Lord God,

I try my best, I really do. But when I’m honest, I see the truth and it’s not pretty. In fact, it’s sometimes quite painful. because I hurt You, others and even myself deeply.

Please forgive me, Lord. But more than that, Lord, transform every part of me from the top of my head to the tips of my toes. Not because I deserve it, but because of the gift of Your gracious love. Love that accepts me just the way I am. Love that will never let go of me. And love that is not content to leave me the way I am.

So today, Lord, let me experience the depth and breadth of Your love, the power of Your forgiveness and the joy of Your new life. I pray this in the strong name of Jesus.