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Sunday, June 07, 2020
A prayer on Sunday ~ June 7
Here is another of the prayers I had written in conjunction with one Bible study or another over the years. This one focuses on God's incredible gift of salvation. Here it is:
"LORD, I thank and praise You for Your amazing grace and for Your gift of salvation to me. How I thank You that You did not give up on me, but patiently drew me to Yourself with lovingkindness. To me it is incredible that You would give Your only Son a sacrifice to pay for my sin. It would be enough just to be saved from hell, but You are preparing a place for me in heaven! Even more incredible, You desire to use me to serve You right now and to impact the lives of others. Truly, your grace is amazing! Thank You for all that You have done and are continuing to do in my life. In Jesus' Name, Amen."
In Jeremiah 31:3, God says, "Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee."
This morning in my quiet time I was focusing on prayer to live my life in a diligent way as I seek to fulfill God's purposes for me. Isn't it amazing that He wants to use us as believers to reach others for Him and to encourage our brothers and sisters in Christ? I can't even grasp all of the implications of that. I only know it's a privilege, and I will seek to live out His purposes to the best of my ability, in His strength of course, for I can do nothing in my own strength.
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.