We stand before you, Lord…
Not as a people that are worthy of you, of your great love, or of your infinite mercy.
We stand before you as broken, sinful, wretched people; stained by the tar of sin, scattered by our selfish desires, unholy by our rout rejection of you.
And we say, Thank you.
While we are these things, you look down on us and smile. You look down on us, as we are, and still love us. You still forgive us. You still continually show us the mercy of your heart, day after day. Night after night.
The daily waves of love and mercy do not stop. They are not dwarfed by what we have done or doing. They are not made any less by our sin but appear all the more majestic and magnificent.
God, as we move through this day, as we go about our week, remind of us this.
That your love and mercy know no bounds, no barrier or blockade. That nothing will stop you from being good to us, even when we are anything but.
May we not abuse or take advantage of your goodness, Lord, but may we see these gifts for what they are and be drawn back to you each time.
Thank you, Lord.
We pray in Jesus’ name,
This prayer first appeared on Christian Thought Sandbox.