My amazing Father, blessed be Your name in all the earth. Rejoice over Your beautiful child so that I can rise above any clouds of ugliness in my heart. Make me well aware of Your delight in me as I do all things unto Christ for Your honor and glory. Equip me with the armor necessary for battle, the spiritual gifts required for serving and the umbrella of salvation which provides the ultimate protection. For Your child can honestly say that “It is well with my soul,” because You are my Savior, Jesus. Bring to the surface of my heart the deep rooted joy that You have placed inside of me to weather any storm, to endure every battle and to embrace each challenge designed to refine me into the likeness of Christ Jesus. Love me to completion, Lord. I am a work in progress who delights to delight You, my God. Under the word of truth in Zephaniah 13:9 and the authority of Jesus Christ who is worthy, these prayers are submitted upon Your altar, O God.
And I will put this third into the fire,
and refine them as one refines silver,
and test them as gold is tested.
They will call upon my name,
and I will answer them.
I will say, ‘They are my people’;
and they will say, ‘The Lord is my God.’”
Zechariah 13:9, ESV