A Morning Prayer

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Every morning (okay mostly every morning) I write a prayer for the purpose of starting my day with a spiritual tuning. I don't know why but somehow in the night my spirit often gets out of tune and anxiety, fear, doubt and selfish desires creep into my soul. So every morning I start out with praise. I have found that it is the only thing that will align my spirit with God's Spirit and get me focused on doing his work. 

Today I will share one with you ...

I praise you this morning, O my Father, because of who you are, not because of what you have done. Yes, you have done great things for me and are faithful to always keep your promises. You have provided me with all that I need and blessed me abundantly beyond all that I can ask or even imagine. But my heart is fickle, and often it does not see your blessings. It wants what it wants and when it doesn’t get these things it pouts like a spoiled child. So I will lift up my praise for who you are because that is never in dispute. You are gracious and kind, slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness. You are eternal, from everlasting to everlasting yet you have made yourself known to the weakest and dullest of us. You love me with a sacrificial love that goes beyond reason or understanding. All this and infinitely more is who you are and because of this, I have found my true self. When you speak of me in your Word that is who I truly am – not this constantly wavering, emotionally vacillating person who on one day is exalting your name and on another is doubting your faithfulness. So I praise you for who you are, independent of how I feel (good or bad) and without any conditions upon how I perceive you are working in this world. O Lord I exalt you and you alone, far above all thoughts or feelings, sights or sounds, trials or blessings, hopes or fears. You are my God, my Lord, my Savior, my Creator, my Hope, and Stronghold. In you I am blessed beyond my understanding, in you, I am made whole. So I praise you. You alone are worthy of all praise and adoration, honor and glory. Today I praise you for who you are. SDG

May God grant you the heart of a true worshiper and may you bring him much glory and honor today!

James