Lord, protect me in the night seasons of the soul. Temptation’s reach is far and wide. It often goes undetected because my own self-awareness acts as a deceptive shield against my foe. When I think I am secure, it is at that time that I am most vulnerable. Remind me to be diligent in readiness for battle. Let me not grant myself a reprieve because I am tired of the fight. Stand me up in the strength of Your Spirit, Lord. For the soul’s neglected soil will only yield thorns and thistles if not continuously managed by my Gardener’s tender hands. Lord Jesus, keep me active and useful. Keep me aware as You guard me by the Holy Spirit who stands watch at my heart’s door. My heart is but a tinder box of sparks easily lit by sin. Douse me daily with Your living water so that I am set fire with nothing less than a zeal for holiness. Under the power of Your Word in Leviticus 11:44 and the authority of Christ, I pray.
For I am the Lord your God.
Consecrate yourselves therefore,
and be holy, for I am holy.
Leviticus 11:44, ESV