help me to embrace the tension of being in this world
yet living for eternity.
Increase my faith,
let them be pillars within me,
to stand in your spiritual truths,
in the midst of culture’s temptations and my flesh.
Help me to examine my heart again and again
to clearly see and understand what I am truly living for.
Sift up my own deception,
expose my blind spots
where I am living for temporal comfort and gain.
I repent to you where the lines have gotten muddied in me,
and I ask you to cleanse my heart,
renew a right spirit,
grant me your perspective and incentive,
restore joy, peace, and hope
and help me to be steadfast in you.
Let me be ok in the struggle,
with the wrestle,
understanding that this is your call,
to live in your Spirit,
at odds with a world running the other way.
Help me to be wise and save souls,
obeying your voice,
following your instructions,
conducting myself honorably,
submitting my heart to your Word,
that the fruit of the Spirit
would bear witness to this world
of your Light.
Help me Lord,
you are worthy.