Sunday, October 28, 2007

A Prayer for Hope Beyond Unfairness

Dear Lord, find within me a yielded and quiet spirit of submission.

To make that happen, I need You to come in like a flood.

Occupy me as water finding empty spaces.

Occupy reserved portions of my life where anger is festering and the secret places where grudges are being stored.

Sweep through my house...don't miss one room or a single area --- cleanse every dark closet, look under every rug.

Let nothing go unnoticed as You take full control of my motives as well as our actions.

Deep within my heart I pray that You would sweep me clean of blame and revenge, of self-pity and keeping score .

Enable me to be big enough to press on regardless of what unfair treatment I've had to endure.

Take away the scars of ugly treatment and harsh words. Forgiveness comes hard...but it's essential.

Help me forgive even those who never acknowledge their wrongdoing and hurting me!

Give me peace in place of turmoil and erase the memories that keep me offended .

I need fresh hope to go on! I ask this in the name of Him who had no sin and did no wrong, but died, the just for the unjust: Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Forwarded by a friend. Thanks!