My Lord, reflect Yourself through me. Lead me into the valley of submission so that I am emptied of myself. Only then can I be full of Your Spirit. Write Your story upon my heart, Lord Jesus, and teach my soul Your ways. May the desire of my being draw me into the depths of Your heart, God, until I become an undeniable likeness of Your Son. May there be no doubt of my devotion as I move through every moment of each day given me. Let all thought and deed please the One whom I serve. Grant me boldness to speak truth in love. Infuse me with kindness to serve the least of these in Your Name. Make my prayerful fellowship fervent because I am zealous to know Your will. Rid me of the evil that circles me like a vulture because Your blood protects me from the one who preys upon my weaknesses, Jesus. In humble prayer, I thank You for all that You have done in me and through me. Under the Word of Psalm 86:2 and the authority of Christ, these prayers are my offering.
Protect me, for I am devoted to You. Save me,
for I serve You and trust You. You are my God.
Psalm 86:2, NLT
The valley of submission–evil that circles me like a vulture– good phrases to ponder