Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Praise You Father

Dear Lord, today give me a heart for gladness, not for sadness; give me hands for helping, not for hurting; give me eyes for visions, not for desires; give me feet for following, not for falling; give me thoughts for atonement, not for avenging.

My whole life depends on what You do for me, not on what I do for You. I know that I cannot do anything on my own. You are my constant source, and resource of strength and hope. If You were not there to help me, I would certainly fail.

You show mercy to me even when I forget You, even when I take You for granted, even when I deliberately turn away, and ignore Your guidance. Each time I stumble, You pick me up, and mend me. You even forgive my ways, and forget my sins.

How great is Your patience with me. How amazing is Your love. How incredible that You protect me all the days of my life. Use me as Your creation, to bring glory and honor to Your name. Show the world that I am nothing in myself, but everything in You.


Cranberry Morning said...

Amen. Praise God! what a beautiful post!

Anne Lang Bundy said...

My whole life depends on what You do for me, not on what I do for You.

Beautiful! Astoundingly beautiful, like you, pretty lil bear.

I awoke praying for you today. I love you!

Jackie said...

Denise......What beautiful words from the heart here! My heart echos each word.....bless you!

Also, thank you for stopping by my place and following.....I'm blessed, new friend, to be following Him together with you!


Love and Hugs!
Jackie : ))

Heart2Heart said...


Truly such a wonderful way to begin our days. I love this.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

MyJourneyBack said...

What a beautiful post. Thanks for sharing this. You always Bless and encourage. I needed this today.
Hope your day is Blessed too!

Peggy said...

AMEN!!! to every word... beautiful heart, sis... beautiful PRAISE!

"...give me eyes for visions, not for desires..."

May GOD GO WITH US TODAY... everywhere and give us hearts for gladness, hands for helps, eyes for visions, feet for following, thoughts of atonement... lives lived for Him, doing what HIS WORD proclaims and PRAISING HIM for ALL HE IS to us. May He pick us up today,carry us, hold us, as we hear from Him, not just asking Him to hear us...

I love the way you share your heart & God's! Love you sis and praying,
(the enemy zapped my computer out temporarily and kept saying webpage unavailable and if I tried to open comments on pages I had open the same...there was a sudden power outage here for a short minute but HIS POWER IS NEVER SHORT or OUT so I spent this time praying for you until I could complete my comment).
Hope you got my earlier prayer at
The Lighthouse!!!

Cathy said...

Amen, Denise, a beautiful prayer ~Love you ~

Saleslady371 said...

Beautiful prayer here that I said out loud.

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Good evening Denise,
Beautiful prayer straight from your heart. You have been on my mind more lately, as I go about my work,please know when you come to mind I am praying for you.

Karen said...

Without HIM, I could do nothing! Amen God bless you

eph2810 said...

Amen to that, Denise. What a beautiful tribute to our loving God.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful heart with us.

Love & peace,
<>< Iris