HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
Jesus, I Need Your Grace
Jesus, I Need You
Dear Jesus, I need Your help. Someone is making my life difficult. I have tried to be kind and patient — You know I have, Lord. But there have been times when I’ve lost my temper — You know that too. I’ve said unkind things and thought even worse things.
Our relationship needs healing; it needs You. Yes, Lord, it needs you right now.
Jesus, show me what to do. I pray for You to step in and make this right. Teach me, Lord. How would You handle me? Please take away these feelings of anger and hurt and replace them with grace and love.
“Seventy times seven”: That’s what You said to Peter when he asked how many times he should forgive the one who sinned against him. Am I capable of forgiving that many times? Oh, but how many times have You forgiven me?
Soften my heart, Lord, and help me forgive as You have forgiven me.
If anyone can mend this relationship, Jesus, it is You. Guide my every word and every action with Your perfect love. I need You, Jesus. I need You.
If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, to live at peace with everyone. — Romans 12:18
At some point in my life, I’ll encounter a difficult person — someone who, no matter what you do, makes my life miserable. When I run into such a person, I will call on Jesus. You understand and will know just how to help. As I think about that difficult person, I ask myself if I’ve contributed to the strain. Are there things for which I need to seek forgiveness? So help me Lord to come up with at least one thing I can do to bless that person’s life — and then help me to do it.