Dear Lord,


You are the giver of gifts. Incredible gifts. Undeserved gifts. Life-changing gifts.

The very gifts You know I need.


Enable me to welcome all of them today so that I know I am embraced by Your amazing grace, filled to overflowing with Your forgiveness, energized by Your call on my life and dazzled by Your generosity.


Let them take root in me from the inside-out so they transform me in all the ways I need and shape me into the unique person You have created me to be. And when all is said and done, may I see more of what You see, feel more of what You feel, hope more of what You hope, act more as You act and live more as Your gift to the world.