A Prayer About Grace - 365 Pocket Morning Prayers
A prayer about Grace - Living in light of undeserved favor from God
MY HEAVENLY FATHER,
When I consider how you have treated me, I am overwhelmed with wonder and gratitude. To be honest, I tend to think pretty highly of myself because I believe I’m a good person. That is, I try to live according to your Word, avoid sinful behavior and bad influences, serve at church and in the community, tithe, and help others. And after all, I haven’t committed any really big sins. Sadly, this outlook, this false self-image, blinds me to my faults, depravity, and utter helplessness. The truth is, I am no better than anyone else because, like everyone else, I am a sinner—I was totally lost and bound for an eternity without you. Only through your mercy and grace do I have anything at all. Thank you, my Father, for loving me, sending Christ to die for me, saving me, and giving me new life. During this day, please continually remind me that I am a sinner saved by grace alone, by Christ alone, through faith alone. It’s all about you, not me.
God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. Ephesians 2:8-9