I praise you, Lord Jesus, for your powerful and active work in our lives. I surrender to you my desire to be getting more done than is possible, and thank you for what I must lay aside and wait upon. I praise you for how you are watching over us in great and good ways.
I praise you for your powerful patience, for your careful watching over all, wooing and winning many for your Kingdom, while allowing the headstrong and unbelieving to reject your offer, allowing them to inflict 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 receive it.
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 Beginner and 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, while rejoicing in your qualifying me to be a partaker in the inheritance of the saints. I rise up to obey you in all I know to be true, submitting to your authority. May this lift your name on high today, bring you much glory, proclaiming your greatness to all around.