It's not too late

Oh, Lord,

How is this possible?

You whisper to me--to each of us--
"It's not too late."

It's not too late--

to control my temper,
to ask forgiveness,
to give grace,
to start over,
to believe,
to ask the question,
to attempt something new,
to have courage,
to change a habit,
to tell the truth.

It's not too late-- 

to correct a wrong,
to confess sin,
to have compassion,
to make a difference.

It's not too late--

to be a friend,
to hope for healing,
to find love,
to give love,
to breathe and live and enjoy.

You are a God of new things,
new ideas, and
new creation.
You are a savior of souls,
even the most wretched of us.

You are a God of 
second,
third,
fourth,
twentieth,
fiftieth, 
and hundredth
chances.

Your mercies are new every morning.
Great is your faithfulness! (Lamentations 3:22-24)

I submit to you.
I want your change.
Give me courage to begin again.
Let me reflect your image,
oh holy, righteous, and gracious God!

In Jesus' name,
Amen.


"See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland." (Isaiah 43:19)

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