I praise you, Lord Jesus, for your active work in our lives. I surrender to you my desire to be getting more done, and thank you for what we don’t get done, for that which we must wait upon. I praise you for how you are watching over us in great and powerful ways.
I praise you for your great patience, for your waiting, wooing and winning many for your Kingdom, while allowing the headstrong and unbelieving to reject your offer, inflicting shame, pain, suffering and sadness on your heart. Praise be to you that you give every person many chances to believe, that your Spirit works with each one, giving them enough light to pursue–and will give them more if they do.
I praise you for your compassion released upon your creation through your giving justice its due on the cross. I praise you for your love setting fire to our hearts when we begin to grasp our own depravity and your great, costly forgiveness. I praise you for your graciousness in granting us all we need to live a godly life for you.
Praise you for being you, the Powerful Creator, the Faithful Savior, the Wise Shepherd, the Righteous Judge, the Lover of sinners, the Redeemer of all, the Ender of Time and the Lord of eternity. To you belongs glory, honor, power and praise.
I bow before you this morning, confessing my total unworthiness to be your son, rejoicing that you have qualified me to be a partaker in the inheritance of the saints, and I rise up to obey you in all I know to be true. May this lift your name on high today, bring you much glory and proclaim your greatness to all around.