I love You, LORD, because You hear my voice and my prayer for mercy.
Because You bend down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath!
How kind You are! How good You are! So merciful, this God of mine!
LORD, You protect those of childlike faith; I was facing death, and You saved me. What can I offer You, LORD for all You have done for me?
I will lift up the cup of salvation and praise Your name for saving me.
I will keep my promises to You, LORD, in the presence of all Your people.
I will offer You a sacrifice of thanksgiving and call on Your name, O, LORD. I will fulfill my vows to You in the presence of all Your people—in the house of the LORD. Praise You, LORD!
Sometimes I go to church with the attitude I am doing You a favor by showing up. Shame on me, Father. Sometimes I sit in the pew waiting for something I dislike so I can go away unmoved, unrepentant and unchanged. Sometimes I show up only to find out how much you can improve my life.
Forgive me, Father, for making my body get up and attend church while allowing my heart and mind to stay asleep. Forgive e for taking Your mercy without giving you my love. May I not allow myself to grow fat and weak by consuming all your blessings for my own enjoyment and pleasure, but instead help me to grow strong by turning all Your blessings into words and acts of unselfish praise. This I pray as humbly and sincerely as I can in Jesus’ Holy Name. Amen
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Make it so in me.