Overcome my heart and persuade me with truth that penetrates into the marrow of my bones, Lord God. Melt my hardened heart with divine compassion for the hurting. Make me a person capable of ministering to wounded souls. Burn me with passion, Lord Jesus, fervency that rises above the fear of walking in the truth. Truly the road is narrow and I can easily misstep along the way, falling into a pit of selfishness. I long to be less aware of my self and more aware of You, Lord. I desire to be Your blessed servant rather than my own advocate. In a culture that dictates personal rights, forsaking all notions of sacrifice, help me rise above to live holy because You are holy. Reveal to me where my soul needs the most refining and let me bring those portions to the altar for the divine touch which will shape me into the likeness of my Savior. I have much to learn, Father. Teach me from Your grace. Test me in Your mercy. Make me what You need me to be for Your Kingdom’s sake. My soul is but one in a multitude of those devoted to You. Sanctify me, Jesus. Under the beauty of the Word in Matthew 7:13-14 and the authority of Christ I bow in humble prayer.
Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction,
and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.
Matthew 7:13-14, ESV