“Dear Heavenly Father,
I was going to pray for you to bless me. Then I realized this is a prayer I keep repeating over and over. I see how ugly it is when someone continues to use me and only take from my friendship with nothing to ever give back to nurture the growth of it. I see that I have been doing this to you.
I come to you with a heavy heart. Who am I to be as blessed as I am today? Thank you for the health I do have, the family I enjoy that loves me, and for the food and shelter you have provided. I should be thanking you and praising you for all that you have blessed me with, instead I am focused on what else I DESIRE.
Lord, take these desires out of my heart. They are stopping me from being truly thankful. They are the lusts that will never be fulfilled, because as soon as I get what I want, I only want more of something else. This is a wicked trap, and I have fell into this same one, too many times. Today, I want a new beginning.
Today, I want to just praise you for the ability to see that this is what is stopping my blessing. My greedy heart and thankless ways are getting me nowhere in my goals, and nowhere in my intimacy with you.
In the name of Jesus, I give to you my selfish ways, my greedy heart, my lustful nature, my stubborn ways of doing things and I ask for you to give me just the opposite in return. I need a giving heart, a generous nature, a pliable way of seeing how I can be wrong in the way I go about things, and a heart that is willing to change when I see that I am. In Jesus’ precious name, thank you for all that I have, and all that you are! Amen!”
Author: Julia Shalom Jordan