Dear Heavenly Father,
It feels so good talking to my God these days. This experience of praying is a fairly new one for me. I am realizing what happens when I turn to You.
Lots of people seem to use prayer as “a fire escape” to get out of some kind of trouble! Then they forget all about You when things calm down. Other folks are looking to You as a type of “Santa Claus”, who brings nice things to them because they have been “good little boys and girls.”
But I am discovering a much more personal relationship with You now. You are becoming my enduring heavenly friend, counselor, & guide in my daily plans and decisions.
I am thankful for the death of Jesus on the cross to bridge the wide gap between Your holiness, and my human sinful condition.
I choose each day to be freed from my sinful habits. I am willing to be molded by Your special power in my life.
Please remind me about those words of Scripture written by Your servant, Paul: “I die daily.” (1 Corinthians 15: 31). I am sure those old bad habits of sin will not be in me anymore, since I die daily to sin, and Jesus lives again in me. (Colossians 1:27).now.In the name of my Savior Jesus, Amen.
by Chaplain Don