The Powerful Reality

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.

Extenuating circumstances

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

Corrupt environment

Or life’s strange twisting

Or my own unbelievable stupidity . . .

Ultimately I have one solitary defense.

Only one—

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.

If you prayed this prayer we would love to hear from you . If you would like to know God deeper we can connect you with an email mentor and/or send you some great links.

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