Lord, ready me for heaven. Take me deep into the dance of daily worship. Let my thoughts follow the steps of truth as given in Your Word. Let my actions move with divine love that empowers grace. Make the wind of Your Spirit to blow through me in such a way that my heart soars until the eyes of my soul catch a glimpse of heaven’s glory. Lord, Your goodness satisfies me like none other. Your faithfulness is the nourishment my heart craves. My conscious is painfully aware of how much I need You, Jesus. My iniquities are ever before me. If only I could love You without the corruptibility of selfishness. If only my desire for You would burn like a fire that consumes all lesser desires. Forgive me, Father, for I am easily distracted by the enticing offers of this world. When my soul is in conflict because of the deep longing You have placed in me for You, I ease my pain with temporary appeasement. Jesus, invite me again into the suffering. Make my spirit willing because my flesh is so weak. Raise me up to follow You through the mists of a life full of distraction. Keep my gaze forever set upon the horizon of perfect love. Under the beauty of Your Word in Hebrews 12:28-19 and the authority of Christ Jesus, I pray.
Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom
that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God
acceptable worship, with reverence and awe,
for our God is a consuming fire.
Hebrews 12:28-29, ESV