Lord God of us all,
Let no cheap imitation of faith or zeal deceive us.
Warm our hearts in the fire of the Cross.
Be glorified in your people who love as you do.
Remind us of our need for your grace.
Forgive us daily of our many stumblings.
Inject us with the joy of eternal hope.
Increase our faith, for greater service in your kingdom.
Because Jesus is Lord. Amen.
O Lord God, I want so much!
I want a trusting heart,
A will that always chooses your commandments,
Faith that will not waver,
A mind absorbed with your truths,
A soul inhabited by your Spirit,
Lips that speak blessing,
Eyes that see the possibilities and opportunities,
Strength that will not break under pressure.
I want even more, O Father!
People who turn to you,
Glory for your unequalled name,
A day that is the best ever,
An hour alone in prayer and meditation,
Friends to walk beside me in your paths,
A family that honors Christ,
A congregation that carries your salvation to all,
A hope that never wavers,
Love to receive and more to share.
Can I dare to ask and receive it all?
Father, let your will be our food, as it was for Jesus Christ.
Let our hearts and minds be occupied with doing what pleases you.
Give us insight into the simplicity of the gospel.
We desire the Spirit’s abode in us.
Make us content in your presence.
Show us the power of your hand as we work and serve.
Be glorified in us and in your church.
Give us life, strength, and vitality in the Lord Jesus.
Motivate us with your love.
Lead me, Lord, and I will follow.
Love, me, Father, then I’ll love again.
Purify me, O Holy One, to make me clean.
Come live with me, Your Omnipresence, and I’ll draw near to the lonely.
Strengthen me, Omnipotent God, so I may brace the weak.
Teach me, Omniscient Knower, and give me words to speak.
Fulfill in me your will, Finisher of Plans, that I might run the whole race.
Guide me, Purest Light, in my next step.