For I eat ashes like bread
and mingle tears with my drink, because of your indignation and anger;
for you have taken me up and thrown me down.
My days are like an evening shadow; I wither away like grass. PSALM 102:9-11
HOLY GOD: I am a wretched sinner. I cannot undo any of my sins. They remain like a millstone around my neck. I grow weary with the weight of them. My heart is heavy.
There is nothing in my power which can turn me around. My deeds are like ashes in your sight. I humbly come to you, Dear, Heavenly, Father.
Your abounding love, you passion for your creatures, have spurred you to forgive. Because of your unconditional mercy, I can come to you with confidence that you have already erased every sin from my soul.
As I think about the days ahead, of your passion, your suffering, your payment of ransom for my soul, allow my heart to open to the depth of it all. Lift my heart out of the ashes and help me to soar on wings like eagles.
I praise you for your love. I thank you for your guidance. I honor you for your everlasting intervention in my life. In Jesus name.