Lord, let Your love take me over. Dazzle my heart with the infectious romance of sacrifice. By Your wounds, I have been healed. By Your death, I have been re-born. By Your pain, I have been comforted. By Your obedience, I have been redeemed. Jesus, let all of me be engulfed by You. Help me to lay down my life so that I can find it in You. Help me to crucify my flesh each day so that I can live only by the power of Your love. Show me what it means to make space inside my soul for Your Holy Spirit’s dwelling. Let me not crowd You out with the many distractions of pleasure, empty pursuits, worldly enticements or idols that linger in the blind-spots of my soul. Make me a fully devoted follower, Jesus. Make me a vessel that can pour out love and light to a lonely and dark world in the glory of Your great Name. Under the Word of God in 1 John 3:16 and the authority of Christ Jesus, I pray.
By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us,
and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.
1 John 3:16, ESV