Dear Lord,

You are the giver of incredible, undeserved and life-changing gifts.

May I receive all of them today so 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.

But just in case I try, save me from trying to accept them just on my terms. Instead, help me receive them on Your terms. Let them take root from the inside out. Transform me in all the ways I need. And shape me into the one You have created me to be so that I see what You want me to see, feel what You want me to feel, hope what You want me to hope, act as You want me to act and live as Your gift to the world.

I pray this with great expectation in the name of Jesus, my Lord, Savior, Brother and Friend.

Amen.