Command my soul, oh God, to the prayerful introspection that will reveal areas of partial obedience. Am I thoroughly Yours, Jesus? Is my heart in any way divided? Has Your grace showered down in an abundant rainfall, drenching even the parched land of the center of my being? Let my life be a garden of faith that blossoms with the fragrance of Christ in power, in action, in thought and in love. Refine Your servant through trial until I am perfected. Reshape my priorities through rejoicing in times of worship. I abhor to project an appearance of holiness when hypocritical habits of sin still linger willingly within me. I am too aware of the impurity of my desires and my tendency to act as though You are not enough. What more can this world offer me than I already have been given in Christ? Forgive my secret longings, Lord. Do not let my faith become performance. Root my heart deeply in devotion to You, Lord. Keep me, Lord Jesus, safely beneath the canopy of Your reigning love. Under the Word given in Psalm 26:2-4 and the authority of Christ, I pray.
Prove me, O Lord, and try me;
test my heart and mind.
For Your steadfast love is before my eyes,
and I walk in faithfulness to You.
I do not sit with the worthless,
nor do I consort with hypocrites.
Psalm 26:2-4, NRSV