Thank you for sending your son, Jesus Christ into our lives to draw us closer to you. Save us from our own evil thoughts and feelings. Unstop our ears; open our eyes; and flood our hearts the promptings of your Holy Spirit. Free us from iniquity and cleanse us from our transgressions. Give us a heart for your word and grant us the mind of Christ. Teach us to lean on your law and to share your grace that we might become true disciples: honored to hunger and thirst for your righteousness; honored to be merciful; honored to pursue Godliness in all we do. Through the power of the Holy Spirit and grace available to us through Jesus Christ. In Jesus’ precious name, Amen.
4. Prayers of a Life in Tension by Stephen W. Hiemstra