The thoughts of my mind, O Lord, are as soft as wet clay. Imprint Your truth until I resemble Your Son, Lord God. At times, my faith feels but a shadow that continuously tries to dissolve into darkness. Lord, shine Your luminescent power into my life until I become one with the light and not the dark. In Christ, I am more than a shadowy vapor because I have been granted the substance of new life. Your grace is immeasurable, Lord. Your mercy is my treasure. Bring me into the experience of Your holy love. Let me be unreserved in my responses to You as I fully surrender to the tutelage of Your Spirit until I become more patient, more kind, more joyful and more loving. Make my life become a testimony to Your greatness, God Almighty, as You align my daily attitudes with heaven’s perspective. If I hunger and thirst, let it be only for Your presence, Jesus. If I desire and want, let it be only for Your glory, God. My soul stands before You a blank canvas on which You alone can create a masterpiece. Have Your way upon me, Lord. Make me who You designed me to be through the gentle coloring of Your Spirit and the beautiful blending of Your extraordinary presence with my ordinary life. Though I am far from perfection, I press on toward the goal which You have set before me, Jesus. Whatever lies ahead thrills me because You are there. May each furthering step mature me in Christ. Under the authority of my Savior and the Word of truth in Philippians 3:13-15 I bow in humble prayer.
Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own.
But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Let those of us who are mature think this way, and if in anything you think otherwise,
God will reveal that also to you.
Philippians 3:13-15, ESV