Hope Rising

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Prayer

Lord Jesus, I believe.  Help my unbelief!  Strengthen my weak and flickering faith.  

I know that You are my wisdom, my righteousness, my sanctification, and my redemption.  Lord, strengthen this faith in me, that I may never fear nor faint in any trial or temptation.  You alone are the Author and Finisher of my faith.  Though my faith be tried by fire, may I ever be found strong and unmovable to the glory of Your holy name.  

Let me firmly trust in Your blood, which cleanses me from all sin, that though my sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow.  When I am enticed by sin and the world beckons and my own passions want to yield, help my unbelief, and give me the strength and will to resist.  
When trials, sorrow, and affliction want to rob me of this trust, O Lord, help me to remain steadfast and true.  

Strengthen my faith in Your promises that all things work together for good to them that love God, to those who are called according to Your purpose to be Your own in time and in eternity. 

You alone, O almighty Lord, can help;  You, O gracious Lord, will help my unbelief;  You, O merciful God, will strengthen my faith.   

Lord, I believe!  Amen. 

From the Lutheran prayer book
Found Here.

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