Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Humble Need For A Savior

My Lord and God,
May I always remember that what ever good I do, what ever prayer I utter, or religious act I take part, all begins with You. Your grace allows me to do good, all prayer is started by You, and the religious acts are for Your praise and glory.
The only thing I can do on my own is sin. Without You, I am and can do nothing.
 I need You, my Savior.
Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me, a sinner.


Colleen said...

Amen! Beautiful prayer, Karinann! Hugs!

Victor S E Moubarak said...

I agree with this prayer. I would add "Lord have patience with me!"

God bless.

Karinann said...

Thanks Colleen and Victor. Me too Victor.

Michael said...

I actually got a chill down my spine when I read the words "The only thing I can do on my own is sin."

You are right, and that is very scary.

A great reminder that everything good comes from God.

God Bless you.

Anne said...

Ditto to Michael's comment. That one line is extremely powerful and stands out for me as something I should be taking to prayer. Thank you for this Karinann!

Closing Prayer

Psalm 45: Canticle of Love to the King

My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my verses to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.

Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.

Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.