Lord GOD, (אֲדֹנָ֣י יְהוִ֔ה)
I begin this day by committing my being and doing to your praise and pleasure.
You, Lord GOD, being the source of life, the Creator of everything, and the perfection of all virtues, deserve ardent allegiance and conscientious obedience. Yet, our race, which bears your image, has fallen from innocence; when deceived, we disobeyed. In our sinful state, worship is foreign to our self-centeredness, and obedience contrary to our supposed autonomy and pervasive depravity.
However, through love and by grace, you have provided for the reconciliation of mankind to yourself through Christ’s incarnation and atoning death. When we trust in Jesus, you regenerate us and begin transforming us into new creations after the likeness of the “Lamb slain.” By mercifully addressing our deep need, you have appropriately humbled and gracefully obligated us. We express our gratitude through responsive love and burden-free obedience.
I read your Word and pray, asking for your Spirit’s enablement to live as a Christ-follower today: a sincere worshiper, a sanctified disciple, a loving family member and friend, a willing witness, a student of your Word, a leader of your people, and a herald of divine truth.
To the praise of your glory, Lord GOD; for the acclamation of the Lord Jesus, your Son and Servant, our Savior and exemplar; and for the spiritual life of your people. Amen.
Signed, Adonijah (אֲדֹנִיָּ֣ה)
“Yahweh is my Lord”