Praise you, Lord God, for a new day, another opportunity to live with you, for you, by you in your power. You are faithful, Lord Jesus, to sustain us, guide us, protect us, use us, even though we don’t deserve it.
I give you honor and praise and glory before anything starts today, before we see any of your works, for you are worthy of worship and adoration first of all because of your wonderful being, your perfect person, your marvelous character. You are full-orbed, exactly balanced, totally True, sinless and faultless, full of light and life and love. You are absolutely unique: the only non-created One, the only from-eternity-to-eternity One, the only self-sufficient One, the only truly Triune One, the only Source of contra-conditional, unalterable, unending agape love, the only All-knowing One, the only Undefeated and undefeatable One, the only true Creator, the only Sustainer of all, the only One who can end all. You are utterly other, absolutely absolute, faithfully faithful and completely complete. You are unshifting, unchanging and unalterable—perfect, persistent, powerful. You are worthy of worship, worthy of trust, worthy of love, worthy of obedience.
Praise you that today there will be a multitude of opportunities to give you glory in many little decisions: to praise in the face of disappointment, to be patient in the face of frustration, to rest in the face of failure. With you there is ever enough Grace, from you ever flows sufficient wisdom, by you there is ever plenty of protection, in your there is ever a super abundance of love. You are all we need, you are all we could want, you are all there truly is.
Forgive us for trying to find what we want, need, desire and lust for in other, empty sources. In doing so, our unbelief and rebellion wound your heart again, bring dishonor to your name and burn our souls with the caustic power of sin. Help us instead to turn our eyes to you only, to repent of our foolishness before we commit it and to seek you, you alone. May you be glorified in my life today, Lord Jesus, my King and Shepherd, my Captain and Navigator, my Savior and Lord.