My perfect Savior, Lord of my life, empower Your child to throw off the shackles of sin that bind me. Father, help me to cling to You rather than to my own selfish desires. Set my face toward the horizon of joy that awaits me in eternity by Your side. Engulf me with desire to delight in You in every moment of my day. Lord, surround me with Your presence as You remind me of the weight of pain which You endured for me. Jesus, only You can free my captive soul by the power of perfected love. Before You, alone, I bow in broken pieces which You delight to put back together. Make something new out of me, Lord God. May the shattered glass of my soul be put together in a way that reflects Your beauty, Your grace and Your love. Under the mighty Word of Hebrews 12:1-2 and the authority of Christ, I delightfully pray.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses,
let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely,
and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus,
the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame,
and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
Hebrews 12:1-2, ESV