Prayer for Mark 8:34

“Summoning the crowd along with His disciples, He said to them, "If anyone wants to be My follower, he must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow Me.”

Heavenly Father, thank You that I have been saved by grace - through faith in Christ. But Lord, I realise that to truly become a disciple of Yours, I must deny myself, and all that it entails. I now understand that I must lay my entire life on the sacrificial alter, as a willing offering.. and be ready and willing to say, 'not I but Christ'. May I be prepared to say, in all things - 'not my will but Yours be done', and help me to deny myself, take up my own cross and follow You, willingly and joyfully - to Your praise and glory - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

Source: Verse of the day for Mark 8:34