Dear Holy, God,
You are the bright and shining star. You make the birds to sing and the waters to spring up and rain pour down to nourish your creation. My heart delights in your name.
I wonder sometimes, what you must think of this world. How did we stray so far from your glory? How did things get so messed up. You created the earth to be a paradise for all its inhabitants and one act of disobedience set the wheels of sin into motion. From that day forward, paradise was lost. Still, you made a covenant with man, to send a Messiah – a mighty warrior who would wash away the filth of sin and bring all people back into your grace.
We certainly don’t deserve any special treatment. We continue to infect this planet with the darkness of sin. Our wrongdoings are countless. On our own, we’re clothed in one common denominator. We will all die. Yet, because you are also a graceful God, we can look forward to life eternal in the paradise you intended for us in the first place.
I know I will soon face death. It is one of the inevitable facts of life. I’m not afraid of death. I’m more concerned with those I will leave behind.
Please, dear, Lord, look down on your creation. Have mercy on us once again. I know you already paid the supreme price to forgive our sins, but we still need your constant attention. Be at our sides as we face the unknown. Be our guide and walk ahead of us – showing us the way you want us to live. Walk behind us, lest we fall. Support us with your truth, the Holy Bible. You alone are our refuge and strength. With you all things are possible. Amen!