Thursday, January 7, 2016

A Prayer for Purity

Proverbs 16:3 says,
“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.”


I have broken covenant with you. I have played the whore and have gone after other gods. I have not left the door to sin left cracked open; rather, I stood, in darkness, on the opposite side of a cracked door allowing just a little bit of your light to shine in; I wanted to be in sin, in darkness, and pretended that I really wanted you.

Ever Holy Lord, I am sorry.

Please forgive me.

Restore to me your holiness, through your Holy Spirit. Do not leave me barren. Naked. Ashamed. Clothe me in your righteousness. Make me right before you. Make me more like your divine Son who was made righteousness for me. Bring to my remembrance the cross he had to bear, his vicious execution, and his resurrection, which gives me hope over the power of sin and death. Help me remember that I am too called to carry my cross, crucify my fleshly desires, and overcome by the power of Christ’s Holy blood and Your wondrous spirit.

Through enthusiastic love of You, of Christ, of the Holy Spirit, and consequent discipleship, help me attain purity, holiness.

Increase my knowledge of you, O Lord, and of your ways.

Help me glory in your law and nature!

Help me praise you like Jesus!

Help me praise you like the Psalmists!

Help me fear you!

Help me…because I not only can’t do this by myself, I can’t do this at all through my human strength.

I need you Lord.




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