Dear Lord,

How blessed I am to have you. To abide in your presence. You are beautiful, my Lord. You are glorious in my eyes. How faithful are you! How courageous and mighty! I love you so dearly. You are a delight to me, and an awesome wonder. Wonderful is the King of kings and Lords of lords – the One who sits on the thrown that’s never changing.

Abba, I plead for the state of your church. Help us to walk in your love. You are beautiful and sweet, and we are to be your mirror image upon the earth, but I fear we are reflecting a distorted image. When we should be gentle, we condemn. When we should be kind, we are hateful. Oh God, when we should pick up, we tear down. Build us up in your compassion, that we may reflect your love through our eyes.

In Jesus name,