A prayer by Eugene Peterson based on his meditation on 1 Timothy 2:
“Dear Lord Jesus,
Help me to come to you with each and every mess I have made,
Regardless how large or how small,
How trivial or how terrible.
Help me to realize who I am – a sinner,
Still, after all these years, after all these tears, still a sinner.
And help me to realize who you are – a Savior,
Still at the right hand of the Father, interceding for us, still a Savior.
Still loving me, still forgiving me,
Still taking the shattered pieces of the things I’ve dropped,
Gathering me into your loving arms
And making me whole again.”