Lord, call out to the dry bones that lay sleeping within my heart; and awaken me from rebellious slumber. My God, I ask Your forgiveness for the provocations of my superficial worldly desires. When You first found me, I was utterly astonished at my soul’s indifference to truth. If You had not lifted my chin, Jesus, I scarce think I could have looked at You. My blunders are significant, Lord. My heart is foolish and unworthy. Yet, Your grace overlooks my neglect. Your mercy does not take into account my reluctance to perfection. Rather, it overcomes it and places in me the deepest desire for Your pleasure and not my own. Father, swallow up every shard of selfish inclination that cuts my soul to pieces. Though I am a perplexing and divided being, for Your Name’s sake make me whole in Christ. Break every fatal enchantment that I have with this world and set eternity in my heart. Let my voice awaken in worship as my soul fully rejoices in my Savior and King. Under the Word given in Ecclesiastes 3:11 and the authority of Christ, I pray whole-heartedly.
He has made everything beautiful in its time.
He has also set eternity in the human heart;
yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.
Ecclesiastes 3:11, NIV