Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali
Lord, I come into Your presence through the Name of Your Son Jesus to praise You for Your goodness to me. Your love for me knows no bounds, Your grace and mercy have no end. Thank you that I am important and valuable in Your eyes. It is a privilege to know that You created me in Your image. Genesis 1:26a “Then God said, let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness.” It is also a blessing to know that You have enough confidence in man to give him a powerful and innate responsibility over Your creation. You have asked man to rule over all the other creatures on the earth. Genesis 1:26b “Let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
I want my actions and work in this life that You have chosen for me to be pleasing to You. I ask that You would direct me in better serving You with the time and talents You have given me. Allow me to understand that I am made in Your image and that I was not a mistake or something that was created by mere chance. Jeremiah 1:5a “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you.” Being made in Your image gives me many of Your characteristics, and this provides for a basis for having a healthy view of my value in Your eyes. In closing, all I can say is thank you, and “to God be the glory, great things He has done.”
I bring this prayer in Jesus’ Name, Amen.