A prayer of reception.

Christmas is a time of giving and receiving. Far to often we treat prayer as a wish list that we would give to Santa Claus…we continue to ask and ask for more and more and more.

Personally I have no problems with asking; after all the Scriptures do tell us to ask. There comes times though when we need to acknowledge that we need to receive what is being freely offered to us. And hence this is a prayer that I try to pray regularly; acknowledging God’s goodness and mercy towards me and what he has for me today.

“Lord I receive your love so that I can love you, myself and love others.
I receive your patience so that I can be patient with you, myself and with others.
I receive your mercy so that I can be merciful to you, myself and to others.
I receive your kindness so that I can be kind to you, myself and to others.
I receive your joy so that I can be joyful with you, myself and with others.
I receive your peace so that I can be at peace with you, myself and with others.
I receive your discipline so that I can be self controlled with you, myself and with others.

Perhaps you might find it useful in your own devotions.

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About Craig Benno

I'm an average aussie guy who has lived perhaps a not so average life.
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