identity

Father, may I find myself in you,
May my days be marked by grace.
Lord, no matter where my path leads,
May I always seek Your face.


May I draw from Your deep well of hope,
May that hope inspire my steps.
May praise for You always be on my lips,
And may I always make room in my heart to be thankful.

Father, You are good,
Your grace is lavished on me.
Father, your love is overwhelming,
Your presence is a comfort to me.

Your love steadies my ship in rough waters.
Your joy stays with me like a close friend.
I am valuable because of how you love me,
May I always see my worth through Your eyes.

Father, may I find myself in you,
May my days be marked by grace.
Lord, no matter where my path leads,
May I always seek Your face.

 

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