Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali
Heavenly Father, I come in the Name of Jesus to thank You for Your presence in my life. I appreciate the fact that You always listen when I call out Your Name. In times of trouble, I can rely on You to be there no matter how insignificant I may feel at the time or how insignificant my problems may seem compared to the problems of others. You not only hear me, but act upon my prayers in Your sovereign timing. Psalm 34:17 “The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles.”
You know the desires and the inner workings of my heart, and I am trusting that You know what is best. Even when things are not going as I had planned, You are still there and listening. Sometimes You are silent, but I know that it is not from a lack of caring. Rather, it may be a way of getting my attention. Teach me to be patient in times of silence and wait to hear from You. Micah 7:7 “Therefore I will look to the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation; My God will hear me.”
I recognize that it is only through the work of Jesus dying on the cross and His resurrection and saving grace that I can be seen as righteous in Your eyes. 1 Peter 3:12a “For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their prayers.” It is such a blessing to have the privilege of learning from Your Word (The Bible) and communicating with You in prayer.
Thank You for allowing me to bring these thoughts to You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.