When the way is unclear before me, it is You who guides my heart, Lord God Almighty. When my soul has wandered into enemy territory, it is You who comes to my rescue, Jesus, Son of the living God. When the weight of this world buries me in anxiety, it is Your Spirit that lifts me to the rock that is higher. Father, I am Your grateful child. My heart sings Your praises for You alone are worthy. Rewire the thoughts of my mind so that Your will is my continual delight. Mold the misshapen parts of my soul until I look like the image-bearer You desire me to be. Take the darkness out of my spirit so that I can radiate the light of love You have placed inside of me. Show me what it means to love, Lord God. Teach me what the power of grace can really do. Help me to live the life that brings glory to Your Name now and forevermore. Under the power of Your Word in Psalm 51:10-15 and the authority of Christ, I pray.
God, make a fresh start in me,
shape a Genesis week from the chaos of my life.
Don’t throw me out with the trash,
or fail to breathe holiness in me.
Bring me back from gray exile,
put a fresh wind in my sails!
Give me a job teaching rebels your ways
so the lost can find their way home.
Commute my death sentence, God, my salvation God,
and I’ll sing anthems to your life-giving ways.
Unbutton my lips, dear God;
I’ll let loose with your praise.
Psalm 51:10-15, MSG