A Prayer To ‘Be Holy As God Is Holy’

Heavenly Father Your word commands us to: “be holy as You are holy”, and I know that in and of myself I cannot live in true holiness of heart, except as the Lord Jesus lives His life in me, and the Holy Spirit carries our a life-transforming work in me.
 
Thank You that I have been born into Your family, united together with to Christ and am one with Him.. and I pray that increasingly.. His nature and character may be developed in me, until I can say as Paul did, “my old self has died and been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I that live, but Christ that lives His resurrection life in me and works through me.”
 
I ask that You would continue to root out all of me that is counter to what You desire from me, and I pray that You would increasingly transform me into the image and likeness of the Lord Jesus., day by day
 
Lord I know that this is not an easy prayer to pray and it will likely cause me much pain, but I believe that this is the will for each of Your children, and so I come to You today and say – Father Your will be done in my life. Give me I pray that desire and grace to become a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto You.. to Your praise and glory. This I ask in Jesus Amen
 
Amen