Why should God love me?
Dear reader: This piece could be used in Christian counselling,coaching, spiritual direction and evangelism. It could be printed out and read at your church service or included in your sermon. Please use it however God leads. Perhaps, God will use this prayer to speak to your heart.
Who am I that God should love me?
Stained with the soot of sin I be
I am unworthy to receive Your love
How could You love a sinner like me?
You forgive me as cleansing inside I do feel
You answer my searching heart’s appeal
Father, this my prayer for all would be
God knows who you are
The things which have taken you from Him afar
You’ve been angry at Him
People have hurt you
God feels your pain
You are attacked by friendly fire
Your Father knows there’s nothing friendly about it
You’re sad, filled with anxiety
Cast all your cares upon Christ
God knows you true
He sees to the heart of you
Knows you like no other
He knows the number of hairs upon your head
He says, “You are fearfully and wonderfully made!”
Christ died for people just like you
The rich and the poor
The young and the old
The addict and the abused
The hopeful and the hopeless
The prisoner and the free
The prostitute and the pastor
The joyful and the sad
Those who can’t see, walk, speak or hear
Those with physical and developmental challenges
No matter what you have done
No matter how much you feel like a failure
In God’s eyes you are loved
He loves you so much He gave His only Son
That you would feel bright Heaven’s sun inside
That His love in you would abide
Your Father is waiting for you
Come and ask Him in
Let Him into your life
He’ll be with you as I feel He is with me
He’ll be with you now into eternity
Kevin Osborne is training to become a psychotherapist, priest and chaplain through St. James the Elder University in Jacksonville, Florida. He and his wife, Karen, plan to open a counselling practice. Karen is taking graduate divinity studies at Trinity College in the University of Toronto. Kevin is planning on taking additional graduate studies there. He is a member of The Word Guild, a Christian writer’s group in Canada.
Our greatest calling is to be servants of our Lord wherever He calls us to go.
Posted on February 25, 2016, in Evangelism, On Church, Poetry and tagged abused, addict, Christ, Cross, death, elderly, eternity, God, life, love, mind's seat, physical and/or developmental challenges, poor, rich, youth. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.