My Vision of Image-Lent 1, 2020

Prayer Focus: God’s Image and His Image in us

Lord God Almighty, we praise You and thank You that we have been created in Your Image.  We praise You and we thank You that Your Image is perfect.  We praise You and thank You that You created us both male and female to be in Your Image.  We praise You and thank You for Your goodness to us.  Help us to see Your Image in our fellow man.  May seeing Your Image in others help us to be better people… to offer grace where grace is needed, to love unconditionally as a reflection of the love You have for us.  Always help us to recall this great love You had in sending Your Son Jesus Christ to die on a Cross for our sins.  We’re sorry, Lord, for the many ways that we have let You down, for our sin nature that we did ourselves by rebelling against You.  Forgive us, Lord, for the sins we have committed as a culture.  Forgive me, Lord, for the sins I have committed.  Forgive me for the sins that I know about and for the ones that have arisen from my nature that remain hidden from my eyes.  May Your Holy Spirit convict me of the things I’ve done which grieve You.  May Your Holy Spirit encourage me to see Your Image in myself and to see Your Image in others.  And most of all, Lord, to see You for who You are.  We offer praise and thanks to You on this Ash Wednesday.  The ashes remind us that You did not have to condescend to save us, but it’s an expression of the magnitude of the love You have for us as Your Image bearers.  Remind us of the sin we have committed in our thoughts, our actions, and in our attempts to hide from You.  Most of all, please remind us—deep in our souls—of the great love You have shown to us by offering forgiveness through Jesus Christ our Lord. May our gratitude rise to You as praise and all glory. Amen.


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