My Prayer for Today
Please, dear Jesus, do not let me diminish the greatness of your salvation; for my desires betray me, and I must be rescued from my own heart’s reign. Keep my heart from straying, from soaking in and absorbing the temporal enticements of this world. Oh, how I am reminded by the prophet Isaiah that I barely understand the weight of glory that surrounds the I AM.
God, you are both immanent and transcendent. Perhaps, I gravitate toward your immanence (talking of Your love & kindness, stressing your nearness, accessibility and my oneness in Christ) but spend less time remembering Your transcendence (stressing your holiness, your inapproachability, your total ‘otherness’ and distinction from us). Let me see the fulness of your glory! Open my heart’s eyes to see like your servant Isaiah. Give me understanding so that I might know ALL of your wonderful glory! I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted us ; and the train of his robe filled the temple. John commented,”Isaiah said these things because he saw His glory and spoke about Him.” ( Is. 6, John 12:41). You created us and are separated from us in your glorious holiness.
Isaiah was given eyes to see your rightful judgment on those who would not worship you, our Creator God, as the one and only God. And Isaiah, gripped with agonizing and extreme feelings of fear, wrote, “Therefore I am filled with anguish. Pain grips me, like the pain of a woman in labor. I am too perplexed to hear, too dismayed to see. My heart staggers; horror terrifies me. He has turned my last glimmer of hope into sheer terror.” (Isaiah 21:3-5). This is the rightful response to God’s holy judgment by the one who has eyes to see it.
O Jesus, I bow my knee to your worthy name! I am nothing apart from your great salvation! That you would consider me blows me away, but I am even more humbled and awestruck that you have pursued me with your relentless grace.
Guide me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; I wait for You all day long. Your glory is too much for me! I love you and delight in your glory! There is indescribable joy in knowing that you have made a way for me to know you!
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness.
Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!