Lord, sometimes when I pray for something, You give me multiple real life opportunities to work on it through the day. Like this morning, I prayed Lord, let them see You in me today. Then, like clockwork, I am given an opportunity to show some humility and show Your power, not my own.
So, what do I do with this opportunity? I squander it in all of my pesky humanity. I get the opportunity to talk about You and all I can conjure up is me. I make this ridiculous list of how hard I work or all that I did without giving credit where it actually belongs. Because as if I could do any of this on my own. And not only do I list these things, I list them to people who work 10x harder than I do. Like girl, sit down. And I had already done the same thing on Sunday, like girl do you ever learn? Bless, maybe the third time is the charm.
Father, at the end of the day, I hope it’s not my name on my lips, I hope it’s Yours.
So, this is my prayer today. I pray that I work on showing some of your humility instead of my humanity. I pray they see you in me. I pray that when I walk, it’s where you lead. I pray that when I talk, it’s your words. I pray that when I move, it’s your way. Father, protect my heart from even me. Lord, I’m sorry for thinking more of me when I should be thinking more of you. I pray that I start counting my blessings, instead of listing what I’ve done. I pray that I list what you’ve done. And, Father, thank you for not counting my works as my way into Heaven, because even on my best day, I would fall short every single time. Lord, thank you for sending your son to save me from myself. Thank you so much for letting me receive grace, without earning it, because I would never be able to work enough to earn your love. Thank you so much for loving me unconditionally. Thank you for teaching me that love is not earned. Thank you for realigning my heart and showing me there’s only one thing that matters. And as always I pray for my family and sorority sisters. I pray for my university. I pray for guidance for our government, church, and school leaders. I pray for protection for our troops. I pray for all of those that need you now and for those that haven’t met you yet. In Jesus’ name, Amen.