Gracious Father, I haven't ventured out into a fallen world yet. Before I encounter Your creation I desire to see Your face, hear Your voice and rest in Your embrace.
Today I will face challenges that, without Your enabling grace, would almost destroy me. I can't "go it alone". I need You!
As I linger here in the quietness of the morning, please fill me afresh with Your divine Spirit, Your enabling Presence.
Give me a love for the unlovely. A hatred for all that displeases You. A desire to know You better. And when I lay my head down tonight, may I be able to say, "God, You gave me fresh strength to face every trial. You are a good God. AMEN!"