Prayer for an Identity in Christ


By Stephen W. Hiemstra

Almighty Father,

You are the alpha and the omega, the beginning and the end, the one outside of time that created all things.

We praise you for providing the bread of life and well-spring of everlasting life which is your son, Jesus Christ—our redeemer, the author of our faith, and our only true friend.

We thank you for simple things, like family, bread to eat, clean water to drink, work to do, and friends in Christ.

Through the power of your Holy Spirit, help us to share our physical and spiritual gifts with those around us—first our family, then our friends, and even those we do not know well so that your name would be praised among the nations.

Forgive us when we play the fool out of pride, not for you, but out of our own ignorance.

Humble us that we might become worthy servants of your church and not ourselves.Help us to find our identity in you— not in our friends, nor in our wealth nor in our accomplishments, but in you—so that if we play the fool, it is for you and you alone.

In Jesus’ precious name, Amen.

Prayer for an Identity in Chris

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