Daniel Partlow (1969 / St. Louis, MO > Westport, CT)
A Sinner and Doubter's Prayer
Dear God, I may not have been willing to accept you
because of the issues in my life which only you truly understand.
I may not understand why these issues entered my life,
but I know that I have broken your laws and that my sins
have separated me from you.
But I ask you now for healing.
Father, I am truly sorry,
and now I want to turn away from my sins toward you.
Please forgive me, and help me avoid the sin
and all that which caused the separation.
Why did you make the blind from birth blind?
Well, when his vision was finally given,
he rejoiced and that question no longer mattered.
I know that your son, Jesus Christ died for my sins,
was resurrected from the dead, is alive, and hears my prayer,
please banish the doubts from my heart.
I trust that in your own time and in your own way you will.
Just as that previously blind man became a testimony to your glory,
let my recovery be a testimony to your glory for others.
It is written that you are the shepherd that comes
looking for all his lost sheep.
Here, I am Lord, please come and get me.
Like the prodigal who wandered off, I now want to come home,
please open my eyes to the way, strengthen my resolve,
and help me to overcome the difficulties I will face.
I invite Jesus to become the Lord of my life,
to rule and reign in my heart from this day forward.
Please send your Holy Spirit to help me obey You,
and to do Your will and to trust in Your name for the rest of my life.
In Jesus' name I pray, Amen
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