Oh Lord, I pray that every person in the faith will desire to live for You and no longer for this world. Break the chains of addiction in every person’s life that believes in You. May they no longer be in bondage of sin but find an escape in You, starting today. I know that as we walk in the ways of the world our flesh is carnal and our desires are far from You. In doing this, we are children of the flesh and are headed on a path to destruction. This I know because my life was like this for many years until I found You. In all my sins, I came unto You in prayer, having great sorrow for every wicked deed I had committed. I did not wish to live this type of life any longer and needed Your deliverance. Therefore, You took me in and showed me compassion. I did not deserve it, but You had mercy upon me anyways. Thank You Jesus. I know that You can see into each of our hearts and who is sincere in their faith in You. For this, I am grateful that You saw my heart felt desires to repent. If You had not come into my life and changed me from within, I would be so lost and heartbroken. Now, my life is alive in Your love. I am Your child and can look to the future, for You are able to do great things in my life. May Your Spirit ever be my guide and lead me in the ways of righteousness. I love You God more than all things. You are my delight. Amen.
Romans 9:13-15 (KJV)
13 As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.
14 What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid.
15 For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.
We cannot earn our salvation, for only the Lord Jesus can give it. And concerning mercy, He will give it to whom He sees fit.