Loving Father, thank You for Christ Jesus our Lord, Who was the perfect example of a man with a godly character and integrity of spirit. Lord, I long to be more like Jesus in all my actions and attitudes. I pray that You would guard my heart, strengthen my character, teach me Your ways, uphold me with Your righteous right hand and develop in me the grace and integrity that only comes from being in Christ.
Help me to be true to Your Word and righteous in all my doings, and enable me to conquer the temptations, tests and trial that will inevitably come my way, in a manner that is pleasing to You. Help me to be diligent in my work, faithful in my witness, helpful to those with whom I come in contact and be ready to wait on You for Your right timing and for Your best direction.
Give me I pray, more of Your grace so that I may speak the truth in love. Enable me to grow in sincerity and wisdom and in the light of Your perfect love, search out any dark area in my heart that needs to be cut away or pruned back, so that I may be fruitful in Your service, grow in grace and be increasingly conformed into the image of the Lord Jesus Christ, in Whose name I pray,