Father we come before You this morning thanking you for this day. We pray for Your presence to be overpowering today, overflowing us with Your love and protection. Lord, we thank You for all You provide daily, food, clothing, and spiritual growth.
We hate this filthy rags called sin that we commit daily, and confess those sins, and repent those sins, and accept Your forgiveness as we ask You for it.
Lord, we thank You for the greatest gift in the history of mankind, the gift of the cross. We thank You for sending Your Son to die on that cross so that we might live, and we repent the sins again that made this necessary. We thank You for the resurrection after 3 days, a resurrection we can all expect as Your forgiven and adopted children.
Lord, we thank You for giving us the opportunity in our everyday life to pick up our own cross and bear it, and pray that You will daily give us the strength, power, and faith to do so, facing each problem with full confidence in Your word.
Lord, we pray all this in the name of the son, Jesus Christ. Amen.