Thanks be to you, our Lord Jesus Christ,
for all the benefits which you have given us,
for all the pains and insults which you have borne for us.
"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble." (Psalm 46:1, NIV)
God of grace, You make me softer, kinder, gentler, generous, forgiving and loving.
Yet at times I know I forget these gifts. I feel impatience rising, I sense resentment brooding and revenge is on my lips.
So I pray today and all days for more of your Spirit. May the grace that you pour out open the door for a renewing of my mind, a restoration of my heart and a transformation of my soul.