him on Facebook.