How long, o Lord, how long? How long must death walk among us, using sin’s power to create chaos in Your world? How long will evil men prosper? How long will the unrighteous hold power over the godly? How long will the rich and powerful boast against You? How long must the downtrodden cry out for liberation?
Come, Lord Jesus. We await the revelation of Your children, the manifestation of Your Kingdom, the final triumph over the powers that be. We long for Your salvation. We long for Your Kingdom. We long for You.
Come quickly Lord.
Not to us, o Father, but to You be the glory. May others see my life and glorify You. Shape my life into a life that brings glory to You.
May I be forever Yours.
Father of mercies,
Teach me to love. May Your love for the world show me the way. May Your compassion be my guide. May Your forgiveness bind me. May Your kindness mold me.
Take from me the hate, the jealousy, the resentment, the conceit, the anger, and all of the other things that lead me away from You.
May love be my goal. May love be my practice. May love be my guide.
In Jesus’ name I ask you to increase my faith.
Help me see Your hand at work all around me.
Let me hurt with the hurting, yet never despair.
Give me the grace to do what I can, while always leaning on You.
May faith, hope, and love abide in me.