Heavenly Father – it is our priceless privilege to address You as “Father”! We ask for Your compassion upon us. That Your mercy might be made new this morning.
Father, forgive us for making light of Your love for us. Forgive us for still trying to come to You, on account of anything aside from Your steadfast love towards us.
For the times we have tried to “gain” an audience with You, through our own righteousness – forgive us. You are holy beyond our understanding.
For the times we have tried to “earn” Your favour through our religious efforts – forgive us. You dwell in unapproachable light. Even our best efforts, stained with sin – cannot reach You.
So teach us to rejoice again, O Father – that You invite us to draw near as Your children, and nothing less. Teach us afresh to pray. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.