I’m so grateful for all that you have done,
So honored that you would love me,
And pay attention to my needs.
On my best days, which seem to be rare,
When I am peaceful and tranquil—
When I am confident that You are in charge
And that I need not worry,
I know how blessed I am.
Help me live in this truth each day.
Help me show others that You care
And that You are always available.
Let people see by my actions
The depth of my confidence in You;
Let them see that Your ways are always the best—
That they are always wise and prudent.
Teach me to refrain from boastful arrogance;
And let pride be far from me,
Knowing that this too would be my witness;
Pushing those You care about further away,
Rather than drawing them nearer.
Teach me to be mindful that
Whatever I do, whether positive or negative,
It is a reflection of me but also of You.
Come and hear, all who fear God, and I will tell of what He has done for my soul. I cried to Him with my mouth, and He was extolled with my tongue. If I regard wickedness in my heart, the Lord will not hear; but certainly God has heard; He has given heed to the voice of my prayer. Blessed be God, who has not turned away my prayer, nor His lovingkindness from me. (Psalm 16-20)
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