Heavenly Father, I have turned my back on you many times. I forget my reason for living and sometimes claim other secular things are my true calling. It is wrong of me; forgive me for these sins, merciful God! You shall be my only answer when people ask my reason for being, for being hopeful, for loving. I pray this in accordance with what you have taught me Lord, my strength and hope in all things. Amen.But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:Lord, we know that you do not fail in any of your purposes. Your purpose was to save an elect people from all nations, Jew and Gentile alike. Your purpose was to save “whosoever believes” in Jesus. And everyone who has ever come to Jesus in true repentance and faith has been saved. We praise you for your kindness shown to us in Christ Jesus and we strive to make your Gospel known to all. Amen.Revelation 14:13 (KJV) And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.Psalms 119:143 (KJV) Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet thy commandments are my delights.Psalms 55:22 (KJV) Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.Luke 6:48 (KJV) He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.2 Corinthians 4:9 (KJV) Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;2 Corinthians 4:8 (KJV) We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;
God in Heaven, I am humbled before You. You are mighty, and I am small. I have a great tendency to be proud, but I humble myself before You and so I also submit myself to Your will. You desire that I am humble, not proud. I will humble myself in my interactions with others. Help me to humble myself and don’t let my pride creep up. Just as Jesus humbled Himself, so help me to be humble. In Jesus’ name. Amen.