Prayer from the Heart

Stephen W. Hiemstra, Twins
Art by Stephen W. Hiemstra

By Stephen W. Hiemstra

Merciful father, beloved son, spirit of truth,

In sending your son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross we learned of your mercy and love. For this and for creating us, we give you all honor and praise.

Forgive us, Lord, for being so timid in practicing your sacrificial love and for letting our eyes wander from here to there.

Thank you, Lord, for being available, for modeling true love, and for drawing us to yourself in spite of our rebellion and tainted affections.

In the power of your Holy Spirit, restore us to the divine image that you gave us in Jesus of Nazareth. Leave us not to the folly of our heart’s desires, but teach us to number our years aright.

In Jesus’ precious name, Amen.

Prayer from the Heart

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