Today, is my birthday and I am incredibly grateful for the legacy of faith I have received from my parents and faithful witnesses of grace.
My prayer today is from a book a friend gave me a few days ago, the Valley of Vision, p. 58.
“Father, I come to You in the beloved name of Jesus; this year, re-impress Your image upon my soul;
Raise me above the smiles and frowns of this world, regarding it as a light thing to be judged by men;
May Your approval be my only aim, Your Word my one rule.
Make me to abhor that which grieves Your Holy Spirit.
-to suspect consolation of a worldly nature,
-to shun a careless way of life,
-to reprove evil,
-to instruct with meekness those who oppose me,
-to be gentle and patient with all people,
-to be not only a teacher but an example of the gospel, displaying in every relationship, office and circumstance, it’s excellency, loveliness and advantages.
That’s my prayer for a new year of service for my Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.