Dear Lord, I am ready to draw closer to You. I want to end this season of feeling distant from You. With this prayer, I take a step toward You, and I receive Your promise that You are drawing near to me as I draw near to You.
I affirm what Derek said in his teaching—that You have invited me to come to You with confidence. I am not a second-class citizen in the kingdom of God, and You will make good on Your promise to receive me as I come to You.
Thank You for opening Your arms to me as I draw near to You now. I receive Your mercy and grace, in the precious Name of Jesus Christ. Amen.