My Father in heaven, let my soul be broken by the power of Your Words. Repair the rupture in my heart caused by the afflictions of life. Only You can make me whole again, Jesus. You are the Healer that tends to my deepest wounds. You are my Shepherd who guides me into green pastures, away from the fruitless pursuits of lesser desires. Lord, do not let life’s disillusions lead to disappointment that infect me with bitterness. Keep my heart pure, Lord, as You betroth me to You in faithfulness. Encircle me with Your presence in the darkest of moments. Liberate the splendor that lies within me to radiate Your glory to the world around me. Jesus, You are my contentment. You are my satisfaction. You are my everything. Turn my heart’s focus away from wants and onto all that I have in You. Under the Word You have given to sustain us in Hebrews 13:7-8 and the authority of Christ, I pray.
Remember your leaders who have spoken God’s Word to you.
As you carefully observe the outcome of their lives,
imitate their faith.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday,
today, and forever.
Hebrews 13:7-8, CSB