Great Creator of all the universe, I come before You in respectful admiration for the life that bursts forth from Your presence. Jesus, my thirsty soul reaches for the spring of living water that flows endlessly from Your love. My hungry heart gladly feasts upon the bread of life which You offer me to satisfy all of my deep desire. When darkness encroaches, I look to You for the light of life. Let me rejoice in my Savior. Let me sing praises to the most high King. There is nothing that can source my happiness except You, my God. Enable me to lay down my life so that You can take it up in Yours. Equip me to walk hidden in Christ so that the enemy loses the power of distraction. Keep me focused on truth, Spirit of the living God, by reminding me to respond to conviction rather than ignore it. Father, I come before You in need of constant refinement. I come before You in respect for Your power to make me. I come before You in admiration for the love that takes the sting out of the chiseling. Under the beauty of Your Word in Colossians 3:3 and the authority of Christ Jesus, I pray.
For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
Colossians 3:3, ESV