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.
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)
Dear God, You sent Jesus to show us how much you love people, He forgave the friends who ran away, He forgave the people who hurt him;
Thank you for your love. Thank you for your forgiveness.