Cultivate the grounds of my innermost being with sincerity in devotion to You, Jesus. Humble me through the holy task of heart-searching reflection as I hold up the mirror of Your Word. Take away any preference for flimsy superficial religious observance that does nothing more than provide temporary comfort and faulty assurance that all is well with my soul. Lord, let me not seek for pleasures to the sight and agreement to the ears. Show me what I need to see in myself. Turn up the volume on what I need to hear regardless of what I want to listen to. May the subtle snare of self-righteousness not puff me up with its delusive nature because my soul is in need of more than ritualistic observance in order to be refined. Lord, grant me the fervency to lean into vital godliness, not the vanities of religion. Grant my heart a propensity for authentic worship which does not mock the glory of Your Kingdom. Move my soul in the Spirit’s power until my grief is felt and the joy of salvation is personally experienced. May I keenly feel the indwelling majesty of Your gracious presence Lord God. Under the Word sent and received in 2 Peter 2:1-2 and the authority of Christ Jesus, I bow in prayer.
False prophets also arose among the people, as false teachers will also be among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, denying even the Master who bought them, bringing on themselves swift destruction. Many will follow their immoral ways, and as a result, the way of the truth will be maligned.
2 Peter 2:1-2, WEB