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.