Saturday, August 29, 2009

My Prayer for Today...

Lord, next time I'm tempted to criticize, judge, or talk unkindly about my family member, friend, neighbor, or even my enemy who is in a pit, remind me again about the pit you took me out of. Help me remember how you did not hold my offenses against me, how you were willing to forgive me and love me just the way I was! Help me follow your example and extend that grace to others! AMEN!

I waited patiently for the Lord to help me,
and he turned to me and heard my cry.
He lifted me out of the pit of despair,
out of the mud and the mire.
He set my feet on solid ground
and steadied me as I walked along.
He has given me a new song to sing,
a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see what he has done and be amazed.
They will put their trust in the Lord.
Psalm 40:1-3