Lord, Your name is above all others. Your kingdom includes me and all who believe in You. I honor you and stand in awe of your holiness. I don’t deserve to be in Your presence. You say a word and Your will is done. You open the heavens and the rains and snow fall. You speak and the sun rises to meet each day. You control all of creation and see that everything runs in accordance with Your wisdom.
Your loving hands have once again embraced and protected me this week. You’ve shielded me when I needed to fend off the evil thoughts of daily existence. You’ve been the armor I need to keep the penetrating arrows of sin at bay. You’ve restored my health and even when I wonder if my last breath is drawing near, You continue to sustain me.
You provide all I need to stay alive and be prepared for death. As each day passes and my concerns shift to the cares of this world, I turn to You and You are there. You have given me the talents and gifts to survive, but you also provide me with the luxury of your Holy Word and guide for my life.
Help me forgive those that cause so much harm in this world. As heinous as their crimes may seem, I’m really no different. I’ve fallen short and deserve your punishment, but still You look beyond my sin and at the face of the One who has redeemed me.
I know temptation is everywhere, but I also realize that you have the power to lead me from it. Keep me from evil thoughts, words and deeds and always in the protection of Your mighty wings.
I pray this with confidence that Your Son has given me the victory through His death and resurrection and that Your Spirit lives within me so I can share this glorious news with others.