Dear Lord,

Sometimes it hits me and I realize how I’ve failed, fallen short, messed up, hurt others, and disappointed You. This is simply more than I can face. So I try to explain it away, look for the upside, make excuses and do everything I can to convince myself it could have been worse. Yet what I really need to do is just admit what You and I both know – I’ve blown it.

When I do, the most amazing thing happens. I am overwhelmed by Your love. I experience Your forgiveness. I receive second, third, fourth and one-hundredth chances. And I am the recipient of the greatest reality of all – how Your passionate, healing, forgiving and restoring love is so real it even works on me!

I pray this in the strong name of Jesus.