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God, Your Love and Grace are Absolutely Amazing (Prayer Journal 34)

Holy Father, in Jesus name, You are good and have been far better to me than I even know to be to myself. Help me to rest in Your love as it covers me like fur covers a bear. I can't get away from Your love, I can't shake it, it chases me down and mows me over. Like the waves of the ocean it keeps crashing over me again and again to the point where I am drowning in it. But instead of dying, Your divine life fills me to overflowing to the point where I am consumed by You.

God, keep me looking to You and listening to Your Word. Because if I look at me, entertain my thoughts, and believe the evil one's lies then I'll think that there is no way that You could ever love me. I fall short daily yet Your grace covers me. You have removed my sin from me as far as the east is from the west. You have taken my sin and thrown it into the sea of forgetfulness. Your righteousness covers me like a robe for God You made Jesus who knew no sin to be made sin for us that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.

God, continue to bring me to a place of greater dependence and reliance upon You. How often am I trying to live this new life You have given me without You? How foolish is it that I try to attain and achieve things apart from Christ? How sad is this when You have saved me by Your amazing and radical grace? I am no different from the Galatians who began by the Spirit but later were trying to run this race and live for You by their own might and strength.

God, Your love and grace leave me in awe and wonder of You. How could You allow Your creatures to disobey and rebel so greatly against You and You not utterly destroy us? To think that You did not send Your Son, Jesus, into the world to condemn the world but to save it. God, You saved a wretch like me! It is sometimes hard for me to even remember how vile and wicked that I was. I did not care about You or anyone else. It was really all about me.

God, thank You that You did not allow me to have and do more than I did for I do not even want to think about how much worse my sin and bondage would have been. Yet even then Your grace would have been infinitely greater than my sin. You would have still been easily able to deliver me from the dominion of darkness, transfer me into the Kingdom of Light, redeem me by the blood of Christ, and forgive all my sin. My former life of outright rebellion and sin against You and the reality of Your forgiveness and grace should forever keep me in hot pursuit of You.

God, Your Word has renewed my mind and transformed my life. I am asking You to do this even more that if it is YOUR will for me live more years on earth in this present age of grace that I'll continually be blown away by how You constantly conform me to the image of Christ. In Jesus' name, Amen!

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