The Powerful Reality
The powerful reality grips me, Lord
That when I kneel in your presence
To ask Your forgiveness
I am utterly stripped of facade.
You accept no big-name references
No high-caliber recommendations.
Crumble to the dust
In Your court of appeal . . .
I am forgiven never
Because of inherited tendencies
Or emotional discomfort
Or nagging weakness . . .
I can never pleade
Or life’s strange twisting
Or my own unbelievable stupidity . . .
Ultimately I have one solitary defense.
But always one:
Forgive me, God
For Jesus’ sake.
Like a song unending
The words keep singing . . .
I am totally forgiven
I am constantly cleansed
Just for Jesus’ sake.
by Ruth Calkin
If you have never surrendered your life to Christ, and would like to know Him in this intimate way, you can start today. Simply say this prayer and your journey with Christ will begin:
Lord Jesus, I want to trust you from now on. Thank You for dying on the cross for my sins. I open the door of my life and receive You as my Savior and Lord. Thank You for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Take control of my life. Make me be the person You want me to be. Thank you for enabling me to trust you in these uncertain times. Amen.
Another Sample Prayer:
Dear God, today I bring you my life, my hopes, my dreams, my deepest yearnings … You know me intimately. You knew me even before I was formed in the womb. You called me into this world to do good and live the life I was uniquely and specifically created for. I ask for Courage and Wisdom to live this life–the life of my dreams. Show me where to start and help me be open to hearing your Voice today. I ask for a greater consciousness of your Presence, today and every day of my life. Amen.