Heavenly Father, I come before your throne in humble repentance, for I fall short of the holiness you require. Forgive me where I have failed you. The only place to start is with me before I ask on behalf of others. Grant that all will come to a saving knowledge of you. I lift my family, my friends, my community, my state, my nation and all nations. May your Holy Spirit touch and soften hearts and point them to Jesus. May they see Jesus as more than a prophet, but as Savior and King. Reign in our hearts and souls, Lord, for the time of your coming draws closer with each sunrise. Ready us for that day in your name above all names, according to the good and perfect will of the Father. Amen.
“But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.” (2 Peter 3: 8-9 ESV)