Exalt yourself within me, Lord God in heaven. Move me away from the unholy pursuit of lesser loves. May the magnetic draw of Your incorruptible love pull me into a new space of worshipful living. May the power of Your resurrection pull me away from the snare of darkness. Shine through me, Lord, as I live from the victory that You have achieved. Grow my mustard seed of faith as You sow trust through trials, hope through adversity and peace through pain. When I fall, You are the lifter of my soul. When I stumble, You are the One who steadies my spirit. When I hide myself in shame, pull me out of the shadows into Your grace. Keep the fire of this love warming any coldness that creeps into my heart, Lord. Under the mighty Word of John 15:19 and the authority of Christ, I pray.
If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own;
but because you are not of the world,
but I chose you out of the world,
therefore the world hates you.
John 15:19, ESV