Turn me upside down, Jesus. Empty the contents of my heart – those which incline me to desire unholy pursuits. May all the pleasures, vanities, earthly joys and foolish affections float away from my heart like clouds blown by the wind of the Spirit. No longer do I want to waste time chasing shadows. When physical calamity weighs me down, You are the lifter of my head. I do not need to infect my heart with the misery of self-pity. When age robs me of youthful strength, Your grace is sufficient because Your power is perfected in my weakness. When offense claws at my soul, opening old wounds, Your love shields me with the power of forgiveness. I do not need to hold grudges when I am clinging to You, Jesus. And when death makes its final approach, when my last few breaths are numbered, let my heart rejoice and my soul be unafraid because You, my Lord and Savior, will show me the way. Let there be no more illusions clouding my vision of eternity with You, my King. Your way is beautiful and Your truth is grace. Though my devotion is as small as a mustard seed compared to the enormity of Your love, Jesus, You have lavished me with a mighty tree of faith, the foliage of love which provides a canopy of refuge. Lord, turn me upside down until the contents of my entire being have been sifted. Under the Word given in 2 Corinthians 12:9 and the authority of Christ I bow in humble prayer.
He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.” Most gladly therefore I will rather glory in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest on me.
2 Corinthians 12:9, WEB
Though my devotion is as small as a mustard seed compared to the enormity of Your love, Jesus, You have lavished me with a mighty tree of faith, the foliage of love which provides a canopy of refuge–Amen!