Prayer for Courage

God, when the Lord Jesus came into this world and offered His sacrifice on the cross to the Father, He did so with Psalm 40 on His lips. He gave meaning to those words spoken by the prophet David a long time before Him: “I come to do Your will.” He was obedient for us even to death on the cross. This psalm applies to me too. God created me with a special purpose, and I am here to do His will on Earth that I may be happy with Him in heaven forever. Because of Your tender love and mercy, I dare to ask You, my God, to help me, but I ask You never to let me forget that I am first of all here to love and glorify You. Into Your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit. I come to do Your will. Amen.