Father, I am so grateful that You have chosen, even selected – me (John 15:15). I want to be a useful servant and produce fruit, and for that fruit to remain” (John 15:16).

Forgive me for those times when I have wandered away from You, and then blamed You for the distance between us. Forgive me for those times when, just like Adam and Eve, I have hidden/ran away from You because of sinful activities/behaviours; and thank-You, Lord, that You have come looking for me, and didn’t give up on me. Forgive me for those times when I have failed to hear You because I have been preoccupied with selfish, carnal things, and blamed You for not speaking to me, or even not answering me, when it was me who missed the answer, the very thing I had asked for. I feel so ashamed for all the times and ways such things have occurred.

Make my eyes to remain focussed on You, Lord Jesus/Yeshua, so I will walk as You walked, and You can call me Your friend.  I will do as You did, (John 15:14), and whatever You show me, whatever You tell me to do, I will do, so that at the end of the run, I will also hear the Father say He is pleased with me (Matt.17:5). I want that walk of intimacy. I want to be closer to You than anyone else. I want You to be my all in all – all I need and all I want.

Make me okay with my time in the valleys; remove all foolish unrealistic expectations of living my life on the mountaintops. I understand that walking with You is a walk of mountains and valleys, and trusting You in those valleys. Let me trust and be thankful that You want me to walk with You in any form. Let me no longer miss Your voice due to fear. Thank-You, Father, that all I need do is take Your Hand, and I need not fear  . . . . . .”

Just as Jesus/Yeshua called to Himself His disciples, You have called me to walk with You  – I am so humbled that I would be called to be sent as an emissary for You “to proclaim the Good News” (Mk.3:13,14) to others.  What a privilege, what an honour!  I find it overwhelmingly humbling to realize that You actually want me to be one of Yours, to be with You, to walk with You, that You want me to let You walk with me. If You didn’t want me to be with You, You would not have told me that: “In My Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you?  If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and take you to Myself, so that where I am you may also be” (John 14:2,3). What a wonderful promise! What a glorious future to look forward to! How I want to hear Well done, good and faithful servant!” (Matt.25:23) when my time on earth is done. By Your Grace enable me to so walk, that I will; in Jesus/Yeshua’s Name. Amen.

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