A Prayer in Struggle

My Lord and Redeemer, Creator of all that is and will be, I praise you and give thanks for your goodness and grace.

When I feel shame and anger at myself as I fall short, I pray you remind me to feel humbled instead. To give thanks for the thorns in my side, because it reminds me I am saved only through your grace and that your power works best in my weakness.

I pray in these moments I am reminded of how deep your love is and how generous your sacrifice was; bless me with an inspiration to grow deeper in relationship with you and obedience to you.

Align my heart with yours, Lord.