Showing posts with the label praying for faith

Forgive me for not trusting You

Dear Lord, Please forgive me. I'm having control issues. (You already know this.) They come from trust issues. (You know that, too.) I believe that I trust you. But then I find myself stressing and worrying and wondering how you're going to make everything work, as if that's in question. You know how I secretly pray for trust-- I pray for trust, and I wait to praise you after you make everything all right. That's not faith. It's not trust. Oh, Lord, I need your strength. I am too weak, too self-absorbed, too afraid. I want to trust you completely. I confess my faithlessness to you. You are the answer. I know that. You know my past, present, and future. You aren't upset with me, disappointed with me, or frustrated with me. You're not worried about what I will do or not do, what I believe or don't believe. You know that I am dust , and yet I'm also a masterpiece , according to you. I don't understand

Holy Spirit, Give Me

Holy Spirit, Give me the faith to pray big prayers. I want to experience you working miracles, healing my emotions, transforming my mind, softening my heart, directing my destiny. Give me courage to fight for others instead of against others. I want to see you reconciling races, restoring relationships, reuniting families, bringing closure, healing wounds, saving souls. Give me the confidence to believe your timing is perfect. I want peace while believing in a future, accepting disappointment, striving for faith, enduring hardship, conquering temptation. Give me You. Amen.