Heavenly Father, how I praise and thank You that by grace through faith I am Your child. Thank You, that I have been positioned in Christ, and placed in union with Him, Who is the true and living Vine.
Thank You, that I have been covered in His righteousness and that Your desire for me is that I am fully conformed into the very image and likeness of Your dear Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, as I abide in Him, and He in me, so that His very character and nature may be gradually formed in me.
Help me I pray, to be spiritually fruitful and to abide in Jesus day by day. Thank You, that as the heavenly Gardener You are graciously pruning me through the truth of Your Word and shaping me into the person You would have me be.
Cut away anything in my life that hinders my spiritual growth, and help me to learn the lessons that You would teach me, so that I may grow into the likeness of the Lord Jesus and bear much fruit to Your praise and glory. In Jesus' name,