My Lord, keep me within the parameters of holiness. My heart is far too easily led astray. The temptation that lingers so close to the border easily entraps me in my weakness. A mere toe over the line and I fall headfirst into the pit the enemy has dug specifically for me. Lord, I want to live in the very center of Your holiness where the beating rhythm of Your heart comforts my soul’s anxiety. Jesus, You are more than enough. Let my faulty perception of lack be challenged by the truth with which You bring light into the darkness. Where I lack clarity, Lord God, grant me divine insight. Where I lack wisdom, Father, teach me in the midst of Your presence. Truly, I want to live a set-apart life not for my own need to validate existence but to bring glory to the One my soul loves. There are far too many lesser loves gaining my attention, Lord God. Far too many worldly enticements have the power to distract me. Keep Your grip tight on me, Lord Jesus. Spirit of the living God, help me to align every desire with Your pleasure not my own. For I long to be of one mind, one heart, one life with You, God. Lead me through this present valley because You are the way to holiness. You are holy, Lord God, and worthy of all praise. I delight to serve You with my life in worship. Under the beauty of the Word in Hebrews 12:14-15 and the authority of Christ I bow in adoring prayer.
Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.
Hebrews 12:14-15, NIV