Heavenly Father, I long to be like Jesus and know that in myself I will always fall short of His standard of perfection and purity, but Lord I pray that You would examine my inner heart and secret thoughts and identify in me those areas that need to be rooted out, so that Christ may live in me and work through me to Your greater glory.
Give me the grace to recognise any impure areas in my life that need to be rooted out – and make me willing to engage in the painful process of having all that dishonours Your name cut away.. by the Holy Spirit’s scalpel of truth. Help me to keep the eyes of my heart fixed on Jesus Christ my Lord and grant me the purity of heart and integrity of spirit that is becoming of a vessel fit for Your use.
Begin to search me today O Lord and know my heart, and see if there is any impurity of heart, evil intent or prideful thoughts and may I be willing to be stripped of everything that is not of You, so that I may be pure and holy in Your sight, in Jesus name I pray,
Heavenly Father, we praise You that You are a faithful God and pray that You would lift up the of Your countenance upon us, O Lord and give us Your peace in our hearts - this day and for evermore, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, I have scarce scratched the surface of Your grace and goodness towards me, in that You sent Your only begotten Son to die on the cross to pay the punishment that I deserve. My love is poor and weak and my thoughts and prayers are too often motivated from selfish desires and a lack of understanding of Who You are.. and what You have done for me. Increase my desire and love for You and help me like David, to become, “a man after God's own heart', and desire You above all things, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.