Prayer to Increase Faith
By Stephen W. Hiemstra
I praise you for the gift of another day,
let the newest of the day (Isa 43:1) be expressed in new faith.
I confess that I have to frequently blocked your access to my heart
in despair, in self-pity, and in cynicism not worthy of your love.
Thank you for not giving up on me (Eze 37).
In the power of your Holy Spirit,
give me instead a stronger, more vibrant faith (2 Cor 4:8-9),
where I am able to make you Lord over increasing parts of my life (Acts 4:36-37)
and drain the despair, self-pity, and cynicism by laying my griefs at your feet (Ps 31:9-14).
In Jesus’ name, the founder and perfecter of our faith (Heb 12:2), Amen.
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