I come to you today, FATHER, an empty vessel, cracked and leaking. These are not just energy leaks, but I hear bitterness coming out in my words and feel a deep sadness in my soul. Lord Jesus, be my POTTER this day. Repair and reshape this marred vessel that I may be filled to overflowing with your HOLY SPIRIT. (Jeremiah 18:4) I praise you, GOD, for continuing to work on me. Thank you for not giving up on this stubborn lump of clay, but cleansing me with the water of the WORD that I might again respond to the gentle pressure of your fingers upon my soul. (Ephesians 5:26)
Enable me to walk in today’s care-giving tasks, LORD, with an eternal focus on our relationship. (John 17:3) There is work to be done, but let me do it moved with your compassion, and not by my need to be productive. (Matthew 9:36) Cleanse me of the pride and self-importance that might make the one I care for feel hurried, unwelcome or a burden in my life. (1 Peter 5:6) May I serve them and you as humbly as you served me. Let me not be easily offended or distracted, so I may hear your SHEPHERD’S voice speaking to my heart. (John 10:3-4) Put me on your time table, LORD. You are the one who teaches us to number our days that we might gain a heart of wisdom. (Psalm 90:12)
When my eyes see the decay and frailties of a sick or aging body, let my spirit recognize you at work in the inner man. (II Corinthians 4:16) Your plans far exceed the workings of disease, a lifespan, or the statistics of survival and recovery. (Jeremiah 29:11) Give me the vision to see across the generations, to the dawn of civilization when you created us in your image. You are the ALPHA AND THE OMEGA. (Revelation 22:13) Lift my eyes far above the judgments reigning upon this sinful earth to see your grace played out day by day. How I praise you for the mercy of Calvary, and the tearing of the veil. (Matthew 27:51) I boldly approach your throne of grace. (Hebrews 4:16) How I long to see your ultimate glory. Today, be my ILLUMINATOR and reveal to me just a portion of your grace and glory to renew my hope. In the name of JESUS, the OVERSEER OF MY SOUL, Amen
Jeremiah 18:4 NKJV And the vessel that He made of clay was marred in the hand of the Potter, so He made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the Potter to make.
Ephesians 5:26-27 That He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the Word.
John 17:3 And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.
Matthew 9:36 But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd.
I Peter 5:6-7 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
John 10:3-4 To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.
Psalm 90:12 So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
II Corinthians 4:16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Revelation 22:13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.
Matthew 27:51A Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.
Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of Grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.