Lord God Almighty, Your claim upon my heart is the undisputed anchor for my soul. Let Your grace usher me into a depth of desire for holiness and not a superficial excuse for sin. Lord, by the power of Your Spirit, make me obedient to the constraining power of the love of Christ. Set my boundaries in pleasant places, Lord. Fulfill me as only You can. Rid me of the shackles which hinder the mighty display of Your power through me. It is my truest delight to abide in You so that I might obey Your commandments. Grant me a servile spirit that reminds me of my identity as Your beloved child. In holy reverence I seek to bear Your image. I strive to bring You glory. I exist to magnify Your Name above all names. I love You, O Lord, my strength, the essence of my heart. Under the Word of power given in Psalm 18:1-2 and the authority of Christ, my Savior King, I lay these prayers upon the altar of God.
I love You, Lord, my strength.
The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
Psalm 18:1-2, NIV